Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Labor-Intensive Cheese Braid


Every Easter, for far too many years to remember, cheese braid has been a part of our holiday meals.

The origin of the recipe is unsure, although my memory vaguely recalls that it came from a very old issue of what was called Sunset Magazine.



It's a really delicious bread that never, ever fails to get rave reviews.

The filling, which is a creamy, yummy mixture of cream cheese, cottage cheese, lemon peel, raisins, and confectionery sugar, is especially good.


However, when anyone asks me for the recipe, I am sure to tell them that it is not particularly easy to make.

It requires three risings.  This year, when I started the process of making four of these beauties, it was morning.


By the time they were all kneaded, put together, risen, baked, and finished, it was suppertime.


Three of them were gifts, including one to where we ate Easter dinner, and one was left for our house.

It was gone lickety split!


Now that Easter is over, it's back to watching the carbs and moving more, right?

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE BREAD?

Monday, April 22, 2019

Be Nice to....YOU


Why is it so hard for some women to be nice to everyone except themselves?

It's not selfish or guilt-producing to be good to one's self.


As a matter of fact, it's quite therapeutic.

Plus, it helps women to feel happy, fulfilled, and refreshed when they are good to themselves.


Women give a lot to others...to husbands,or boyfriends, to kids, to co-workers, to grandparents, aunts and uncles, and so on.

A favorite saying is "You cannot pour tea out of an empty pot."  It is unknown who originated that saying but it sure is true.


Last week, leading up to Easter, I tried hard to do as many nice things for others as possible such as bake, send cards and emails, make phone calls, give small gifts, and so on.

So, when I saw a man selling beautiful flowers in front of store the day before Easter, I stopped and bought a truly gorgeous, flowering hyacinth for me!  It is a mixture of deep pink and purple and is so lovely.


Another delightful purchase was a Yankee Candle in  hydrangea scent that is divine.  It's like bringing a flower garden inside the house.



It felt great to do something nice for others as well as for me.  

After you buy yourself a little gift, step in front of a mirror, look into it, and repeat after me...."I'm worth it!"
 


WHAT CAN YOU DO THIS WEEK TO BE NICE TO YOURSELF?

Sunday, April 21, 2019

A Blessed and Happy Easter to All


Dear Blog Peeps, Friends, and Family...

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!



This is the day the Lord has made!

So happy that each of you is in my life.


I hope, with all my heart, that your day today, Easter Sunday, will be very blessed.

My blog is my joy because of you!


Sending dearest love and  good wishes your way, on this Easter Sunday!   

You are wished all good things.

HAPPY EASTER!  

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE ABOUT EASTER?
Related Posts with Thumbnails