Glamis Castle English Rose

I purchased four very beautiful English Roses called Glamis Castle from Heirloom Roses in 2015.  I really like the own root roses and think this one will be a winner.  Whew, it's been so hot this summer in South Carolina and I have to admit my gardens have gone without the care and grooming they deserve.  Yes, I'm guilty of that but I wanted to share these young roses with you today.

Italian Crusted Chicken Breast

I love chicken breast especially the young, small, and tender ones. Those huge ones are just way too tough and hard to make melt in your mouth delicious, no matter how you cook them.  Thankfully I have a butcher that sells the most delicious meats and poultry.  If you find a good source it is well worth the travel and extra expense I assure you.  Today is an extremely simple recipe, so simple in fact that I feel silly posting it but sometimes simple is all you need!

Traditions: You're Not Going To Make Me Wash In That Tin Tub!

This man washes in a tin tub while the little girl watches.  

I remember we had a large tin bathtub that we washed in, we could sit in it as children.  It was a very long time ago.  I also remember a cousin that came down from up north and when mama told him it was time to take a bath I remember his exact words, "I'm not going to take a bath in that tin tub"! Today's post is about how far we've come and how much we take for granted. I hope you enjoy this retro post.

Fresh Peach Pie Filling Recipe

I like peach anything really.  Sliced peaches fresh, canned, in a bowl, on top of cake, hot peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream, peach ice cream and oh my yes, peach pie all are delicious!  Today sharing a little bit spicy Peach Pie Filling.

Butter Pie Crust ~ Two Crust Recipe

You know here in the South we love our butter!  It just makes everything taste so much better!  I can still see my Grandma Cora's beautiful hands making that homemade butter from her cow Sookie pronounced Suki.  That was a gorgeous Jersey Cow!  A little Southern Tradition Memory for you.
I got sidetracked, but I had a jug of buttermilk hanging around so I thought, "Well, butter and buttermilk have a lot in common, why not make a crust with the two. A little twist to most butter pie shell recipes.


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Wild Berries Crema di Frutta releases its rich mixture of aromas in an instant: red currants, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and wild strawberries. Alternating sensations of sweetness and sharpness in one mixture for the joy of your palate. credit and more information here


I have been using Fratelli Carli Olive Oils exclusively for some time now.  I can tell you it is the best there is!  We've done a post that explains a lot about this Italian family business that has been producing wonderful products for over 100 years.  Read about it here
Today I feature their Pasta Penne Rigate and one of their excellent Gourmet Pasta Sauces. What can I say about this product?  Let me see.

Fratelli Carli Miele Di Acacia Plus Bonus Recipe!

Today I'm talking honey.  Do you like honey?  Do you eat honey a lot?  I have to confess that I really like honey and cook with it occasionally but don't eat it a lot.  I was given this product for a review and was all to happy to oblige.

Cauliflower & Cheese Leftovers? Make Cauliflower in Cheese Sauce.

Do you like cauliflower?  I do but for some strange reason don't have it enough.  I love it raw, steamed and if I'm feeling extravagant I love it in a rich homemade cheese sauce. 

I Love Jacques Pepin & Sur la table!

I really like Jacques Pepin a lot!  Love his cooking techniques of course but also I love to hear him speak.  His eyes, have you ever noticed them?  He expresses such emotion with those eyes as well. Today I'm sharing his beautiful collection handcrafted ceramics, cookware, linens & more from Sur la table.


Fresh flowers, fresh vegetables can anything be any better?
Today's Topic is "Simple"

Cowboy Party Continuing: Summer Heat Simple Party Activities & Bubble Mixture

Hello All!
I hope you're finding a way to stay cool and hydrated with the summer heat.  This post is a continuation of Chuck's 'This Ain't My First Rodeo Birthday Party'.  We had a semi-small group of family and friends here to celebrate.  The problem was it was so extremely hot with record highs in humidity!  Whew, my problem was what to do with children and adults to entertain?

This Ain't My First Rodeo!

This picture said it all!
I found this online and thought 'Heck Yeah'!
This is Chuck!  Cowboy, Patriotic Stars & Stripes!  Perfect!

This day was a pretty big birthday for my Chuck. The girls and I wanted to surprise him with an almost kids party! The party wasn't a surprise just the decor and theme. 
It was just for our immediate family because that in itself is quite the 'Brady Bunch'. We have lots of grandchildren combined so when you get them together you'd better make it fun for them so all can enjoy, or you'll spend most of your time lassoing them and putting them in a corral
Today I'm sharing the very simple 'Cowboy Themed Birthday Party'. Join me won't you.



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.