Québec City: Stealing My Heart With Each Visit

Some people daydream about their favorite sports team or the car they want to buy. Me? I daydream about the next time I’ll visit Québec City. Growing up in the mid-Atlantic meant that crossing any international border was an undertaking that was only done when you had at least a week of time to use….

Why Travel? Why Not?

There have been many reports in recent years about the number of vacation days that workers in the United States fail to use each year. In fact, one recent article by CNBC noted that U.S. workers forfeited over 200 million vacation days in 2017. Let that sink in – 200 million days. That’s insane! Would…

Healthy Scones? They DO Exist!

Like most people, my weekday morning breakfast usually consists of something simple and fast (I like peanut butter Puffins…don’t judge!). But the weekends are for relaxed breakfasts with bottomless cups of coffee and endless conversation. As I’ve shared before, I’m a sucker for a good scone (see Easy & Delicious Scones Anyone Will Love). I’m…

A Life-Changing Work Trip

I think we can all agree that traveling for work isn’t always as much of an enjoyable experience as some people think it is. From the “delicious” airport cuisine to the dirty hotel windows that provide us with the only views of the city we’re visiting, it’s hard to leave the experience with any kind…

Traveling the Rails to Florida

I’ve always had a fascination with trains. No, I’m not like Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. I don’t know the name of each engine and I can’t tell you what each noise means. I simply like traveling on trains. It goes back to my earliest memories of my grandfather. Now, he was a…

Fig, Goat Cheese, and Serrano Ham Flatbreads

One of my wife’s favorite things is the Dalmatian fig spread you can buy in stores. She loves it on crackers with cheese. I wanted to come up with an easy dinner that could somehow incorporate this favorite ingredient, and I think I’ve done it. These flatbreads will appeal to a wide audience with homemade…

Getting Back To The Things That Bring Me Joy

It’s been about a year since I last sat down to write something for myself. I write each day for my job, but to sit down and create something for myself can be very difficult at times. This is going to change – I’m trying to get my priorities back in order – and I’m…

Weekend Blueberry Corn Cakes

As we climb out of the winter here in New England, I’m starting to get really excited about the warm weather and delicious foods that are awaiting me throughout the months ahead – strawberries, sweet corn, apples, blueberries, and the list goes on and on. I love to make pancakes on the weekends for my…

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

It’s been a while since I had a chance to sit down and write on this blog. It’s not due to a lack of ideas or ambition, but just from a lack of time. It’s that idea of time that really inspired me as I looked at the calendar on my office wall and prepared…

The Simple Things – Homemade Vanilla Extract

Time has flown by since my last blog post and I feel as though I’ve neglected each of you. It’s been an extremely busy first half of summer with a new job and lots of errands courtesy of my wife. But all of that’s given me time to think lately about the simple things that…