This Week’s Menu

I know it isn’t Monday yet, but seeing as this weekend is Easter weekend, I wanted to highlight our Sunday dinner before the actual day, plus, it gives me an excuse to show off the minute iota of Photoshop skills I have acquired lately…it only took me an hour to get those 3 little coloured eggs on the menu board and for that, I think I deserve a big high-five.

After this Sunday’s annual stuffing of excess food, by the way, didn’t we just do this a few weeks ago at Christmas?! sheesh, time flies… it will be time to … Read more...

Edible Easter Table CenterPiece

What better way to showcase your Easter Brunch or Dinner Table than with an edible arrangement?  Your kids will go ga-ga over them and it beats fresh cut flowers any day.

This is a super yummy basic Sugar Cookie Dough recipe that will soon become a staple in your cookie repertoire…and they are not just for Easter either, but will also become a standard for making cookies at Christmas, Halloween, Valentines Day, or whenever you want to make ‘cut out’ cookies.  This recipe will be your new go-to from now on.



1 1/2 Cups Un-Salted Butter, softened
5 Cups …

How To Get Rid Of Fuzzy White Mold On House Plants

You know the stuff…the little grayish-white fuzzy puffballs that suddenly spring up about a week after you plant your new garden seeds.  It blossoms across the surface of the soil and if you have planted your seeds in peat pots, soon the entire outside of the container will resemble one of the guitars from ZZ Top.

So what do you do???

Easy, go buy a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide…Yup, the same stuff you tried to bleach your hair with back in the 70’s to try and look like Farrah Fawcett.

DSC09275Add 2 Tbsp of Hydrogen Peroxide to 2 Cups Water.  … Read more...

This Week’s Menu

Last week’s menu didn’t work out as planned…we moved Tuesday’s to Friday, Friday’s to Wednesday, canceled Thursday’s outright…and I ended up changing my mind on yesterday’s too!

This coming week is going to be downright hectic as well… with all the hoopla of Easter, throw in the elbowing of crazed grandma’s to get at the best chocolate bunnies, preparing the annual Easter Paska for Easter Sunday Dinner as well as packing to spend the long weekend up at the cottage….  oh…and I think I have an actual job to do in the midst of all of the above…..I have sooooo … Read more...

Today…I am….


Too busy to create a post…but technically, this IS a post, so it will have to do.

Meanwhile, to keep you amused, I have included the following picture… and if you are feeling exceptionally smart today, your assignment is to create a caption for it…

squirrelHave a great weekend!…

A Happy 200th!

200th BlogPost copyCan you believe it?  My 200th blog post in almost a year…. Even more amazing is that I have that much stuff rambling around in my noggin to write about, with lots more to come too….

I do have to thank the people who follow me around and read my blog though, because if it wasn’t for my faithful readers, I probably would be selling fake Persian rugs in a market stall somewhere in Bursa, Turkey…and even though many of you don’t comment all the time, I do peek at the stats counter and I can tell who is watching … Read more...

Spring! Has Hopefully Arrived….

Today marks the Vernal Equinox…better known as
the First Day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

Spring CrocusAt 7:02 a.m. EDT, we march into a brand new season filled with warmer temperatures and the rebirth of flora and fauna….

Now will someone tell Old Man Winter to buzz off? I am sick of the white flurries that have been flying around the last 2 days….

Not only it is a Special Day for the beginning of Spring….but it is also a VERY Special Day in that it is also our daughter’s birthday.  Laura was born on the first day of Spring … Read more...

How To Plant Your Garden Seeds


I was waiting….and waiting…and WAITING….until finally…THE day arrived.

Planting Day!

Outside the living room window, the dreary gray skies blocked out the sun and  the cold, easterly winds were whipping the branches of my tall Blue Spruce, but inside, it was warm, toasty and with a hot mug of tea in hand, I assembled my cast of characters…

DSC09209Seed Starting Mix
Potting Soil
Containers by the dozen(s)
Seed packets
Holding Trays
Plant Labels
Watering Can
Garden Journal Notebook and Pen
Paper Napkins

Step 1 ~ and I can not stress this enough…. If you are re-using pots from past … Read more...

This Week’s Menu

Have you recovered?

From all the fun and frivolity of St. Patrick’s Day and all things green? I have, although I kept my beer green-free as I can’t bring myself to drink something that looks like a Leprechaun peed in it.

The highlight of the weekend was enjoying a delicious steak dinner while watching the NASCAR race from Bristol Motor Speedway yesterday, one of the best tracks to watch a race from (which we had the pleasure of attending a few years ago) and while watching the race, I was contemplating what to do with this week’s menu….

I decided …