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My search for the perfect meal delivery service for my mother

My search for the perfect meal delivery service for my mother

Everything I know about cooking, I learned from my mom. (Okay, I am a bit of a Pinterest nerd too.) My fondest childhood memories are our times in the kitchen. But as my mom has gotten older, standing and cooking for long periods of time […]

Fall Getaways Phoenix: The Hermosa Inn Palette to Palate Art Retreat

Fall Getaways Phoenix: The Hermosa Inn Palette to Palate Art Retreat

Built originally as Lon Megargee’s home and art studio, The Hermosa Inn in Scottsdale continues its artistic legacy with the introduction of a Fall getaways Phoenix, Palette to Palate, a three-day art retreat created to awaken the senses, soothe the spirit and create picture perfect memories […]

I went vegan for 60 days: Here’s what I learned

I went vegan for 60 days: Here’s what I learned

Just like fashion, I’m prone to jumping on the trend of the moment. I followed the Paleo diet for the past couple of years because it lets me eat bacon at every meal. But the more attention I paid to my daughter’s vegan diet, and […]

The best trip for foodies: Truffle hunting in Italy

The best trip for foodies: Truffle hunting in Italy

My bucket list keeps growing and growing. And yes, it all seems to revolve around some experience featuring food, wine and travel. I recently added “truffle hunting in Le Marche” to my list. This, after I encountered Moreno of Le Marche Holidays.   Moreno’s company […]

5 ways eating Paleo changes how you grocery shop

5 ways eating Paleo changes how you grocery shop

I’ve been clean eating for awhile now and playing Paleo on and off (I happen to be back “on” now). On a recent grocery store trip, it suddenly occurred to me how shopping for Paleo ingredients has changed my entire grocery experience. I’ve been focusing on […]

A Southeast Road Trip: Hitting the Old-School Fish Camps

A Southeast Road Trip: Hitting the Old-School Fish Camps

Don’t let this year’s summer road trip be “the one that got away.” Opt for a throwback Southeast road trip, kicking back at a few fish camps along the way. Originally a place for fishermen to hang their waders for the night and fry up […]



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