Category Archives: Fun

I’m Feeling Like the Queen Bee with Royal Jelly

I’ve heard over the years about the benefits of royal jelly and have wondered about trying it. One of my girlfriends recently started using it and says that it has helped her sleep better and lessen some of her menopausal … Continue reading

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Happy National Jelly Bean Day

What is your favorite Jelly Belly flavor? Living within driving distance of the Jelly Belly Factory, I’ve been there far too many times on school and girl scout field trips. Were they ever making my favorites like lemon, tangerine or … Continue reading

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Happy National Peeps Day

My friend Adrianne (last name withheld to protect the strange) and her sister both love Peeps, but one likes them “fresh” and the other likes hers stale. I put fresh in quotations because I don’t really think a Peep could ever … Continue reading

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Happy National Eggs Bennie Day

Oh how I love a good eggs bennie, a purely American dish becuase it so incredibly delicious and astonishingly bad for you. I keep it as a once in a very long while treat. The combo of hollandaise sauce and … Continue reading

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Happy National Cheese Fondue Day

I made a cheese and hard cider fondue for the first time on Halloween several years ago. It sounded like a warm and gooey way to start a cold evening of Trick or Treating. When our kids were little, we’d … Continue reading

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Happy National Hostess Twinkie Day

Would it really surprise any of you to discover that I don’t like Twinkies? They were never in my grade school lunchbox. My hubby one year did make deep fried Twinkies for a party we were having, which quickly dissolved … Continue reading

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Happy National Caramel Day

I love a soft, buttery caramel. I usually make home made caramels for my annual Merry Martini Party. It really is an easy treat to make. The biggest pain is cutting and portioning the sticky little treats. I generally sit … Continue reading

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Happy National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

One of the great tastes of the season is pumpkin — spicy, earthy, wholesome. Pair it with cheesecake and you have creamy, tasty goodness. I found this pumpkin cheesecake with caramel recipe online and it looks so good I must … Continue reading

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Happy National Grand Marnier Day

One of my favorite memories is of me and my husband on our honeymoon in Paris. Having finised our meal, Bill wanted some Grand Marnier. He tried to order it about 10 times and the waiter indicated the he didn’t … Continue reading

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Pure Tamanu Oil

Not that long ago I gave myself a terrible burn right below my left wrist while reaching in to grab something from the oven. It was a really bad, deep burn and was so painful. After several days of no … Continue reading

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