Opting Outside


I’m not a fan of crowds or busy venues, especially when there’s a lot of pushing and hustling involved, and especially not early in the morning. Only through the grace of fresh coffee do I make it through security to a 6:30am flight like we did to get to California, and even then my husband […]

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup


It’s good to be home. Especially when it’s just that damn time of year and you’re sitting on the plane home and your throat starts feeling scratchy and your lymph nodes swell up and you’re surprised as all get-out but you’re giving your husband your glass of wine because you just can’t swallow it, and […]

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GIFT IDEAS | Family Memories with Shutterfly

Family Memories with Shutterfly | Eat.Fly.Love.

The past couple of weeks, I’ve been really enjoying sharing some of the great memories – and recipes – we’ve made with family and friends over the holidays, and I hope you have, too! And what better way to hang onto those memories than to turn them into gifts? Since that gifting time of the […]

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SAN LUIS OBISPO | Hiking Montana de Oro


Montaรฑa de Oro is a California State Park just outside Los Osos and San Luis Obispo. It has some of the most beautifulย seaside hiking you could ever hope to find, with craggy cliffs, dark sand beaches, canyons, streams, and a eucalyptus forest filled with Monarch butterflies during their migration season. When I was growing up, […]

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Maple Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes


The more I learn about Virginia, the more I have my doubts about the food served at the “original” Thanksgiving. Massachusetts’ pilgrims weren’t the first to break bread with the first Americans in a Thanksgiving type feast. For that matter, the Native American tribes were first – harvest gatherings were a huge part of their […]

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Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls


I love pushing outside my comfort zone when it comes to food. New {to me} tastes, ingredients, and cuisines. Historical research. Flavor-filled and educational travel. And a few adventures in the meantime to work up an appetite. That’s part of the reason I startedย Eat.Fly.Love.ย – to get you all as excited about exploring new places, tastes, […]

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Lazy Afternoons in California


Wine isn’t meant to be consumed in a hurry. It’s made to be sipped, savored, reflected on, and used to inspire wandering thoughts and daydreams. And my hometown’s little corner of California is the perfect place to do just that. Coming home, I’m always struck by just how different the pace of life is there […]

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