DIY Holiday Gifts: How to Make a Homemade Cookbook

This is the gift I made this holiday season that I wanted to keep for myself. But that wouldn't be fair for the originally intended recipient, now would it?  So I may be making a second one someday. Until then, I will share with you....more
I love this!  How did you decorate the 3-ring binder with scrapbook paper?more

How to Stay Calm and Create the Perfect Thanksgiving Menu, Trust Me!

Thanksgiving is only one week away (say what?), so it is time to get planning!  I know things can seem overwhelming. The turkey alone can be intimidating for many people, and then you add in the potatoes, the sides, the pie, the gravy, the stuffing. It is enough to scare even experienced cooks away from hosting Thanksgiving.  But it doesn't have to be!  Just be smart in your menu planning and follow a few key tips to keep yourself calm, collected, and in control for the big day.  If you play your cards right, I bet you'll even enjoy it!...more
I plan my menu which doesn't vary too much from year to year, then make a timeline for the day ...more