Playing Catchup before my battery dies

My hubby came home for the weekend. He is in a class right now for several weeks. It ends on Thursday. Thank goodness I might be able to catch up on a lot of my posts. I have a lot to share and post with you.

Alas my broccoli did not survive the cold weather we have had. Some good things from our gardening:


Parsley in all it’s glory

Something Sprouting

Something maybe onions? Who knows my husband planted them!

The Last Leaf

Last little thing of Broccoli and it is weeping ūüė¶

Parsley is growing great, some of the herbs are still attempting to emerge from the soil. We also have something that looks akin to onions although it could be something else entirely. I am going to let my husband care for them while I am away and then give them to my green thumb friend Heather to care for while we are away in the states.

I dislike packing, and living out of a suitcase, I have done it too much!

I dislike packing, and living out of a suitcase, I have done it too much!

The Sun has arrived in Germany, at least for the time being. It has been rather hot, but I am not going to complain less we get put in the ice age.

Sunny Days and Blue Skies.

Sunny Days and Blue Skies.

Please bear with my next couple of posts while I relay all the items I have attempted to record and share with you. I will be purchasing a new power cord for my computer in the states. I will be leaving for the states in a week with my daughter in tow. Looking forward to seeing family, friends and old acquaintances. It’s going to be a blast and with my daughter being at the age where everything is fun an exciting we won’t be bored.

Things you should look forward to me posting: Coffee Cake (An Easy but yummy recipe), What happens when you freeze cream cheese?, What the blooming is that coming from the yeast, My Husbands Favorite: Vinegar Mustard BBQ Pulled Pork in the crockpot, Deviled Eggs: are they your friend or Foe?, Marshmallowy Fondant!

25 Today!


Candles spell out the traditional English birt...

Candles spell out the traditional English birthday greeting (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Ha, yeah 25 is so thrilling. Well the only thing I can say is my insurance rates will maybe go down and I can finally rent a car…Well I already can rent a car being military in all.


A few things to note about myself.



I guess I should count myself lucky, tonight a Hail and Farewell for my husbands Company. So basically a Party, (I¬†didn’t¬†even have to plan one) . I plan to enjoy a bottle of Malibu Rum with some orange juice and pineapple juice tonight. If the weather would be agreeable I would be very happy. It’s supposed to be almost summer in Germany, but it’s only in the low 50’s…

So thank you for checking things out and learning some things about me.









Items You Should Always Have in Your Kitchen #2


Need I say more, but I suppose I do.  Toothpicks are one of the best inventions, at least to me.

They are useful for many many many things besides getting that spinach out of your teeth.In 1872, Silas Noble and J. P. Cooley patented the first toothpick-manufacturing machine.

They have been around a long time, so obviously they found their uses.


Testing Doneness in Baking

Drawing Lines on Pastries, swirling colors together, etc

A Pick for Appetizers and small sized food (So no one passes germs around)

I have used them to Keep plastic wrap from touching something like frosting on a cake

To assist in vegetable or fruit carving as bases, or nails

They are also great gifts for men like my husband who are constantly picking at their teeth (you can buy actual metal toothpicks, in the 17th century they were like jewelery laden with jewels)

To hold something you created in the kitchen together, if it decides it wants to fall apart, and if you are like me. About to flip out and throw the creation on the floor in frustration. Toothpicks come in handy, yes they do.

Mixing icing colors

Cleaning small nooks and crannies on the stove and around the sink. (Gets the grime)




See Many uses, What do you do with toothpicks?


Items you should always have in your kitchen #1

A can opener or more than one like I have here. If you’re like me you lose it every time you really need it. Can openers are also handy to open bottles. I don’t use an electric can opener. I … Continue reading