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A Blogger’s Anniversary

Five years ago, I sat at my laptop and wrote “Little treasures discovered while exploring the back roads of life” as a tag line for Back Road Journal. I asked you to spend a few minutes of your day with me and … Continue reading

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Coffee Panna Cotta

Coffee Panna Cotta is a softly set, almost delicate Italian dessert of lightly sweetened cream flavored with coffee and a little vanilla. Each spoonful of this cool, silky smooth dessert seems to melt in your mouth almost instantly making it the perfect … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

A warm wish to all mothers, May your day be filled with love, joy and happiness and unfold like the petals of a flower, becoming more lovely with each passing hour. My gift to each of you is a pretty … Continue reading

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Laundry Rooms, A Luxury Or A Necessity

Laundry Rooms, once considered a luxury, are now a necessity as far as most of us are concerned. People looking for a new home today, whether they are a first time home buyer or empty nesters downsizing to a smaller home, usually have a laundry … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Carbonara

How many times have you stood staring into your refrigerator wondering what to make for dinner? If you have, you certainly aren’t alone and Spaghetti Carbonara might be the answer as it only takes a few simple ingredients. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Eleven Countries, No Jet Lag…That’s Epcot

A travel adventure through Eleven Countries, no passport, customs and best of all, no jet lag involved…that’s Epcot. Instead of a long plane trip across the Atlantic, it was a two hour drive from our home in Vero Beach to the … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks With Olives And Apricots

Braised Lamb Shanks With Olives And Apricots is one of the most flavorful and aromatic lamb dishes I’ve ever prepared thanks to the wonderful spice blend known as ras el hanout, which is Arabic for “top of the shop”. If you walked … Continue reading

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Pasta With Beans And Greens

A steamy bowl of  Pasta With Beans And Greens is a comforting, delicious and yet healthy meal. Prepared in under 30 minutes from the simplest of ingredients, this Italian dish is also budget friendly, making it perfect to serve your … Continue reading

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New Year, New Hope

Happy New Year… A New Year, New Hope. As 2015 comes to a close, let’s celebrate both the passing year and all that was good in it and welcome in 2016 with eager anticipation. No matter where you are in the world … Continue reading

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Joy To The World

May the warmth and joy of Christmas be with you and yours during this wonderful season and throughout the year. May each of you have a holiday filled with peace and happiness shared among the company of family and good … Continue reading

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