Wednesday, January 24, 2018

I have had enough of winter....


Is anyone anxious for spring to arrive?....


...I have had it with boots, coats, shoveling snow, icy roads....


...and I want sunshine and warmth...


...and until spring arrives, I will brighten up this joint with anything cheery I can find!

ONE more day to enter the giveaway HERE


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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Jake's Prime Seasoning Salt - GIVEAWAY!




Have you tried Jake's Prime Seasoning Salt?


This seasoning salt began with Jake's dad and uncle, a simple combination of crushed red pepper and kosher salt used on their fire side steak sandwiches. Ingredients were added here and there over the years until Jake met his wife and they had their own family. The recipe was adjusted, a little less crushed red for the kids, a little more lemon for his wife.  After years of hearing rave reviews and giving away more of Jake’s seasoning salt than they could keep up with they realized their family’s prime blend seemed to be everyone else’s, too.



I used Jake's Salt on boneless pork chops....


...and as they fried, the seasoning smelled so good!


We just received a box of  Honeybells from Florida so I made some orange salsa....


...which is simply salsa mixed with a chopped up orange!


I served garlic buttered spinach and a baked potato...


...and coated the pork chop with the salsa!


The salty-citrus flavor was delicious!

The other morning I coated my morning juice glass with some of Jake's salt by dipping the rim of the salt in water and then into the salt.....


It was delish with my tomato juice!!


And that made me think of my happy hour favorite....

...I sprinkled some of Jake's salt and stirred it into V-8 juice and vodka...


...and I must say, it really added great flavor to my Bloody Mary!!


You can purchase it HERE and can find some great recipes HERE



Ingredients: 
Kosher salt, organic onion minced, organic parsley leaf, organic chili flakes, organic garlic minced, organic lemon peel, organic black cracked pepper, organic yellow mustard seed, organic dill seed, organic basil leaf, organic marjoram, organic thyme leaf, organic winter savory, organic sage leaf, organic coriander seed, organic cayenne powder. 

GIVEAWAY:

Leave me a comment telling me how you would use Jake's Seasoning Salt and I will choose one winner to receive a tin!

Winner will be notified on January 25th!

UPDATE:  Congrats to winner: Patti @ Olla Podrida

                                      Jake's sent me some salt to sample, however opinions are my own!


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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

And it happened again....

See this pan?  It's going in the garbage....


...because it happened again...


...not as bad as this time... 


...but I scream"UNCLE" and I admit defeat...


...as I "glued" it back together with lemon icing....


...and screamed a few curse words....


...I laughed because I don't have to wash the pan!


Don't bother sending me all your tips and tricks - the pan is GONE!

So my new mantra:



Now I feel better and I think I will have a piece of lemon cake!


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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Winter White...

The decorations are put away, the house is clean and bright, and I have pulled out a lot of "white":



I LOVE Milk Glass.

Fenton Hobnail, Westmoreland dishware, the Indiana Grape pattern, Imperial bowls, Fostoria fruit dishes and so on....


....There is something about it that reminds me of my past...


....I have a variety of pieces, 24 dinner plates, enough for the family dinners....


...and a few special pieces, some were from my home growing up....


...like these dessert dishes...


....and some I have had since my first apartment, many years ago...


...some I purchased in thrift stores...


...and some I have collected for years, like six of these hens, which are perfect for soups, stews and chicken salad...


...the detail on milk glass is so pretty...


...and all of it makes for a cute table setting for lunch...


...the white Luminara candles brighten up the coffee table at night...


...a cute gifted initial plate brightens up an end table...


...a white topiary cheers up the kitchen table...



...and the white books are ready to bring on the next season!



AND we even have lots of snow outside to match my decor!

Do you collect milk glass?  I'd love to see your collection!


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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Snow. snow. snow.....

During the month of January I pull out a few snowmen to go along with our snowy NY winter.

My table is set for the two of us with little snowman dishes...


...and a snowman cookie jar as a centerpiece...


...he was given to me years ago and i just adore him.


I have anchored the table with Courtly Check dishes.



It seems to snow almost every day in Central NY...


...kids love it...


...but the older I get...


...I want it to be warm and sunny...


...I think we need to plan a vacation and head south!


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