Meet Up Monday Link Party #77

 

1-meet-up-mondayHey!  Happy Monday to you! Welcome to the Meet Up Monday Link Party! Ready to party with me and share your inspirational ideas?   Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!  I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this week!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

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Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili

This Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili heats you up from the inside, out. Carnivores LOVE this chili too. It's a one pot recipe, easy to make!
Greetings from a Winter Wonderland here in NY.  We just got hit with 5 inches of snow today, and there is another BIG storm headed right for us in another few days.  Wanting to keep warm inside as the flakes fall outside today, I made this Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili.  Heats you up from the inside out.  Carnivores will LOVE this chili as well.  It’s a one pot recipe, taking only a few minutes to prep, which leaves me plenty of time to relax in front of the fire with Dexterdoodles!

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Meet Up Monday Link Party #76

 

1-meet-up-mondayHowdy!  Hope you all had a great week! The Meet Up Link Party #76 is open and is bound to be a good one.  This week was SO busy for me!  We finished making our maple syrup for the season. There was tons of bottling, cleaning, and breaking down to so! After linking up and mingling at the party, please be sure to check out my post about Making Maple Syrup in My Own Backyard. What have you been up to?  Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

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Maple Syrup – Making Maple Syrup in Your Own Backyard

There's nothing more satisfying than getting sap from your trees and then boiling it into maple syrup! Here's how to make maple syrup in your own backyard!What is my FAVORITE thing to do every year (just before springtime)?  To Make Maple Syrup!!!  I literally anticipate the moment all year for the day that we tap our trees to make “liquid gold”!!!! There is nothing more satisfying than getting the sap from your trees and then boiling it into the sweet stuff that I obsess over and LOVE! One winter morning, I woke up, and said I want to make maple syrup.  Here’s how this sweet journey started…. (more…)

Making Healthy Maple Nut Granola (Using My Own Maple Syrup!)

Make this Healthy Maple Nut Granola! Packed with nuts, seeds, and grains, roasted PERFECTLY with pure maple syrup, offers a sweet protein packed punch.

I LOVE Maple Syrup?  Do you?!?!?!?!   I just finished making my fourth batch of maple syrup this year.  So far, we have 5 gallons of this liquid gold! That leaves no limitation to using this sweet stuff on everything I possibly can!  Today’s use- using it to make this Healthy Maple Nut Granola. Packed with nuts, seeds, and grains, roasted PERFECTLY with my homemade maple syrup, offers a sweet protein packed punch. If you have less than 5 minutes to mix the ingredients, you can make a batch of this Healthy Maple Nut Granola all for yourself. You can tailor it to your liking, using the nuts, seeds, and even dried fruits of your choice.  The possibilities are endless! I will eat this granola in copious amounts as a snack, as a topping on yogurt and other dishes, and to fuel my body while hiking.  You need this granola in your life!!!!…. (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #75

 

1-meet-up-mondayHello!  How are you doing?  I am so glad that you are joining in the best part of Monday- The Meet Up Link Party #75!   What have you been up to this week?  I know last I promised to post about my experience making maple syrup!  I have to admit, my post isn’t quite finished yet because we have been so busy making SYRUP!:)  I am working on the post in between boiling and bottling!  We have been having a pretty good season despite the freakishly warm temperatures here in NY.  We have made about 5 1/2 gallons of syrup so far in the last 3 weeks. That’s a good thing!!!!   What have you been up to?  Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #74

 

1-meet-up-mondayHello!  Hope you are all doing well! Welcome back to the best part of Monday!  The Meet Up Link Party #74 is alive and rocking!   This week I have been REALLY busy making maple syrup!  We LOVE making syrup so much, we went a bit crazy and bought a hobby evaporator.  WE CAN HARDLY KEEP UP with all the sap…. and we are having a ball trying!  So far, we have made almost 3 gallons of syrup in the past week.  Hopefully we will have a few more good runs!  Stay tuned for my post next week!!!!!!   What have you been up to?  Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

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DIY All Natural Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub

Has the cold winter weather made your lips chapped ? This DIY Natural Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub has restored My smackers to a healthy, smooth, and happy state.Has the cold winter weather made your lips pout with dryness or cracking?  Do they need some TLC?  Well, this winter, my lips are SCREAMING for some extra love!  The weather here in NY has been cold and dry, constantly sucking moisture out of my lips.  Making this DIY Natural Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub has saved my smackers, restoring them to a healthy, smooth, and happy state.  It is one of the best things I did to make my mouth happy!  I need to share this recipe with you…. (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #73

 

1-meet-up-mondayWelcome back to the best part of Monday!  It is snowy outside in NY, but it is a cozy party here at the Meet Up Link Party #72!   This week I have been busy making a batch of The Best Soft Guinness Stout Pretzels in anticipation for St. Patty’s Day next month!  SOOOOOOO  good!  What have you been up to? Now it’s your turn!  Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

Escape to The Emerson Resort and Spa *Catskill Mountains, NY*

Need rejuvenation for your mind, body, and soul? There is no other place to escape than The Emerson Resort and Spa in the Catskill Mountains. Pure Bliss...

Do you want to travel far, far away from the chaos of the grind and take a relaxing, rejuvenating vacation?  Well, WHO DOESN’T?!?!   The reality is however, that sometimes either due to high costs, lack of time off from work, family responsibilities, etc…,  getting on a plane and jetting off to some far away destination is not always possible.

But…. What if I told you that nestled right in the Catskill Mountains of New York, there was a hidden gem where you can immerse yourself in some of the most restful and relaxing experiences EVER and take in some of the beautiful views in the state!  You heard that right folks,  I have discovered the Emerson Resort and Spa, located in Mt. Tremper, NY and I want to share this gem with you.  Having traveled to 20 different countries around the globe and experiencing so many wonderful things, I can honestly say that my experience at the Emerson finds its way near the top of my “favorites” list!  Located 2 hours north of NYC, the Emerson provides the PERFECT escape that is both lavish (but not pretentious) and will not break the bank!  Allow me to share with you this serenity and bliss….   Escape to The Emerson Resort and Spa …..

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