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Ten Commandments Hike

The third annual Baden Powell Council Boy Scouts of America Ten Commandments Hike was on Friday, November 28.  This hike was open to boy scouts, girls scouts, religious and other youth groups.  The title is a bit misleading as the layout this particular year involved a bit of driving but there was still some hiking… Continue reading Ten Commandments Hike

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Pumpkin Soup with Bleu Cheese and Bacon

Let me start by saying my family gets annoyed with my soup attempts.  They do not believe that a soup course is necessary with big family meals.  This year, though, we were eating Thanksgiving dinner later – around 3:30 pm – due to work schedules.  I served the soup at 1 pm as a way… Continue reading Pumpkin Soup with Bleu Cheese and Bacon

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Thanksgiving, 24 years ago

I visit on a frequent basis.  I really like some of the discussions there and have met several people in real life and they are wonderful people.  There was a question on Thanksgiving posted that gave me pause.  The question dealt with how many Thanksgiving dinners one was attending this holiday.  It took me… Continue reading Thanksgiving, 24 years ago

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What American Accent Do You Have?

I don’t normally take these quizzes but this one intrigued me when I saw it on Deana’s blog. I just had to find out. What American accent do you have? Your Result: The Inland North   You may think you speak “Standard English straight out of the dictionary” but when you step away from the… Continue reading What American Accent Do You Have?

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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

The only thing I truly hate about holidays is the amount of time I spend in the kitchen.  Now, at my house, this is not truly an issue as the house is small but at others, it isolates the cook.  One way I get around it is to make items in advance.  Today I made… Continue reading Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

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Looks Like the Decision Is Made

Last weekend my 18 year old son went on an overnight visit to his top choice of colleges.  He had applied to four schools – SUNY Oneonta (early action), College of St Rose, York College and Duquesne University.  He was, although he admitted the campus was not his favority, really taken by the program at… Continue reading Looks Like the Decision Is Made

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“A Great State Fair”

I am a huge Rodgers & Hammerstein fan.  I love many of their musicals – actually, all would be a better word.  Imagine my surprise when my youngest came home from one of his first week’s in high school to let me know that he had signed up for stage crew and the production was… Continue reading “A Great State Fair”