Author Archives : Deb Thompson

Tuscan Sausage Potato Soup

Tuscan Sausage & Potato Soup

Fall is in the air which means soup season has begun. Toss this Tuscan Sausage Potato Soup in the crockpot and let it cook all day. This soup is hearty enough to enjoy as a stand-alone meal. Serve with delicious artisanal bread and dinner is done. Tuscan Sausage & Potato Soup
 Ingredients 4 oz. pancetta, cubed 2 lbs. bulk mild…

5 Fun Fall Pet Friendly Activities5

5 Fun Fall Pet Friendly Activities

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Milk-Bone® as part of a Two-Post Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. BB, our very spoiled 10-pound malitpoo, has been the source of much joy since he joined our family. His exuberance at seeing us after we’ve gone out, the comfort he gives by curling up…

Strasburg Murals

Finding Contemporary Art In Unexpected Places: Strasburg, VA

You may consider driving right past Strasburg on your way through the Shenandoah Valley but I have six reasons you should slow down and visit the town of Strasburg. Strasburg is home to an incredibly vibrant, yet small, community that is hard at work bringing in world-renowned artists to paint the town with the help of Staufferstadt Arts. Strasburg: Contemporary Art In…

Locations New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Review

My friends all seem to be selling their houses and moving into new ones. Thankfully, the houses are in the same area and they aren’t moving far away. Moving is a great way to treat them to a delicious bottle or two of wine. My choice, Locations Wine. The idea behind Locations Wine is simple, make the best possible wine…

Ohio State Reformatory

Is the Ohio State Reformatory Really Haunted?

Build in 1834 the Ohio State Reformatory (OSR) was the state’s third prison. Over the course of 94 years, 154,000 inmates passed through its doors. However, some sent to the Ohio State Reformatory choose to stay and some say their ghosts still haunt the building today. As with most prisons at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century, things were less…

Hocking HIlls Oh

Fall In Love With Hocking Hills

Star light, star bright, how can I see the stars tonight? One of the best places in Ohio for star gazing just might be Hocking Hills. Dark skies, miles, and miles from city lights, and a clear line of sight is the perfect trifecta for star gazing. Sitting in a hot tub while looking at the Milky Way (and maybe waiting…

winchester va

How To Spend A Great Day In Winchester VA

The small town 0f Winchester, VA sits at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley and is a vibrant and fun town. Filled with attractions, entertainment, history, outdoor activities, farms, and excellent food.Winchester is the home of Patsy Cline, acres and acres of apple trees, Civil War history, and even a drive-in movie theater.  I recently had a quick visit to Winchester…

Frederick Maryland

20 Activities For People That Hate Exercise

I’m just going to put this out there. I do not like exercise. Not even a little bit. This is not a good thing especially since I spend so much time in front of the computer. So, I started thinking. What could I do that gets me moving that doesn’t feel like exercise? I came up with a list of…

Mediterranean-Inspired Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Inspired Quinoa Salad

Short on time but still want to find a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table? Toss some boneless chicken with Italian spices and pop it in the oven. While that is cooking start this Mediterranean Inspired Quinoa Salad
. By the time the chicken is done the quinoa salad will be ready, add some farm fresh vegetables…

Cloud Eggs Recipe

Take Breakfast Up A Notch With This Cloud Eggs Recipe

Tired of boring eggs for breakfast? Need something that is still quick and easy? This recipe is for you. Cloud eggs take just a few minutes to make and they taste fantastic! A perfect recipe for wowing your overnight or jazzing up your brunch menu. Next time you have eggs for breakfast give these cloud eggs a try. Cloud Eggs…