Every once in a while a February day can bring uncharacteristically warm weather and sunshine. We had one of those last week and it set a record in our area. It was the perfect reminder that the spring season is getting a little closer every day. There are signs of spring all around if you … Continue reading
The beauty of winter came to visit before the holiday with a few quiet blankets of snow in mid-December. All you need is a little bit of a dusting of snow to feel the magic. A pine tree that sits in the back of the garden takes on a new role in the winter season … Continue reading
So, the month of November slipped by without a check-in. That’s not to say it was a slow month. Not at all. Our Thanksgiving holiday was a lovely one filled with laughter, plates of sliced turkey and stuffing paired with a warm gravy boat. We have settled on a method that let’s the turkey come … Continue reading
Nothing says Halloween like a Minecraft Jack o’ lantern! Looking for some ideas for today? Take a look at my most recent post for the Food section over at Parade for some delicious ideas for everyone. Just click on the link below. https://communitytable.parade.com/619107/aliceknisleymatthias-2/sweet-and-savory-halloween-snack-ideas-for-the-trick-or-treaters-in-your-neighborhood/ Have fun!
Time to decide that the summer season is over. After a cool end to the month of August, and a blast of heat in late September when we were back in school, we can say that even though it seemed a little off balance it is time to move on. This week brought us summer-like … Continue reading
Source: Recipe Ideas for Cherry Season!
School is out for summer vacation! Time to slow down, relax and make some great food. Right now, it is all about cherry season. Cherries, like any fruit, make a great pair with grilled meats. The sweetness of the fruit combined with the smoky flavor that comes from cooking meat on the grill is a dinner … Continue reading
The rain was falling just as we were getting ready to leave to join our school at the start of the parade route for the annual Memorial Day parade down the main avenue of the neighborhood. Once we met our group, the raindrops stopped and we were happy to close our huge umbrella and carry it behind … Continue reading
Some recipes have real staying power. Take the unassuming Waldorf salad named after the New York City hotel that first served the dish at the Waldorf-Astoria in 1896. The salad wasn’t created by the hotel chef but by the maître d’hôtel Oscar Tschirky. The Waldorf salad is made up of a few ingredients and has seen … Continue reading
Many people are saying they can’t wait for 2016 to play the exit music and be gone. We had a good year with some happy surprises along the way. After much discussion about having the centerpiece of our holiday meal be something other than ham — we ended up putting a honey baked ham on the menu for dinner after … Continue reading