It's the time of year for presents, egg nog, candy canes ... and holiday parties! If you're playing host this year, I'm excited to share some fun and easy DIY ideas to help you add a personal touch to your holiday gathering.
Last year was the first time we hosted Thanksgiving. We seated 12, which is the absolute top capacity we can accommodate in our dining room without going double-decker. Moreover, we did this just three days after returning from a week in Mexico.We entertain pretty frequently, whether it's a casual get together with another couple or a big blowout multicourse dinner party. It's something we enjoy doing. But in order to keep it fun for everyone including us, not to mention to preserve our sanity, we put a fair amount of planning into each event....more
I love me some retro Christmas decorations. Seasonal decor is my favorite of all my many collections. It's easy to run to the local big box retailer and decorate a mantel that looks just like your neighbors or wrap a gift in the same paper seven of your cousins will use. A quick way to set yourself apart is to throw a bit of vintage Christmas kitsch into the mix. Let me show you what I mean....more
Ah the holidays! It’s that time of year for pumpkin pie, eggnog, mashed potatoes, and your Aunt Betty’s killer candied yams. And if you have diabetes, everything I just wrote made you think: "OMG. My blood sugars are screwed for the next two months."
True, the holidays present some unique challenges for people with diabetes. Most specifically, there’s a ton of not-so-diabetes-friendly food around and very little time to sneak in some exercise. But they don’t have to be a total disaster (at least in the glucose department. As far as your crazy in-laws, I can’t help ya there). In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, here are some tips for navigating the holidays for folks that are new to the diabetes world from a person who knows a thing or two about it.
I am a huge fan of family traditions, and Christmas is one of my favorite holidays because it is crammed with them. Besides making the holidays memorable, traditions also make great family friendly party themes! Who doesn't love decorating sugar cookies, or going caroling with friends? Just add some eggnog, hot chocolate, or both, and you have yourself the perfect holiday gathering. You don't even have to plan decorations, because you probably already have your house decked out for Christmas.
Tis' the Season to be JOLLY, FA LA LA LA LA... LA LA LA!
Our Holiday season actually starts with Thanksgiving.
Since moving away from family back in 1998, time with them is rare, but one tradition we have held onto is our Thanksgiving time with my Mom and sis.
Every year, just the two of them come to spend it with my family. I cook at home, and we all have our part in the kitchen.
Christmas is fast approaching, and most of us are spending our time panicking about finding that perfect gift for our parents (seriously, do they have to be so difficult to buy for?), hiding all of the presents from Santa in a secure location, and planning the Christmas dinner feast.
You're on top of this. You've got it covered. This year, you will rock Christmas.
Ahhh, the holidays. So much fun. So much baking. So many parties. So many cute Pinterest ideas. So much shopping. So much stress.
I guess you could say I have a love/hate relationship with the holiday season. So, I have set out to make your holiday party a little easier, a little healthier, and a lot more fun with these mini pie bites.
The holidays can be overwhelming with shopping, hand-writing holiday cards, making travel arrangements and seeing folks. Instead of picking that one date in December, smack in the middle of craziness, to host a holiday bash, why not throw a few smaller gatherings during the season?...more
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We asked 15 bloggers how PAM Cooking Spray helps them spend less time in the kitchen, and more time eating and celebrating with loved ones. Read their tips, tricks and recipes for great holiday cooking with PAM Cooking Spray, and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card. Read more