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Stuff happens. And when it does, how do I react? Well, first I should say hello from the overcast hilltop where the colors on our maples are vividly brilliant today. Dick has always said that the colors of fall are best displayed on a cloudy or drizzly day. He is right. (Before you read further,…

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Hello and Happy Spring from “just over the hilltop” in Norwood. I realized that the last post for the bed and breakfast page was in October; that is with a recipe. So, here I am with another recipe for all who like biscuits with sausage gravy. On Saturday our church hosted a men’s breakfast and…

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Here I am coming to you from “just over the hilltop” with two apple crisp recipes. Recently our daughter, Kate, requested the recipe that I used at the diner. It was another popular dessert year round and I just made it this morning for the Writers’ Group meeting this evening. The house has the scent…

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Hello from “just over the hilltop” in Norwood with today’s recipe for muffins and pie. Both made with pumpkin. Some of you probably prepare your pumpkin from its original state but I buy mine in a can. And so these recipes call for canned pumpkin. Spicy Pumpkin Muffins In a medium to large-size bowl stir…

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Hello! I’m back and I had a wonderful summer with family and even more precious time with Dick. Some of our grandchildren were able to stay overnight for two “summer swim camps” with Grandma (me) and “projects and puppets” with Grandpa (Dick). What a special time we had with them and the local grandchildren, their…

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Several of our dear friends, have not been able to be with their loved ones when they were in the hospital dying or very sick during these months of quarantine. The pain is often unbearable, the grief deep and unyielding. Doesn’t anyone hear the cry of the afflicted family? Yes, there is someone. Jesus told…

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Hello from “just over the hilltop” at the Rose of Sharon, which is still closed to guests, but where I can write and give you another recipe. This time I have two recipes for muffins. Muffins are maybe one of my favorite things to bake and I usually bake them for others when they are…

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When Kate was born, she had apnea which would have led to her becoming a crib death or SIDS baby. At three weeks I discovered she wasn’t breathing, the doctors believed me, ran extensive tests, and that’s when we discovered the apnea. We were trained on a monitor that alerted us with an alarm when…

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The days continue to blend together but meals, desserts, and treats fit into any day and so it’s time for another recipe. This time I am thinking about the old Drake’s “Devil Dogs” that we used to buy at our general store in West Dummerston. They were my favorite when a child but I think…

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Good afternoon. I must have cookies on my mind during this “time-out” period in our lives because I have a desire to make these cookies but we still have leftover chocolate chip cookies in the freezer from last week. And I don’t have any M&M’s on hand so I’ll give you the recipe and maybe…

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