Slow Cooker Beef Stew – a warming solution for chilly days!

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 Slow Cooker Beef Stew - The solution to a chilly Fall day!   There is nothing so comforting as sitting down to a bowl of piping hot, gravy laden beef stew on chilly fall night.  The beauty of doing it in a slow cooker is once you assemble it the stew takes care of itself and is waiting for you at the end of the day.  A hearty, glorious meal in a bowl, it's easy to … [Read more...]

It’s a Wicked Good Wednesday here in Maine!


Time for Wicked Good Wednesday! Last week we had some  "wicked good" posts linked up.  I choose the favorites by categorizing the posts into 5 groups - Recipes, DIY, Crafts, Gardening, and Inspiration.  After I separate them into the 5 groups I take note of the "likes" and then the "click throughs" to determine the most popular post in each category for the week.  That's how I … [Read more...]

Lemon Rice Croquettes -The French Way to Use Leftovers!

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I have loved croquettes since I was a child.  Each fall my mother would take us "back to school" shopping, which meant a trip into Boston where we would go to the big department stores like Filenes and Jordan Marsh. Jordan's had a restaurant and we would stop in there for lunch and every year I would have the same thing - chicken croquettes and Delmonico potatoes.  As a kid, I … [Read more...]

20 Free Mother’s Day Cards & Printables

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Free Mother's Day Cards & Printables to help you celebrate Mothers Day with your Mom! We searched the web for some Free Mother's Day Cards & Printables that you can embellish and personalize to make your Mom feel special this Mothers Day. We found these 30 free printable Mother's Day cards that will make you the apple of Mom's eye. Why not make a party out of the … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Decorating Ideas for you and your Kids – 10 Great Ideas

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Looks like the Easter Bunny will be a Snowshoe Hare here in the Maine Northwoods! Last week we had a huge snow storm that dumped 17" of snow on top of the many feet that gathered through the winter.  That sure puts a damper on the annual Easter Egg Hunt as it looks like there is more coming to add to it according to the weatherman. So Easter, even though it is in mid-April … [Read more...]