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Rochelle Siegel

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Bread

Food Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Season is here!  It might not feel like fall outside, but inside I have created my own fall oasis thanks to Cracker Barrel and this delicious Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe. It doesn’t have to feel like fall outside to enjoy the sights and smells of inside. Ingredients: 2 cups Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin 3 cups granulated white sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup water 4 large eggs 3 1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2…

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Small Town Florida: Micanopy

Florida Travel

Away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, Florida has many quaint, small towns that seem reminiscent of the past. My latest journey took me through Micanopy, pronounced (mick-ah-No-pee). Micanopy, with a population of just over 600, is known as the town that time forgot. You can tell by the antique shops that line the rustic streets. The southern charm immediately drew me in. Way back in 1539 Hernando DeSoto, who I referenced in a previous blog post, encountered…

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Withlacoochee State Forest

Florida State Parks Travel

Withlacoochee, try saying that three times fast, or even three times correctly. I couldn’t seem to manage that despite how memorable it was.  What made this a memorable experience you ask? Well, it was almost my last*. I hope this blog post helps save lives. First, if you’re going to go off-roading in Florida, be sure you are in the appropriate off-roading vehicle. A Dodge Charger is not one of those.  Second, if you are going to explore the unknown,…

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Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Cookies

Food Recipes

Fall has always been my favorite season and even though it still feels like summer in Florida, September is a week away, so fall is on its way. First things first, baking! This recipe is not only delicious, and pretty easy to make, but it will warm your home with all those wonderful flavors of fall. Ingredients: 1/4 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking…

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Florida has old stuff too: DeSoto National Memorial

Florida State Parks Travel

It’s been a while since I’ve written about or even visited a state park. There is only one thing to blame for that: Florida summer. The heat and humidity can make it a little less desirable to hike through the marshy forest. Luckily DeSoto National Memorial is an excellent mix of history, nature, and beaches. This National Park on the west coast of Florida is believed to have been the landing spot of Hernando DeSoto and his crew in May…

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Solo Review by Star Wars Newbie

Movie Reviews Uncategorized

I'm always one to try new things, and this was a new one for me. I'll be honest, I've never seen a full Star Wars film until last week during the premiere of Solo. I was both nervous I wouldn't understand the plot or story or I would be bored out of my mind. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised to fine it both entertaining and easy to follow.  …

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