5 Things: Swan Song Pasta Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the proprietors of a UK pub that got to keep its name. Even more amusing, they received a framed apology. It’s good that the publishers of Vogue Magazine recognize seniority and that the pub owners have such a good sense of humor! Could you imagineContinue reading “5 Things: Swan Song Pasta Edition”

5 Things: Spring Pawpaw Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all spoiled your mothers and motherly folks as they deserved. Well, even if your week started like the gentleman who got an abbreviated seminar on how to land a plane while he was supposed to be landing, it is Friday, friends. You know that means it’s time to kick back withContinue reading “5 Things: Spring Pawpaw Edition”

5 Things: Promised Mom Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you had a great week like a delightful certain someone who got to grandma and grandpa’s house. What a cutie and so smart! Wouldn’t you agree? Well, even if your week was nowhere near as delightful and you forgot that Sunday is Mother’s Day in the US (hint, hint), it is Friday,Continue reading “5 Things: Promised Mom Edition”

5 Things: Crafty Granny Easter Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the folks in Birmingham who had a special surprise in a pub. That Ed Sheeran is a class act! Well, even if the only sing-a-long you enjoyed this week was alone and blasting music in the car, it is Friday! You know that means thatContinue reading “5 Things: Crafty Granny Easter Edition”

5 Things: Inconceivable Spam Palace Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the bride who had a famous face appear in some of her wedding photos. This would be a fun dinner party story to tell for many years to come. And no doubt those photos will be displayed in a place of honor on the mantleContinue reading “5 Things: Inconceivable Spam Palace Edition”

5 Things: Largest Euro Dessert Edition

5 Things: Largest Euro Dessert Edition Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the couple who received more than just clams to celebrate their 34th wedding anniversary. Isn’t it cute that they decided to keep it? Well, even if the only extra that you got from your anniversary dinner was heartburn, itContinue reading “5 Things: Largest Euro Dessert Edition”

5 Things: Minion Pancake Hug Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the sweet grandfather who gave up nearly everything to see his granddaughter educated. Spoiler: Some kind strangers made sure that he, too, was well taken care of. It does the heart good to see that such a selfless man with a difficult life is shownContinue reading “5 Things: Minion Pancake Hug Edition”

5 Things: Framed Pancake Maniac Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the San Francisco neighbor who made pancakes and a lot of new friends. I just want to request that he add chocolate chips for the next get-together and I’ll bring a frittata! Well, even if no one made you pancakes this week, we’ve gotten allContinue reading “5 Things: Framed Pancake Maniac Edition”

5 Things: Broadway Home Travel Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the school custodian who got one heck of a welcome after becoming a US citizen. What a lovely story! Well, even if the only welcome you got this week was your pet wondering where breakfast was, it is Friday! You know that means it’s timeContinue reading “5 Things: Broadway Home Travel Edition”

Advent 2021: Day 16

Good morning and happy “Chocolate-Covered Anything” day! (Yes, that’s a real thing.) Over the past few years, our family has added homemade chocolate truffles to our Christmas cookie repertoire. (You can find a recipe here.) Simple (literally only three ingredients required) and delicious! Rolled in cocoa powder, sea salt, or sprinkles, the results are ratherContinue reading “Advent 2021: Day 16”