Have you ever had a recipe scream out 'make me right now'? Ok, perhaps it has not actually screamed out loud, but when I go into the kitchen and stand for a few minutes thinking about something to make, this Mandarin Orange cake comes to my mind almost immediately. After years and years of making this Mandarin Orange cake and taking it to potlucks, ......and being asked for the recipe,...I have decided it is time to give out this recipe which consists of two cups of almost ... Read More about Two Cuppa Cake That Will Knock Your Socks Off!
I'm dragging today. Sigh! Yesterday was such a busy day and I am paying the price today. I don't know if that means I need to have more days like that as I have become a bit sluggish..... or if it means I might have "overdid" it just a tad. ;) I was on my feet the whole day, decorating, cooking and organizing a dinner for over 70 people. It is nothing new as the Captain and I host each month. Let me explain. You see, once a month the Captain and I host a ... Read More about The Luck Of The Irish Mystery Dinner For The Elite Fleet!
I have put together another St. Patrick's Day tablescape.... AND....I have to admit that I really like celebrating the Irish with all the green and white decor even if it includes an Irish Santa dressed all in green, holding a shamrock hat. S-h-h-h-h-h.....But I won't tell if you don't tell, that I am using a Santa in March. This little Santa leprechaun found his way into my basket when shopping. I know....I just couldn't help myself. He really is an Irish Santa, but I think I ... Read More about Irish Santa Visits My St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape!
"Top O' the Mornin' to yee"....and your response back might be...."And the rest O' the day to yourself"! We all have Irish accents and sayings when it gets close to St. Patrick's Day, don't we? I have a dear friend who lives in Dublin and I call her The Irish Lass. Years ago, she gave me a beautiful Claddagh pin, that I will treasure always) :) I love the hands signifying friendship, the crown loyalty.... along with the heart which represents ... Read More about Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With A Good Movie And Good Food!
This recipe has been around for years and has always been a good "go to" recipe for wedding receptions, bridal and baby showers, Valentine's Day, Christmas or just for fun or St. Patrick's Day. The first time I made it, was in 1968 as a last minute addition for a wedding reception that was being held where the two ladies in charge of the reception... thought the other had picked up the yellow punch that had been ordered. No, I wasn't one of the two ladies...though I could ... Read More about St. Patrick’s Day Punch Saves A Wedding Reception!