Retro Easter Ambrosia Salad

          I absolutely LOVE Ambrosia Salad! I could eat it any day of the year. First time I had it was about 10 plus years ago, at an Easter family dinner. To be honest though, it did not look to appetizing at first. After being told several times just to try it already, I did….

Easter Baked Ham

            I have had ham for Easter dinner as long as I can remember. Made deliciously and well, it looks beautiful too. The pineapples and the cherries add the perfect touch to the taste and the sight of the meal. My favorite way to make this holiday staple! Ingredients 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6…

Irish Fairy Cakes

 Irish America Fairy cakes are favorite just like hot cross buns in March. Fairy cakes have magical properties besides enabling you to see fairies it will also heal the sick, but only if baked on the day. In America though, you will know these as cupcakes! Ingredients 1 stick of butter 2⁄3 cup sugar To eggs,…

Tips for Small Winter Outdoor Dinner Parties

            This year has been rough on everyone. Not being able to see our loved ones and enjoy their presence is a hardship. Many of us are used to having big family dinners or even just the occasional small dinner party. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has put a damper on all our plans. There are still ways…

It’s Marti Gras with New Orleans Jambalaya

                Valentine’s Day isn’t the only big festive holiday we have in February. Mardi Gras, this year, is just two days after the day of love. A Carnival Celebration of Fun for all. Every year, our family travels to to New Orleans for a few days of Mardi Gras fun. There are so many flavors…

How to Make Spicy Chocolate Fondue

One of the greatest loves of a Mid-Century Modern lifestyle is throwing Fondue parties. Remember back when it was all the range. It was fun and easy! A chocolate fondue is a great main event for any party back then and today. However, to make it special and different – add a spicy component to…

A Robert Burns Dinner Celebration

                Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns, was the Bard of Ayshire. He is a national poet and lyricist from Scotland. To this day he is celebrated worldwide. The Burns Supper, traditional celebrated on January 25 (the Bards Birthday) is an institution of Scottish life for immigrants and expats all over the world.  It…