When my daughter, Erin, creator of http://www.coffeemeetspolished invited me to write a post for July 4th, I immediately said yes. She asked me about three months ago and I finished it on July 4th, whew! Writing the post got me motivated to "dust" off my own blog and start blogging again. So, here I am. I … Continue reading I’m back!
Hot pan de sal in the Philippines is akin to the pan asobao in Puerto Rico, the baguette in France, challah in the Jewish community or the loaf bread here in the US . When I was growing up, this was a favorite. Erin and Megan love these, too. This is a versatile bread because … Continue reading Hot Pan de Sal – Hacked Recipe
I had something else in mind to write about today to welcome October and the last quarter of 2017. I awoke to somber news from Las Vegas. My first thought was for my cousin and her family. I later heard they are safe. I had a heavy heart soon after reading the news because I decided … Continue reading Breakfast for One. Vol. 7.
After the kids flew the coop, meal time for Ralph and I have come down to 3-night leftovers, take out, TV dinners, and dinners out. Cooking for two people became more inconvenient than necessary. I heard of Hello Fresh on social media last year. I signed up for their 3-meal for two people classic plan. … Continue reading Hello Fresh – Unpacking Goodness!
I'm a week late but, HELLO, FALL! Living in Florida makes it doubly hard to really feel the change of the seasons. Today, I woke up to 83 degree weather and a high of 91 degrees. The humidity was so high you would think we were still in the middle of summer. The forecast for … Continue reading Frugal Fall Decorating
Ralph had a workshop at the University of Florida today so we came up last night and stayed at Home2Suites in Gainesville. I smiled when I saw the waffle maker as we checked in. I couldn't wait to head down to breakfast this morning. I was impressed with the number of choices even for … Continue reading Breakfast For One. Vol. 6
I cannot talk enough about how great a time we had during our cruise to Alaska this past summer. From the moment we stepped on the ship until we disembarked, we were pampered by the crew. We sailed on Celebrity Solstice. We were told that the ship got its name after the summer or winter … Continue reading 7-night Alaska Cruise on Celebrity Solstice