Make a Beverage Basket for the Holidays

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

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

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 purchased Costco-size containers of refrigerator biscuits and cinnamon rolls. Inspiration struck on Thanksgiving morning and these little turkey rolls have become a Thanksgiving morning tradition. […]

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

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 […]

Is a Healthy Holiday Feast Possible?

November is a favorite month around here. Not only do we celebrate the last two birthdays of the year, but the feast to beat all feasts occurs at the end of the month. My little gluttons gourmands adore Thanksgiving when we bring out all our favorite once-a-year treats. And although, Nanna’s Toffee Dream is certainly […]

URS: The Last-Minute Thanksgiving Inspiration and Advice Edition

Well, tomorrow in the wee hours of the morning, I’ll be loading sleeping children into the ol’ minivan and hitting the road before {may the Lord will it} the other 5 million Southern Californians driving on I-5 on Thanksgiving Day. Until then, I thought I’d open up this URS for last minute inspiration and advice. […]

Last Minute Thanksgiving Helps

Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Cookbook

The best laid plans some times go awry. Or perhaps life has been so crazy recently that you’re finally getting a chance to take a deep breath before the holidays begin in full force. I know that for me sometimes these big events can sneak up on me. In those moments I find myself wishing…. […]

Thanksgiving on a Budget: Presentation Counts!

Last year I was both pleasantly surprised and a little dismayed when a popular foodie magazine featured an $80 Thanksgiving Menu. Having read this particularly publication for years and years, I knew that for most of its readership, this was, indeed, a “bargain meal.” But having tracked prices for so long, I knew that they […]