Author Archives: Robin

Watermelon Fingers

When I was a little girl visiting my Dad’s side of the family in Borger TX, a tiny town outside of Amarillo, we would have watermelon. These weren’t normal watermelons that you find in the … read more

Silver Linings Playbook: Crabby Snacks and Homemades

Once I figured out what they were talking about I knew exactly what Crabby Snacks and Homemades were. The other night my friend Judy hosted a Girl’s Night In Movie Night where we watched Silver … read more

Italian Fried “Pizza” Rice

Or how to sneak some veg into your picky Team. I like to keep a jar of cooked Organic Jasmine Rice in my fridge for quick side dishes like Rice Pilaf, Rice Pudding, Stir-Fried Rice, … read more

From Manderley to Market, a stroll back in time

Oh sure, the Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchant’s Square is a wonderful little market, but its not quite the highlight. The thrill is getting there. Living on the east side of Duke of Gloucester St. … read more

Packing Meals to Save: Quesadillas and 10 Second S’mores

RU Packing Eat?

We have been enjoying the Summer Movie Series sponsored by Blue Talon Bistro on Prince George St. in Williamsburg. This past Sunday we celebrated Christmas in July with Santa and the showing … read more

Traveling Spice Sticks: How to pack your spices

RU Packing Eat?

Do you cook on vacation? We like to rent places that have a kitchen so that we can cook a few simple meals which helps in keeping the travel budget under control. … read more

5 loaves and 2 fishes: how I pulled off a miracle…

We it’s a bit of an exaggeration to say I pulled off a miracle really. OK, maybe I did, because every one knows what a pain it is to get three kids, all with different … read more

Officially Refired

Wherein our dreams came true…

Manderley Cottage est. 5/29/13 Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

It has been our long time dream to own a second home, and after 20 years of dreaming and planning we, on our … read more

Breakfast Quiche Kebabs

It’s Friday Eve as I type this and I must say that I am plum-tuckered-out. Our last two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, all good and very exciting things are happening for our … read more

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