Posts by Nora

Happy New Year! 2017 was a great year, but here at Nora Murphy Country House we’re hard at work and planning to make it even better! Here are the top 5 things for 2018: We’re
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As we look back, we can’t help but smile and think about all the wonderful moments of 2017. Some memories are sweet and simple, others very meaningful. It’s been a year of changes and challenges.
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This recipe never fails me. It’s quick, easy to make, and a crowd favorite..especially when served right out of the oven. They’re the perfect thing to nibble on while sipping your New Year’s Eve bubbly.
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As temps keep plunging, it may just be perfect conditions for creating a sparkly walkway to your door by greeting holiday guests with Ice Hurricanes that you can make yourself. (First impressions are everything!) They’re
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Merry Christmas dear friends! Creating the Country House Christmas spirit is a culmination of things. The house is decked out in its holiday best, warm scents and flavors are brewing in the kitchen, and an eclectic
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Our Holiday 2017 issue is here! This holiday season I wanted to feature one of my favorite things about the holidays…my tried and true collection of cookie recipes. It seems that homemade cookies go hand-in-hand
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Plain and fancy, plaids and stripes – pretty wrapping is like getting a gift twice! Kraft, plaid, and striped papers are a staple and, just like coordinating fabrics in a room, I love to mix
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As I write this post, It’s the most wonderful time of the year is playing in the background. Thank you Mr.Tony Bennett….I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s the first day of December, and already my
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French Apple Tart is hands down my favorite dessert. It’s so easy to make, delicious, and looks so rustically beautiful. So when Tracy Furey, the executive producer of WFSB’s Better Connecticut asked what I would
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What perfect timing! My sister Judy was coming to visit from Charleston, and my bud, Better Connecticut co-host, Scot Haney was coming with his wing man/camera man, Eric, to shoot another lifestyle segment for WFSB’s
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It’s funny how my mindset changes from yesterday’s Halloween mode to today’s more somber kick-off to the holiday season. October was a crazy month, filled with NMCH book deadlines and lots of travel. We are
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Country House Style blurs the lines between indoors and out. The outdoors is just as important to Country House living as the indoors are. My approach to decorating is all about reflecting the beauty of the
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I’m thrilled to be presenting once again this year at the Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia! I’ll be sharing the main stage with Country Living Magazine Editor-In-Chief Rachel Barrett, talking about all
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Well dear friends, just as I had suspected, September was a complete blur! We’ve been crazy as crazy, busy bees working our magic on the upcoming NMCH book. Yesterday, the first day of October, the
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We made it! Five country houses in five different states in five weekends! With every country house shoot, we traveled afar to thoughtfully capture each one’s beauty and loving care. As diverse as these homes
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It’s absolutely amazing. Out of almost 800 blogs, Nora Murphy Country House was nominated for this year’s International Amara Awards! And what’s even more amazing, is that after a month of voting, we found out
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I know I say this every month, but where did August go? Or summer for that matter! With the crazy schedule creating “the book”, (and a list of other projects), summer flew like it’s never
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Tomatoes have a special place in my heart, as well as my kitchen garden. As far back as I can remember, my family’s kitchen garden on Melville Avenue was always robust with tomatoes (next to
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What does everyone have coming out of their ears in later August? Corn and tomatoes, of course! With that in mind, this recipe uses what’s at hand, while utilizing the grill to impart some really
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