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Easy Dessert: Blondies

All that hiking makes me hungry.  And who, after a nice long hike, ever asks for a kale salad? There may be a few, but what I usually hear are requests for a nice double double hamburger from In-N-Out or some sweet and delicious carbs. So here's an easy recipe for an oft-requested dessert: blondies. … Continue reading Easy Dessert: Blondies

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Deep Dishes in Chicago

  It is a good thing that we walked so much on this vacation because I ate so much!  Chicago has no shortage of good eats from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to desserts and wine. Here are a few suggestions from the places we visited on this trip. Ice cream and more:   Firecakes Donuts-… Continue reading Deep Dishes in Chicago

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Beachy Vibes: San Clemente, California

  Greetings! It has been a while since my last post. Much has happened between then and now, including my parents-in-law moving to their 'new' home in San Clemente. It is a place our family frequented in past years, as the house belonged to the husband's grandmother. Nevertheless, the change is bittersweet. Our family has… Continue reading Beachy Vibes: San Clemente, California

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Girls’ Weekend with My Favorite Ladies

Another weekend is come and gone, and this was one for the books. The boys in our family each left for the weekend one at a time, starting with the husband on Friday, the younger boy Saturday before dawn, and finally my high schooler in the early afternoon. I call it 'bachelorette weekend' whenever the… Continue reading Girls’ Weekend with My Favorite Ladies

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First Shadows of Fall

Shortened days, comfy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, marching band field shows- these are signs of fall. California is known for really having only two seasons: a short, 2-3 month rainy season and the rest of the year. And while that's true, the massive Liquidambar in my front yard has started to change colors and drop its… Continue reading First Shadows of Fall