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20 Fun Things to do in the Finger Lakes this Fall

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE 20 Fun Things to do in the Finger Lakes this Fall 22 September 2016 The  Finger Lakes are exceptional year around, But I think the region really shines in the autumn. The fall foliage is some of the most beautiful in the country, and it is hard...

Concord Grape Pie

FOOD & RECIPES Concord Grape Pie September 2016 Nothing says fall in Upstate New York like a grape pie. This grapey Naples, NY confection is fairly new to the world of desserts, but it sure has made an impact. This annual treat is anticipated by many, and for some...

The Perfect Sunday in Sodus Point

The Perfect Sunday in Sodus Point 04 July 2016 Local Wanderings Life Upstate New York Last week we decided to pack up the boat and kids and hit Lake Ontario for the day. It ended up being a perfect day at “The Point”. Have you ever been to Sodus Point? It...

Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

RECIPE Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing 28 June 2016 Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing from the iconic Rochester Junior League Cookbook Applehood and Motherpie, is a refreshing spring salad. Make this when local strawberries are...

5 Things You Should Do In The Finger Lakes in June

5 Things You Should Do In The Finger Lakes in June Don't let spring slips by without enjoying these fun springtime activities in the Finger Lakes.  Try A New Ice-Cream Flavor June is the perfect time to hit your favorite ice cream shop. Skip vanilla, chocolate or...

Smashed Salt Potatoes

Smashed Salt Potatoes What to do with all those left over salt potatoes Leftover Salt Potatoes So Memorial Day has come and gone, but you still have salt potatoes hanging around in the fridge. It happens… a lot at my house. You have a couple of options. Reheat...

The Perfect Sunday in Sodus Point

The Perfect Sunday in Sodus Point

The Perfect Sunday in Sodus Point 04 July 2016 Local Wanderings Life Upstate New York Last week we decided to pack up the boat and kids and hit Lake Ontario for the day. It ended up being a perfect day at “The Point”. Have you ever been to Sodus Point? It...

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5 Things You Should Do In The Finger Lakes in June

5 Things You Should Do In The Finger Lakes in June

5 Things You Should Do In The Finger Lakes in June Don't let spring slips by without enjoying these fun springtime activities in the Finger Lakes.  Try A New Ice-Cream Flavor June is the perfect time to hit your favorite ice cream shop. Skip vanilla, chocolate or...

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Lovely Lilacs

Lovely Lilacs

Lovely Lilacs Spring in Rochester It is no secret we love our lilacs here in Rochester! The city’s collection of lilacs in Highland Park is world famous, even Martha Stewart has come to check out the blossoms during their peak in May. For myself, getting to the...

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Dish Soap Apron Tutorial

Dish Soap Apron Tutorial

Growing up, every summer my family would pack up, take the 2.5 hour drive up North and visit my grandmother in Clayton, NY. The time we spent there made some of the best memories I carry with me today.  If you have never been to the 1000 Islands, I think it is one of...

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Concord Grape Pie

Concord Grape Pie

FOOD & RECIPES Concord Grape Pie September 2016 Nothing says fall in Upstate New York like a grape pie. This grapey Naples, NY confection is fairly new to the world of desserts, but it sure has made an impact. This annual treat is anticipated by many, and for some...

read more
Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

RECIPE Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing 28 June 2016 Strawberry and Onion Salad with Poppyseed Dressing from the iconic Rochester Junior League Cookbook Applehood and Motherpie, is a refreshing spring salad. Make this when local strawberries are...

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Oops we did it again…Twins on the Farm

Oops we did it again…Twins on the Farm

It is a good thing they are cute, because they sure are a lot of work! Yup, we had another set of twins on the farm! And they have been keeping me busy! If you have been following for a while, you might remember we had our last set of twins about 3 years ago, I wrote...

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