The period between Christmas and New Year’s is always a little disconcerting: one holiday is over and another is upon us. It doesn’t help that the two feel so disjointed and unrelated—other than a week separating them, they have little in common. Does the tree stay up, or does the tree come down? Do you… Continue reading Cha-Cha-Cha Changes
Would you be brave enough to invite a bunch of bloggers into your home for a good, old-fashioned, holiday cookie exchange? One woman was, and this is the story of what ensued. First, there were cookies: platter after platter of sumptuous cookies… Then there were drinks… And plenty of gorgeous details to feast your eyes… Continue reading Invasion Of The Bloggers: Cookie Exchange Style!
I am grateful for little girls with big imaginations… I am grateful to play attending nurse to her doctor, and help resuscitate the fallen toys… I am grateful there is no shortage of patients in our waiting room, for each one allows me to savor these delicious moment just a little longer… Three Simple Ways To Start… Continue reading Expressing Gratitude
Did you know the terms crisp and crumble both refer to fruit dishes that are topped with a streusel-like combination of butter, sugar, flour, and typically chopped nuts or oats? And of course they differ from cobblers which are fruit topped with a crust and then baked, or a buckle which is a combination of… Continue reading A Classic Crisp, Bathed In Red (Recipe: Apple Cranberry Crumble)
The holidays—they can be hectic, right? That’s why I’ve decided to feature a few of my favorite things to enjoy during the holiday season. The best news? They don’t cost a lot, are readily accessible across the United States, can be used to pamper yourself or give away as gifts, and they make the holiday… Continue reading Tidings of Comfort & Joy (Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas & a Homemade, Sparkling Swizzle Stick Recipe!)
Calling all Brie lovers! Featured recently in our metro paper, the following recipe for Apple Crisp Baked Brie is the ideal appetizer for Brie lovers as well as a fun addition to any holiday parties you’ll be hosting or attending this year. From the kitchen of home cook, Joanna Glaze, this recipe is loaded with… Continue reading Ho-Ho-Holiday Appetizer (Recipe: Apple Crisp Baked Brie)
I had big, blog plans for December. Big plans, that is, until some dreadful clan of mutant scumbags decided it was great fun to unleash a gaggle of horrific viruses upon the interwebs.Phew. I feel better now. Although I was (and am still) running two, highly techie-recommended, competent, anti-virus and internet security programs (which shall… Continue reading Thou Art Lost and Gone Forever