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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...

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...

Upstate New York’s Iconic Half-Moon Cookie Recipe

The original Hemstrought's Recipe for Half-Moon Cookies The traditional half-moon cookie is a devil's food cake cookie with both vanilla and chocolate buttercream frosting, and a true Upstate New York treat. Hemstrought’s Half-Moon Cookie A former...

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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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...

read more
Smashed Salt Potatoes

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...

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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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