Maraschino Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Maraschino Cherry Cheesecake BarsMy life hasn’t changed drastically due to our social distancing.  I still babysit my grandkids 3 days a week at my son’s house.  Instead of hanging out with the two little guys, aged 2 and 5, the other 3 grands aged 9, 12 and 16 are also home.  They sleep later and feed themselves so it’s not so very different.  This will be our new routine for the next six months.

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St Patrick’s Day Guinness Stew

Guinness Stew

Guinness Stew

St Patrick’s Day is later this week and we started celebrating early in the castle. I had beef and vegetables on hand to make a pot of stew and my P.S. (Purchaser of Spirits) had a bottle of Guinness on hand. “Booze stew!” we gasped, our eyes wide in excitement. This was not our first attempt at making stew with a beer. We’d made an Oktoberfest Stew a few years ago. A German version instead of Irish. Continue reading

Cucumber Caviar

Cucumber Caviar

Cucumber Caviar

Normally I wouldn’t use a weight watchers recipe. I’m not a follower- I have more success simply counting calories on an app. But cucumbers are my world!  I eat them in almost any way, shape or form. This caviar sounded good.  It had all of the ingredients and flavors of guacamole, minus the avocados, add the cucumbers. It’s probably more correctly called a salsa but that’s just semantics. You’ll want to grab a chip and dig in. Continue reading