It’s Monday in Maine

Poplar, blizzard of 2013, Mount Katahdin

Monday, Monday........... it's Monday in Maine! Starting this week, I'll be doing a Monday feature called "It's Monday in Maine".  Posts will be all about this amazing state, so I look forward to sharing beautiful Maine with you.  When most people think of Maine, they think of lobsters, lighthouses and our rocky coast.  And the Maine coast is both beautiful and rugged but … [Read more...]

Nana’s Christmas Candy Recipes

How to make chocolate truffels, Christmas Candy recipes, truffel recipe

  When I was a kid, one of the things I loved about the Christmas season was Nana’s Christmas candy.  She would make an array of sweets that makes me drool just thinking about it. And I would sit on a kitchen stool and watch her perform her magic at the stove.  I learned a lot watching her cook that has given me a skill set that you can’t get from reading cookbooks or even … [Read more...]

My Maine Christmas Shopping Tour – some of the best Maine has to offer!


This time of year we are all scurrying around from store to store trying to find that perfect, unique and special gift for each of the loved ones on our Christmas list. Those of us who live here in Maine are truly fortunate to have a heritage of unique artisans and craftsmen that have made the state of Maine synonymous with the best gifts and artistic creations in the world. … [Read more...]

It’s Wicked Good Wednesday 11-28 and oh how time flies!


The last week and a half has been a blur! Holiday prep and holiday recovery take life to warp speed. Now it's time to blog party and start the big countdown to Christmas! What great ideas do you have for a perfect gift? And what are you planning to serve for Christmas dinner? Any great decorations that are frugal, stunning, and quick (oh do I need quick!)? We certainly had some … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Recipe revisited

Libby's pumpkin pie, maple pumpkin pie, eggnog pie

Bill loved my new slant on an old holiday favorite Pumpkin Pie! Well another holiday done, and one more to go for this year! And of all holidays, Christmas, is my favorite so I am looking forward to it. But Thanksgiving was a nice day, and dinner went off very nicely. Everyone enjoyed the feast. One of the big favorites this year was the pumpkin pie. I changed the recipe a … [Read more...]