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Our Businesses: Special Affairs Catering ( Wedding Cakes and Other Goodies ! ) and Dolly's Seasonings Inc., the home of "Dolly's Seasoned Salt "

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Recomendation ..... For You !

The Burger King in Portland Maine on Forest Avenue !!!!!   Nice people and .........  YUM !

A Food Fact !

Today is the day that "The Kitchen God" assends visits Heaven !  Pray to "The Kitchen God" for whatever Food help you need !!!!!

Best Wishes !

Happy National Brandy Alexander Day !  Everyone !!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Tip ! ..... For You !

As much as I want everyone to buy my cookbook I like to remind folks that you can find a myriad of cookbooks at your local public Library !  Mine here in Portland Maine is a beauty and chock full !!!!!

Best Wishes !

Happy "National Peanut Brittle Day !  Everyone !!

A Recipe ..... For You !

Lavender Dish Soap
2 ups soap flakes
(grated ivory)
1 gallon water
25 drops of lavender essential oil (you can change this to lemon or orange or other scent)

Place soap flakes and water into a pan. Heat over medium heat stirring occasionally until it boils and until soap dissolves. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes to thoroughly combine the ingredients. Remove from heat and let liquid partially cool, add the essential oil and stir. Pour into a clean plastic squeeze bottle or re-used dish soap bottle.

Mix the washing soda and the borax and store in a plastic covered container. To use, add 2 tablespoons to the dishwasher soap compartment.

A Hint ..... For You !

You know that it is cold in your Maine kitchen when you realize that your diso soap is frozen !!!!!  I gotta remember to not leave it so close to that draft window !!!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


A Recipe ..... For You !

Irish Coffee

Best Wishes !

Happy " National Irish Coffee Day" Everyone !!!!!


A Recomendation ... For You !

If you want a great place to get a homemade burger,  different tasty treat, or a drink and free popped corn go to:

"3 Dollar Deweys !"
in the Portland Maine's Old Port !

I had the burger and am still singing from the flavor !!!!!

Yum !

Friday, January 20, 2012

A Recipe ..... For You !

Homemade Buttercrunch

1 cup Butter

1 cup white sugar

3 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

1/2 cup toasted and chopped almonds

3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup toasted and chopped almonds

Butter a baking sheet, and set aside.

Melt margarine in 2 quart saucepan. Add sugar, and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Stir in water and the corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, to 270 degrees F (132 degrees C).

Remove from heat, and quickly stir in coarse nuts. Spread on to prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle chocolate over hot candy; when it begins to melt, spread evenly over the top. Top with nuts. Refrigerate until firm. Break into small pieces to serve and enjoy !!!!!




Best Wishes !

Happy "National Buttercrunch Day !" Everyone !!!!!!!