Give me the peanut butter!

The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time to make lots of yummy goodies to share, or to eat all by yourself while you binge watch holiday movies on Netflix. I don’t judge. What you do with you holiday goodies is your business! Last Christmas, my husband and I both were in…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We are coming up on one of my very favorite days! Valentine’s Day! I love pink and hearts and glitter and so, of course, I love Valentine’s Day. My sweetheart and I have shared some super special Valentine’s over the years. One year we went to the beach and it snowed. It was quite magical….

It’s National Chocolate Cake Day

I love how these random “days” just come about. I don’t know who decides on them. Can I suggest a few? National Mimosa Day? National Stay in Your PJs All Day? National Leave Work Early and Go to the Beach Day? National Drink Wine (or beverage of choice) at the Beach All Day Day? Clearly…

I’m dreaming of a warm Christmas

Conch shells in Key West Oh, the weather outside in the Yadkin Valley region is lovely. And I hope it stays this way until summer. I’ve been hearing a lot of people say they can’t get in to the Christmas spirit because it’s not been cold enough. Well, bah humbug I say to that. People…

The great Christmas tree adventure

Black Friday shopping is just not a holiday tradition I can get in to. The only reason at all that I ever get up before dawn is if I’m headed to the beach. Putting up the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving weekend is, however, a tradition I can get behind. And so it was that reason,…

Mamma’s cranberry sauce

I mentioned last week how much I love Thanksgiving. I know it has come and gone now, but it is still on my mind. We had a wonderful celebration at my Dad’s house on Thanksgiving with a giant turkey and all the trimmings. With so many bad things happening in the world, it is a…

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Truth be told, I like all holidays. Seeing as I love to eat, however, and that’s the primary activity associated with Thanksgiving, it is on the top of the list. I also love watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As far as the food, I love all the…

Favorite cookbooks and holiday eating tips

Isn’t there a saying about we all end up turning into our mothers at some point in time? If not, there should be. I remind myself more of Mamma every day. I remember as a child Mamma spending hours looking at cookbooks. She’d read them cover to cover almost like a novel. I used to…

An Easter banquet

“Life’s a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!” ~ Auntie Mame As we all know, there are certainly some bad things in life. There are many who really do struggle to have enough to eat for their families. Countries are at war with one another and many of you may have sons,…