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Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Lake Lure’s Flowering Bridge

Rather than demolish a decommissioned bridge in 2013, folks in Lake Lure got creative and re-purposed it as a walkable garden spanning the Broad River....
Cherries

The Cherry Bounce Moonshine Trail – Updated

Amos Owens, aka Uncle Amos, aka the Cherry Bounce King, moonshiner and honorable man, called Rutherford County, NC home. He and his Cherry Bounce...
Chef Jordi Cruz

My trip to a Michelin Starred Chef Dinner

Next week I'll be heading to the Grand Hotel Bavaro in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, as the guest of IBEROSTAR Hotels and Resorts, to attend an incredible dinner by multi-Michelin-starred Chef Jordi Cruz. Chef...
Oklahoma Joe's BBQ

Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ

Iconic Kansas City BBQ born in a gas station.   Oklahoma Joe's BBQ Original (Gas Station) Location 3002 West 47th Avenue Kansas City, Kansas 66103 (913) 722-3366
Monument Rocks

Monument Rocks

Monument Rocks, also known as Chalk Pyramids, are the surprise waiting for you at the end of a 7 mile drive down a dirt...
Helsinki

Finnish Summer Home

Family friends have a traditional Finnish summer home on an island just outside Helsinki. We were lucky enough to spend a day out there, checking...
Kauppatori Market Square

Kauppatori (Market Square)

We took some time to walk through Kauppatori, the seaside Market Square. It's "located near the centre of Helsinki, at the eastern end of Esplanadi...
Helsinki

Wandering Helsinki

Eye-catching images in Helsinki, Finland. Note: I included a picture of the Havis Amanda statue on Hat Day, aka Graduation Day. Tradition dictates placing a...
Hakaniemen Kauppahalli

Hakaniemen Kauppahalli

Hakaniemen Kauppahalli, the old Market Hall is a multi-level marvel of local food, crafts and other miscellaneous products in 70 shops. We took a break...
Mix Fusion

Dinner at Mix Fusion Restoran

Dinner at Mix was fabulous. Great food and excellent service. Loved the ambiance. Online menus aren't always kept up to date, but here's the link. Mix...

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Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies

Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies
If you want to make large quantities of shaped cookies for your cookie trays, the cookie press can be your friend. I received one...