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6 Pantry Staples You Should Know How To Make From Scratch

HOME & GARDEN 6 Pantry Staples You Should Know How To Make From Scratch Do you know what I absolutely hate? Buying something at the store, and when I come home and put it away, realizing I already had that item.  It happens to all of us, and it is usually...

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Women March in Seneca Falls 2017

LOCAL EVENTS Women March in Seneca Falls 2017 A note from Jen: I typically avoid sharing politically related topics here.  However, I have written many times about Seneca Falls and its rich history. This is a nonpartisan march and organizers are expecting 100s of...

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Goodbye 2016

09 January, 2017 Life I was recently looking back through my archives and came to the realization I had only posted 20 times in 2016, and there was a period of time where I didn't post a single thing for 3 months straight. In the past I have posted a year in review,...

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Creamy Baked Onion Dip

It is no secret I love indulgent appetizers. In fact, I have shared two of my favorite appetizer recipes here, Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip and Cheesy Olive Bread. Creamy Baked Onion Dip is right at home among these recipes, this creamy cheesy, oniony dip is full of...

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Eggnog Cookies

RECIPE Soft Eggnog Cookies December 2013 These eggnog cookies are soft and creamy, but bursting with the aroma and flavor of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Eggnog cookies have such a special place in my heart.  I make them every year for my holiday cookie tray, but...

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It’s A Wonderful Life in Seneca Falls NY

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE It's a Wonderful Life In Seneca Falls 10 December 2016 For our family, watching It’s a Wonderful Life every holiday season is a cherished Christmas tradition. The timeless tale of a discouraged George Bailey who, with the help of his guardian...

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Upstate New York Gift Ideas

Upstate New York Gift Ideas A few years ago a friend asked me "What would you put into an Upstate New York State themed gift basket". They were visiting from out of town and wanted to send a sample of Upstate New York back home to Texas. I have always loved this idea,...

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Sibley’s Department Store Bakery Apple Pie

LOCAL FOOD & HISTORY 24 November 2016 The turn of the century recipe for Apple Pie from Sibley's Department Store, and holiday traditions at Midtown. I have been collecting recipes for quite a while, and usually, the backstory is just as good as the prepared dish.  I...

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Cornell Chicken BBQ

RECIPE Cornell Chicken BBQ I really do not consider myself a food nerd, but any recipe that has origins in Upstate New York will always intrigue me. I have been testing and trying recipes and dishes that have ties to Upstate New York. And while I don't usually like to...

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Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip

RECIPE Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip October 2016 Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip is always one of the most popular items on the appetizer table at parties. Made with only 5 ingredients, this dip is a breeze to mix up but tastes like a million dollars. I love a good appetizer,...

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Utica Greens

Upstate Recipe Utica Greens 26 October 2016 A traditional Italian-American dish that originates from Utica in Upstate New York,  featuring escarole, prosciutto, pickled hot peppers and garlic.About 60 miles east of Syracuse lies the smaller city, Utica. Utica has...

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