Saturday, October 26, 2013

Baked Pears with Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing


'Tis the season for apples, right? Apples are synonymous with autumn and seeing as it is already late October, it's all the talk on the "virtual" street (at least the streets I walk down). Everywhere I turn people are dusting off their favorite apple recipes and getting down to work making pies, cakes, cookies, butters, sauces, muffins, pancakes, and a probably a million other tasty foods to use up the bushels of apples they hand picked from their local orchard. If I have to read in a blog or magazine another person complain--or brag--about how they have too many apples I'm going to be sick.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

New England Vacation: Hampton Beach, New Hampshire (Part 4 of 4)


After our fun in Bar Harbor with our friends we parted ways. They had to go back to work but we still had a couple of nights before our flight home so we spent a day in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. New Hampshire has 18 miles of coastline, the shortest coastline of any coastal U.S. state. Hampton Beach is one of the safest beaches to swim in terms of water quality and hosts a number of events ever summer including The USAV Beach Volleyball Tournament and the Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Competition.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

New England Vacation: Acadia National Park, Maine (Part 3 of 4)


Acadia Nation Park is over 47,000 acres of stunning granite peaks, woodlands, streams, lakes, sea cliffs, and shorelines and is accessible by trails, paved paths, and old carriage roads. Within the park is Cadillac Mountain: at 1,530 feet it is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife including moose, black bears, foxes, bobcats, porcupine, and beavers.

Friday, October 18, 2013

New England Vacation: Bar Harbor, Maine (Part 2 of 4)


Bar Harbor, or "Bah Habah" as pronounced by the locals, is a small tourist town located on the east side of Mount Desert Island, Maine (southeast of Banger). It sits against Frenchman Bay and Acadia National Park. The area also houses multimillion dollar summer estates owned by families such as the Rockefellers, the Carnegies, the Astors, the Fords, and even Martha Stewart. We met some close friends there and had a lot of fun exploring the flavors, sights, and sounds. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

New England Vacation: Portland, Maine (Part 1 of 4)


Colin and I had our tenth wedding anniversary this August and we wanted to do something special to celebrate. A vacation seemed like the way to go so we decided to take a family trip to New England. It happened to work out that the best time for us to go was in mid-October. Perfect! We got to see New England in the Fall.