Woody Turns Two

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…or a night with Sam Baker. The Woody Guthrie Center’s 2nd anniversary celebration brought a great line-up of musicians and we got to see (and meet) Sam Baker!!!!! . . . → Read More: Woody Turns Two

Hot Springs and Lake Ouachita Trip

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We travel to Hot Springs at least once a year, but we have found a new favorite haunt at Lake Ouachita State Park. . . . → Read More: Hot Springs and Lake Ouachita Trip

Spring Breakin’ (2015)

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Follow me to San Antonio on a much needed Spring Break trip. Of course there was lots of food and fun involved. . . . → Read More: Spring Breakin’ (2015)

Turquoise Trail and Abiquiu

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Today is actually the day that I wrap up our New Mexico trip saga.

The odyssey began with us taking the scenic route for a holiday vacation.   We continued this theme and actually did a lot of driving from our home-base in Santa Fe.

St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, Santa Fe, NM


On Christmas Eve . . . → Read More: Turquoise Trail and Abiquiu

Santa Fe Christmas

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We hope everyone had a safe and festive New Year!   I am still chronicling our recent New Mexico holiday.


We started our trek into New Mexico on some deserted snowy roads on the scenic route.

NM 104 between Tucumcari and Las Vegas.

We visited two brewpubs:  Duel and Santa Fe Brewing.

inside . . . → Read More: Santa Fe Christmas

Green Chili Hummus

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After visiting New Mexico, I am so tempted to put green chilis in anything and everything.

Case in point—this hummus.


Green Chili Hummus adapted from Dorie Greenspan

1 can (15.5 oz.) chickpeas 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 1/3 c. tahini 2 T. fresh lemon juice (or to taste) 1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green . . . → Read More: Green Chili Hummus

Always take the scenic route….

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Did you catch all the clues I posted recently?

Did you wonder why I was decorating with farolitos and baking bischochitos?

I know you friends and how astute you are so I am sure some of you guessed.

Yes, we went to Santa Fe for Christmas again.  It had been three years since we spent . . . → Read More: Always take the scenic route….

Christmas Fudge

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Oh, FUDGE!!!!! Today I am posting a classic family fudge recipe in honor of sweet Ralphie in “A Christmas Story” (and for December’s Food ‘n Flix). . . . → Read More: Christmas Fudge

Happy Birthday to Me Trip!

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I love traveling with The Hubs, even when it’s just a quick weekend getaway.

Case in point….this past weekend we incorporated a one night work trip with a one night fun trip.   Voila!  A birthday trip extraordinaire!

We love Kansas City and it is only about three and a half hours away.   It . . . → Read More: Happy Birthday to Me Trip!

Kimchi Fried Rice

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Come along on an eating adventure, experimenting with the gift of kimchi… . . . → Read More: Kimchi Fried Rice