The Joy of Cooking (Twice a Month)


Hell Or High Water? Four Days On A Cruise With The Family

 I'll admit it; when I got the invitation for my brother-in-law's destination wedding on a cruise ship, I was less than thrilled.  Actually, my reaction was more "WTH?" than "AWESOME!"  You see, I've been on a couple of cruises before; none were by choice, and none overwhelmed me with the desire to do it again.  In fact, I believe I'd repeatedly decreed, "Never, ever, ever again."And yet......more

Raspberry & Rooibos Tea Jam

 Raspberry Rooibos JamIt recently occurred to me - as a food blogger - how predictable gifts from loved ones have suddenly become. I mean opening up last Christmas presents almost felt like a walk through John Lewis' kitchen department....all foods, gadgets and utensils. I really appreciated them all and still working my way through them. Don't misunderstand what I am trying to say as some form of ingratitude, but just me wondering if this is how it's going to be henceforth. And my answer to myself was "I don't mind at all!!!"....more

Gangsta Pumpkin Latte ~

Oh No she didn't just tell me they were out of Pumpkin Latte ~ I might lose my mind!I am a huge Starbucks Fan and avid travel cup collector! Sadly, living in Europe we are limited on what flavors we get here compared to back home!One of my FAVORITE coffee's at Starbucks in the Pumpkin Latte! OH MI GOSH I was so happy when I heard it had come to Germany this year! I will drive a million miles for one of these and oh yes I will pay 5Euros for it!...more
Denise I also found you on Twitter and I am following! Basketslife! Stacey ~more