Category: Holiday

DIY Old Fashioned Cornbread Mix Recipe

Corn Bread Mix

Although in Atlanta now, I moved here from New Orleans. Most of my family still lives there. While known for its fabulous food, some of the absolute best is the simplest.  One of my favorites is red beans and rice. […] Read more…

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Chex Party Mix

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chex®. The opinions and text are all mine. We have a variety of get-togethers at my office that begin in November!  There’s a breakfast, a department lunch, a girls […] Read more…

Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

Chai Snickerdoodles

I still remember the first time I tried Chai tea. My daughter, a tea fanatic, had a chai tea latte from our local coffee shop and insisted that I taste it. She promised that is was nothing like regular hot […] Read more…

88 Fall Pumpkin Ideas

Fall’s hallmarks are here: kids are back in school, cooler weather has arrived in most places, and all things pumpkin have returned to stores. From actual pumpkins to pumpkin-spice dog treats, pumpkin rules the season. Your Pumpkin Obsession Explained (sort […] Read more…

50 Healthy Thanksgiving Cooking Tips and Tricks

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

Thanksgiving is notoriously known as the day for overindulgence of unhealthy foods. Here are 50 tips for making popular recipes healthier and how not to overeat during this time. 50 Healthy Thanksgiving Cooking Tips and Tricks Save the water from […] Read more…

Easy Ideas for Valentine’s Day Gifts – 18 DIY Roses

Don’t we all love roses for Valentine’s Day? Not just getting them, either. I really love giving flowers for most anything. The main thing that stops me, though, is the cost. This year, I’ve been on a mission to find […] Read more…

Easy Baking Substitutions

  As the busy baking season approaches, most of us a bound to run short of something or other. Here are some of the most successful baking substitutions for a bakers’ dozen of popular ingredients. Baking Powder: Combine 2 parts cream of […] Read more…

8 Tips for Amazing Holiday Cookies

8 tips for holiday cookies

Shortbread for Santa, Hanukkah sweets, New Year’s treats—whatever traditions you hold dear, cookies are key at holiday time. With these few simple pointers on measuring, mixing (not too much!), size, and more, you can make this the year for mastering […] Read more…

Surprise and Delight with a Gift Basket from Sprouts #PassTheJoy #Giveaway

#PasstheJoy with Sprouts Farmers Market

(Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post by Sprouts, but all opinions and selections are my own.) I was so happy when Sprouts opened closer to my home. My sister has bragged about her Sprouts store for years and […] Read more…

Top 2015 Holiday Toy Trends – Get ‘Em While You Can!

Top holiday toy trends for 2015

Top trends expected to influence 2015 holiday toy purchases are dinosaurs, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), little chefs and pets. (This post contains affiliate links.) After a year of tracking toy purchases across the globe, the team of experts […] Read more…

Guide to a Better Bird – How to Roast a Turkey Like a Pro

Roast a Turkey like a pro

Let’s dispense with the regular turkey gobbledygook that permeates the media at this time of year and get down to basics: You’ve got a big, raw bird sitting in your fridge, a bunch of guests coming with holiday-high expectations in […] Read more…

Cranberry Bakewell Tart

Studded with tart cranberries and baked in a whole wheat and almond crust, this spin on a traditional English confection is perfect for filling your kitchen with holiday fragrance. A crust that doesn’t require chilling or rolling out makes for […] Read more…

Six Tips To Bring Disney Magic To Your Holiday Dinner

Whether you’re experiencing the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort, or waiting until after the snow on Main Street U.S.A has passed, Walt Disney World Chef Charles Dolson, area chef of The Land Pavilion at Epcot, shows you how to show your Disney […] Read more…

Happy Halloween!

Wishing you all a happy, safe and chocolate-filled Halloween!       Need some last minute ideas? Check these out! Creepy Cookie Puzzle Mandarin Jack-O-Lanterns PLUS the best Halloween dinner recipe ever! Ghost Truffles Candy Spiders         […] Read more…

Yummy Mummy Pop Tarts

Yummy Mummy Pop Tarts

If you’ve been around the Nest a while, you’re probably aware of my affinity for anything made with pie crust – like these Pie Crust Cookies and these Chocolate Stars Pie Crust Cookies. I’m also terrible at making pie crust, which […] Read more…

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