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A Journey of Thanksgiving: Preparing for the holiday season from the inside out – DAY 7

Good morning and happy Sunday to you all! Can you believe Thanksgiving is only 4 days away? The end of this 10 day challenge is near and my heart is so full. This journey is helping to open my eyes to a whole new way of enjoying life to the fullest!

I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to write this post yesterday… my husband and I hosted a family get-together at our home that lasted well into the night. Continue reading


Italian Ciabatta Bread

Bread much like chocolate is my weakness, especially crusty bread straight from the oven! Mmm, isn’t the smell of fresh-baked bread heavenly?

One of my family’s favorite kind of bread is ciabatta and it’s one recipe I make all year-long. I have tried many versions and after tweaking a couple of different ones to suit our taste, we now use this recipe and the best part is the dough is prepared in the bread maker; yeah for time savers!

I’ve made it into rolls for cold cut sandwiches and it is great for bruschetta. In the summer it goes perfectly with fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden drizzled with olive oil or use it to make a tasty cucumber and tomato sandwich, yum! Continue reading

Gram’s Marinara

l_89c39a52beb549e783d271102a7ee5c2[1]Gram and Me

This may sound like a cliche, but there is nothing like Grandma’s cooking! Both of my grandmothers and my great-grandmother (God rest their souls) were amazing cooks, and I can still taste the deliciousness of my favorite dishes they would make…. Mmm, my mouth is watering now. Continue reading