Category: Holiday

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…

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 tow, and you need help. Sure, you may have heard […] 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…

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 is why I always have rolls of refrigerated pie crust […] Read more…

Creepy Cookie Puzzle – Pin This One Right Now!

Halloween Puzzle Cookie

Are you planning a Halloween party? Having little ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates at your house this year? If you’re looking for a unique party treat or super fun party activity, try this giant Creepy Cookie Puzzle. In the end, it’s treats for all! Begin with just a couple of […] Read more…

Pumpkin Gingerbread #PumpkinFest

Pumpkin Gingerbread #PumpkinFest

Why does pumpkin seem to make everything better? I’m in love with gingerbread, but Pumpkin Gingerbread? Holy cow!  And this one adds crystallized ginger as a bonus boost of flavor.  Both ginger and pumpkin are really good for you, so if you make the few little adjustments mentioned in the […] Read more…

Coconut Pumpkin Bread #PumpkinFest

Coconut Pumpkin Bread

  Nothing screams Autumn more than pumpkin, but what do pumpkin and coconut scream when they get together?  The combination of these two amazing flavors result in cool twist on pumpkin bread – and the secret ingredient – pudding mix- helps keep everything super moist. We’ve had this recipe in rotation […] Read more…

Chunky Apple Pumpkin Bread #PumpkinFest

Apple Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I could probably eat pumpkin bread every single day. I wish we weren’t so hung up on only having it in the fall. What’s that about? This yummy twist on pumpkin bread is amazing! Apples are a delicious companion to pumpkin.  If you think about it, they hang out with […] Read more…

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