Finding Our Way Now

Finding Our Way Now My blog is dedicated to “Finding Our Way Now” in life and work. I talk about the many demands we face when trying to balance life and work in our daily lives. It is a way for me to share all the lessons I have learned throughout my life and work experiences in the hope that it will benefit others.

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Milk Can Lesson: #Story

There are memories that just stand out, always at the edges of our mind, easy to remember. Some are good memories and some are, well, not so much. One of these memories is my milk can lesson.

Milk Can Lesson

I was very little living on my grandparents’ farm with Mom...

How to make the most of your wine festival experience

Regardless of whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just entering the scene, a wine festival is a great way to expand your knowledge of wines. OK, who are we kidding?  It’s a great way to TASTE a wide variety of wines without driving all over the place.

This simple guide covers everything from how to...

Scottish Shortbread Recipe: #Recipe

I love my homemade Scottish shortbread recipe. I’ll make it whenever I feel a need for a celebration or for something a bit sweet.

Although mostly attributed to Mary, Queen of Scots, shortbread is believed to have first appeared around the 12th century. At that time, shortbread was a very expensive luxury reserved only for special occasions such...

OZV Zinfandel: Wine

My husband and I were cruising around for anew restaurant to try. We happened on a cool looking Italian place that seemed like fun. This was where we discovered OZV Zinfandel. Aside from being amazing, I loved the label, but the fact that it seriously ...

Marshmallow Caterpillars: #Recipe

Summer is in full swing and the weather is hot. What is a body to do when it’s simply way too hot to be outside?  I decided to create some marshmallow critters, one being these marshmallow caterpillars. These little marshmallow caterpillars were just what were needed to have a bit of fun on a hot summer day....

Bolshoi – Banana Sandwiches: #Story

It was summer break, and I was home from college. I was busy catching up with my friends that I hadn’t seen in a while. One of my brothers was still at school on a special project; the other was off doing whatever brothers do. Mom and Dad had gotten up at an ungodly...

Ficklin Vineyards 10 year Tawny Port: #Wine

When the day has been long and hectic, with many challenges and interruptions, I’ll grab a cordial of Port wine such as this Ficklin Vineyards 10 Year Tawny Port. When the weather is nice, I’ll sit on my patio and slowly sip this delight and just let the rest of the day...

Homemade S’mores: #Recipe

It’s summertime - time for cookouts, campfires and homemade s’mores. Who doesn’t love these ooey gooey treats? So there we were with a large family gathering, a ton of food, lots of homemade marshmallows, homemade graham crackers and Ghirardelli squares of chocolate. Of course we had to have my homemade s’mores...

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Rice Crispy Treats: #Recipe

Who doesn’t like Rice Crispy Treats? They are always a big hit especially with kids, big and little alike. There really isn’t much not to like about them especially when you dip them in chocolate.

What has surprised me is when someone asks for my Rice Crispy Treats. It’s been around for many years and it’s...

Tempering Chocolate: #Recipe

Lately, I’ve been making homemade candies. To make them look as pretty as possible, I’ve been tempering chocolate to coat the different centers, fruits or bars.

So what is tempering chocolate anyway, and why do we need to do it? The answer to that question is to develop a firm shiny shell that won’t melt quite as...

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