This month’s website review happens to include two websites; The Happiness Project and My Simpler Life. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT is a memoir written by Gretchen Rubin about her year long adventure as she sets out to test every theory, tip and scientific study on being […]
Month: December 2008
Found on Pittsburgh Needs Eated, adapted from America’s Best Lost Recipes. Similar to a bear claw. Makes 2 crescents, each serving 6 Dough: 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 package rapid-rise or instant yeast 1 tsp salt 8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut […]
Source: Submitted to the Meridian Magazine by Diane Thomas
Don’t take down that Christmas tree yet. Turn it into a fun New Year’s Decoration!
Leftover Christmas tree, undecorated
Balloons, 6″ to 8″
Chinese fortunes or wishes, typed on small pieces of paper
Happy New Year’s hat
Remove the Christmas ornaments and lights from your tree and replace them with small balloons filled with New Year’s wishes, Chinese fortunes, and dollar bills. Tie the balloons to the tree with ribbon, being careful not to pop them. Finish decorating the tree with string confetti and a Happy New Year’s hat.
As the New Year rings in, guests can pop the balloons and claim the wishes, fortunes, and money inside.
Growing up, the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City was one of our favorite places to eat when visiting Tampa. The Cuban sandwiches were to die for and the black bean soup was just as amazing. I have since concocted my own version adapted from the […]
10-inch loaf of Cuban bread
4 thin slices smoked ham
2 thin slices fresh pork ham
2 slices Genoa salami, cut in half
2 slices Swiss cheese
3 sour pickle slices (may also use dill)
Slice bread down middle lengthwise. Layer ingredients to cover bottom half of bread in the following order: ham, pork, salami, cheese, and pickles. Spread mustard on top half of bread. Cover bottom half and slice sandwich diagonally. Sandwich may be heated in oven or served at room temperature. If Cuban bread is not available, you may use French bread (baguette type) or Italian bread.
“A cool alternative to traditional pumpkin pie. If you can find pumpkin ice cream, by all means use that. If not, hereâ€™s a quick and easy way to make some using vanilla ice cream, good canned pumpkin and lots of wonderful spices. When you first […]
Source: GOOP 3 small cloves garlic, pushed through a press 2 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons real Vermont maple syrup 1/3 red wine vinegar 1 cup extra virgin olive oil coarse sea salt freshly ground black pepper 2 1/2 large heads of endive, washed, […]
I could never stand the wiggly looking stuff in the bowl. Cranberry chutney takes on a whole new meaning for cranberry sauce. Just make sure to use ripe cranberries.
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup water
4 cups fresh cranberries
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
grated zest of 1 small orange or tangerine
Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil and add the rest of the ingredients. Turn the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for about ten minutes or until thick. Let the chutney cool before serving. Makes about 2 cups
Use brown sugar in place of the white.