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Alaska Inside Passage Cruise aboard the Ruby Princess: Part II

Day 5 brought us to Skagway, Alaska, the Northern-most stop on our journey. The only thing more beautiful than the weather was the scenery that greeted us there. (In case you missed it, Part I can be found here). We headed out on a “Skagway in Focus” photography tour, guided by a professional photographer who...

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise aboard the Ruby Princess: Part I

When it rains, it pours. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Despite the fact that we were still playing catch-up from our grand Europe adventure, we simply couldn’t turn down an invitation to sail for Alaska aboard the Ruby Princess. Timing be damned, when Alaska calls, you answer. I know I still owe you...

Strawberry Limoncello Jam

Start your canners, mason jars ready… it’s canning season, y’all! First to the starting gate is the ever popular strawberry. Spring’s pride and joy, May’s main squeeze. Load up while you can, folks, because these beauties won’t last forever. I was inspired to create this jam after seeing a similar concoction from Nashville’s own Bathtub...

Lemon Meringue Ice Cream

Disclaimer: this ice cream is for serious lemon lovers only. Which, I’ll admit, isn’t me. I can do lightly lemon desserts. Sometimes. I like a hint of lemon tartness with my fruit, or a bit of lemon paired with plenty of rich, buttery pastry. But given the choice, I will always choose chocolate over lemon....

On life, death, and fishing.

It’s been a tough few weeks for me. I’ve been in catch-up mode ever since we got back from Europe, slowly making a dent in my backlog of design work, while at the same time trying to sift through and edit and whittle down my thousands of photos from Paris and Barcelona, trying to get my posts...

Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken

I’m not one to dredge up the past, unless of course it involves food. I was never a very adventurous eater as a kid (can you say, supertaster?) and so, from age 5 to 25, anytime we went to Little Ollie’s (one of the few Chinese food restaurants in the little town where I grew...