Does Your Chocolate Crinkle? Favorite Christmas Cookies Series

As a child, I was always jealous that my grandma would bake Christmas cookies with only one of my cousins. There were actually three of us cousins that lived close enough to participate, but it was only Diane with whom she shared that special day. My sister and I were left out. We did haveContinue reading “Does Your Chocolate Crinkle? Favorite Christmas Cookies Series”

To Have or Have Not – Pie Crust

This last few weeks I have been giving a lot of thought to pie. Well, more accurately, pie crust. Do you ever find your mind straying to pie crust? Well, mine did! The problem with pie crust is finding a good gluten free recipe for one. Yes, I am aware that the stores sell pre-madeContinue reading “To Have or Have Not – Pie Crust”

For What I Am Thankful

There are times in our lives that we sit back and take stock. June 6, 2015 and the months that followed were a time of deep stock-taking for me and my family. The day started out like many others, a beautiful, sunny Saturday. We we’re headed to a quincinera party; the first any of usContinue reading “For What I Am Thankful”

What’s Cookin’ for Thanksgiving?

Generally, here in the USA, we celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. Some of us use this holiday to give thanks for all the blessings that we have. Others use the holiday as a pathway to Christmas. This saddens me, as I think it is important to give thanks andContinue reading “What’s Cookin’ for Thanksgiving?”

Tough Times

First, I want to apologize for forgetting to post last night. I was actually clearing off some things from my bed when I tripped and fell. I ended up smacking my ribs, knees, and right wrist pretty badly. I’m in quite a bit of pain now, hence writing to you slipped my mind. I willContinue reading “Tough Times”

Where Have All the Eggnog Shakes Gone?

As a child, one of my favorite treats was eggnog. Back in those so long ago days (Just kidding! I’m sooooo very young!) eggnog was only available for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We didn’t have a lot of money to spare, so it was mostly at my aunt’s house that I could indulge my fondness forContinue reading “Where Have All the Eggnog Shakes Gone?”

Thankful…Not Thankful

Just a few days ago I purchased this adorable bird. I find this kind of decoration adorable. Imagine my surprise when it rang up at 75 percent off! Um…pardon me? We are less than a week past Halloween, and nowhere near to Thanksgiving, but this clearly Thanksgiving-ish decoration is 75 percent off? What gives? Now,Continue reading “Thankful…Not Thankful”