Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti

As you know, our freezer is bursting with Christmas cookies. Every few days I pull out a box and we munch to our hearts content. The kids and I had a great time baking a few weeks ago. My kids love baking Christmas cookies and in years past, I’ve put it off and felt guilty […]

Enjoy the Freedom of Your Frugality

Ebenezer Scrooge was a frugal man. He pinched every penny until it screamed — bloody murder. Yet, as anyone who’s seen A Christmas Carol knows, he didn’t enjoy his life. His frugality kept him in bondage. Certainly there are seasons of life when frugality serves us. In fact, there are seasons of life when frugality […]

12 Holiday Tips to Avoid Accidental Poisoning

Photo Source With six very active children, I’ve been known to call Poison Control on occasion. I’ve called about motor oil, plant food, drywall, deodorant, oleanders, spider bites, and Christmas Berries. And I have the white hair to prove it. I’m so thankful that the Poison Control Hotline is there, thankful that none of our […]

Easy & Delicious Brunch Recipes (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Christmas and New Year’s are great occasions to host a brunch. Brunch menus typically do a great job of combining savory and sweet, filling and light, elegant and hearty. And there are many brunch ideas that can be made ahead so that you’re not scrambling the morning of. If I were going to have you […]

Chocolate Minty Melts

We made a wonderful discovery this  month when we were baking our Christmas Cookies. Oh my! What a happy accident! Years ago I discovered this recipe for Chocolate Mint Snow Top Cookies. It was basically a chocolate crackle gone minty. I tweaked the original in altering the form of baking chocolate used. But, I’ve been […]

Do YOU Make a List?

Recently, in a book that I can’t find now in order to quote it, I read the recommendation that we as moms should make sure that we make our gift wishes known. It said we need to make it clear to our husbands and children how they “can love us best” by giving us the […]

Booking It in December

I have to admit, if it weren’t for your accountability, I would not have read half of the books that I read this year. Thanks for booking it with me this year! As we come to the end of the year, I encourage you to go back through the year and see what books you’ve […]

CookBook Giveaway Winners

In case you missed the announcement last week, I am in the midst of writing a cookbook. I am very excited about the prospect. Thanks so much to everyone who shared book title suggestions. So helpful! And so sweet that you share my joy in this fun, new project! Stay tuned for more updates! Three […]