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Pumpkin Chili! Yes, Really!

Pumpkin Chili! Yes, Really!

YOU GUYS!!!  Yesterday I promised you a recipe for chili with a surprise twist, and this is it!  PUMPKIN CHILI!!!  I would never ever have thought pumpkin and chili in the same recipe would work, BUT the amazing Bri McKoy is the one who created it and shared it, and I trust Bri completely! Here’s the thing, this chili is packed with flavor, and/but the pumpkin plays nicely with all the other ingredients and doesn’t scream its presence.  Really! My…

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Soup, Chili, and Stew! Oh My!

Soup, Chili, and Stew! Oh My!

Hello, and welcome to OutAndBack.Live!  Whether you’re a regular around here or you’re hopping over from The Cajun Couple’s site, thanks for stopping by! Today I’m participating in a super tasty blog hop where we’re sharing recipes for soup, chili, or stew.  Perfect for this time of year, right? I’m excited to share my recipe for beef stew.  It’s based on a recipe from my beloved Fannie Farmer Cookbook.  (More on that HERE!)  And did I mention it can be…

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Currently – Wedding Edition – November 2019

Currently – Wedding Edition – November 2019

It’s time to link up with Anne of In Residence and see what everyone is CURRENTLY up to.  We all follow the same prompts–they change each month–and it’s fun to see how everyone responds! Our son got married last month, so I’m spinning this month’s prompts in a past-tense, wedding direction! I am CURRENTLY, or I RECENTLY: Picked:  My mother-of-the-groom dress, and I just love it!  I felt like a princess all day!  (Oh, the power of alterations for a…

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Autumn Adventures 2019

Autumn Adventures 2019

What happened to Summer Adventures, you ask?  Heat.  Heat happened!  It’s just too hot here in Coastal Georgia to do much.  Also, since we made our big anniversary trip to England and Scotland in May/June, we stayed pretty close to home this summer.  Oh, and I had foot surgery.  (More on that in a minute.) Then autumn started, and all our attention was focused on our son’s wedding!  HOORAY!!!  It was lovely and beautiful and amazing!  Two weeks after that…

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Currently: The Hurricane Dorian Edition

Currently: The Hurricane Dorian Edition

Note:  I wrote this over the last few days as we were waiting (and waiting) for Hurricane Dorian to approach the Georgia coast.  I’m VERY happy to report that we saw very little of Dorian in our area, and all is well here.  I’m currently (HA! but seriously) praying for the Carolinas who are getting roughed up by Dorian as we speak and for those brave, exhausted souls in the Bahamas. That said, let’s get to the actual post! Hello…

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Currently – August 2019

Currently – August 2019

I totally missed last month’s Currently link up. I was going to do a UK Vacay Edition and might still backtrack and do it.  For right now though, I’ll play along with this month’s prompts from Anne at In Residence. I am CURRENTLY… ordering:  espresso powder.  I’ve been wanting some for months now and finally ordered it.  Now I just need to bake with it!  Hmmmm.  Any suggestions for a chocolate recipe that can be amped up with espresso powder?…

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UK Vacay – Fun Food

UK Vacay – Fun Food

Today I’m sharing a few foods from England and Scotland that Americans, in particular, might find interesting! I had fun watching for them on our trip! Let’s start with sandwiches. Ham and cheese? Turkey and Swiss? Nope! Check our these sandwich flavors! Chickpeas with sultanas, red pepper, spinach, and spiced mayo on onion seed bread! Sultanas are basically raisins, jut FYI. Want something simpler? Less exotic?!? Behold! Cheddar cheese and pickle! Here’s what I chose. Honey roasted and boiled egg!…

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UK Vacay – The Food!

UK Vacay – The Food!

Today I want to share some of my favorite meals from our trip to England and Scotland.  Poor England has a bad reputation for food, but we really do like most of it.  We’re all about pub grub! Speaking of pub grub, fish and chips is always a good go-to. Jacket potatoes (baked potatoes) are also a reliable choice. Let’s go ahead and address the haggis issue!  I decided that I really couldn’t spend a week in Scotland and not…

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CharcuterWHAT?!?

CharcuterWHAT?!?

You guys.  Have you discovered the magic of charcuterie boards yet?!?  My first charcuterie experience was at Sweet Grass Dairy‘s Cheese Shop in Thomasville, Georgia.  I was smitten.  Cheeses.  Jams.  Pickles.  Nuts.  Oh, man! Lately I’ve started creating my own charcuterie boards for my evening meals on days when I’m hungry, don’t want to cook, and want to keep things super simple.  I use a small bamboo cutting board, and I add berries, a few pieces of whatever cheeses I…

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UK Vacay: Beauty from Ashes

UK Vacay: Beauty from Ashes

Welcome to one of the most beautiful little gardens in London!  The remains of St. Dunstan-in-the-East are tucked away not too far from The Tower of London, and they’re well worth the walk. St. Dunstan-in-the-East was built around 1100 (1100, you guys!) and went through several changes over the years.  The Great Fire of London in 1666 caused great damage to the church, but it was patched up.  A few years later Sir Christoper Wren designed a new tower and…

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