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South Shore Long Island, fall in love with these small towns

I grew up here on the South Shore of Long Island. I always loved the excitement of NYC, but as I get older I realize how much I love these small towns. In short, here are some of the places I returned to during a recent visit. Returning Home A few years ago, I went […]

Southern Soul Food Recipes, and How to Make Them

I looked at some menus at restaurants in the Memphis and Clarksdale areas where we had planned on eating during our Blues Road Trip to come up with these recipe ideas. I hope you enjoy these Southern Soul Food recipes. There were so many good foods I had to split these Southern recipes into two […]

Important People in Black History: Where To Learn About Them

History is important for us to learn about the past to create a better future. Explore the road with me as we journey through Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee to learn about important people in black history. Originally this was meant to be part of a larger road trip. We planned to begin in Florida and […]

How to Make Valentine Day Recipes for Two

Saint Valentine Day conjures up images of romantic dinners for two by candlelight with Barry White playing in the background to set the mood. Whatever images come to your mind here are some Valentine Day recipes. In addition to Valentine Day recipes for dinner, I have also included romantic breakfast ideas. And what is more […]

Upstate New York Towns: My Favorites to Visit

I grew up on Long Island but fell in love with the mountains of upstate NY during family vacations. As a young adult, I spent 6 years living in rural western New York south of Rochester. This prompted me to write this post based on my love of these small upstate New York towns. I […]

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French Food Recipes: How to Create a Fabulous Meal at Home

If you can’t travel to France, then bring France to your home by cooking romantic French cuisine. Try these French food recipes starting with an appetizer of tapenade, an olive spread. Then cook up some Pan Fried Fish with white asparagus. Of course, serve it with some white wine. Then set the mood with some […]