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summer staycation 2016 ~ a scenes post

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We took eleven glorious days off from work for a little summer “staycation.” Lots of hammock naps, beach days with our daughters and grand girls, iced sun tea on the front porch, trips to Caribou for iced coffee, strolls around our lovely downtown which looks like a giant flower garden in the summer, lunches and…

cozycakes cottage crockpot beef stew

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  Mmmmmmm! Another lovely summer day. We’ve been soaking up every last bit of it. Today, swimming and dinner outside on a waterfront patio. What have you been up to? How many more days of summer vacation before your kids start school? We’ve started making an “end of summer bucket list” so we can squeeze…

gracie’s red velvet ice cream sandwiches

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My 13 year old daughter, Gracie, has created another masterpiece! I’m encouraging her to start her own food blog after the crazy success of her first post (remember those Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups?) Shared and pinned a gazillion times, and still receiving traffic daily according to the Google stats. Shes’ a natural! 😉 She used a…

guest artist ~ jennifer cook

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I am pleased to introduce our guest artist to ChinDeep.com today! Jennifer Cook, the lovely and talented artist behind the “What My Coffee & Tea Says To Me” series! Whimsical, uplifting and inspirational! Welcome, Jennifer!   As a 20 year strategic designer and illustrator I decided that it was time for a creative challenge and…

gracie’s fruit pizza with homemade butter cookie crust

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~ gracie’s fruit pizza ~ Gracie has been making more and more masterpieces in the kitchen ever since taking home-ec this past spring. She made the beautiful fruit pizza pictured above, and made the crust from scratch. It’s not just pretty, it’s absolutely delicious. We enjoyed ours with tall glasses of fruity iced tea! Check…

confetti quinoa

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~ confetti quinoa ~ by Maria Denise Davis I have never really been a fan of rice. In fact I used to be a meat and potatoes kind of girl. Now that I’ve cut meat and animal products out of my diet, I’m just a potatoes girl. So I’ve really had to work to get…

vegan pumpkin muffins

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~ vegan pumpkin muffins ~ This is a wonderful recipe for spicy, good for you, vegan pumpkin muffins that was given to me by my friend Shelly. I omitted the dried fruit (because I didn’t have any on hand) and I added a tiny bit more nutmeg and cinnamon than the recipe calls for. They…

forestedge winery ~ by guest blogger rachel heinrich

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In a world dominated by grape varieties, Forestedge Winery has found a niche producing high quality fruit wines.  No grapes here … instead you’ll find raw ingredients like apples, chokecherries, strawberries, and rhubarb!  While some ingredients – notably the rhubarb – are grown right onsite, many come from local suppliers.  This can lead to years…