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He calls him Boyo, the Irish word for lad. Being a Murphy, the name seems to fit. We fell in love with Ireland 25 years ago, so much so that we named our son Conor after
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Just like every household, at Connecticut Country House, by the end of the week we’re often faced with a fridge stocked with lidded containers of various dribs ‘n drabs. Murph, my culinary genius husband, frequently
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Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut stopped by Connecticut Country House where I showed him a simple technique for creating tartan-like Easter eggs. We donned our aprons, snapped on gloves and had a wonderful time
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My husband Murph’s brother, Jack – yes, that Jack, of the pickle recipe fame, recently sent us a picture of a divine looking chicken pot pie that he’d baked in a giant cast iron skillet.
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You know the saying, “It takes a village…”, well, it’s more like “it takes a sisterhood” for me. Saturday’s ‘Time To Celebrate!’ post, was the Cliff Notes version of getting a book deal. The road
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When faced with a hankering for crab cakes, my husband Murph stepped up to the plate and created this wonderful rendition. Based upon a Food Network recipe from the grande dame of southern cooking, Paula
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My friend Maria’s country house has a style that truly epitomizes who she is. Like her home, this guest bedroom embodies grace, charm and simple elegance. Just like Maria, its style is warm and welcoming.
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When the sky is drab gray and the frozen ground is cloaked with a thick mantle of snow, my mantra for getting through what feels like the longest winter month in Connecticut is, “Love you
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My friend Valerie makes these beautiful mittens! She starts with well-loved sweaters that are, in her words, “looking for a second chance.” Valerie washes, fluffs, and grooms them (“like a rescue pet”) and then sets
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Copper is one of those elements that can lend wonderful warmth to a country home. Whether highly burnished like a freshly minted penny, or naturally oxidized to a deep caramel patina, you can’t go wrong
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