One side dish that is traditional on many holiday tables is mashed potatoes.
Of course, there are many opinions on what makes the best mashed potatoes.
Some like them whipped, perfectly smooth and creamy.
Some like them roughly mashed with a few chunks left.
Some like them plain – potatoes, butter and milk only.
Some like to add flavors – … Continue reading.....
Are you looking for recipes for Thanksgiving?
Mashed potatoes are always a hit, but why not make them a little more interesting this year?
The caramelized onions add a bit of sweet and the horseradish adds a bit of hot, making these a great accompaniment to roast meats… Like maybe a Roast Turkey, with or without the gravy.
You can … Continue reading.....
One big food holiday is over; an entire four weeks of nibbling, noshing, snacking and supping is on the horizon.
If you came here looking for my usual, somewhat healthy, somewhat lo-cal recipe to help survive the holidays….
Not today, sorry.
If you cam here looking for something pretty or fancy or flashy for entertaining during the holidays….
This isn’t … Continue reading.....
I've been waiting months for the weather to be warm enough, dry enough and nice enough to get outside.
I've been looking forward to mowing the lawn and weeding the garden and trimming the trees.
All winter long, as I sat in the house, looking out at cold, gray, rainy days I dreamed of sunshine.
The old adage is: Be … Continue reading.....
The finishing starts.
One could take issue, linguistically, with that sentence.
But from a practical standpoint, we are most happy to start the finish.
The walls (in one bedroom) are filled in, pointed, repaired and cemented.
He started plastering this morning – after the photos.
He also (and this is really exciting) put the frame around the outer walls for … Continue reading.....
The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books.
I love books; I love lists; I love reading….
Mine are highlighted…. How many have you read?
I have to admit I'm curious as to the basis for the selection….
But first…. a little something for the last minute Thanksgiving Day planner….
This is an … Continue reading.....
First, is there a short name for the automated answering systems that all businesses use now?
You know the: If you want help press one; If you just like playing on the phone press two….
Since I don't know the answer I shall refer to such as the AAS for the duration of this post.
In the US when the … Continue reading.....
I'm a reader.
I'll read almost anything.
I normally have several books that I'm 'currently reading'.
I mentioned in a recent post that I probably have around 2000 works of fiction. That's because I also re-read. Books and authors become like old friends. I know them.
If I like an author I will read everything that he or she has … Continue reading.....