The holiday season is already passing by in a blur. It can seem like a lot of work for the illusion of fun, or if you just stop and look around, you may get more than an illusion. I used to laugh at that saying, “Me Time” and think yeah sure I’ll take some of … Continue reading Food and Fun on the Run
I am amazed at how want is sometimes accompanied by need. We needed a reason to celebrate. Good thing she was born prematurely. The timing couldn't be better.
The anxiety levels of the neighborhood dogs are peaking. Dads are checking the fireworks from last year to make sure they blow up properly. The poor canines haven’t seen the worst of it yet. My friend's dog Max is hiding in his crawl space and will not come out, but a bribe consisting of table … Continue reading Frozen Pizza & Frozen Yogurt Happy 4th!
I heard about this terrific little place in Pompano Beach, Florida called Dandee Donut Factory. On the way to the ocean, I decided to stop and give their donuts a try. I'm glad I did, their donuts were more like desserts than dunking cakes. I left with two dozen and shared my good fortune with … Continue reading Dining and Desserts at Dandee Donut Factory
I spoke with my Dad the other day. He recalled the afternoons we'd spent at Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. We stuffed ourselves with cheeseburgers, onion rings, and, ice cream sundaes. My Dad would have what was playfully known as "The Kitchen Sink" sundae. He could put away twelve scoops of ice … Continue reading Jahn’s Ice Cream Parlor
It's Halloween time again. The colorfully fun prelude to the holiday season that adds a little scary flare to the occasion. I have traditional Halloween movies I like to watch between dishing out candy for the kids and digging through what's left of the bags for myself. My Halloween Horror Movie List Halloween - The … Continue reading Happy Halloween 🎃
Some of my fondest childhood memories are of walking with my mother to La Pâtisserie bakery. This bakery (boulangerie in French) also baked international desserts for the diverse population in my neighborhood, Bay Ridge Brooklyn. We would ask the lovely, fair-haired baker for details about each dessert. 🍨 She would answer patiently and pleasantly, convinced … Continue reading Desserts from the French Bakery
As I was sitting out front snacking on my 50% cacao dark chocolate chips, I distinctly noticed the sun setting earlier than usual. My next paid holiday is just a few weeks away and as we all know Labor Day is the official beginning of the seasonal change. I live in Florida, so it’s not … Continue reading Dinner & Dessert – Holiday Preparedness
Cupcakes have made a major comeback as one of the nation’s most popular desserts. You can see cupcakes in almost all the finest bakeries and on shows like cupcake wars. Each episode demands that a unique, imaginative cupcake display be presented by each contestant for a chance to win. For a while there, cupcakes were … Continue reading Cupcakes – Desserts of Champions
It’s the Fourth of July again. The fireworks left over from last year have been tested and Dads from all over America have determined what combustible products they’ll need to light up the night sky. If you look closely, you can see a Santa Clause-like twinkle in the eye of family men as they get … Continue reading Food and Fireworks on July Fourth