Greetings From Schenectady!

Hello from New York, everyone! After rolling into town late Wednesday night while accompanying my friend Troy here for a work function he’s participating in, I’m going to be hanging around town (and if you’re having trouble pronouncing the name- no worries- I definitely am too!) and parts of Albany throughout this coming weekend. I’m […]

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Cider, Antiques and Cheese-To-Share…

One of my favorite Early Fall/Late September traditions is visiting one or more of the multiple Autumn/Harvest Festivals we have around various towns and counties in New England. There’s something really fun about meeting and supporting local vendors, artists, etc. and I often walk away having discovered really great products, food, gifts, so on and […]

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The September Chronicles…

It really is the greatest time of the year here in New England- and I have been having a blast these past couple of weeks! Football is back (Go Bucs!), the leaves are just starting to change color a little bit- and it’s finally and consistently cool/comfortable outside! Although I still haven’t broken out my […]

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Fall Foodie: Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Oh, it’s time. Time for what, you may be wondering. Well, my friends- it is time to dive into some new, filling, fun and most importantly- delicious!– Fall recipes for this incoming season. I spent some time during the final days of Summer researching, practicing (and taste testing, of course) new ways to cook/bake with […]

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Local Loves: Saw Dust Coffee House & Dessert Bar

One of my favorite things to do on rainy, semi-chilly early-to-mid Autumn days off (much like today, coincidentally enough! It’s such a relief following the most recent heat wave!) is stop to get a hot coffee and warm up in the comforts of a cozy coffee shop/café. The more rustic and independent, the better- since […]

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“There’s Black Jack and Poker and the Roulette Wheel…”

How has it been a week since I was gallivanting around Las Vegas and getting ready to see my second Killers show in the month of August? Time really does fly when you’re having fun, working on your tan and eating fantastic food among friends and family- but I’ve been home for a couple of […]

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Cookout Classics: Grilled Elote

As we wind down Summer 2022 and in checking my calendar recently- I have so many end-of-the-season cookouts, BBQs and outdoor get-togethers lined up in the coming weeks ahead with both friends and family alike who are looking to savor as much time in the sunshine that they can before that all-too-familiar Fall chill rolls […]

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Local Loves: Galaxy

Are we tired about me writing about restaurants and local dining experiences yet? I hope not- because today’s installment of “Local Loves” is long overdue and just happens to be about one of my absolute favorite establishments in Easthampton, Massachusetts- Galaxy! The first time I ever came into this retro, colorful blast-from-the-past restaurant and bar […]

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