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Saffron Road #Chickpeas #CrunchyChickpeas #Snack

Chickpeas are an ancient legume snack.  Chickpeas have always been a tasty, crunchy way to get protein and fiber, along with other vitamins.  Now Saffron Road raised the chickpeas snacking bar by creating Crunchy Chickpeas that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Saffron Road has raised chickpeas snacking to a higher snacking level.

Crunchy Chickpeas are a Non-GMO Project Verified and topped with irresistible flavors such as:

Dark chocolate Chai, Salted Caramel, Honey Roasted, Dark Chocolate Crunchy Chickpeas

Saffron Road’s chickpeas are roasted baked organic chickpeas.  Low in calories and high in protein.  Crunchy Chickpeas  are a guilt free snack.

Chickpeas may be an ancient snack that was enjoyed for millennia.   With Saffron Road’s Crunchy Chickpeas we can enjoy the benefits of snacking on chickpeas for another millennia.



Entertainment, Family

Spring Concert #Songsintheair #Flowersofspring

I tell you there is nothing like a Spring Concert!

A concert that has children singing in almost perfect harmony.  A harmony that brings children hand in hand, and gathers parents and grandparents in a auditorium to hear their little ones, and big ones, sing spring in.

All together now!  Show off your spring sing.  

The band played in time and the beat went on.

The flowers were in full bloom.  The sweet smell of harmony was in the air.

The spring concert was complete.

Complete with the sound of music of our little song birds.

It’s Spring!

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Jarlsberg Cheese #PerfectSummerCheese #Souffle

How do you make a Soufflè ?  With Jarlsberg Cheese!  Of course! Jarlsberg Cheese is the nationally recognized premium brand of cheese.  With Jarlsberg Cheese you and your family can whip up a gourmet meal that is simple, elegant and scrumptious.  May 18th was National Soufflè Day!  However with Jarlsberg Cheese you can make any day “National Soufflè Day!”  You can celebrate in style with an incredible, easy-to-use Soufflè recipe.  


Depending on what ingredients you use, the Soufflé can be served both as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert.

Jarlsberg Cheese has combined this French classic with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and a fresh tomato and watermelon salad which makes it perfect as an appetizer or main course, preferably enjoyed outdoors on one of those warm summer evenings.  


1 cup milk

2 dried bay leaves

2 shallots, finely chopped

4 small ramekins

Baking paper

1 cup butter

4 tbsp. plain flour


1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

1 cup grated Jarlsberg® cheese

5 eggs with the whites and yolks separated

Jarlsberg® cheese for the topping



1 cup tomatoes

1 cup hazelnuts, roasted

1 lime

1 orange

2 cups olive oil



Pre-heat the oven to 400 °F. In a pan, heat the milk, bay leaves and shallot until boiling. Remove the pan from the heat and let the contents rest for 20 minutes. Grease the inside of the ovenproof ramekins.

The soufflé mixture will rise quite high, so don’t overfill the ramekins. Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the flour.

Cook, stirring, for 1 min.

Strain the rested milk mixture, and gradually whisk it into the butter and flour mixture.

Cook over a low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens.

Remove from the heat. Stir in mustard, salt, cayenne pepper and grated Jarlsberg® cheese. Then stir the egg yolks into the mixture. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and gently fold them into the mixture, a little at a time. Divide the mixture between the greased ramekins.

Sprinkle a little extra Jarlsberg® cheese on top, if desired. Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for 20-25 minutes until the soufflés are golden and well risen. They should be slightly soft in the middle. Slice the tomatoes and melon.

Make the vinaigrette by whisking the juice of the lime and the orange together with the oil and mixing well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve the soufflés immediately after they are taken out of the oven.

Serve with the tomato and watermelon salad garnished with roasted hazelnuts and with the vinaigrette.

Easy snacking with Jarlsberg Cheese Crisps which are a nutty, mild and mellow in flavor.  Try all four flavors:  Chipotle, Rosemary & Olive Oil, Garlic & Herb, Mediterranean Sea Salt.  Jarlsberg Cheese Snacks all natural and excellent source of protein and the whole family will love.  And everyone will go Moo for  Ski Queen, a rich sweet tasting brown cheese with a hint of caramel is a traditional Norwegian  brown cheese.   That is snacking good!  When gathering with family and friends bring out the Jarlsberg Cheese for a summer treat.

Jarlsberg® taste moo good!  A product of Norway.


Family, Time of the Season

Happy Mothers Day and Happy Anniversary – Two For One

Every year we go to Mercis’ home to celebrate Mothers’ Day together and every once in a while the day happens to be Merci and Bills’ Wedding Anniversary. This year was that year. Two reasons to celebrate is always better than one. When I asked Merci how many years, counting on her fingers she looked at me and said I think…. 46? Happy Anniversary you  crazy kids!

Our sisters and children were there. Damian and Erin went over for breakfast because Damian is a NYC Police officer and he had to work and then Erin went to her moms’ with the kids. We did miss them. My granddaughter was home with strep and her dad stayed with her. We missed them too. My daughter brought the boys over to wish my mom a Happy Mothers’ Day and she was so happy to see them. Kisses all around.

We were a cozy group and everyone got a chance to catch up with each other. It was raining so we spent the day inside and really enjoyed the great food Merci prepared for us all. She always goes way out. I had a little of everything and it all was delicious

Lentil soup, lamb, baked ziti, pork, green beans and roasted potatoes. Everyone gobbled it up but we were sure to leave room for dessert. Life is too short to skip cake.

Mother: A Person Who Does Work For Many. For Free. Thank you Merci for another beautiful Mothers’ Day. She reminded me that last year, we were not there because my family  were at the hospital with my mom who had suffered a stroke. I could not believe I forgot that, I am good at not remembering hard days gone by. So this day was extra special Three In One.

Love these guys to the moon and back and more than all the stars in the sky. Understand?

A Mother is like a flower, each one beautiful and unique. I pray we will get to do this all over again  next year.  Happy Mothers’ Day!

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Looking For Splasher The Little Tasmanian Devil by Nancy Walker #Bookworm

Lets’ take a walk on the wild side. Looking for Splasher is a childrens’ book that teaches young readers about Tasmanias’ natural environment and the many native animals. The story is filled with colorful pictures, that tell the story of four Tasmanian devil siblings – Nipper, Growier, Tugger and Splasher – who are playing hide and seek.  Guess who goes missing? This lovely book is educational and engaging for children and adults alike. In Australia as in the whole world there is a growing concern over the natural wildlife, reading this sweet book will encourage young and old readers to engage with nature and protect their local wildlife. Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures and kill nothing but time.