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Grandma’s Old Plate

Have you ever had an experience where a sound, smell, or maybe  seeing an item seemed to take you back in time?  It’s just like someone flipped a switch in your brain – and all of a sudden you’re 10, 20, or 30 years in the past recalling  a fond memory. . . something  you hadn’t thought of  in […]

Oil Painting – Where to Start?

With our daily temps running at 100 or above – it is way too hot to do anything outside.   So I’ve retreated to my air-conditioned studio room that David built for me  to do a little painting.  I enjoy painting – oil not acrylic – any have been painting off and on for many years.    David […]

Intoxicating Fruit Salad

With the temperature being 100+ just about every day, there isn’t too much one can do outside.   However, when it does get cool enough (upper 80’s) in the evening to sit on the deck, we like to snack on something cool such as fruit.   I take whatever fruit I might have on hand – cantaloupe, watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, cherries and […]

Delicious Cheesecake Crepes

My salute to the Fourth of July was one of our favorite desserts – Cheesecake Crepes.    They are not that hard to make and make a great dessert for company. Ingredients:  1 package 10 crepes (purchase at store); 1  8 oz. package cream cheese (regular or low fat);  1  small tub (8 oz.)  Cool Whip;  […]