Where Have I Been?


Things have been super busy lately so I have been away from my blog for a week or so. I hope to be back up and writing all about our vacation next week or the week after.  We have all been super busy with the end of school and now that it is over I…

Rochester Garbage Plates


No trip to Rochester, New York is complete without a Rochester Garbage Plate. These plates and their variations are offered at most fast food places in the area. The original from Nick Tahou’s is THE plate but this one from Charlie’s Restaurant (click for link to website) was perfection in my eyes. My son had…

A Relaxing Steak Dinner


I was getting tired from working all the time and looked forward to dinner each night with my family. My son decided he wanted to stay in the hotel room and rest after touring Niagara University all day. This was his first college tour and interview. He liked the campus and the people on campus…

Bar Food on Vacation


Our second night of vacation and we are having Buffalo wings! Yum. No matter where we go they are never the same as they are Western New York.  These were perfectly fried with a slight crispness on the end. The spiciness had heat but not overwhelming the flavor. Blue cheese on the side for dipping…

A Foodie on Vacation


Spring break. So, we headed out to Rochester, NY for Spring Break. The plan was I would work as much as possible in six days for the tax place I work for and my family would visit colleges, family, and friends while I worked. This was our first day in Rochester. Some Spring Break. Working,…

Nominations are Now Open!


Originally posted on The Annual Bloggers Bash:
Now in its fifth year, the Annual Bloggers Bash returns bigger and better than ever. The venue is booked, the date is set for Saturday 15th June 2019 and the committee is busy working behind the scenes to ensure the day is full of fun, learning opportunities, networking,…

KonMari Your Pantry


I am in love with Marie Kondo. If you may have seen her Netflix show, read her books, or even heard your friends talking about her on Facebook. I was aware of her about a year ago but really didn’t understand the concepts until I saw the Netflix series. Some people are saying she says…

Food Trends for 2019 – United States


One of my favorite things last January was I looking at many different websites, television shows, and curators of lists to see what some of the top trends in food for 2018 may be. How did they do? Here are the top five things I found that they predicted for 2018: Comfort Food Making your…

Happy New Year! My Words for 2019


Happy New Year! Hoping this year brings you all the love, joy, and peace that you desire. Usually I choose one word to be the driving force for each year. Last year’s word, determination, served me well when things went off track and got difficult towards the end of the year. So, this year I…

The Year of Determination


I chose the word determination to be my guiding word for 2018 almost a year ago. It seems hard to believe that a year has flown by. Everyone says life goes by faster and faster each year that goes by and I am starting to believe it. My daughter has started college and my son…

Slow Cooker Rosemary Foccacia Bread


How busy are your next few weeks? Concerts, parties, shopping, wrapping, baking, and a few hours at work? No problem. Right? I am already hyperventilating! So, we are keeping all the other things around us as simple as possible. What does that mean? To us it is finding time to still sit down together once…

December Wish List


I am not in the Christmas spirit this year. I usually have all my Christmas presents bought and wrapped and the house fully decorated by November 15th. This year. I have two naked trees. There is one on the first floor in the living room and one on the second floor in our bedroom/family room….