Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Spring Tablescape Blog Hop - Dollar Tree Dessert Station

Welcome to the Spring Tablescape Hop - Please visit the fabulous tablescapers at the bottom of this post for more inspiration!

Friday, March 17, 2023

Happy St Patrick's Day!

It's chilly, rainy and white in CNY today, so here's a "snow-leprechaun":

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.....

St. Patrick was the Patron Saint of Ireland and the missionary credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is a public holiday and holy day of obligation.  St. Patrick's Day is celebrated annually on March 17, the anniversary of his death in the fifth century.

Friday, March 10, 2023

The Return of the Christmas/Easter Cactus

Our Christmas/Easter Cactus is in bloom once again, which is somewhat common due to the lack of daylight we get in CNY in the winter.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Tales of the Traveling Tote #34


A few times a year 10 of us write a connected post about the places our MacKenzie-Childs tote bags have taken us.  They might include business trips, shopping adventures, weeklong vacations or simply every day escapades! Follow along with our quarterly adventures and join us on Instagram on the 15th of each month!

Here is what I have been up to for the last 3 months:

Sunday, February 26, 2023

No more sticky fingers....

Many years ago, in my International Foods class, I had a student who would not "eat food out of anyone else's hands".  She would always participate in the cooking and demo sessions, but would never taste the food.  She had never eaten in a restaurant, the school cafeteria, nor at a friends house.  We spent a lot of time in class on health, safety and cleanliness, but she was not going to change.  Culturally, this was her belief and we all accepted it.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Some easy recipes ....

Usually at this time of year I am tired of cooking hearty meals and I run out of ideas.   I dug into the archives to find a few I had forgotten about and thought I would share them with you!





I hope something appealed to you!  

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Shepherds Pie

This is my take on Shepherds Pie and is easy to make.  I make it early in the day, refrigerate and bake later for dinner.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Leftover Mashed Potatoes....

What can you do with 2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes?  I have a good suggestion.....

Monday, February 13, 2023