Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

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Here’s a happy spring crocus for you!

Happy Easter and all the other joyous spring celebrations happening this time of year (not including tax day)!

Today I don’t have a destination to report, but I am reminding you of my latest book, Traditional Old-World Easter-Egg Coloring Techniques, available in Kindle and print form on Amazon, along with all my other books. This book has full, step-by-step instructions for boiling and blowing eggs, then coloring them in traditional ways, not that supermarket egg-coloring-kit way. This is really fun, especially for kids. Get yours today! read more

Crackers from Scratch at the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium in Brandon, Florida

This week's post is about the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium in Brandon, Florida, an upscale kitchen supply store. Not the least of their wonderful features is their instructional program. They offer classes on everything from basic knife skills to preparing gourmet meals. The staff is professional and the instructors are knowledgeable and effective. Not only that, you should see their classroom! Here's a recipe for rosemary pine nut crackers I learned there.

Historic Lutz, FL, Train Station – and new subscription method!

Before we get to the train station photos:

I’m super-excited to announce a new subscription method for this blog! It’s a higher-tech system than the old one and will serve both me and you better. Look at the top of the sidebar on the right just beside this post and you’ll see the new subscription form.

Please fill out the form and subscribe via the new system, even if you already receive the posts or notifications in the old way. The old way will be discontinued soon, and I don’t want you to miss a single post. read more

Italian(-based) Ombré Rainbow Cookies

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Learn how to make the traditional Italian Rainbow cookies, which are really tiny cakes. You can put an ombré or any other color scheme touch on them. This is an overnight recipe, so plan ahead. The almond-chocolate-raspberry flavor of the bite-sized cakes will make you glad you spent the time and effort. Recipe is included.

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