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Healthy Holiday – Making Homemade Gravy

Turkey Dinner

Quick! What’s missing from this picture? That’s right. Good gravy! It’s the gravy! In my book, gravy is a necessary element of a holiday dinner. Not only does it taste delicious, but it also covers a multitude of culinary sins. Dry turkey and tasteless stuffing are disguised when doused liberally with good, homemade gravy. Yet, […]

Make a Beverage Basket for the Holidays

insidious plots coffee

Photo Source Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Holiday Season just begs that you share a cup of good cheer with your fellow man — and whoever happens to come to call. Friends and relatives are out and about. Spontaneity is also in season. Often, unless you know that company is coming, you might […]

Balancing Family Commitments at the Holidays

Turkey Dinner

Photo source The holidays can be a wonderful time to get together with family that you don’t often see. It can be an enriching opportunity for your children to visit with cousin, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. It can be “the most wonderful time of the year.” Or, it can be a tad stressful. Family holidays […]

Make Some (Healthier) Turkey Treats for Breakfast

Turkey Shaped Cinnamon Rolls Life as MOM

Homemade cinnamon rolls take on a new twist when they’re shaped as turkeys! Make these with your kids and you’ll have a wonderful family tradition. Remember these guys? I created these turkey-shaped cinnamon rolls for the first time four years ago. I was two weeks postpartum after having FishChick4. My father-in-law was visiting and had […]

How to Have a Restful, Memorable, & Meaningful Holiday Season

lights theogeo

Photo Source Fall, Back to School, Halloween, Daylight Saving Time, these milestones have passed. 2010 is quickly drawing to a close. “The Holidays” are upon us. A man once said, “Boy, the holidays are rough. Every year I just try to get from the day before Thanksgiving to the day after New Year’s.” The potential […]

Honoring Our Veterans

Thank you to all those who have fought to protect freedom.

Cranberry Orange Muffins & Other Dishes That Travel Well (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Cranberry Muffins

Usually when one is heading to a potluck, one hopes that her meal arrives there in good shape. Admittedly, some dishes travel better than others. And sometimes how you package the food makes a world of difference. When I was a child, we made a Black Forest Cake to take to a holiday event at […]

A Simple Candle Gift

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Looking for a simple, inexpensive gift that still says you care? How ’bout this? I found a bunch of candles on clearance at Target and thought they would be really cute on small dishes, wrapped up with cellophane and a bow. Salad plates are really inexpensive. I bought this blue one at IKEA for a […]