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Why Hanukkah Shouldn't Compete With Christmas

The pressure to compete started early again this year, despite the fact that Hanukkah itself is starting later, not on Thanksgiving day as it did in 2013. ...more
RT cherylstober: Sharing once more for the last night: Why Hanukkah Can’t Compete with ...more

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cake

There are a few flavors that scream HOLIDAY; pumpkin, peppermint and gingerbread. Well, I’m completely pumpkined out, just about over peppermint, so now it’s time to overdose on gingerbread and what better way to start the season then fresh baked Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cake....more

Holiday Baking: Homemade Chex Mix

his is a recipe that is made over and over in our home – New Jersey & Chicago.  The recipe for my grandmother’s Chex Mix – Dill Nibbles.  It is absolutely irresistible and I can guarantee you will have problems keeping your hands out of the bowl…Whenever we have this made in our home, all you hear when someone snacking is “Get these away from me!  I can’t stop eating them… I have to walk away”.  I promise, you’ll feel the same way....more

Try It Tuesday...DIY Latte


Thanksgiving, You're Doing It Wrong

Late last night I did a reblog and I'm not sure how to cross post that so here is the link.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone. is a crooked and varied path.  Get on it. ...more

Day 24 NaBloPoMo; I almost said forget it.

I've worked so hard on finalizing my third little commuter read on "Goodness" that I almost said, FORGET it.  I'm not POSTING today.  Until I remembered some tidbits my husband found this morning.  He always finds the most fascinating things.  He's the one that should have a blog to archive this stuff and share.  Neatorama is one of his resources and today they posted some things about pilgrims in America.  Enjoy!   Happy NaMo Everyone!...more

Day 10 NaBloPoMo; Reading Monday

Today is Reading Monday, where I read and comment on what other people posted for the week.  Plus, I start formatting my next book, Goodness.  Additionally, I have to clean the oven before Thanksgiving.  I cooked a pizza last night and smoked billowed out as the collections of drippings from former use burn to crispy flakes.  The pizza looked appealing, it tasted good, barring that every time I took a bite I could smell smoke as if it were an ingredient added to the pizza.   Maybe if it was salmon, carp, or a roast.  ...more

This Holiday Visit a New City

The weather outside is turning frightful, so it’s time to start thinking about heading somewhere warmer, or at least somewhere more interesting, for the holiday season. While sitting around the fire at home can be an awesome experience, it’s also a good time to check a destination or two off your travel bucket list. Here are just a few of our favorites:...more

4th of July Home Decor

Sheesh! Mallory and I have not been seeing eye to eye these past few days. She has a particular schedule in mind that looks nothing like the one I plan out in my head. She has won this week's battle, but she will not win the war!  Anyway. I LOVE the fourth of July! I mean hello, I am an American and damn proud to be one....more