Happy National Ice Cream Day

Easy Chocolate Ice Cream Loaf Cake Ingredients: Oreo Cookies; crushed (enough to make 2-1/2 cups) 1/4 Cup Sugar 3 Tablespoons Butter, melted 1 (14-ounce) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk 2/3 Cup Hershey’s Chocolate Flavored Syrup 2 Cups (1 pint) Heavy Whipping Cream; whipped Line 9X5- inch loaf pan with aluminum foil, extending foil above sides of…

Summertime Shake

Summer is quickly approaching and the warmer weather always makes me want ice cream. In any form really, but I love a good creamy milkshake the best. My favorite summertime fast food stop is Chick-Fil-A. Not for the sandwich but the grilled nuggets and their creamy frozen lemonade. I came across my magic bullet a…

Healthy Eating Lifestyle

For the past several years I have made an effort to change my eating lifestyle. I have been through two programs; both times losing almost sixty pounds. In both instances, once I tried to break free from the program, the weight came back on. Age, hormones and heredity are my foes, then throw in a…

Trip Planning

It’s getting to be that time of year. Busy, busy. I feel like I am out of practice. This week its off to Orlando, then it’s time for a little R & R at the beach. It was a great idea to fit this in before the tourists head down but having to plan for…

Cranberry Liqueur

‘Tis the season! Me and my seasonal self think it’s time for a homemade cranberry martini, shaken, not stirred. This homemade cranberry liqueur makes one extra special. You need to plan ahead if you want these for a specific occasion since it takes three weeks to ferment. Start a batch on Halloween weekend and it…

Traditions

The older I get the quicker the years seems to fly by. I say it every year and I’ll say it again, I can’t believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving! What a wonderful holiday, a beloved time of year that began so many generations ago as a harvest celebration shared between the Pilgrims and Indians at Plymouth…

The Mountains Are Calling

Sign up here for weekly blog post updates; unsubscribe anytime. One of these years I am going to time going to the mountains in October just right. I was so excited to head up and see all the beautiful colors of the changing of the leaves. Our last trip, we went too late and it…

Simmer Pot Recipes

I’ve had the fall bug for a few weeks now, which usually means I start craving things like pumpkin, cinnamon and cranberries. The leaves have started to fall and the heat has already been turned on! That means stuffy, dry air. The perfect solution is a nice simmering pot of potpourri! My favorite holiday scent…