Category: Christmas

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 tea and that I’d love it. I was skeptical, but […] 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 the art of cookie baking. Read on for eight essential […] 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 I was always jealous. I wanted to buy fresh, beautiful […] 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 at Toys“R”Us® has named four trends anticipated to impact toy-buying decisions this […] 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 quick work. A Bakewell tart is version of the Bakewell […] 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 Side at home for your festive food and beverages. Chef […] Read more…

Thinking About a Magical Disney Cruise for the Holidays?

This post contains affiliate links. Did you know there are 5,390 pillows on board both #DisneyMagic & #DisneyWonder?  That’s enough to make me want to jump in and relax during the holidays! With all the hustle and bustle of the season, there are lots of reasons to scoop up the […] Read more…

Easy as Pie Crust Cookies

Pie-Crust-Cookies

To me, the best part of the pie is (usually) the crust. No stone throwing, please. I’ve embraced my *cough* uniqueness and I’m comfortable admitting this.  I also don’t mind telling you that I’m the same way with pizza crust.  I think I got it from my dad… I’ve been […] Read more…

Have a Fondue Party at Home

Fondue-Party

Our family used to have fondue a lot. It was a 70’s thing to do. We had the fancy copper pot, the cool can of blue fire and all those awesome fondue forks.  I always used the one with the baby blue handle. Back then, we only ate cheese fondue. […] Read more…