Easter Basket Cake

Idea submitted by Sue of Bishop, GA You will need:...more

I Decorated Easter Eggs With My Little Sweetheart And THIS Is What Happened!

Four more days until that fluffy man-bunny makes his way to our door. He will come bearing candies, trinkets and colored eggs. **Click image to read full article**...more

Turning 50 & Ageing Disgracefully as Best I Can

Wishing all you 50-somethings a:...more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: E's Second Birthday Party

I'm not sure if you know this about me, but I'm a crazy party planner. As we enter April, I have already planned E's 3rd (yes, THIRD) birthday. As that thought process is about to come to fruition (with his party next week), we can reflect on his second birthday (which was posted on Hostess with the Mostess on July 1...BTW that's a big deal and I might have screamed when I heard!)....more

Will the Holiday Meal Knock You Off-Course?

Heading to an Easter banquet table (or two) this weekend? We’re going to an all-you-can-eat Easter buffet for lunch on Sunday; it will be my first feasting occasion since recently committing to a healthy eating lifestyle (with the ultimate goal of decreasing my cholesterol) and I’m pretty sure that eggs benedict and fried chicken don’t fit in that plan.  I know a lot of people will say that it’s okay to throw goals out the window for one day, but for me, I truly want to eat healthy that day, not out of sacrifice, but simply out of choosing to “eat to live.”...more

How My Family Celebrates Passover

It's that time of the year again: when we boil eggs, cook for days, and gather with family and friends to celebrate a very important  holiday. And no, I don't mean Easter--I mean Passover. ...more
Passover is my favorite holiday. i love all the prep work and all the food (even though I can no ...more

arroz con salchichas y habichuelas guisadas

I posted this status update on FaceBook yesterday, and tagged my mom hoping she'd get a laugh out of it....more

Party with the Dinos

Ever wanted to spend a night at the museum? While it isn't quite as fantastical as the movie, the Royal Ontario Museum's Friday Night Live gives Torontonians a chance to party with the dinosaurs and any of the museum's other inhabitants....more

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

This pasta bake has been in my repertoire of easy, yummy, and fancy enough to serve to diner guest for a few years now.  I first made this recipe for a New Year's Eve party.  A handfull of years back, I was going through a divorce, and I had just survived my first Christmas with the children splitting their time between their father and me.  That was also  the year I put up the tree and the house lights by myself.  Oh, what a year it was!  But for all that I was going through, I had a good friend dealing with cancer....more