Make The Grinch's Who Hash and Delight Your Family

If you can't get the little chompers to down some leftover corned beef around Christmastime, this should do the trick. Print out the cool Who Hash label I've designed up, stick it on a container, pop out a green tablecloth, and serve 'em up, Dr. Seuss style. ...more
shannonwrites nothing beats the original! Although I loved seeing how they did the set for the ... more

How to Throw a 'Great Gatsby' Party, Menu and Decor Ideas Included

There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his two motor-boats slit the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam. ...more
@zsuzsahawaii thanks! Saw your party photos. Love the set up and the effort your friends put ... more

10 Strong Literary Mothers for Mother's Day

As Mother's Day approaches I've been thinking a lot about the role mothers play in books. They can be saviours and protectors. They can be demanding. They can be forgiving. Sometimes we may wish these women were moms we knew in real life. Maybe they'd be our friends or mentors. They could laugh about our children's exploits... or our own. They are women that understand our fears but they also understand our strengths. Join us in raising a toast to these ten strong literary mothers. ...more
Great list! It's interesting when you put it down on paper, all the different approaches to ... more

How to Throw a 'Great Gatsby' Party, Menu and Decor Ideas Included

There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his two motor-boats slit the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam. ...more
@Linda Anselmi I'm looking forward to seeing the movie too! Yeah, the gin rickey is more my cup ... more

How to Throw a 'Great Gatsby' Party, Menu and Decor Ideas Included

There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his two motor-boats slit the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam. ...more
@goldendreamland Thanks! It's such a fun theme to play with, isn't it? more

How to Throw a 'Great Gatsby' Party, Menu and Decor Ideas Included

There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his two motor-boats slit the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam. ...more
@Karen Ballum Thanks Karen! more

Peter Rabbit; Mr McGregor's Radish Dip

But Peter who was very naughty, ran straight away to Mr. McGregor’s garden and squeezed under the gate! First he ate some lettuces and some French beans and then he ate some radishes. And then, feeling rather sick, he went to look for some parsley.-Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter...more
@SunbonnetSmart.com Thanks Robin :) I love Mrs. Tiggy Winkle! It's actually pretty hard to ... more

A Delicious Recipe for Pizza Cupcakes

[Editor's Note: Some might say that a cupcake isn't a cupcake unless it's sweet. That may be so, but no matter what you call these handy little treats, they're an awfully convenient way to maximize the flavor of pizza in an eminently portable, snackable package. Perfect for kids' parties or even gatherings of grownups, these pepperoni pizza-themed delights are sure to keep people talking. --Genie] ...more
You wouldn't want to leave me alone in a room with those. These look amaz-a-licious! more