Is It a Recipe or a Story?

I must confess, there are certain dishes that always bring back pleasant memories from my childhood.  Being raised in a family with two distinct heritages, Polish and Italian, there were always interesting and tasty recipes at family gatherings (along with some truly weird foods, but that's a story for another day).  My hubby always compliments …

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Thanks for the Memories

I must confess, it's been a looooong time since I purchased a dining room set - thirty years to be exact.  I bought my first set as a young wife and mother while working at a part-time job to save up the cash.  It  was a beautiful oak set that was Amish made and included …

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A Tasty Road Trip

I must confess, I recently saw an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (click here to view), and a pub was featured that is located in the Syracuse, New York area - only a couple hours away from my home.  It was a repeat of a past show, but the dishes that were highlighted looked awesome, and …

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Time to Celebrate!

I must confess, I'm celebrating my Bloggiversary!  This week marks the six month anniversary of my blog, and I've done a little updating since you last visited.  Since beginning this endeavor back in September of 2017, I envisioned my blog as a way to amuse my family and friends with my 'sunny' observations and interesting …

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Three For Thursday

I must confess, I’m thoroughly enjoying the ‘number of the day’ themed pieces I’ve been doing lately.  It's so convenient to get two, three, four, five or six items of interest in a post with the days Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  So, dear readers, I submit to you this week, the Three For …

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The Friday Five

I must confess, it's been a week of celebrating for our family, and this is a much needed change of pace after all the germs and sickness of these long winter weeks.  We had a birthday or two, followed by Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, and a new recipe to try. Birthday Banana Cream Cheesecake  …

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Cheers to Meatless Meals

I must confess, eating meals without meat used to make me feel as if something was missing on my plate, like I was being cheated somehow.  Growing up with my father as the main meal preparer, our plates ALWAYS had three things on them - a meat, a potato, and a vegetable.  Since embracing a …

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Five More For Friday

I must confess, it’s been incredibly challenging to look on the sunny side of things lately with myself and most of my family being sick for such a long time.  I’m hoping to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon by getting past the used tissues, cough drop wrappers, half drunk cups …

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Five For Friday

I must confess, I’ve been feeling a ‘little’ ‘amazed’ lately even though it’s still January (see my recent rant on January) and still winter and I’ve been recovering from back to back illnesses the last two weeks.  I’m prepared to slap winter with my flip-flop and tell it to move on already.  But in keeping …

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Candy Land Experience

I must confess, playing Candy Land recently with my two grandchildren was quite an experience for me. My daughter and her three little ones came over for an early breakfast at the beginning of this week and the kids’ visit quickly transformed into a rapid succession games and toys with the theme “Which Toy Can …

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January, I Really Wish I Liked You

I must confess, I really have never been a fan of the month of January.  Of all twelve months, this one in particular stands out as one that I simply cannot wrap my arms around and give a big squeeze.  We need to have a few words… January, You are not dear to me, so …

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A Look Back at 2017

I must confess, 2017 was a pretty eventful year with some amazing, wonderful, and poignant memories.  Each New Year's Eve, my husband and I like to take a look back and reflect on the many blessings and experiences that comprised the moments of the previous year.  We typically sit down and go through my calendar, …

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Christmas Blessings

I must confess, I felt quite blessed this Christmas with the many gifts I received; not only the actual presents given to me, but the gifts of my family and the time we spent together for three days.  Yes, Christmas Day actually lasted for three days at my house!  My hubby and I hosted a …

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What’s On Your Christmas Playlist?

I must confess, each holiday season I look forward to listening to Christmas music from the beginning of December right through until early January.  I often listen to the same CDs that I have had for years, and I never stop enjoying them.  Perhaps you will indulge me as I share with you some of …

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Sunny’s Small Plate Saturday

I must confess, I absolutely had a blast this past Saturday with a cozy gathering of friends for small plates and wine tasting. I must further confess that I may have had an ulterior motive in planning this night in order to get my friend KB over to the house to give me a lesson …

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