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Stephanie Dail

apple crescent dumplings with ice cream and caramel sauce

This is one of those odd recipes.  You read it and an ingredient sticks out to you as not really fitting into …

September 19, 2018
Rue Farms Rustic Potato Chips thick cut chips

How It All Started… We had such a great time talking with Matt and Jeanne Rue at Rue Farms Rustic Potato Chips.  …

September 17, 2018
Fall Harvest Mix Recipe with raisins, candy corn, peanuts, M&Ms and Golden Grahams

Fall is here and Sydney and I are always looking for fun holiday recipes.  This fall harvest mix recipe is a great …

September 14, 2018
Pineapple Malibu Rum drink

This Pineapple Malibu Rum recipe is so easy…I am almost embarrassed to put it out here.  Almost!  Even though there are only …

September 12, 2018
bourbon chicken recipe plate

Family Favorite! This bourbon chicken recipe is a family favorite!  It is one of those meals that everyone in the family looks …

September 10, 2018
ultimate coffee gift basket set up

Our Love of Gift Baskets As far back as I can remember Sydney and I have loved giving gift baskets to family …

September 6, 2018
Easy homemade biscuit recipe close up

Nothing feels like comfort food more than homemade biscuits.  This easy homemade biscuit recipe is amazing!  There is something very special about …

August 29, 2018

Football Season!! With football season coming up I know many of you are looking for appetizers and party food.  This is a …

August 22, 2018
fried ice cream recipe close up

Who doesn’t love ice cream?  Today we are going to take ice cream up a couple of notches!  I am going to …

August 20, 2018
butterscotch haystacks

This butterscotch haystacks recipe is from a neighbor that used to make these when I (Stephanie) was a little girl.  Way back …

August 17, 2018
Nacho Dip with Chips

We have made this nacho dip recipe since before I can remember.  We made this as I was growing up and have …

August 13, 2018
Champaign Berry Farm Raspberry Cartons

Sydney and I had such a great time at Champaign Berry Farm picking red and black raspberries!  This was omething very different …

August 10, 2018
Cheese Ball with Crackers Close Up

This cheese ball recipe is from my sister, Janel.  She has made this cheese ball recipe for years.  It is a huge …

August 8, 2018
Mike & Rosy's Deli Famous Hoagie

Calling all deli and sub lovers.  This article is just for you!  Sydney and I had the most amazing visit at Mike …

August 6, 2018
Red Raspberry Pie Recipe Slice

Sydney and I went berry picking at Champaign Berry Farm in Urbana, OH.  They had the most beautiful, plump red raspberries we …

August 1, 2018
Lemon Pie Recipe All Done

Summer is here big time, right along with the heat! It is so nice when you have a recipe that requires no …

July 16, 2018
Cincinnati restaurants Incline Public House Onion Rings

Awesome Cincinnati Restaurants… Being the enthusiastic foodies that we are, no road trip would be complete without food stops.  By food stops, …

July 11, 2018
Cincinnati activities Riverside Food Tours Mural

Cincinnati Activities… There is so much to do in Cincinnati, OH. It truly is such a neat place to visit. Whether you …

July 9, 2018
The Glendalia Boutique Hotel Garden Area

Downtown Glendale During our recent road trip to Cincinnati we stayed in historic Glendale, OH.  What a beautiful village!  It was so …

July 5, 2018

We have a favorite coffee cake recipe that we love and want to share with you!  It is so good!  One of …

July 2, 2018

If you like sugar cookies then you will love this recipe! The sugar cookies have a really great flavor and a great …

June 27, 2018
The Candle Lab Close Up

This was something new and completely different for us.  We have never made our own candles before so this was really neat …

June 25, 2018

Oh my goodness!  The Book Loft is a book lover’s dream come true!  Thirty-two rooms full of books!  Really, what more is …

June 20, 2018

The Eagle – Short North During our Columbus, OH road trip Sydney and I got to go behind the scenes with a …

June 17, 2018

Wow!  What a neat history this bakery has.  I love the Behind the Scenes interviews with places full of history and neat …

