It’s a very Merry Christmas Eve here at my parents, and for some reason I’m kind of actually into the holiday spirit this year! My dog Toby and the tree. Toby woke me up at 7 a.m., so I decided to stay up and decorate my Dad’s tree — a Christmas Eve tradition for as… Continue reading A Very Merry Christmas Time!
The holidays are here and you need a quick cookie to make for a last-minute party or unexpected house-guests. Don’t sweat it! These super fast cookies are semi-homemade and will look delightful on the table with some hot chocolate, Irish coffee or other warm beverage of your choice. What I used: 1 package Betty Crocker… Continue reading Last-Minute Holiday Colored Sugar Cookies
I’m super excited to share this free holiday eBook from Girlfriendology, especially since it features two articles by me! The 80-page book contains tips to help you get through the holiday season, and you’ll find everything from gift ideas to baking tips. You’ll also find my two articles — Practical Tips for Surviving the Holidays… Continue reading Free eBook: Girlfriendology Guide to Holiday Girlfriend Advice
What do you get when a bunch of people who don’t know each other, but love to bake get together in New York around the holidays? One really giant cookie swap! Hosted by Bloggers Without Borders, the annual cookies swap featured more than four long tables filled with every type of cookie you could imagine… Continue reading Bakers Gather in NY for Holiday Cookie Swap
If you haven’t guessed already I’m a big fan of leftovers, and since I’m going back to being pretty strict with eating gluten free *and* saving money, they are even more important — especially when it comes to lunch. Most of the leftovers I ate a day or two later, but the items I could… Continue reading There’s No Rush to Eat Thanksgiving Leftovers
How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Ours was actually a lot of fun — totally not what I was expecting, or wrote about the other day. We did end up making turkey and way more food than any of us could eat, which means tons and tons of leftovers. We visited my mom in the nursing home,… Continue reading Post-Thanksgiving Festivities
Wow — Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving already? This year flew. I spent Thanksgiving Eve cooking so all I would have to do is reheat everything today. Since we spend most of the day with my mom in the nursing home before going to my grandmothers, there’s not that much time to cook. So, I… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Go ahead and gasp, but I’m still not 100 percent sure what I’m making tomorrow for Thanksgiving.Yes, really. Before you click off my website and never take my entertaining or cooking tips seriously again, let me explain. My family is small, and have never been one to make a big deal about holidays, well at… Continue reading What Should I Make for Thanksgiving?
Isn’t that a great saying? My best friend Kelly texted it to me during a conversation about what she was doing Friday night. Her and her boyfriend were going to be carving pumpkins and invited me over with the stipulation B.Y.O.P. I literally started laughing out loud. Believe it or not it was the first… Continue reading B.Y.O.P. Bring Your Own Pumpkin
Growing up in a family where my mom’s side was Italian meant not only learning to make sauce, but how to make sausage and meatballs to go into said sauce. When I became a vegetarian, the ball game changed a little — I haven’t made meatballs from scratch in at least 15 years, and sausage… Continue reading This Vegetarian Can Still Cook Meat