B&B Mini Vacation

Have you ever stayed at a bed and breakfast?  Every now and then my husband and I get the itch to get away from reality for a couple of days.  All we want to do is relax and eat delicious food.  For us the perfect answer is to stay at a B&B.  We’ve been to a few in VT and CT, but this time we headed to the Deerfield Inn, in Massachusetts. We stumbled upon Champney’s Restaurant & Tavern by accident last year, on our way home from Quebec City.  We were looking for a place to eat and didn’t want …

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Low Calorie Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Are muffins for breakfast or dessert?  This has been an ongoing debate with my husband. I think muffins are intended to be for breakfast (but can really be eaten at any time of the day) and my husband says they are more of a dessert.  Muffins are like cupcakes without frosting so I see where he is coming from.  However if coffee shops entice you to buy them with your morning coffee then I stand by my theory. I made these chocolate chip muffins the other day and they have fewer calories than your average chocolate chip muffin.  I’m always …

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Memorial Day Recipes

What are your plans for the long holiday weekend?  I’m going to get some much needed rest and relaxation.  Since it’s the unofficial start to summer, aka BBQ food season, I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes (with some never before seen photos) that are perfect for summer and especially this weekend. Eggplant Caprese.  So simple but SO good. Strawberry Daiquiri.  Gorgeousness, right? Mexican Corn and Quinoa Salad.  Anything with corn goes.  I’m obsessed with corn on the cob so you’ll likely be seeing  a lot of it once it’s in season. Summer Barley Salad. Yup, another recipe with corn …

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The Ultimate Road Trip List

Who else is excited for the upcoming holiday weekend?  I’m looking forward to getting a little rest and relaxation.  For those of you who might be getting away for the weekend, I thought I’d share a list of what I always bring with me on a road trip. Comfy clothes.  Every destination is different of course so research the local temps before you go so that you know how to pack.  99.9% of the time you’ll probably reach for your comfiest attire.  Lately I’m loving shirts with words on them, especially when I find one that describes me. Comfy walking …

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Lemon Scones

Scones are always a good idea. I have never made lemon scones before so I thought that I should do something about that.  I started by using my trusty base scone recipe, which I shared with you guys last year.  It’s become my go-to scone recipe because it’s delicious and easy to alter for almost any flavor that you want. There is NO lemon extract going on here.  It’s actually a forbidden ingredient in our home because quite frankly we find it tastes gross, smells gross, and really mostly reminds us of bathroom cleaner.  The key to having a great …

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