June 14, 2018

During our road trip to Columbus, OH Sydney and I stayed at the 50 Lincoln Short North Bed and Breakfast.  It is …

June 12, 2018

This is one of my husband Jim’s favorite recipes! The great thing for me is that it is super easy to make. …

June 8, 2018

This is hands down our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. That being said, this next sentence is what makes these cookies our …

June 7, 2018

For those of you who follow us regularly know that two of my very favorite things in life are coffee and chocolate!  …

June 5, 2018

The Flying Pig We made a few stops into some pretty neat places while in Oklahoma and we wanted to share them …

June 4, 2018

Who doesn’t love a good road trip?  And, what is a road trip without good food?  Hmmm…can’t even imagine!Fortunately, we found a …

June 1, 2018

Even though Tulsa, OK isn’t what many would consider small town, it has a lot of small businesses.  We love featuring small …

May 31, 2018

This is one of those really fun articles to write because the history of the restaurant is present in everything that Savoy …

May 30, 2018

We had such a great time on our Small Town Living USA road trip!  Tulsa, OK and surrounding areas was our destination …

May 29, 2018

Sydney and I went to our first ever food truck rally at the fairgrounds in Miami County, Ohio.  So much fun!  This …

May 27, 2018

One of the many neat things Sydney and I get to do is meet with people who are making their dreams come …

May 26, 2018

We didn’t have much time in Arkansas, but we did manage to squeeze in a few great stops!  We really need to …

May 24, 2018

What a fun and awesome learning experience we had at Fresh Harvest!  The owners of Fresh Harvest, Troy Johnson and Steve Ketchersid, …

May 22, 2018

Wow, seriously, we had no idea you could pack so much into one little store.  The Soap Stop & Body Shop in …

May 21, 2018

Sydney and I stayed at the neatest bed and breakfast during our road trip to Eureka Springs, AR.  The owners Tom & …

May 17, 2018

Sydney and I had such a great time visiting Rollies in Marysville, OH.  What a fun and unique ice cream shop!  We …

May 16, 2018

This is probably going to be one of my favorite articles ever!  This is because The Neighborhood Nest is touching people’s lives …

May 14, 2018

Sydney and I got to go Behind the Scenes with Benny’s Pizza.  If you love pizza like we do, then you have …

May 11, 2018

Who doesn’t love popcorn?  Well, you would really be in love with popcorn if you sampled some Poppin’ Off Gourmet Popcorn.  We …

May 9, 2018

Sydney and I had a really nice time visiting with Mark & Amy McGraw from Artistic Earth Pottery.  The pottery shop was …

May 3, 2018

With Spring finally arriving we wanted to share with you a favorite lemon pound cake recipe.  The aroma as this cake …

April 30, 2018

Sydney and I have something completely different for you today.  We went behind the scenes with Amy Zumberger of Ask Amy Home …

April 26, 2018

Bentley getting his first BarkBox was so much fun!  He wasn’t quite sure what to do with it at first, but caught …

April 25, 2018

Sydney and I are so excited about our first ever blogging award!  Small Town Living USA was nominated by Grits & …

April 23, 2018

We had a really nice visit at Lunch at 4 W Main in Troy, OH.  It sounds like this would be a …

April 20, 2018

We visited somewhere completely different and off our normal path.  We went to a salt spa.  Wow, it was so neat and …

April 13, 2018

This visit would be a dream come true for any child!  We got to go behind the scenes (or at least behind …

April 11, 2018

This recipe is so amazing.  The cookies are pretty and all crinkly on the top as well as tasting really good! Ingredients: …

April 9, 2018

Sydney and I had the most enjoyable and delicious visit to Six Hundred Downtown in Bellefontaine, OH.  Six Hundred Downtown is the …

April 6, 2018

We decided to try taking Jim (my father-in-law) to the movies.  He and Monika (my mother-in-law) always used to go to the …

April 3, 2018

Sydney and I had an amazing time learning about the floral business.  Neither of us have much of a green thumb, so …

April 2, 2018

Do Sydney and I have a treat for you!  We had the great fortune to get to meet and learn about Ashley’s …

