Homemade Caramel Apples

My kids LOVE LOVE LOVE Caramel.. Caramel apples, caramel popcorn, hot caramel drizzled over ice cream,  heck they eat it by the spoonful.   I personally would pick hot fudge on a sundae any day over caramel, But caramel apples was the request so here it is....more

Holiday Gift Guide // For the Kiddos

I asked a few of the little ones in my life to share the types of things they'd like to see under their Christmas tree and then I searched the web for a few items I thought would be fun too. So as promised here is my Holiday Gift Guide for the kiddos in your life. ...more

Creamy and Delicious Bacon Vodka Sauce

I’ve been on this “make your own pasta ...more

The Grinch's Who Hash Recipe

If you can't get the little chompers to down some leftover corned beef around Christmastime, this should do the trick. Print out the cool Who Hash label I've designed up, stick it on a container (see notes below on using tins), pop out a green tablecloth, and serve 'em up Dr. Seuss style....more
I am doing it for Cub Scouts but with Chex Mix.more

December and Its Holiday Eating Guides

// photo from A Beautiful Mess //...more

Easy and Impressive: Classic Shrimp Cocktail for Your Holiday Party

There is something so classically elegant about a shrimp cocktail appetizer... it's almost glamorous.  Image: Courtesy of Mama's High Strung Perhaps it is the presentation: Huge shrimp perched on the side of a fancy glass, waiting to be delicately dipped into a pool of spicy cocktail sauce. ...more

I Can't Wait For Christmas Morning Breakfast

When I got married, the holidays changed for me (like having a white Christmas for the first time in my life!), but I wanted to bring a piece of home with me....more
Food certainly has a way of bringing up memories of family!  I'm still planning for Christmas ...more

When Secret Santa Goes Grinch

Are people still doing Secret Santa? How about the gift exchange in the office? I’ve never been subjected to, a part of either of these economical efforts at sharing the love at Christmas, but my children have been involved a few times.http://hya21.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/when-secret-santa-goes-grinch/...more