Oh Baby!

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I have taken a little time off from the blogging sphere. Turns out 3 is….well, more than two! We have welcomed our sweet baby Theodore into the world. Thus, any spare time I have had lately is used for sleep, bathing, reading stories to older brothers, or mainly holding and staring at our sweet new addition. To me, there is no better experience in the world than having a baby…it is just pure magic. Beats European vacations, dining in fancy restaurants, days at the beach or being poolside any day. The sweet snuggles, the smell, the family bonding…it is just
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Roasted Tomato & Hatch Chile Salsa

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1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. On a large sheet tray place 12 tomatoes, garlic halves, chiles, and onions. Lightly drizzle veggies with olive oil and shake pan to toss well. Place in oven. 2. Cook for about 30 minutes, or until charred. The peppers will be done first. Remove them and place into plastic bags and zip shut. Return the tomatoes back to the oven until roasted and lightly browned. 3. Remove onions in a food processor and pulse to blend, leaving the onions slightly chunky, remove onions and place in a large bowl. Add tomatoes, and garlic in
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Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam

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Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam. Maybe I should just end the commentary right there. Bacon by itself is usually enough, right? What else could it possibly need? How about… a little maple syrup….straight from Vermont. We just had the opportunity to take a lovely family vacation to one of my favorite spots in the country. Vermont. I might call it, America’s biggest little secret. It is a hidden gem. We used to live in Boston  and would take road trips up that way…and dream about how we wanted to spend every summer for the rest of our lives in Vermont. Its
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Summer Peach Ice-cream

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This ice cream will always remind me of my grandfather, Po-Po. He was a brilliant engineer and craftsman. He could work any kind of machine, and then beautifully hand paint a piece of furniture that would last for generations, and grow tomatoes with the best of them. He was very talented and regimented. Every summer he would get out his ice cream maker, the big barrel type. We would “help” get all of the necessities in order, ice, salt, ingredients….spoons for tasting. The peaches were always amazing, I remember, and know I know why. They lived in the heart of
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Merry Christmas!

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Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! This photo was taken by a dear friend, Shannon Ho. She is an amazing woman, mother, and photographer. This photo was taken at my husbands grandmothers funeral in August. The day was truly a celebration of life as she went home to Jesus, and kiss the love of her life Poppy. My sweet two year old is named after her and spent many days learning to walk on her walker. The two years he got to know and love her are priceless. Thank you for spending your
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Candy Cane Swirl Marshmallows

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I have had several requested for the Candy Cane Swirl marshmallow recipe. They are so pretty, especially this time of year and melt beautifully in a hot cup of cocoa. Serve to your loved ones & they will thank you for sharing Merry Christmas! 1. Bloom gelatin in a mixing bowl. To do this pour 1 cup plus 2 tbsp water in the mixing bowl, then sprinkle the 6 envelopes (or packets) on top of the water. Let “bloom” for 5-10 minutes. 2. In a heavy bottomed pot bring sugar, corn syrup, 1 cup water to 238 degrees on a
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Very Vanilla Bean Frosting

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1. Place room temperature butter in mixer. Mix on high until light and fluffy, about 6 minutes. 2. Add powder sugar on low speed, and gradually increase speed. Beat on high for about 4-5 more minutes. 3. Add vanilla and milk. Scrape bowl, and beat on high for another 2 minutes. Vanilla Bean Frosting: 2 sticks butter 3 cups powder sugar 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste 2 tbsp milk Directions: 1. Place room temperature butter in mixer. Mix on high until light and fluffy, about 6 minutes. 2. Add powder sugar on low speed, and gradually increase speed. Beat on
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