Category Archives: Holidays

Black Friday – Sandhill Crane Style

For many of you the day after Thanksgiving is filled with what seems to be endless shopping. I know because before I became an innkeeper I was out there like everyone else.  And yes, my husband and I once stood … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Eve

Turkey day is almost here.  And while George and I will be celebrating on our own; I still make our traditional Thanksgiving Feast, only on a slightly smaller scale.  Instead of Sweet potatoes ( I was known for my “Flaming … Continue reading

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Good Bye 2016

Another New Year’s Day is here and I am starting the year off right by updating my blog – a New Yea’s resolution I hope to keep! Last night we continued the tradition of celebrating the New Year by enjoying … Continue reading

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A Surprising Source!

Another Christmas Season is upon us and with it the meals with family and friends.  This past weekend I spent time with my mom and siblings celebrating an early Christmas.  My mom wanted to prepare a pre-Christmas dinner that closely … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Turkey – Part II

This post was originally published in 2013 but thought it was worth a few more words.  Yesterday I was describing how I made my turkey to one of our guests.  She asked if she could watch as I prepared the … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

I have completed all of my Easter preparations.  The eggs are hard-boiled and dyed, the Easter baskets are ready to go – including the ones I make for our guests – and I have a few hours before I need … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day – A Little Late

Today we are celebrating St. Patrick’s day; and yes, I know St. Patrick’s day was actually last Thursday.  A number of factors contributed to this tardy celebration. St. Patrick’s Day dawned bright and sunny but not so my husband’s stomach. … Continue reading

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