Summer Salads

Summer Salads

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well, one of the biggest vacation and picnic weeks of the year is here…let the Fourth of July celebrations commence! The first week in July is traditionally set aside to remember the birth of our great nation, but it has become a week for many folks to enjoy all of the […]

Summer Vacation Kebabs

Summer Vacation Kebabs

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well, it’s here…summer vacation is about to arrive in Western New York! While some of our close southern neighbors started a couple of weeks ago, Jamestown and its surrounding areas will be graduating another fine crop of young adults this week and school will be out for the summer. We all […]

Mint Julep Cheesecake

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well friends, we did it! Yes, indeed, we ventured to Kentucky and back over Mother’s Day weekend. In case you missed my last column, let me fill in the blanks for you…My husband Robert, our older son Todd and I took a whirlwind excursion and went to the Kentucky Derby! It […]

Declutter and Go Techie

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well, friends, spring has finally sprung, so you know what that means… spring cleaning!! I have been spending my spare time cleaning and organizing, rearranging and throwing. Like many of you, I am a bit of a hoarder! I find myself keeping obscure things. You never know when I might need […]

Freeze-for-later Meals

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Happy 5th Anniversary to the Jamestown Gazette! I cannot believe it has been five whole years since I began penning this column. It seems like just yesterday my dear friend Stacey, our beloved publisher, decided to jump in the deep end of the pool with her idea for a weekly paper. […]

Let Grilling Begin

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well Friends, another new season is upon us! We have had our time of bad weather with this most recent cold, dreary March and now we are poised to welcome April with all of its renewed glory. I don’t know about you, but I sure am ready to open the windows […]

St Patricks and Corned Beef

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Happy St Patrick’s Day!! There are so many reason’s to love St Patrick’s Day…the celebration of St. Patrick, spring is just around the corner, the days are getting longer, the crocuses are blooming, the snow piles have melted away, and best of all…it is time for corned beef!! I love corned […]

Cookie Time!

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw I don’t know about where you are, but it is another cold and damp day here in my little corner of the world! I’d like nothing more than to curl up under a thick blanket with a good book and a steaming cup of tea, but unfortunately, I can’t… I’m at […]