What Is Earning This First Quarter?

What Are People Buying? (Written in 2017) Sometimes it is helpful to see what’s happening in someone else’s business. Like many other online writers, I saw a shakeup in income during the past year, so I am trying to see where “the cheese” has...
My Christmas Cookie Collections

My Christmas Cookie Collections

Over the years I published many of my favorite Christmas cookie collections; both to share with others and to have a backup resource accessible to family members to bake their favorites. HINT: you may want to bookmark this page for future reference! My children have...
December’s Unusual and Traditional Holidays

November Holidays and Observances

The birthstone for the month of November is the yellow Citrine gem, and the birth flower is the Chrysanthemum. Purchase on Zazzle   Holidays Holidays and special celebrations in the month of November. What are some observances this month? 01 All Saints’ Day...
Special Christmas Cookies

Special Christmas Cookies

Here are a few of my special Christmas cookies, which may be new to you. I like rich cookies, that look like they took some effort (even if they are actually very easy) for special occasions like Christmas. These are some of the lesser known ones, while my most...
The Perfect Summer Dinner

The Perfect Summer Dinner

If you were looking for a summer dinner which incorporates wonderful seasonal fruits and perfectly paired flavors, this is the meal to try. Start with a simple roasted chicken. I have a page of how-to and information about roasting a chicken; there is nothing better...

Kifli : Traditional Hungarian Pastry Cookies

This recipe was a family recipe given to me many years ago by a friend. It was passed down through her family and is one of my personal favorites. It makes a large amount of cookies, but they can be frozen and are coveted treats, so give them as gifts (including a...
December’s Unusual and Traditional Holidays

October Holidays and Highlights

The birthstone for the month of October is the beautiful Opal, and the birth flower is the Calendula, or alternatively the ‘Snapdragon’. October Birthstone and Flower greeting card Holidays and special celebrations in the month of October.   01 World...

Sweet Rolls with Aromatic Cardamom

I have two recipes here for an easy version of Cardamom rolls and the old fashioned one that I like to bake for my family at Christmas time. the difference is in details, such as prep time and whether a simple glaze or a sugar and sliced almond finish is used for the...

September Holidays and Observances

  The birthstone for the month of September is the blue Sapphire, and the birth flower is the Aster, or ‘Michaelmas Daisy’, as it is also called. September Birthstone and Flower greeting card Holidays and special celebrations in the month of September....
December’s Unusual and Traditional Holidays

August Holidays and Odd Observances

The birthstone for the month of August is the Peridot, and the birth flower is the Gladiolus. August Birthstone and Flower greeting card Holidays and special celebrations in the month of August.     02 National Coloring Book Day  03 Watermelon Day 03 Friendship Day 04...
December’s Unusual and Traditional Holidays

July Celebrations and Holidays

The birthstone for the month of July is the Ruby, and the birth flower is the Larkspur. July Birthstone and Flower greeting card Holidays and special celebrations in the month of July. 01 International Joke Day 01 International Tartan Day 01 Canada Day 02 I Forgot Day...