Saturday, December 30, 2023

Entertianing Idea for New Years- ice cubes and ice molds

Free Wine Glasses photo and picture

I was at a holiday party Saturday night, and I loved this idea for serving champagne or white wine which can easily be used for a New Years Eve party as well!

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Christmas Recipes

I'm sharing some last minute Christmas recipes.
Hoping your holidays will be filled with blessings of joy, peace, love, friends, and family! 

Merry Christmas

Recipes below

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Marinated Cucumber Salad

Got cucumbers? This is a simple recipe with a robust flavor that can be thrown together very easily and quickly.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Cruising In The Caribbean

cruise ship

We just returned from our cruise in the Caribbean to Belize, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Key West. The weather was warm and lovely except in Belize. It was raining and windy in Belize and since we had not planned any excursions in advance, we did not get off the ship. It was sunny and beautiful in all of the other stops. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Who Wrote The Christmas Songs?

This is interesting. Did you know that many of the popular Christmas songs were actually written by Jewish composers such as one of my favorites, White Christmas

1. “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” by Mel Torme

Written by Mel Torme, a Jewish singer who was born in 1925 as Melvin Howard Torme, He grew up in Chicago to a working class Jewish family.

Read about the other 12 songs!!

Sunday, December 10, 2023

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas

Do you remember the iconic song, It's Beginning To Look A lot like Christmas, written by Meredith Wilson in 1951 and recorded and popularized by many artists including Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis, and most recently in 2011 by Michael Buble. 

In South Florida, where I spend my winters, the Christmas decorations are in full bloom right now throughout the multitude of high rise lobbies, on the streets, and the many balconies.
read on to see all the photos

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Peter, Paul, and Mary's Tribute to Hanukkah

Do you remember Peter, Paul, and Mary? 
They were a very popular singing group who recorded and performed folk songs in the 1960's such as, If I had a Hammer, Blowing in the Wind, Lemon Tree, Where Have all the Flowers Gone, etc.  In this Youtube they perform If I had a hammer (1960's)

What you might not remember is their amazing song, Light One Candle from the 1980's. 

Sunday, December 3, 2023

In My Kitchen -December

December we will be looking into my  kitchen in my Florida condo. I'm joining Sherry's IN MY KITCHEN where anyone can share!

I've bought a box of dripless Hanukkah candles for the upcoming holiday. 

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Vegetables With Crushed Roasted Peanuts -Delish

This colorful vegetable dish takes only 10 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook. 
You will be delighted with the delicious flavors  in a dish that lends itself to many variations! I love it.