In March it will be five years since my Grandmother passed away and as the holidays pass year year I am reminded how much she loved to celebrate them. She loved spending time with the family, taking in the...
Did you know candy canes were originally created in order to keep children quiet in church? According to the folklore story, the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany wanted to keep children quiet during a long performance at the...
Around the holidays, or really any time you’re serving a crowd, I believe that easy desserts are some of the best desserts. Hosting can be so stressful when you’re in charge of the food, décor, cleaning the house and...
I know people have a love/hate relationship with cranberries. I personally dislike them. I find them bitter and tart and basically not at all sweet. That said, I’m in love with this Cranberry Upside Down Cake!   (adsbygoogle =...
During this time of the year, I know pumpkins and apples are king. However, I always start getting tired of those flavors by the time the end of November rolls around and start dreaming of new dessert combinations. Enter...
Cranberries have traditionally been one of those holiday dishes that I would pass on. Growing up I thought they were much too tart. They always seemed to get in the way of the delicious, savory foods like stuffing and...
I wanted to squeeze in one more pumpkin recipe before we left the month of October. Because no one eats pumpkin anymore in November, right? :) I made this Pumpkin Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe as one of my...
With Halloween fast approaching everyone at my daughter’s school is talking about parties with friends and dreaming about all the treats they’re going to get to eat. However, if you feel like the kids in your life are going to...
Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my favorite. I wait every fall for them to come out at Starbuck and I love them most when the weather starts to turn – really turn – into fall. Those mornings when there’s frost...
Don’t lose your head over finding the perfect food and novelty items for your Halloween party. This Cheese for Brains Halloween Dip is a killer. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); It’s creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky. It’s all...
If you search, “How to make a cheeseboard,” or, “How to make a charcuterie board,” online, you’re likely to find hundreds of different tips on how to turn meat and cheese into a beautiful, almost-magical platter that can be...
With Easter just around the corner, and my house being the designated “host” house this year, I have been thinking up ways to add extra, special touches to the holiday celebration. We rarely get to stay home for a...
Get your green out this week and add some of it to your foods too.  Just adding a bit of green food to the mix can help make St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit more fun for the important...
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New Year’s Eve is synonymous with parties, celebrations, good food and having a good time. As parents of young children, you might not have any grand plans for the evening because bedtimes come early – no matter what day...
What do you think about when you think of mashed potatoes? Home, comfort, deliciousness…YUM! If you picked all of the above then you’ve come to the right place because this recipe is for mashed potato connoisseurs. These Sour Cream &...
Fall to me is a time for comfort, joy and warm flavors in delicious foods that make me feel good in my belly. I love the scents, the flavors and the colors that dress up mantles, doorsteps and tables. And...

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