A Month of Side Dishes: Corn Bread Muffins (With Gluten-Free Variation)

December is BlogHer's Month of Side Dishes, and we want you to share your favorite side! Click here to see how to play along. And check out all the sides we're craving in the Month of Side Dishes series. ...more

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets


Have a Greener Halloween

A friend was telling me the other day that she can’t believe how much ‘stuff’ people in Northern California buy for Halloween. She is from a small town in Southern California and they never bought costumes or make-up. They would just make their own from old clothes and maybe put charcoal on their faces. She has a good point. Our love affair with buying things for any occasion is out of control, and likely not just in Northern California. When looking at greener solutions to your typical Halloween Holiday, consider the basics and what you really need to have fun. ...more

Thanks for the green ideas! Very ...more

All about me...Today 's sunny and hot in Naples

Hallo Friends! how're u Today? I'm fine because i work in my roofgarden...damn, it's very duty in this month,and late i cook the aubergines with tomato! Gnamm! gnamm! ...more

Traditions, resolutions, and the quest for stabilizing family influences

I spent a little time today searching the Net for New Year's traditions, both old and new. My little family needs the aura of stability created by tradition. If I had had more time, I would've celebrated Kwanzaa this year, a celebration with family-grounding traditions, but my life was a little too chaotic this December, which was par for the course in 2007 and previous years. ...more

Really enjoyed this. We broke with tradition ...more

Ten Great Homemade Food Gifts, and No Cooking Required for Some!

It's that time again when you need to get your kitchen into full production line mode if you're planning to turn out loads of holiday goodies to give away. Most people know someone who loves to make elaborate holiday sweets for family, friends, and co-workers. If that sounds like you, I've got a few recipes for cookies, candy, and fruitcake that might make make you smile. ...more
Emma, thanks for letting me know that you're enjoying my blog. Hope you have fun with some of ...more

Top Ten Gifts for Hanukkah

When the editors at BlogHer asked me to put together a gift guide for Hanukkah, I was a little taken aback. After all, my child’s Hanukkah list probably looks a lot like any other kid’s wish list. She wants the same toys, books and electronics as her friends, and has the same clothing needs. As for me, I think jewelry is an appropriate gift for any holiday. ...more
I'm so glad you included a link to my list of Modern Menorahs on If It's Hip, It's Here, but ...more

Blogher's Top Ten List of What to Make with Leftover Turkey

Anyone living in the U.S. who's not a vegetarian is most likely eating turkey today, and if you cooked the turkey yourself, you might be eating turkey tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that I'm sure you know what I mean. Turkeys can be rather large, and they often produce a lot of leftovers. Worry no more though, for here you go with Blogher's top ten ideas for how to use those turkey leftovers. ...more

Hi Karina,
Luckily it's not snowing here. I hate snow, even though all my students look at my ...more