Sunday, December 25, 2011

Constantino's Venda Ravioli - Worth the Trip!!

Step back in time...A short drive down Rte 146 to Providence, Rhode Island's
Federal Hill Section - Atwells Avenue is where you will find everything Italian.
Listen to Frank Sinatra while selecting your pasta bowls and serving pieces!
An experienced staff is there to serve you!
After a visit to this market, check out the bakeries on the Avenue.
Oh, while you're at it, how about lunch or dinner at one of the many fine

Cheese Lasagna - Page 135 - Two Sisters and the Silver Spoon Cook Book

Here's a lasagna that tastes so fresh.  Your palate will be amazed
at how delicious this recipe is along with how simple it is to make.
Give this one a try as the New Year approaches and beyond into 2012.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Mr. Fur wishes you a Merry Christmas!

Mr. Fur says, "As you can see I am wearing my new red cloak!  It
was a gift from one of my pen pals, Mary.  She was very thoughtful
to have given me this lovely gift shortly after Thanksgiving.  Receiving
my present so early enabled me to get used to looking and sniffing at it. 
Kathy would put the cloak around me and I would just continuously
walk around the house...nonstop!  After a minute or two, she would take
it off.  I knew it was mine from the very beginning.  The color
compliments my fur and it easy on and off with a nice Velcro pom pom!
Of course, one may say this is silly for a feline like me to wear a red
cloak.  Yes, that is true because I wear a fur coat 12 months a year! 
He He!!  But I like to oblige my human friends! 
Well, that's enough about me...hopefully you are just about done your
shopping and baking and ready to enjoy the Christmas holiday!
Merry Christmas!"

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Pinecone Spread - Two Sisters and the Silver Spoon Cook Book Page 17

Do you want an easy recipe to impress your guests? 
This recipe is not only impressive but delicious too!
Almonds, cream cheese, mayo, turkey bacon, green onions, dried dill and pepper...
That's it!  Don't forget the crackers!  We serve it with "Pita Bite Crackers"
Naturally baked with sea salt from Trader Joe's. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Visions of Candy & Sugarplums Danced In Our Heads

Arcade Snacks
Fine Nuts & Dried Fruits
205 Southbridge Street
Auburn, MA 01501
Neat, organized and delicious treats are what you'll find at Arcade Snacks!
This is our newest favorite place.  Great location with parking to match!
How can you resist these delicacies?  Wouldn't you love to receive this as
a gift?  How about giving it as a gift?  Now that's a good suggestion!
Dried fruit on your holiday table...there's nothing better!  These make
wonderful gifts!  Just ask my sister-in-law, Lil who was the recipient
of some of these great products!
Samples are available for you to try!
This is a hidden GEM!!  You must stop here before Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"Read My Pins" by Madeleine Albright, Stories From A Diplomat's Jewel Box

See a pin, pick it up,
And all day you'll have good luck.
See a pin, let it lay,
And your luck will pass away.
-Nursery Rhyme
A year ago, we attended the
"Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection"
at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. 
The exhibit was not only interesting but inspirational!
I put seasonal pins on a pillow!  Here we have the Christmas & winter pins!
Easy to display on a pillow, appreciate and adorn your winter clothing.
Start collecting!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cooper's Hilltop Farm - Rochdale, Massachusetts

Do you like eggnog?  Cooper's has the richest, freshest and  most delicious
eggnog you ever tasted...coming from local cows of course!!
508.892.3720  Say hi to Jim Cooper and the cows while you are there!
515 Henshaw Street
Rochdale, Massachusetts

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Trees For The Culinary Lover!

Here we have a Christmas Tree decorated with recipe cards!
When your guest depart...let them choose the recipe of their choice!
Silver spoons and pretty food ornaments share the spotlight on this
pretty pink kitchen tree!
A close-up look at the ornaments which look good enough to eat!
Old silver spoons along with our business cards adorn this tree!
Be creative and put together one of your own.

Now for the BEADS - Argonauta, a hidden gem in Orleans on Cape Cod!

These lovely beads are from Argonauta Jewelry Design on Cape Cod!
Visit Kim Catalano and her wonderful shop at 31 Main Street, Orleans, MA
for a lovely collection of bracelets, necklaces & earrings at reasonable prices.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Baubles, Bangles, Beads and Evening Bags!

Evening bags are our weakness!  Whether they are new or vintage,
we find them irresistible!

Evening bags add sparkle to the holidays!
It is time to get out your festive Christmas attire!  This lovely evening
bag is certain to make the outfit.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Second Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony - Ocean House Watch Hill, Rhode Island

There were fresh baked cookies, hot chocolate, eggnog, warm apple cider
and champagne all compliments of the Ocean House. 

The decorations were lush!

Here we are in front of the Christmas Tree in the main lobby

Decorations capture the ocean theme!
The Ocean House
1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Check out the above website for other events at this Grand Hotel!!

Carols were sung by the Very Merry Dickens Carolers.

Santa arrived in the Watch Hill fire truck.  He quickly found his sleigh
in front of the Ocean House and enjoyed the singing along with the rest of us!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tis' the Season ...

Nu-tiques at The Barn
Rte 31 N
Paxton, MA
Hours: Saturday and Sundays 10 - 4
Antiques, collectibles, furniture, garden decor and more can be found at Nu-tiques!
Little nooks and crannies are filled with collectibles old and not so old!
Phone Number 508.754.2340

They're not open in the dead of winter.
Open up to weekend before Christmas
and re-opening in the spring when
the snow is gone!

Make this one of your weekend stops!
Say hi to Linda and Melinda and tell them
The Two Sisters sent you!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Quote To Live By

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them."
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy    

Sunday, November 13, 2011

We're In A New York State of Mind!

Upon arriving at Grand Central Terminal, we quickly
found our way to The Campbell Apartment for lunch with friends.
15 Vanderbilt Entrance, NYC

Our lunch was delicious!  Mainly appetizers are served
with exotic drinks and great music of a another era.
Back to Brooks Brothers at 346 Madison Avenue! 
Here we are with Brooks Brothers' Ambassador, Ricky Bunting!
Our husbands wait as we shop!! They look comfortable, don't they?
On the corner of 54th and Fifth, I buy a bag of roasted chestnuts!
This is a tradition I couldn't live without!  NYC and roasted chestnuts a great combo.
MacKenzie Childs is decked out for the holidays!
Beautiful trees and ornaments await the holiday shoppers!
Beautiful Trump Tower glistens in the sunlight!

 Nancy standing outside of the Peninsula on Fifth Avenue
between 54th and 55th.  Here we  had a nightcap of champagne after attending
a black tie event at the New York Yacht Club.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend and there is no finer place than Cartier!

One of our favorite sounds...
The Salvation Army ringing bells!
Our Father loved the SA and never missed an opportunity to give
and we carry on the tradition!
A fun autumn weekend was had by all!
Nancy and her husband in front of the Public Library on Fifth Avenue.