March 31, 2018

Sydney and I had the most amazing opportunity to get a personal tour of Dorothy Lane Market in Oakwood, OH.  The store …

March 29, 2018

Growing up we always had a go-to recipe that we used for oatmeal cookies.  It is a family favorite that we make …

March 19, 2018

While we were waiting for Bentley (our standard poodle) to get groomed the other day, we hung out at The Spotted Cow …

March 15, 2018

We were invited back to Marie’s Candies to see their amazing Easter display.  Seriously, spring has sprung in West Liberty, Ohio! Rebecca …

March 9, 2018

Sydney and I have been spending some time learning about activities to do with Jim (my father-in-law and her grandpa) who has …

March 7, 2018

I absolutely love old cookbooks and recipe cards!  The recipes on paper or recipe cards are my very favorite.  I love the …

March 5, 2018

What a wonderful Saturday afternoon we spent at Hafle Winery!   We had a wine tasting and behind the scenes look at this …

March 2, 2018

I want to give a huge shout out to the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (Columbus, OSU)!  They do it right! …

February 28, 2018

Sydney and I love shopping, probably no surprise there!  It doesn’t matter for what, we love to shop.  Clothes, home decor, kitchen …

February 26, 2018

Sydney and I had lunch at this really neat pub & grill out in the country.  It is called Mad River Farm …

February 19, 2018

I am one of those people who is always wanting to share what I have just found with the people around me.  …

February 16, 2018

Sydney and I had a blast touring Bada Bing Pizzeria!  It is always so amazing to me what goes on, behind the …

February 5, 2018

By now, most of you know that I have a love for everything chocolate and coffee.  Well…..Sydney and I had a chance …

February 2, 2018

Ok, let’s take a moment and get real.  We all have that thing we love from the past.  Whether it is from …

January 31, 2018

I so love it when I think I know exactly how my day is going to turn out, it doesn’t go that …

January 29, 2018

Many people are amazed when they find out that Sydney and Mason were homeschooled for a large part of their schooling life.  …

January 25, 2018

Hey there!  This week has been Mexican week at our house.  Mexican week must always have homemade salsa, always!  As with most …

January 24, 2018

I love sharing with you old favorites and new finds in the planner world .  The Happy Planner truly does make me …

January 23, 2018

I finally put together a Bucket List.  I have always had a mental one in my head, but I had never put …

January 22, 2018

Good morning!  I am sitting here at The Depot as I am writing today’s blog post and enjoying a Milkyway Latte (milk …

January 17, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease is so amazingly hard!  It is one of those things that I could try and describe to you, but to …

January 16, 2018

I love to read!  Today is one of those perfect reading days.  It is really dumping snow here in Ohio this morning …

January 15, 2018

Watch our video on how to get some amazing bakery style muffins from a box muffin mix!!       If you …

January 12, 2018

As I was dusting this morning, I realized that our photographs are really getting old.  We need some new ones!  Even the …

January 11, 2018

As I am sitting here mentally running through my busy day, I am reminded that I need to take some time out …

January 10, 2018

I am an unashamed, self-proclaimed planner addict (Sydney is too, but don’t tell her I told you)!  I love any and all …

January 9, 2018

Hey there!  This past weekend we went to Wilmington, OH.   What a neat town!  Other than the cold temps outside, we had …

January 8, 2018

Good afternoon!  We did a photo shoot this morning at Kiser Lake State Park outside of St. Paris, OH.  Not nearly as …

January 4, 2018

This recipe is so easy to make, that it is almost embarrassing to post it.  We do tackle more difficult and time-consuming …

January 3, 2018

Good morning!!  It is a blustery -13 degrees here in Ohio this very early morning!!  Why is it always on the days …

January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!! I love the start of a new year.  So many endless possibilities, opportunities, and adventures await us.  I have …

January 1, 2018

Hi!  This is Sydney (daughter)!  I am following up on Mom’s previous post.  We want you all to get to know us …

December 1, 2017

Hi!!  This is our first blog ever.  We are so excited to start sharing our life ventures with you!! Sydney and I …

December 1, 2017
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