Here’s another easy yet, oh-so-good recipe, perfect for any time of the year, but especially summertime. Years ago, a restaurant/ice cream chain made a, “cooler” from their watermelon sherbet, and it was delicious; it was also perfect for a brutally hot summer day when ice cream was just too rich. As a matter of fact, […]

Okay, I admit it – I’m partial to fall and winter. But I nonetheless love living in a state where all four seasons are evident, and since summertime is an eventuality, I’ve learned to love certain things about summer while not particularly liking summer itself. For instance, I love thunderstorms and the way the air […]

Since the kids are out of school and Summer’s officially begun, I made eight different flavors of syrup and dusted off the shaved ice maker * inserting gratuitous product plug in the hopes that someone might buy their own through my link: Hawaiian Shaved Ice Machine * FYI, I make my own simple syrup and […]

Yes, you read the title correctly: Chick-Fil-A’s chicken breast tenders AND McDonald’s french fries. I can’t take the credit for these two recipes, though, because I got them from elsewhere (keep reading). The reason I threw these two together for the same post is because they’re both fried – I figure that if I’m going […]

I’m not 100% sure, but I think these are also referred to as, “pillow cookies” (or maybe it’s that ANY puffy cookie is referred to as a pillow cookie). Anyway, regardless of WHAT they’re called, though, I’m not kidding when I say this recipe is a lifesaver. And a time saver. And surprisingly easy. And […]

Yes, you read the title correctly – this recipe is for CHICKEN curry, not turkey curry, although you can make it with that, too. I’ve also made it with crab meat, and it’s totally dee-lish! I first tasted this dish as, “turkey curry,” prepared by a family member; I loved it so much that I […]

I’m sure everyone’s tried Tastykake’s, “Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes” at some point in their lives, and there are copycat recipes all over the Internet for these. The recipes that I USED TO USE call for the cake part to be made from scratch, and I literally drove myself nuts with them. And WHY did I […]

Here’s a recipe that I’m recalling from memory. If you’re looking for something light to eat that doesn’t require cooking on the many hot days ahead this summer, you’re sure to love this recipe! I found it on the back of a bottle of Heinz white vinegar twenty-odd years ago, and it was so good […]

Okay, so my grandmother is in the hospital, and I thought I’d take her some cookies – I really, really wanted to take her snickerdoodles…. Now, I’ve tried frequently in the past to master the snickerdoodle, but to no avail – for some reason, the sugary, buttery, cinnamony treats have endlessly eluded me. What I’ve […]

Today’s post is about the ever-popular dish, DIRT, or “dirt dessert.” Now, as good as this stuff is, I think they could have named it better. At the very least, it should have been called, “Premium Potting Soil,” or something less generic. Anyway, name aside, it’s a treat for the old and young alike. The […]