Archive for December 2011

Try This for Your New Year's Hangover

Try This for Your New Year's Hangover
Ah, the ghosts of New Year’s past. Most everyone has a New Year’s celebration somewhere in their past that they’d like to forget…or better yet, remember. It probably began innocently enough but soon followed with one too many cocktails and a pounding headache on New Year’s Day. Back in our twenties, my friends and I... Read more »

The Tackier The Better This Holiday Season

When it comes to the Christmas holiday, my family likes to stir things up a bit and put a twist on traditional Christmas festivities. We’ve celebrated various nations and cuisines over the years, ranging from a Mexican Christmas (complete with pinata) to an Italian Christmas and Mardi Gras-inspired Cajun Christmas. This year, we set our... Read more »

It's Not Too Late! Simple Gifts to Celebrate the Holiday

It’s down to the wire now. The  holidays are almost upon us, but there is still time to put together simple gifts that seem personal yet are very affordable. I’ve collected here a few simple gift ideas for friends and loved ones that are all under $10.  Give a few as stocking stuffers, teacher thank... Read more »

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Holiday Cookies Even Santa Will Love

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Holiday Cookies Even Santa Will Love
I feel we’ve had an open communication line to the North Pole these past few weeks. We’ve had breakfast with Santa, written and received letters from the North Pole, and even had a phone conversation with the Big Man last week. He accidentally asked my son if he’d been a good little girl so he... Read more »

Eat Your Heart Out Martha. Wait 'Til You See This Gingerbread House...

Here we are, two weeks until Christmas Day and the excitement around our home cannot be contained. Christmas lists have been made and letters to Santa have been sent. Now, it’s time to do some holiday baking. While my daughter has been asking for days to make cookies, my son really could not care less.... Read more »