This blog is all about the things in life so many of us need to slow down and enjoy, such as, family, the seasons, food, music, and whatever else causes inspiration. I hope to write as often as I can and it is my desire for you to be able to take a break and enjoy my entries with a cup of tea.
If there’s one thing I look forward to every fall, it’s the taste of pumpkin. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, it doesn’t matter what form it takes, if it’s got pumpkin in it, I love it. There’s something about the sweet, spicy taste that’s perfect for the season.
Here’s some of the best pumpkin bread you’ll ever try. It’s called Pumpkin Cheese Bread. I got it from allrecipes.com. It has cream cheese in the middle of the loaf and an aroma that’s out of this world . Let me know what you think.
Yes, National Apple Month is here…and knowing how much everybody loves apples, we knew it would be a great time to offer some tasty apple themed meals and desserts at the Pink House for October.
Look at some of the incredible dishes we’ve dreamed up—
Apple Turkey Burgers with Cranberry Apple Salsa, Apple Turkey Pot Pie, Grilled Chicken with a Crunchy Apple Salsa and Apple Topped Pork Loin.
And, for dessert, you can choose from Caramel Apple Pudding Cake, Toffee Apple Cheesecake, and Apple Cranberry Crisp to Celebration Cake, and Chipotle Apple Pecan Cake. Sound good?
Remember to make plans now to visit us this month. We love fall and hope you’ll come and celebrate the season with us.
See you soon,
In honor of National Waffle Day, August 24th, I’ve decided to come up with a “best of the best” list for everything waffles. I hope you enjoy it and remember, no waffling around. LOL.
Best Waffle Recipe:
Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles with Praline Peaches. Loaded with pureed, rich sweet potatoes and pecans, topped with butter and out of this world peach sauce. Find it at allrecipes.com.
Best Waffle Topping:
Hands down, strawberries, bananas or peaches. Nothing like fresh fruit on golden delicious waffles. Oh, and can’t forget a dusting of powdered sugar for added bonus. Talk about heaven. FYI Chocolate, honey or pure maple syrup come a close second.
Best Waffle Song:
Don’t know any, but imagine it would be a syrupy love song. Get it, syrupy.
Largest Waffle Ever Made:
1986 in Chicago. It measured over 3000 square feet, larger than the average American home.
Most Waffles Eaten in 10 minutes:
In 2006, Joey Chestnut consumed 23 Waffle House waffles in 10 minutes to claim the title of World Waffle Eating Champion and broke his record of 18.5 waffles set from the previous year.
Best Waffle Quote:
“A waffle is just a pancake with a syrup trap.”—Mitch Hedberg, comedian.
Also, I like “He gave her a look that you could have poured on a waffle.”—Ring Lardner, writer.
That’s all for now.
One sprig of fresh mint in your ice tea and you’ll be hooked for life. That’s how it started for me. I soon found myself putting it in fruit salad, spring rolls and even luscious chocolate desserts. Mint is the perfect flavor for adding a little zing to everything you can think of.
It’s even been used for centuries for medicinal purposes and its wonderful aromatic qualities. The more popular varieties today I’ve seen are spearmint, apple, and chocolate (yes, it does taste a little like chocolate mint). Mint is refreshing and most people absolutely love it.
If you’ve never grown mint before, here are some tips you may want to follow:
Mint is a great herb to grow. It’s a cinch to take care of and a refreshing flavor.
Try it this summer…I’m know you’ll be hooked, too.