Breakfast Meats

Eching Germany and the Oldest Brewery in the World

one thing I look forward to in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are their breakfast.  This isn’t what I’d eat at home, but I can’t resist it here. Our hotel had a wide selection for breakfast including cereal and even some American foods such as scrambled eggs and bacon,  but the meat selection is what I […]

On the train to Munich

Munich, Germany

Rather than fight traffic and search for parking, we decided to take the train into Munich.  We stayed outside the town a few miles and were closer to Bob’s relatives who live in the area. The train stop was very close to the Old Town area of Marienplatz. The most reknown building in the plaza is […]

Frau Gassners B&B

Salzburg and The Sound of Music

This was our third time staying at Haus Gassner. We like the location a couple of miles from Salzburg Old Town and the convenient parking.  Old Town is pedestrian only except for horse and carriage. . . .and bicycles. Because we have been faithful visitors,  Frau Gassner gave us a suite for the price of […]

Post Holel in Mittenwald

Mittenwald Germany Town Festival

We arrived in Mittenwald on August 2 which was our 27th wedding anniversary. Mittenwald and Oberammergau are two of my favorite Bavarian towns because of the lovely murals painted on the buildings. The shutters, arches over the windows and more are often paintings and not the real thing. This is the Post Hotel where we […]

Jalepeno Popper Dip

This recipe came from my good friend LI author, Carol Steward, . It’s a great appetizers for friends or family. Jalepeno Popper Dip Ingredients 6-8 slices of bacon, diced and cooked crispy 2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, soft 1 cup of mayonnaise 4-6 jalapeno’s, chopped and seeded. The seeds will make it fiery […]

Pecan-Crusted Chicken

This Pecan-Crusted Chicken recipe comes from novelist Lenora Worth at  It’s one of her favorite meals so serve at home or for guests. Pecan-Crusted Chicken Ingredients 4 – 8 boneless chicken breasts Pecan chips – purchase in 16 oz bag for grind your own Mustard – one like Grey Poupon Add salt and ground […]


Thanks so Phyllis Rundell on FaceBook for this recipe. GARLIC PARMESAN PULL APART BREAD 1 can of refrigerated Grands biscuits 1/2 stick of butter … 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tsp Italian Seasoning (I omitted) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Throw the cold 1/2 stick of butter in […]

Corn Chowder

I love soup and one of my favorite is corn chowder. I particularly like this recipe because it adds the element of potatoes and potato soup is my next favorite. You can ad more corn if you like and I often add a can of cream-style corn to the soup because it adds more flavor […]

Cherries In The Snow

This recipe is delicious and can also be made as a diet dessert by using fat and/or sugar free ingredients. It’s delicious and guests will think it took much longer to make than a few minutes. You can vary this dessert by using apples or strawberries rather than cherries. Cherries In The Snow 1. Purchase […]

Me, Olympic Rings and Torch

Ski Jumping in Innsbruck

One thing that we all know we’ll see when it comes to the Olympics are the five rings and the torch.  The Winter Olympics were held in Innsbruck in 1976 and won out over the United States by one vote. We’d visited this stadium before but had limited facilites and very few tourists.  This visit […]