Tender egg noodles, chunks of chicken, bits of onion and bell pepper in a cheesy, creamy sauce then topped with crunchy almonds is what makes creamy chicken noodle casserole a most comforting dinner meal everyone loves.Continue Reading
How many kings stepped down from their thrones? How many lords have abandoned their homes? How many greats have become the least for me? I hope you can find a moment this busy holiday season to listen to this beautiful song by a group called Downhere.Continue Reading
Making a festive and inviting home for the holidays is part of the fun and joy of the season. But what if the years have brought about a huge collection of decorating items that require much time unpacking, arranging and then packing up to store for another year. Take a peek at our downsized Holiday Home Tour.Continue Reading
The holidays are a special time of entertaining and parties. Even a small get together with just a few friends is reason enough to set out some tasty tidbits. Brie tartlets with cranberries and cherries is a tasty appetizer that is easy, quick and yummy!Continue Reading
The holidays can be a busy time for parties, celebrating and gift-giving. A bottle of bubbly makes a lovely hostess or friend gift. Make your gift even more special with a lovely presentation. You will be surprised how quickly you can create a festive Champagne & Flutes Holiday Gift that says, Let’s Celebrate!”Continue Reading
I admit, I didn’t give much thought to building a collection of dowry items or trousseau when I began dating my husband. We met while I was in high school and, more because it was a useful piece of furniture, my parents gave me a ceder hope chest as a graduation gift.
I just refinished this vintage chest with chalk paint and I am really pleased with the results.Continue Reading
Pork and Apple Pie with sage is a delicious flavor combo of savory and a hint of sweetness in a flaky crust. Sliced apples are layered on top of a filling of seasoned ground pork making a lovely Sunday or weeknight dinner.Continue Reading
Just because something looks extra special doesn’t mean it requires a lot of time or is complicated to make. Rose Apple Pastries are pretty little bundles that taste like apple pie. Individual serving-size that look elegant and taste amazing! Continue Reading
Baking and sharing favorite cookies, cakes or baked treats is a most appreciated and thoughtful holiday gift. There is something very rewarding about spending time in the kitchen making traditional or unique recipes and then sharing them when loved ones come to visit.
But really, how can you possibly find the time, especially during this very busy season?
By planning. With just a little forethought, you can get your head around exactly what you want to accomplish and then enjoy the process as well as the joy of the season. I’ve created a holiday baking and gift-giving planner to make it easy for you.Continue Reading
This time next week we will be giving thanks around a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner. And then the official start of the Christmas holiday season. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and bustling stores in search for presents for our friends and loved ones. I thought a holiday gift tag free printable would be a nice way to welcome this special season.Continue Reading