Living about an hour from the US border we go over quite often to shop and stay there for a few days........this is when we stayed at Seneca Casino. We have the same exact stores but prices are lower and it's like a small get away for us.......even though we are so close to home. We normally don't stay here mainly because we don't gamble and it's not in the shopping mall area.
If the Casino doesn't have a good stage show or any popular celebs are coming the price of the hotel is low......but when something good is going on the price can be 4 times the price of the hotel room. I guess they know you going to stay there so why not hike up the price.
These pics were taken this past summer when we stayed at the Seneca Casino in Niagara falls on the US side.
Beautiful BLUE sky and in the background is the Canadian side.
Seneca Casino , Niagara Falls, NY. we stay here sometimes.....way up on the 29th floor. I don't like staying up too high but my husband always does, he says he can see a view.
You can see the mist in the background from Niagara Falls in the early morning. This is the USA side and looking onto the Canadian side....and all the hotels and attractions.
Canadian side in the background with the hotels and attractions.You can see a bit of the Gorge along the mist.
This is a "Wishing Tree' in Turkey......it has all the BLUE Turkish Evil Eyes' hanging off the branches. Some girls like to make a wish and hang a Blue Evil Eye up on the branches to wish for some love of their life to get married to. Others just make a wish for something better and what matters most in their lives......only wishing.
This has to be one of my favourite Christmas cookies, chewy and sugar and cinnamon infused..........considering it's one of my favourite why do I only make it once a year? I guess for dietary reasons, I try and not make any cookies throughout the year. When my Mom and Aunt both now have crossed over, we use to make tons of different cookies and especially these. We would put them in pretty tins or decorative cookie plates or gussy them up in bags with colourful ribbons and bows........great for neighbour gifts or for the teacher. They also pack well for shipping, just I usually put them into one of those plastic (Ziploc) bags with a slice of 'wonder bread' to keep them fresh like I do with brown sugar.
Lately I haven't been blogging too much......for one with all the Christmas decorating.... yes I have several trees in my home. Then I had out of town visitors staying over. Christmas shopping and fighting the crowds in this big city in the malls. Then my computer almost went, it wouldn't download any photos from my cameras or IPhone.
You just can't eat one of these SNICKERDOODLE cookies and you can't go wrong. I lost my Mom's recipe but ever since I tried this one I found it to be similar to my Mom's recipe.
Ready to be baked...........
Cooling on the rack........
(Cooking Light APRIL 2003)
Yield: 42 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 tablespoon corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 large egg 3 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Cooking spray
Preparation Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar, stirring with a whisk. Combine 1 cup of sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add the corn syrup, vanilla, and egg; beat well. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating just until combined. Cover and chill for 10 minutes. Combine 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon, stirring with a whisk. With moist hands, shape dough into 42 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in sugar mixture. Place balls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 375° for 5 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft). Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
Santa Claus and Rudolph ready for some cookies to enjoy........
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you try these cookies.......
This is the time of year that I wish I was back in Turkey on a holiday.........sitting in a cafe by the"BLUE"Aegean Sea sipping away some Turkish coffee. (which will really awaken you)....along with some sweet cake with syrup dripping all over. With all that caffeine and sugar rush it sure keeps me going for the rest of the day....... These pictures were taken by the Aegean Sea just outside the city of Izmir, my hubby's hometown. I find life so much easier and simpler and 'take it easy' then here in North America......nobody rushes there or speeds anything up. Everybody is friendly, helpful and so hospitable and I never leave anybody's home without a gift.
These Duckies live here because every year when we return they are here.......they just wander among the people...with not a care in the world except what to nibble on. I noticed everyone also ignores them and when they cross the street the cars stop or go around them...well it's like this here in my city when the Canadian Geese cross the road also.
"BLUE umbrella......I can't believe how close the tables are to the water. It is quite deep if you fall in.
The Duckies are going home.....and thank you for stopping by.
I live in beautiful Toronto, Canada with my my husband of 24 years and a 22 year old beautiful daughter.
We live in Toronto where I was born..... Toronto is home to virtually all of the world's culture groups and is the city where more than 100 languages and dialects are spoken. It's very interesting to live here because you don't have to travel far, we have any kind of food or restauarant you can imagine with lots of different cuisines from around the world available all year round.
My love of collecting has made my home very eclectic. My obsessions and interests include anything Shabby Chic, Victorian, Bling embellishments, cooking and collecting CookBooks, decoupage, photography, 'treasure hunting', travel, dogs and watching movies.