Oof, those 5 days away really took it out of me! I am totally off track and pretty much behind in life. But I’m back and working to get it together again! Thanksgiving “up north” was amazing — too much food, walks along a frigid beach, and gorgeous sunlight. I got a bit crunchy granola this go around and sported some lovely Feetures (aka my favorite sock ever…) with my Birkenstocks. Hey, don’t judge me.

I also had some foodie adventures… lobster rolls are a must when I visit New England and Petey’s is The Best. Also, I made my first ever pie crust from scratch! With lots of hand-holding and coaxing from Adrianna over at A Cozy Kitchen, I made my own braided crust and filled it with bourbon pumpkin pie. Let me tell you, this recipe makes the perfect pumpkin pie — not too sweet and not too spicy. It is definitely going onto my yearly menu.

I hope you all had a great holiday and have been enjoying my gift guides! Any now, back to our regularly schedule programming…

PS – How genius is the idea of making a frittata using leftovers the day after Thanksgiving?? Dan’s uncle Todd blew my mind with that trick.

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