Category Archives: Family — Says It All

Cranberry Capers

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‘Tis the season to add the tartness of cranberries to the menu.  While I offer the Cranberry Cooking cookbook full of super simple recipes, I share here a yummy way to start a day with the zing of cranberries. For … Continue reading

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God Speed

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Life is a very difficult place to live. The telephone rings.  A loved one  has passed.  At 39, he is too young… and gone way too soon.  He is Christopher Martin, my husband’s first born and #1 eldest son.  Please … Continue reading

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My Family Favorites Cookbook Trio Just Released

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They swamped me with work over these past three months, but my newest series has now arrived!  You’ll find over 600 recipes from my family, extended family, and some dear family friends.  Recipes were collected and preserved, some for generations. … Continue reading

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Chronicles and Cathy

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YouTube has the program on which I just appeared on January 6, when Kevin Avard interviewed me regarding my latest books. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiKww1e1gCk# is the link or simply Google “Gate City Chronicles – Cathy Burnham” to check it out.  (Oh, my!  It … Continue reading

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Blessing of Friends

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May marks my birthday month.  I really gave the event little thought.  I ended up spending the evening with wonderful friends strolling the Portsmouth harbor for the annual Hit the Decks event, heralding Spring on the New Hampshire seacoast.  Oh … Continue reading

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Childhood Comfort Food Memories

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Even comfort food can’t always be about popcorn and hotdogs, although they remain not-so-secret favorites of mine still today.  Comfort food, when I was a child, included almost everything my Mom or Dad prepared.  It ranged from Mom’s melt-in-my-mouth whoopee … Continue reading

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Christmas Celebrations to Cherish

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  For the love of Christmas!  I have always loved Christmas… the decorations, candlelight services, fresh baked aromas, music, parties, family gatherings, sharing.  But with no small children in the home any longer, the need for all the presents under … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fall Foliage

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My mind marvels at God’s glory every year when the trees turn their gallantly green leaves to Autumn’s fiery pallet of red, yellow, orange, gold, bronze, and burgundy.  Each day I can literally watch the same trees and yet see … Continue reading

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Paradise North Carolina

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I get it… I totally get it.  Silver Fox Farm is a pastoral paradise!  Hubby and I have been renovating a large ranch in North Carolina.  The original part was built by  his parents when they retired… a perfect escape … Continue reading

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Graduation Day

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Ron’s #1 Eldest Daughter earned high academic honors in her studies to become a Registered Nurse.  Keira honored Dad by asking him to pin her in the RN Pinning Ceremony, which preceded the actual graduation.  All family members thorough enjoyed … Continue reading

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For Mother’s Day

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For Mother’s Day I got thinking about family heritage… and food, naturally.  My parents are both wonderful  cooks and took great care to teach us good cooking technique along with the reasons “why.”  All the while, they instilled a spirit … Continue reading

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Lobacious Lobster Time

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‘Tis the season to dig in… and not just to your backyard garden, if you are fortunate enough to have the space for one.  We mean it’s time to dig in to the most sweet and succulent lobster available in … Continue reading

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I Do! I Do!

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I Do!  I Do! Hah!  Just returned from Hastings-on-the-Hudson where my brother, Jim, got married this past weekend.  He and his bride, Mindy, pulled off the most beautiful wedding in the midst of perfectly planned herb garden, beyond which a … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Memory

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With Mother’s Day just passed, came lots of fond memories of great family times.  Traditions revolved around gathering as many relatives together as possible to share laughter and lots of splendid dining.  Enjoying wonderful food together is that ongoing common … Continue reading

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