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Foodie Friday: Ariccia

Nothing says take-out quite like pizza. Everyone has their go to for a hot, delicious pie and Ariccia Pizzeria Bar in American Village is ours. The restaurant sits right on the seaside boardwalk of AV’s Depot Island and their front patio frames some of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever see. I think I may […]

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Foodie Friday: Lumpia and Pancit

Have you heard the news?? The shop will be reopening on May 28th and its first feature country is the Philippines!! To help you get in the spirit, I wanted to feature some delicious, authentic Filipino food made by a fellow military spouse home business owner – Elle Gomez. This woman is all around talented […]

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Foodie Friday: Bake Off!

There’s nothing like friendly competition between neighbors to liven up any situation. Think Christmas Lights, HOA lawn of the year, chili cook offs, and now socially distant baking! I knew when I found this recipe that I had to bring it to you sometime during these unusual times but it had to be in spectacular […]

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Foodie Friday: Coconut Lime Rice

If you’ve ever traveled to Hawaii, I bet that you’ve had coconut lime rice before and wondered how they made it. The rice was probably paired with some kalua pork or pineapple chicken or any other sweet, heavenly protein dish they’ve mastered. The paprika chicken recipe we paired this amazing coconut lime rice is the […]

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Foodie Friday: Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs are amongst my favorite comfort foods. The richness of the sauce, the subtle sweetness of the meat, and the airiness of the egg noodles all combine into a dish that melts any stresses or worries away. I came upon this recipe thanks to Pintrest’s ability to mind read (aka the underlying algorithm that […]

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Foodie Friday: Introduction

I realized the other day that I have been your Foodie Friday go-to for almost a year now and I have never properly introduced myself! I often get asked, from people who know me beyond the web, “Soooooooo how is it that a former Navy pilot turned Life/Leadership Coach as a Marine spouse decided to […]

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Foodie Friday: Salmon Persillade

My mom sent me a care package not long ago with my hometown magazine in it. I usually just flip through to see if anyone I know made an appearance on the pages (yes, it is that small of a town) but this time I took time to read it and discovered this recipe. I […]

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Foodie Friday: Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Hoppy Easter Weekend!! It’s a great day in the Carter house when I bust out the KitchenAid. I have been doing it a lot recently with the dining restrictions and I thought I would start to share some of my creations here. I also tend to drink coffee while baking because I think the added […]

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Foodie Friday: Travel Edition 5!

Before all of the travel restrictions and quarantine measures, I traveled to Florida for my cousin’s wedding. The first thing my dad said to me when he was done giving me a welcome-home-hug was “I’ve got a place we’ve got to try for your food blog.” I was beyond excited to know that not only […]

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Closed Temporarily

At the Marine Gift Shop, keeping our customers, vendors, volunteers, & staff safe is always top priority. We understand this is a situation none of us could have prepared for. At this time the MGS has made the important decision to close its doors temporarily until it is safe to reopen. As uncertain as these […]

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