Norwegian Holiday Traditions

December 6, 2013

This year we officially welcomed in  a new member of the family when my sister married her boyfriend, of two years, from Norway.  The Norwegian culture is not one I thought about often prior to her meeting Audun, but we’ve now been fully introduced to it having shared a mostly traditional Christmas with them and […]

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Remembering last Christmas.

December 21, 2011

As we get ready to leave this afternoon to spend the Christmas Holiday with my parents in Yonkers, NY, I sit here remembering last Christmas. We were sill in the St. Petersburg house and it was one of the very few years since the kids were born that we’d spent the Holiday’s at home. It […]

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Stream of Consciousness Sunday: ‘Tis the season.

December 11, 2011

Well it’s been almost a month since I posted. Lot’s happening with still getting settled, Thanksgiving, a family cruise (early X-mas gift) and now getting ready for heading to NY for Christmas. Wow. It certainly doesn’t feel like the holidays here in Florida, it’s still in the upper 70’s, low 80’s most days and humid. […]

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The Irish Countryside : Connemara

March 31, 2011

Continuing our journey in Ireland, we spent a day driving through a portion of Connemara in West Ireland. I had been told it was possibly the most beautiful countryside in all of Ireland, and since I can’t compare it to any other Irish countryside, I whole-heartedly agree! We did half the loop, starting in Galway […]

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Revisiting the LIST.

February 4, 2011

I posted my Perfectly Flawed List last July, so I thought it was time to revisit it, see how the check marks are stacking up. NOT WELL. However, I will be checking off several things here in the next couple of months. If you’re reading this, I’m in Wine Country right now with three of […]

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Olive Tapenade made easy!

January 2, 2011

Over the holidays I wanted to present a nice spread to nosh on and also save on time.  I was in need of an Olive Tapenade, so I sifted through my recipe resources and realized I didn’t want to work that hard or have to buy so many individual ingredients.  I was going to trash […]

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Merry Christmas & Kahlua Cake:-)

December 25, 2010

… Merry Christmas!  This is a cherished ornament that has been passed down in my family! … This is our Kahlua Cake.  It’s a Trifle and is sooo easy and delicious!! Make two boxes chocolate pudding, one box chocolate cake.  Bake and cool cake, cut into squares, this is the first layer.  Sprinkle some Kahlua […]

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Day TWO * Holiday Gift Guide

December 5, 2010

Do you have foodies in your life, or maybe the at home gourmet? Do you struggle with how to gift them? Here are some ideas! 1. Travel to Tokyo 2. Butters of the World 3. Salt Cellar 4. Salted *Travel to Tokyo,  or gift all the essentials one needs to bring Tokyo, Japan, Thailand and […]

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Day ONE * Holiday Gift Guide!

December 4, 2010

How many of you crazy brave souls embraced the chaos of Black Friday to begin, or complete, your holiday shopping? I’m so not one of those people. I love the energy of excited crowds at concerts, festivals and other happy functions, but standing in a line for an hour for a discount is not for […]

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