Christmas Drinks

Don’t tell the Child Protection Agency but my earliest memories of Christmas dinner are of drinking the small glass of cider my parents poured as a treat for my siblings and me.  I remember how delicious it was with turkey, stuffing, and especially the pork, and to this day a festive lunch is not complete […]

Caribbean Rum Chicken for a Main course Dinner

Our local newspaper recently held its annual recipe contest. I submitted several recipes, entering under four different categories. However, it was in the Main Dish category that I became a finalist, and ultimately won second place. My nearly Caribbean Rum Chicken is a fun, mouth watering entree that will appeal to all of your senses one at a time. […]

Butter Margarine Spreadable Melting Butter Lurpak

When it comes to butter I prefer those ones that really do taste like butter. There are two of them at the moment I usually buy: Lurpak and Sainsbury’s Buttersoft. I really like Buttersoft so most of the times I buy it from Sainsbury’s but when we do the shopping in Tesco I buy Lurpak. […]

Christmas 2009 Gift Ideas for Cheese Lovers

Christmas and cheese make a wonderful combination. In England it is traditional to have a whole stilton cheese at Christmas. The English call Stilton “The King of Cheeses” and so your pocket might not run to a whole stilton cheese but, happily, there are lots of gift ideas for the cheese lover in your life. […]

Christmas Rum Balls

I like this story because it is true. I worked at Springs Industries for 25 years. It started out as Regent Mills and then changed hands. This is in Calhoun, GA. I worked in the dye house stacking rugs and then moved to dye weigher and kept it up for 17 years. I had a […]

Casual Dining near the Outlet Mall

 It was just one of those Saturdays at the cottage and we decided to take a ride down to the outlet malls in Tannersville. I knew that there was a brew pub somewhere in the area and I decided that this was where we were going to eat. Had I done a little research I […]

Bubble Pizza

Menu planning in my family is fraught with picky eaters, special diets and food restrictions.  Therefore, when I finally find a recipe that works for all of us, I cling to it tightly.  It gets printed and put in my special recipe book and eventually, it usually becomes engraved on my brain.  Bubble pizza is […]

Best Brands of Rum

For most North Americans, rum suffers from a conundrum of its own making. Outside of certain pockets of United States territory around the Gulf of Mexico and in the usual big-city specialty bars and upscale liquor stores, the selection of limited-edition, reserve-quality Caribbean rums dries up north of the Tropic of Cancer. Part of the […]

Baked Peaches Recipe

Every now and then, we come across a wonderful recipe that somehow transcends any specific mealtime. It is a dish that can be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacktime, and even dessert, and one that never fails to please. It is a dish that everyone seems to love, hot or cold, and any time of […]

Beer Reviews Brouwerij Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne

I love sour beers. Admittedly, they’re not for everyone but the puckering complexity of a good spontaneously-fermented ale is a thing of beauty to me. The musty nose, full of earthy goodness, and a palate replete with the tart flavors of ripe fruit, cider, and herbal notes is a singular experience. I’ll be the first […]