Thursday, November 6, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

National Donut Day

It's National Doughnut Day (or Donut Day), which falls on the first Friday of June each year.

Whether you like them jelly-filled, powdered or glazed, you now have a good excuse (if you needed one) to enjoy the sweet treats.

National Doughnut Day isn't a ploy by doughnut shops to get you in their doors. Its roots date back to World War I, when hundreds of Salvation Army officers, aiming to comfort U.S. troops serving in Europe, cooked and served doughnuts to the soldiers, according to USA Today.

The first National Doughnut Day was celebrated in 1938.

You can score a free donut at any Dunkin Donuts today.

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Plain Jane to Fancy Nancy.  The humble cucumber and radish get all dressed up.

 Recipe from madiganmade:
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 tbsp chopped pecans (optional)
2 tbsp mint, thinly sliced
2 tsp chopped chives
4 ounces, softened cream cheese
1/8 tsp salt
1 seedless cucumber, sliced into 32 rounds
3-4 med radishes, sliced thinly into 32 rounds

Mix  Combine the first seven ingredients together in a large bowl.
Cut  Use a decorative cookie cutter (i.e. a flower) to cut the cucumber into shapes.
Assemble Layer the cucumber, then the radish slice on top of each other. Then top with about 1/2 tsp of cheese mixture.
Serve  Serve right away and enjoy!

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Confetti says "PARTY"!       Make your own with a circle punch or shapes such as a heart or butterfly.   Perfect use for scraps of fancy patterned papers from which you created your invitation. This keeps your theme going.  Scatter on tabletops or up the walk leading to the PARTY.

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!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Pass the bar

literally....I'm taking a mixologist course online and hope to 'pass the bar.'
Here's a good tip for quickly chilling a glass:If you have a few minutes, it's best to wet a glass and put it in the freezer. If you're really in a hurry, though, you can fill the glass with ice and water to quickly chill the glass.