One of my favorite places to visit is our nation’s capital. It’s a place that everyone should have the chance to visit at least once! I have been more times than I can count because there is so much to do and see. I could spend days in each of the museums alone. Walking the entire mall […]

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Who tried the Orange Marinated Steaks from Monday? Yum! The weather this weekend is perfection! I am loving outdoor dining. Its time for our third road trip of the Summer BBQ and Road Trip series: San Francisco Pier 39. One of the most popular things to do in San Francisco is to visit the waterfront. […]

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My grandparents live on a farm out in Central Virginia. As someone who moved around a lot growing up, its one of the few things in my life that stayed constant. I loved visits to the farm. It meant snapping green beans with my Ma, catching lighting bugs (aka fireflies) in the summer, picking blackberries […]

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Back to work after a lovely 3 day weekend! My husband and I barbecued up a delicious meal on the 4th of July, then took a bike ride along the bay to get a good spot for the fireworks. It was a lovely relaxing day with perfect 75 degree weather. My favorite kind of weekend! […]

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For our first summer road trip of our July series, I bring you the Francis Ford Coppola Winery! Hopefully you caught my post on Monday for some 4th of July Homemade Whipped Cream and Berries and introduction to a summer series of my favorite easy Southern style BBQ Baked Beans, Orange Marinated Steak with Buttered […]

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Waterslides, bike rides, fireworks, weekend getaways, BBQs….the list is endless. Summer is one of my favorite seasons! To celebrate summer, I’m doing a special series this month! For July, I will be bringing you a different BBQ recipe each week. We will start with dessert first, because “Life is short, eat dessert first!” and why not??? Then […]

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Summer pool parties are here! What are you bringing to those get togethers? A good Southern girl always brings a homemade dish to a party. Chips and dip are always a big hit at pool parties.  I love the salty chips with a creamy dip. Garlic dip with chips is one of my most popular […]

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Have I mentioned how gorgeous the Bay Area is? There is so much to do. This summer I recommend jumping on the ferry and heading out to Angel Island. All of the San Francisco Bay glory goes to Alcatraz, but just beyond Alcatraz is another gem, Angel Island. It is one of my favorite state parks! […]

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