HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2015

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2015

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy   O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. ~William Shakespeare   There is one day that is ours. There is one day when… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Trivia #3 ~ THE FOOD!

Thanksgiving Trivia #3 ~ THE FOOD!

Cranberry Facts: Now a Thanksgiving dinner staple, cranberries were not eaten by Native Americans but used to treat arrow wounds and to dye clothes. The Pilgrims named the fruit “craneberry” because their drooping heads in the spring reminded them of a crane. The top cranberry growing states are Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington.… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Trivia #2 – TURKEY!

Thanksgiving Trivia #2 – TURKEY!

  Presidentially pardoned turkeys are now sent to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate in Virginia to live out their final days. History of the Presidential turkey pardon can be read HERE on History.com   Female turkeys do not gobble. Only male turkeys gobble. A male turkey is called a tom, a female is a hen, and… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Trivia #1

Thanksgiving Trivia #1

  The traditional cornucopia is a curved goat’s horn filled to brim with fruits and grains. According to Greek legend, Amalthea (a goat) broke one of her horns and offered it to Greek God Zeus as a sign of reverence. As a sign of gratitude, Zeus later set the goat’s image in the sky also… Continue Reading

An Apple a Day …

An Apple a Day …

Baked Apple Bombs 4 large granny smith apples, peeled and cored 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons corn starch 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 1/4 teaspoon salt 12 caramel candies 2 eggs 1/4 cup Demerara sugar Salted Caramel Sauce for serving Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix the granulated sugar,… Continue Reading

Pride & Prejudice 2005  10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Pride & Prejudice 2005 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

10 years ago this month, specifically on September 16, Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen premiered in the UK. The movie adaptation directed by Joe Wright would cross the pond for a US and worldwide release in November. As everyone who has followed me for any length of time knows, it was… Continue Reading