Tasty/Terrific Tuesdays!

It's Terrific Tuesday because my PaPa would have celebrated his 99th Birthday today!

My PaPa was such a cool guy. He was born and raised in Uniontown, PA {still on the bucket list to visit} which is not too far from where we live now. He was born into a big cole family. They worked hard... and grew up by pretty simple means. PaPa enlisted in the Army in January of 1942. Papa didn't tell us much about the War, but he did loose a younger brother Sam in battle - who my dad is named for - and we got a few crazy stories of hiding high in the trees at night with the "Japs" walking under them down below. Just crazy to imagine. I wish he was still here everyday to tell me more stories. He was a quiet man, but a great story teller.  His most favorite thing to do was sit and listen to the planes & pilots on his radio in the dining room. Happy 99th Papa, I know you're flying high above us today sending us this beautiful weather!

On another Happy note - my brother and sister-in-law bought a house!! Roberto wrote Karen a sweet poem when he gave her the key, love my bro and I'm so happy for them. :)

For my Tasty Tuesday, I wanted to share one of my all time favorite summer dips!

Momma J's Cucumber, Banana Pepper & Dill Dip
3 blocks softened Cream Cheese
2 Cucumbers, peeled and seeded (diced)
Fresh Dill, to taste
1 jar Hot Banana Pepper Rings (drained well and chopped)
1 tbsp Jane's Crazy Salt
Lemon to taste!

Combine all ingredients and chill. Serve with Wheat Thins, Veggies, Pita, etc.



  1. Yum! You know I love a good dip! I'm going to link up with you for tasty Tuesday and share my favorite summer salad that I'm loving right now:)

  2. PS. I bet you could sub plain greek yogurt for the cream cheese to put a healthier spin on it!