I can’t even believe it myself as I’m writing it. Wow how time flies! My oldest son will be twenty and my youngest is mid-way through his seventeenth year. I’ve been a stay at home mom for twenty years!!! I didn’t realize I’d be a homemaker this long, back when it all started. What a … More 20 Years a SAHM!
Yesterday I took the dog for a walk along the Delaware River in Frenchtown, NJ. I enjoy the D&R Canal path that offers views of the river and is frequented by joggers, bicyclists and other dog walkers. In the summer you can see canoes, kayaks and rafts floating down the river. There are cute shops … More No More Gnomes
Sometimes I crave a homemade yummy treat. Sometimes nothing store-bought will do. Sometimes I’m feeling too lazy to make it. In Holland, there must be a lot of people like me. Those Hollanders came up with Boterkoek, Dutch for “Butter Cake”. It’s a satisfying cross between a moist cake and a buttery shortbread cookie. It’s also ridiculously … More Decadent Dutch Butter Cake
(This is not a political statement. The featured image I chose is an example of what there should be more of. As for the reasons the subjects are protesting, my opinion is that there are valid arguments on both sides of the matter. Photo credit: Nuccio DiNuzzo, a photographer for The Chicago Tribune attending a protest … More Let there be more
A proverb is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. ~ Wikipedia According to Lord John Russell, a British Prime Minister from the 1800s, “A proverb is the wit of one, and the wisdom of many”. I rather agree with that short and sweet description! … More Wit and Wisdom
I had leftover cream of coconut to use up from a coconut cake I made for my book club meeting. We read The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and the cake was featured in the story with the recipe included at the end. I looked up uses for coconut cream other than desserts. I hit upon lots … More Coconut Cream Coffee Cocktail
Portugal is the land of my earliest memories. As I wrote in Land of My Birth, at age 4 my parents fled Angola (a Portuguese colony at that time) with me and as many possessions as they could ship out to Portugal, my father’s homeland. Having departed so young, I don’t have much in the way … More Land of My Heart
I’ve never been much for New Year’s resolutions, but like many I have a tendency to reflect on my life as each year comes to a close. I try to identify certain aspects in myself that could use some attention. So on the eve of 2017 I am focusing on more positivity in the new … More Be a butterfly
Yes, you can do that, if it’s Salame de Chocolate that is! A simple and unique dessert that can be enjoyed any time, but for me I associate it with Christmas. Perhaps because it reminds me of fudge, though it is somewhat different or perhaps because for special holidays I like to bring in elements … More Salami for Dessert?
Known as Exit 0 for its exit number off the Garden State Parkway, Cape May, NJ is a fantastic place for getting in the mood for Christmas. Hubby and I took the 3 hour drive and checked into the Congress Hall Hotel for a two night getaway. From the moment we walked in, it was … More Cape May Christmas