Thursday, June 5, 2014


French Toast!
so good and can be made so many ways. a little of this or a little of that. 

Here's a sweet, indulgent and easy-to-make recipe for Mother's Day brunch ..... or Father's Day, let's not leave them out! or a lazy morning.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 2


  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 4 slices French bread
  • 4-6 tbsp Nutella
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup Lori's Salt Caramel Syrup (or your favorite syrup) for serving powdered sugar for serving


1. In a shallow bowl or pie plate, whisk the eggs and milk together. Spread 2 slices of the bread with the Nutella, about 2-3 tablespoons per slice. Place the other bread slices on top and gently press them together. Carefully dip both sides of each sandwich into the egg mixture until well coated.
2. In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the French toast sandwiches and cook until golden, about 4 minutes per side. Cut the sandwiches in half on the diagonal and transfer to plates. Drizzle with Lori's Salt Caramel Syrup and dust with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.
How do you make your French Toast and do you have any special twist on it? Share your secrets!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Holland Tulip Time Festival 2014

Klompen (wooden shoe) dancing

Named the "Best Small Town Festival" by Readers Digest, the Tulip Time Festival celebrates Holland’s Dutch heritage with a week of events and special attractions. If you love a parade, Tulip Time has three – the Volksparade, Kinderparade, and Muziekparade. The Dutch Marktplaats serves up plenty of Dutch food, merchandise, and demonstrations, while the festive Kinderplaats provides kids with a park-full of activities. Throughout town, you’ll have many chances to experience traditional Klompen (wooden shoe) dancing, as well as the Art & Craft Fair, Quilt Show, carnival rides, concerts, theatrical shows, fireworks, trolley tours, and so much more!

I never knew there were so many different types of tulips! Here are just a few......

not all of the bulbs were open

this young lady was kind enough to let me take her pic next to Benjamin Franklin.

Another thing I love about Holland is the many sculptures around town. I hope to gets more pics of them on another trip there.