Author: Vicky Weimer

Dynamite Napoleons!

Sorry I missed yesterday’s Variations on a Theme post. It’s been a hell of a week, and things are still changing. My entire childhood was not fraught with frugality and food insecurity. When Mom and Dad were both working, we did pretty darn well. We did well enough that...

Sunday Evening Cocoa Musings – 1/21/18

Another week, another post that didn’t get done until the evening. If you have issues with your parents, you may want to give this one a pass. Life can come at your pretty fast sometimes – I think that’s what Ferris Beuller said. In the last eighteen months, it...

#TBT Hotdog Soup

Throw Back Thursday posts are sometimes the place where I write about food that I was forced to eat as a child that I swore I would *never* eat as an adult. We saw how well that worked with the Sausage-stuffed Acorn Squash. And broccoli. And mushrooms. And pea...

Variations on a Theme – Keto Coffee Drops

Yes, yes, I know – Keto is the biggest, latest fad food thing. Here’s the thing. Not every change of eating habits will work for every body. Yes, I split that word deliberately. I’m not a nutritionist. I’m not a doctor. I’m not even a scientist. I am just...

Sunday Evening Cocoa Musings – The Five P’s

Some days time just gets away from me, and I can’t do my writing until the evening. This plays very well into my musing today of the Five P’s – Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. I am a list maker. I love planners and notebooks and I will actively...

#TBT Pork Chops in Tomato Sauce

This recipe is one of my favorite ways to cook pork chops in a skillet. Pork chops┬ácan be difficult to get right sometimes, especially nowadays with the pork being so much leaner than it used to be. My mother had two ways of cooking pork chops – either coat...

Snow, Love and Doughnuts

I was born and raised in Massachusetts, in a smallish town in the Connecticut River Valley (or what is known as the Pioneer Valley) called Westfield. Being born a New Englander, a child of New Englanders, a family that can trace its roots back to the Mayflower (Stranger, not...

Variations on a Theme – Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash is one of my guilty pleasures, one of the things I love to order when we go out for breakfast at a new diner. Home Fries, Coffee, and Corned Beef Hash are the things I rate a diner on – If the home fries are creamy...

Sunday Morning Coffee Musings 1/7/18

New Beginnings The New Year tends to make us stop and ponder what’s going on in our lives, and can we do anything to make it better? Can we at least stop digging the hole deeper? Most people make resolutions – to improve their health by eating right and...