you must try these

   September 10, 2010 9:05 pm

These things are all the rage among members of Weight Watchers right now. My friend just bought me a package because she insisted that I try them. They’re called CocoPops,  and they’re made fresh every day at Wegmans. They’re about 8 inches across, like a very shallow bowl and taste to me like popcorn without…

At least I tried

   September 9, 2010 4:33 pm

I’ve been mulling over the idea of trying KFC’s newish grilled chicken sandwich. I’ve never been to KFC before, but the other day, I was driving hungry and there was a KFC on my right. I slipped into the drive thru out of curiosity. Turns out the Doublicious with Grilled Fillet is pretty good. It’s…

Apple for the student

   September 8, 2010 8:32 pm

I made apple butter for the first time last year, and it was awesome. I love it on on cottage cheese. The apple tree behind the house is starting to drop apples, and I wanted to get a jump on it. I gathered and canning comrade Sherry Rieder peeled, cored and sliced. I made a…

Rocking Labor Day

   September 7, 2010 4:02 pm

So people go to baseball games. Some people have picnics. Some people do home improvement, others take a long bike ride. Yesterday, I spent the holiday in the kitchen, with a dear friend, the windows open, rock music playing — and catching up with my garden produce. As the cauldrons bubbled, we shared scuttlebutt about…

Arnold’s genius showing again

   September 3, 2010 3:27 pm

You know those round Arnold’s Sandwich Thins? They have 1 Weight Watchers point, and they have a lot more body to them than light bread. I love them, and have stopped buying light bread altogether. Last time I was shopping at Wegmans, I found rectangular ones. I threw them in the basket out of curiosity….

So … many … tomatoes

   September 2, 2010 4:01 pm

Last night I had to can tomatoes. I had no choice. I had ripe tomatoes code blue on the counter. I refuse to let them go bad. It’s hard to do anything like that when my son is around, so I decided to put it off until he went to bed. That left me falling…

Smashing melon

   September 1, 2010 3:54 pm

I’m drowning in watermelon. ‘Tis the season. Last night, my family of three consumed half of a green orb roughly the size of Jupiter. Then, this morning, a co-worker just came to my desk and gave me a forkful of her Watermelon Salad with Mint Leaves a recipe she got from Paula Deen on the…