Monthly Archives: December 2016

Counting Down…

May your New Year sparkle and shine!

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Pigeons at Palumbo

The Academy @ Palumbo • 1100 Catharine Street, Philadelphia PA

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Over It Already?

I spotted this yesterday, the day after Christmas, on Washington Avenue. Apparently, these folks have had enough of the Yuletide season and couldn’t wait to de-decorate. Couldn’t hold off ’til New Years?

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Christmas 2016

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Truck Mascot

While this may not count as a true Truck Mascot being that the vehicle is not a truck but a school bus, I feel it’s close enough. It is mostly a big International truck adapted to haul kids off to … Continue reading

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Christmas in Cardboard

The residents of South Philly do it up right!

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“Just For Men” Santa

It looks like Santa caved into the pressure of our youth oriented society and got a touch up. Personally, I’m rather fond of the white beard. If Santa wants to spruce up his looks, you can never go wrong with a leather … Continue reading

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Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Coffee and chocolate – one of my favorite combos! This shortbread gets tastier with age, and makes an unexpected addition to a holiday cookie box. This is a great do-ahead cookie dough to make, since it’s rolled out inside of … Continue reading

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M&M Bars

  I’m in a baking frenzy right now – but I thought I’d throw this up because when pressed for time – these bar cookies are fabulous! Easy to throw together, they travel well, and who on the planet doesn’t … Continue reading

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Snack Food Icon

I was going about my normal routine, when I came upon this slightly disturbing sight. It’s weird seeing a cartoon huckster of candy coated popcorn made flesh, silently and somewhat creepily beckoning passers-by to sample his wares. I tried to … Continue reading

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