DIY Gift Card Snow Globe
I originally made this snow globe for The Creative Mama in 2010. I get questions about it every year, so I figured it was time to update the pictures. I think that my daughter was 4 in that picture? And now she is in 3rd grade, how time flies. (And I bow down to the all-mighty power of Pinterest.)
Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies
Cookies for a good cause? No need to ask me twice. I participated in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap for the first time this year and it was so fun. I baked these Orange Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies, packed them up, and shipped them off to old and new blogger friends. And then I
Festive Finds with Nespresso Vertuoline System
When Nespresso reached out and asked me if I wanted to participate in their Festive Finds campaign, I jumped at the chance. In fact, I got the email in the car on the way to Newbury Street in Boston and a trip to the Nespresso store was already on our list of things to do that [...] The post ...
Chocolate Rum Balls
I’m getting ready to watch William in the Christmas Parade, but I wanted to share this recipe with you. I made these Chocolate Rum Balls for Dixie Crystals and I have to be honest, I was surprised how popular they were at my house. My husband ate all of them. He normally doesn’t have a sweet tooth,
Apple Pound Cake with Rum Glaze
I hope that all of you had the Happiest of Thanksgivings. I spent the week getting ready for my favorite holiday with my mom and grandmother in New Jersey. We had so much fun being in the kitchen together and cooking. We laughed, told stories, and it made me really happy to be home for ...
Grocery Store Flower Arrangements
When I was writing The Thanksgiving Game Plan it was in the back of my mind that it might be someone’s first time hosting. (My first time was when I was in college .) I know that I went to a lot of trouble to make a nice meal, and I also wanted [...] The post Grocery Store Flower Arrangements ...
Cheddar Chutney Cheese Ball
It’s that time of year, when the calendar is scary full looking. I already have lots of events scheduled that I am either hosting or will be a guest at. I love it, don’t get me wrong, but it can be a little stressful. Especially the “having to bring something” part. I love to cook, but even I feel
No Oven Required Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas
When I was working on The Thanksgiving Game Plan , I asked everyone what their biggest turkey day challenges were. One that I heard over and over again was, what can I make for guests to snack on that doesn’t require any precious oven space? Good question. I am a firm believer that appetizers on ...
Thanksgiving Kids Table
One of my favorite things to do on Thanksgiving is to put together the kids table. The kids love having their own special space, and I love that it keeps them busy so that I can finish dinner and get it on the table without little feet underneath me. Everybody wins. I started doing this a few years
Whole Wheat Spiced Pumpkin Muffins
I am on the couch this week recovering from a pretty maj surgery. (I’m fine, promise.) I really am surprised at how hard it is to lay around and not do anything. It sounded amazing when my doctors told me that I would have to really take it easy for a few weeks. I filled up my DVR, waited to [...]