Candy corn has met its match

I like candy corn. I like that it really is a seasonal candy and it acts that way.  Sure, you will usually see a small bags of candy corn among the collections of other ubiquitous candies like gum drops and jelly beans in the aisles of most  supermarkets and drugstores. It is not “Halloween” corn or “Autumn” corn, just candy corn. Candy corn is a classic … Continue reading Candy corn has met its match

Halloween jars: A hauntingly fun (and frugal) notion

Um, well, sort of, kind of $10.  Don’t believe or sorta of believe me? Let’s sorta look, shall we? Jars: I am sure they cost me something at some time. Among them you’ll see two jars for sauce, one jam, one salsa, one coconut oil, three small honey, a Ball jar (purchased years ago) and one bottle from salad dressing. Cost to me? Sorta nothing. All … Continue reading Halloween jars: A hauntingly fun (and frugal) notion

Mother’s Day: Pears, pincushions and lop-sided pottery

Pretty awesome pear isn’t it. It is actually a pin cushion. No, really, it is. And there is a pretty cool story attached to it. When my Dad decided he would live with my sister Stacey and her family in Oklahoma I went to Blacksburg to help with the move. My job was to help sort and pack the house. There would be what Dad … Continue reading Mother’s Day: Pears, pincushions and lop-sided pottery

Happy Cinco de Mayo with some tasty Pico de Gallo!!

This is a little recipe I use that is simple. It’s a cross between Pico de Gallo and salsa. Really, just a chunky salsa that provides a good base for guacamole. It is super simple. Super simple because when I make it I am usually drinking a margarita. And when drinking margarita, simple is vital. (Though drinking a margarita while chopping all this tasty goodness … Continue reading Happy Cinco de Mayo with some tasty Pico de Gallo!!

I like my watermelon shaken, not stirred – the agua fresca edition

Have you ever heard of agua fresca? It is a very fancy way of saying sweet juice. Or technically fresh water, but the catch is, it is never just water. I mean, if it was just water it would be called water and that would be boring. And if you are not in the mood for something with alcohol you can sound extra fancy saying … Continue reading I like my watermelon shaken, not stirred – the agua fresca edition