Happy New Year!


Wishing you all a dream filled new year! Whatever your dreams or goals for the coming year I hope you achieve them all. Looking forward to reading more of your blogs in the coming year! Happy New Year!  

Velveeta Queso Dip


This is a recipe that has been around for a long time. This is the recipe my mother-in-law used in the 60s-70s. She had been to visit her cousin in Texas and had “Tex-Mex” for the first time. She brought this recipe back to New York with her and it was a hit. We had…

Word of the Year for 2020


Every year I choose a word to focus my intents for the year rather than make resolutions. For 2019 my word was health. It was a good word for me too as my health struggled a bit and I ended up taking steps to improve it. I am now in physical therapy working on keeping…

Food Trends for 2020


Every year I review lots of research that tries to predict what will be the food trends for 2020. Last year’s predictions can be seen here (click for link to blog post). How did I do? This year trends seem to be a continuation of many of last years trends. Here is what I saw…

Christmas with Family


I wasn’t feeling the Christmas spirit this year but as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day went on it has gotten better. We traveled to North Carolina this year to be with my parents. Since my Dad has been slowly declining we try to spend at least 3-4 weeks a year visiting them. It is difficult…

Merry Christmas to All!


I will admit that this Christmas season has been tough for us. I don’t know if it is the state of the US government, the place we are in our lives, or just life in general but we struggled this year with the Christmas spirit. Normally my house is decorated by November 15th and I…

Christmas Cookies: Nestle Easy Chocolate Fudge


Reblogged from 2014: My daughter came to me at 2:00 pm and said she needed a treat with her to her teen library group’s Christmas party.  Um, I have 90 minutes to come up with something quick and in that time I need to accomplish the other 20 tasks I had originally scheduled during this…

Christmas Cookies: Quaker Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies


Reblogged from 2016: These cookies are a favorite in our house.  I use the recipe for Quaker’s Best Oatmeal Cookies from  Quaker Oats.com just like my mother used to make them off the back of the oatmeal box.  I almost never bake but when I do I want a recipe I know that will turn…

Christmas Cookies: Soft Molasses Cookies


Reblogged from 2018: It’s finally time for me to crank up the Christmas songs and start getting ready for Christmas! I love the holiday season and try to stretch it out as long as possible.  I freeze lots of cookies to take to my family when we visit and to parties. My plan this year…

Christmas Cookies: Buttery Toffee Cookies


We are trying to cut down a bit on sweets so one of the new things I am trying is if we want a treat we have to make it. I am not much of a baker so the rest of the family has to pitch in on this. This creation was from my partner,…

Christmas Cookies: Hot Cocoa Cookies


Reblogged from 2018: As we are expecting 3″-5″ of snow today and tomorrow it seems perfect that I am posting Hot Cocoa Cookies. I am sure we are going to want to stay inside and nibble a few of these with some warm milk! We have a busy weekend ahead of us. I am hoping…

Christmas Cookies: Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies


Reblogged from 2018: Sometimes only cookies will help make the day better or are the perfect way to celebrate. My partner had someone in her department take a new job so they were celebrating his last day yesterday. Over the weekend almost 14 dozen cookies were made for her office. My kitchen was like a…