The bride’s mantra, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”, is a long-observed wedding ritual. The “something old” can make a wedding day memorable , even when the bride is the only one who knows the reason. For the women in our family, that “something old” was Grandma’s pin. Not flashy, probably not a million … Read More about Grandma’s Pin
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Ask about the Story of “Things” Older folks enjoy talking about the past. Grandpa’s are known for their story telling abilities! They are happy … Read More about “Things” come alive when you know the story!
Seth Thomas Clock This clock sits on the mantle at my parent’s house. I know I’ve asked about it before, but I wanted to hear the details of it again, so that we could have a record of it’s history. The information written on the back of the clock dates to the mid 1800’s. Documentation shows … Read More about Seth Thomas Family Clock
St. Patrick’s Favorite Reuben Our family has a bit ‘o Irish running through our veins, I’m fairly certain. But Irish or not, I do know a good Reuben sandwich when I see one! This version of the reuben, open-faced, is a favorite of St. Patrick, or so I’m told. If i can believe everything … Read More about St. Patrick’s Favorite Reuben
This apple cake recipe is a family favorite. I can’t remember the first time I made it, but it is requested often. It’s a great coffee cake for breakfast or brunch, and also serves well as dessert!
The smell of chocolate chip cookies, apple pie baking in the oven, fried chicken on the stove, or homemade pizza, all hot & bubbly, triggers memories of the days when Grandma, Mom, Aunt B, or Dad cooked up a treat or special dinner for the family. Recipes passed down, or your own current favorites, deserve to … Read More about Save those recipes… Your future self might miss my clam chowder…