Amazon Fire

We kicked the television habit a year ago by using Apple TV.  It was nice.  We didn’t feel we were really missing out on anything because we didn’t see ads for shows.  We paid for Netflix and Hulu and that was that.

The other night, my significant other decided he wanted to spend another 40 bucks to purchase the Amazon Fire box.  There are lots of games and movies to watch, you can sign up for apps, buy or rent films, but the nice part is that there are a lot of shows to watch without purchasing anything in addition as long as you are an Amazon Prime member.

Believe it or not, we are now watching Shaun the Sheep.:)



Lemon Cheese Pudding


I have gathered so many little boxes of jello and pudding, thinking that I’ll have them for those just in case desserts.  Truth is, I never wind up making them.  Instead I open my cabinet and have to paw past them to get to the ingredients I need for making other food.

Tonight I decided to break out one of those packages.  I saw a recipe online that called for one package of orange jello, one can of sweetened condensed milk, 2 cups of hot water and 2 packages of cream cheese.

I decided to change the proportions.  I used the can of sweetened milk, one package of cream cheese, lemon jello and 2 cups of hot water.  I checked the treat before I popped it into the fridge, and it was delightful.

Now I have to hope that my tinkering won’t bother the consistency.

I’ll let you know!



Update: It solidified and was very light tasting.  The lemon flavor wasn’t really strong though.:)


A New Skillet

You’d think that after all the years I’ve spent cooking on my electric skillet, that I’d have known it was a skillet, but no!  I always called it an electric grill.  Now of course that is wrong, because what I was using was about 11 inches wide, and 14 inches long and about 3 inches deep.  A skillet!

A rose by any other name…right?  Well, it was right until my husband and I started getting worried about ingesting Teflon.  It’s true, my old grill/griddle/skillet had seen better days.  It was beginning to show it’s very shiny silver finish where there had once been a flat black color.  I decided I needed a new grill.  Only when we went out shopping all I found when I looked for my grill was flat griddles. A griddle has no sides, it might have a drip  edge, but if you pour anything on it’s surface and it’s more liquid than solid, well, it isn’t staying on the surface.  I didn’t want a flat griddle because my darling husband likes making eggs on it, and you can just imagine how those eggs on a griddle wind up on my counter, and then when we aren’t fast with the paper towel, there are eggs are on the floor!

I wanted something that would keep whatever I cooked inside the cookware.  I wanted it to be electric, and I wanted NO Teflon.

We found it!  I got a very nice, relatively inexpensive ceramic skillet.  It heats evenly.  It’s incredibly light, and it doesn’t shed cancer causing coatings.

Now I don’t imagine anyone else uses old Teflon cookware as long as I do, and I’m absolutely embarrassed that I held onto mine past it’s obvious retirement age…but just in case you are looking for a new “electric grill”.  Choose the inexpensive ceramic skillet.  It is so easy to clean that all it takes is a swish with a cloth and that is it!

Thanks for letting me share  this.



Food I hate…

You know how most blogs talk about delicious food?  I could do that, but it’s funny, for me most food is delicious, but there are some foods I absolutely dislike.  No, there are some foods I hate!

For example, the other day I  was out shopping and I thought I’d pick up some avocado’s at Landis, the new market over in Sanatoga.  So there was a sale of 2 of the Haas avocados for 3 dollars.  I grabbed two of the gnarled looking greeny brown ovals and when I got home I added some coconut milk, some honey and I blended it into a nice smooth paste.  I poured it into a bowl and tucked plastic wrap down on it and popped it into the freezer.

It only took an hour or so till it was firm.  I grabbed a spoon and dug in.  I swear that was the most unpleasant mouthful of green stuff I had ever eaten.  It tasted like ice cream with dirt in it.  And not just any dirt, it was like the loamy worm filled dirt that you add to gardens each spring in order to get your peppers and tomatoes to grow.

Bleccch.  Next I might try pepper ice with almond milk and a pinch of Doritos dust.  Then I’ll throw that out immediately.

Maybe I’m not meant to create icy new  taste sensations?!

Hey All!

It’s been almost a year since I posted here.  I just thought I’d stop back and see how things were in the “old neighborhood”:)

Things have changed a bit in how to create and publish the posts, so I’m going to see how this post works before I add anything of any value, and if I have no guests well, it’s my own fault:)



Got a Local Event? Send it My Way!

I am always happy to post events for folks that are in the area, the only bad thing is that I’m not the best poster lately, so unfortunately some of you haven’t seen your news published here, well, I’m sorry, but I will tell you that if you send me material at:  I will try to upload it here.

I’m not particular to who I post for.  I don’t think I have much in the way of rules, except that I do consider this a family friendly zone and therefore I’m not going to publish things that I wouldn’t feel comfortable having young folks see.  Does that sound fair?

I’m okay with grand openings, and event listings, but I’m not going to do a calendar, at least not at this point.

Mea culpa for the events I’ve snoozed on lately.



Oh, areas I consider pertinent to this blog….Pottstown, Pottsgroves, Oaks, Douglassvillle, Amity, Pine Forge, Oley, Reading, Fleetwood, Blandon, Morgantown, King of Prussia, Exton, (* and anyone within 25 miles of those areas).