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The Grizzlies

As I mentioned, we weren’t the only ones out there fishing for salmon in Valdez. We were joined by many in the animal kingdom, and this one paid a visit that very first night. A mama grizzly bear with….count those cubs!

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Salmon Fishing in Valdez

This past weekend, we headed out on a fishing trip in Valdez, way down at the coast. My husband went to Valdez for a charter boat fishing trip, but this was my first time down. The area we were going to be fishing, was near a hatchery where gazillions of baby salmon are released every…

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We’ve Been Busy

In the last week, we went on a trip to Valdez, Alaska – down by the coast to do some salmon fishing …of course I also did GOBS of picture-taking, and a little geocaching as well. I have already shared pictures from the drive down. But I have so many more to share for all…

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Italian Wedding Soup | Guest Post from "Bloodhounded"

Italian Wedding Soup | Guest Post from “Bloodhounded”

You may remember a fairly recent guest post by a guy who goes by the funny “name” of Bloodhounded. Well, he is back! This time he is sharing his wonderful Italian Wedding Soup. ~~~ I was bummed out when I found out that Italian Wedding Soup has NOTHING to do with a wedding at all!…

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A Trip to Denali

This year the National Parks are offering a special pass, where military members and families can visit all 397 national parks for free! (Find out more!) We took advantage of it this past weekend, and went to Denali National Park.

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Nutella Swirl Muffins

I love making Nutella Swirl Muffins. Gorgeous little muffins with a swirl of Nutella. You can’t go wrong with these.

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At the F. E. Gold Camp

Last weekend, some old friends invited my husband and me to go to Sunday Brunch with them out at a classic Alaska place, we had never been to. If you saw my “Wordless Wednesday” post from yesterday, you saw many photos that I took outside before going in to eat.

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Chicken Tortilla Bake | Kids in the Kitchen #SundaySupper

Back when I first started blogging, Chicken Tortilla Bake was one of the very first recipes I ever posted. When I posted it, my son Jack had helped me out in the kitchen. I have since altered the ingredients of the recipe to make it healthier (no more canned creamy soups!) but I simply had…

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Vanilla Sugar | Cooking 101

Vanilla Sugar is as simple as it sounds. Sugar infused with the aroma and flavor of vanilla. You can use it in your coffee, to had a hint of vanilla flavor, or even in place of regular sugar when pressing sugar cookies… Any place you might like the subtle taste of vanilla.

Independence Day

I came across this great video on youtube…I think it speaks for itself: Declaration of Independence   The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among…

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Saltwater Taffy

The other day I was walking through the grocery store and glanced down to see a childhood favorite.