Planning for success — Thanksgiving the easy way

First Thanksgiving

I’ve been remiss in my blogging lately. Not because I’m not cooking and not because I don’t enjoy blogging anymore. No, over the last couple of months I’ve spent much of my spare time getting my older daughter into college. She’s a senior in high school. Between online research, campus visits, communicating with her guidance … Continue reading

Food Gift Baskets

Looking for a customized gift that’s almost sure to be appreciated?  Try creating a food gift basket. Food gift baskets are versatile and can match any occasion (showers, weddings, birthdays, etc.).  For example, I created a baking-themed basket last year for my daughter’s travel softball fundraiser (each family was required to provide a basket to … Continue reading

The Dining Room – Not Just for Christmas Anymore

In anticipation of our upcoming kitchen remodel, we’re trying something new – dining in the dining room.  Our kitchen has an eating area, but with the redesign we’ll incorporate a working island into that space.  The island will have a counter overhang with two or three kitchen stools, but it won’t accommodate family meals. We … Continue reading

Is your Thanksgiving by the book?

My favorite day is almost here. I love the holidays, the best part being the fourth Thursday of November — the most anticipation-laden day of the year, with weeks of  music, food, family and celebration stretching before us! Thanksgiving Day is a turkey-scented, gravy-coated, wine-fueled entry into the holiday season, and I enjoy each and every … Continue reading

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