My Resolution Resolution

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, especially those about diet and going to the gym. ...more
Amitatuq I totally approve of your resolution!!more

Five Predictions for 2014

 Did you know I have a crystal ball? Seriously. Mostly, it just looks pretty in our home, but today I put it to use. What does the future hold? What will happen in 2014? Yes, I made predictions!...more

Eat Some Lucky Foods for a Prosperous New Year

People all over the world have special traditions for celebrating the arrival of the new year, and often celebrations include the idea of eating lucky foods, thought to bring happiness and prosperity in the year to come. Image: Courtesy of Champaign Taste Just which foods are lucky depends on where you are, but there are some traditions that are pretty widespread. Here are suggestions for lucky foods from around the world, but if you have a New Year's food tradition that brings you luck, please share your link or recipe in the comments. ...more
rebeccajbaldi Hi Rebecca. Images in the story tile teaser are only available to posts that have ...more


Most people drink champagne on New Year’s but I always remember my family mixing up a batch of wine spritzers (pronounced spritzahs). It was the fancy cocktail of choice for all my aunts and uncles. For those not familiar with them, spritzahs are white wine and seltzer over ice. Maybe in Manhattan they were drinking champagne but in the two-story flats on Avenue U in Brooklyn, it was wine spritzahs all the way.As for us kids, we had our own holiday drink, a Shirley Temple. We made them with 7-UP, grenadine and a maraschino cherry garnish. The cherry was, of course, the best part....more
Denise Thanks for reading - Happy New Year to you!more

New Year’s Eve in Adelaide

Adelaide is the place to be on New Year’s Eve as throngs of people make their way to the city to usher in the New Year with a bang. For visitors here, the choices are endless. Adelaide comes to life at this time of year, and tourists and residents alike are spoiled for choice on what to do on New Year’s Eve. To make your decision a little easier, below are some of the things that you can do in Adelaide as you usher in the New Year....more

Alternative holiday dinners to try this New Year's: Fondue night

Though I love a good turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes medley as much as the next gal, enjoying the exact same meal every year for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Easter can get redundant.I’ve put together four alternative holiday dinners to the traditional turkey meal for you to consider this New Year’s, or the next holiday occasion you host....more

Project Life Weeks 1 & 2, plus a bonus

Hello Friends!We are having a watch and see kind of day - we will watch and see if the kids get out earlier than the early release they are already scheduled for.  We will watch and see if the snow gets really bad, or if forecasters are just tricking us again.  Soooo, while we wait I will post!...more

Five Reasons Why Spending New Year's At Home Rocks!

So did you go out last night?   Did you have a big night out on the town?...more

New Year's Eve: Smashed Expectations

It’s that time of year again.    Every third conversation today and for  the next few days will be about New Year’s Eve: “what are you doing” -or-  “what did you do?”    I often feel compelled to have a response that is at least a little bit interesting and I usually do.  I’ve had lots of fun New Year’s Eve celebrations, but those are not what this posting is about today.  This post is about those New Year’s Eve celebrations that were… uh… weird.  ...more

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus with Olive Oil & Sumac from Kalyn's Kitchen

For everyone who's committed to Meatless Mondays when Monday happens to be New Year's Eve, allow me to recommend my favorite New Year's snack of Black-Eyed Pea Hummus with Olive Oil and Sumac. You probably know that black-eyed peas are a traditional food thought to bring luck in the new year, and if you're really lucky you might have some of this left to nibble on for the first day of 2013! ...more
@Hromish1 Love the black-eyed peas in this; hope you enjoy!more