Don’t Let Christmas Make you Broke

“Its easier to feel a little more spiritual with a couple of bucks in your pocket.”  ― Craig Ferguson There are lots of ways to make and save money this holiday season. You can get your holiday shopping done without blowing the budget or leaving you feeling the January Blues. By having a spending plan in …

A Christmas Tradition: Cutting Down a Tree

“Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.” — Ellen Hopkins This year was our second year going out to cut down a fresh …

Gifts for a Wine Lover

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” –  W. C. Fields   Ahhh Wine… I am a mom, so I think that I am entitled to have a greater appreciation for it now. I don’t stick to just one wine, or just one brand. I like to pair wines according …

Delicious Festive Peeps Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa is the perfect kick off drink to the Christmas season. For me, it brings back fond memories of cold Decembers and long winters. When my mom and I would be watching tv around by the light of the christmas tree or after opening presents Christmas morning, we would often sip on this cocoa.  As kids …

Christmas Clutter Hack

The leaves have all fallen in our front yard and have been cleaned up. Thanksgiving has come and gone. It’s officially December and it’s time to start putting out the Christmas decorations in our house.  Undoubtedly, a new collection of items throughout the year have managed to find  a home on our bookshelves, like my cookbooks. We …

Easy Snowman Cinnamon Rolls

“Do you want to build a snowman?”   Well, you are here, so I would say, “Yes!” These were super easy and make for a great surprise for the kids. You can chose to make the cinnamon rolls from scratch but I used the store bought ones that rhyme with “Shmilspery.”  Okay, okay, it’s Pillsbury. …

Celebrating Baby’s First Christmas

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde Baby’s first Christmas is the most special time! Your new bundle of joy brings all sorts of excitement. Our little pumpkin was still only a few months old when it was Christmas time. …

Super Addictive & Easy Christmas Bark

  This is the same process as the Halloween Bark I made and still every bit as delicious. I did add one more ingredient that kicks the textures up a notch.. chopped almonds. You can really add any kind of nut you would like, or skip them altogether. The best part of this dessert it …