Maple-Brown Sugar Glazed Spiral Ham

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The Original Panna Cotta With Pomegranate & White Wine Syrup

Panna Cotta, which means ‘cooked cream’, originates from Italy and is a lighter, more jelly-like and less sweeter version of its denser cousin – the mousse. The most authentic form of Panna Cotta is the original vanilla flavour, cooked simply with cream, milk, sugar and vanilla seeds....more

Paying Santa

I realized a little too late I should have done this piece much earlier in the Christmas season, but hopefully, not too late to be useful.  When my son was a babe, I was a single parent on welfare.  By the time he was a toddler I had a very good paying job, while I could provide more than the average single parent, I couldn’t provide as much as a two parent household....more

The Healthiest, Most Delicious Cheesecake You'll Ever Eat

Oh, by gosh, by golly, it’s time for mistletoe and holly! Tasty pheasants, Christmas presents, and countrysides covered in snow…And, of course, cheesecake! Sure, it may not be in the song, but we don’t think anyone would object to having a slice of cheesecake this holiday. So as gift to you, today we’re sharing our healthy recipe for New York cheesecake.Enjoy! ...more

When Entertaining with Small Plates, Less can be More

Another holiday season, a herd of family I can’t wait to see, all with their convoluted schedules, none of which coincide simultaneously. Therefore, I’ll be turning the holidays on and off several times in the next couple of weeks. I’ll be flexible. I’ll be creative. I’ll try to stay sober....more

Day 11 - Twelve Gifts of Christmas

Gift 11 - Give thanks to God Twelve Gifts of Christmas - Day 11 Reviews and interviews at Book Readers ...more

Grasshopper Dessert with Oreo Crust

Grasshopper Dessert ...more

10 Facts about Kwanzaa You May Not Be Familiar With

Are you Familiar With the Beauty of Kwanzaa? ...more