Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Girl Scouts Day

March 12 - Today is Girl Scouts Day. In 1912, on this day, the Girl Scout organization was founded. The original name was Girl Guides. From the original 18 girls, Girl Scouting has grown to 3.7 million members. Girl Scouts is the largest educational organization for girls in the world and has influenced more than 59 million girls, women and men who have belonged to it. Here's to Thin Mints!

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Wine parties were held the world over last night for the ritual uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau.  Bottles of 2013 Beaujolais were opened at midnight on November 20th.  Japan is the biggest market and usually the first to uncork but the US consumed more than 2 million bottles in 2012.  A young wine, not suited for storage, it is marketed during the month of November each year.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tinkerbell Tea Party

Invitations were rolled like a scroll and hand delivered
Tinkerbell directed guests to their seats and decorated the table
    Each guest had a headband to wear

   and began with a fruit salad

 The birthday girl         
   and her cake

Guests left with a goodie bag
that included PIXIE DUST!

Friday, September 27, 2013

National Coffee Day

Wake up and smell the coffee on Sept. 29th.   To make that easier try this free offer:  Starbucks is offering free tastings of its new coffee blend, Ethiopia, described as a medium roast coffee with notes of sweet citrus and peppery spice. Also, anyone who purchases a one-pound bag that day will receive a complimentary Ethiopian-inspired commemorative ceramic cup, while supplies last

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip

This dip was referred to as "crack', as it is addictively good.  

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip
16 oz sour cream
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
3 oz bacon bits (in the bag not jar)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Mix together and refrigerate 24 hours. Serve with chips and/or veggies.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Fancy Nancy party

An invitation to afternoon tea was really a Fancy Nancy party in honor of Nancy Joan's birthday. 

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2013-06-08 13.10.52.jpgWe dined on cucumber, chicken salad and ham sandwiches. Lots of dessert choices followed.
Heart shaped brownies were a big hit.
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Monday, June 3, 2013

Spinach and Strawberries Salad

Spinach and Strawberries Salad
  So simple, so delicious, so pretty
Maggie Mae made this to rave reviews and competed in dressage show bringing home 1st and 2nd place ribbons. Congratulations!
Recipe: A bag of baby spinach, 3/4 box of sliced strawberries, and 1/4 cup of poppyseed dressing.