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Archive for the ‘Holidays and Other Occasions’ Category

  • Keepin’ it cool on the 4th!

    Do you have memories of super-hot 4th of Julys? I mean burn your feet as you run across the beach hot, fry an egg on the sidewalk kinda heat. It’s the day that says, “Summer has definitely arrived.” And it always… Read More

  • Dear Dad: How the lessons you taught make the best fried chicken.

    With Father’s Day upon us again, I want to make my dad a dinner worthy of his influence and love on my life.  Of all the meals Dad loves, his favorite remains classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken. As I made this… Read More

  • Celebrate Memorial Day Freedoms!

    And just like that, Memorial Day Weekend is upon us! It seems like, just yesterday, I was complaining about all the snow, and now we are getting ready to embrace summer. Granted, Memorial Day Weekend is not the official start… Read More

  • Cooking with Mom.

    How loud can a whisper be? Pretty loud with young children trying to sneak out of the house on Mother’s Day to let Mom sleep in! Every year my husband would get the kids up early and attempt to let… Read More

  • The Merry Month of May!

    O the month of May, the merry month of May,     So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green! ~Thomas Decker, The Shoemaker’s Holiday I just love saying, the Merry Month of May! Maybe it’s the alliteration or… Read More

  • It Starts At Home

    Did you see the episode from Mad Men where the family is on a picnic in a bucolic setting? At the end of the picnic they throw their trash aside. Just leave it on the green grass. I remember watching… Read More

  • 7 Food-Foolery Fun Ideas

    Every year I wish I was a bit more creative when it comes to planning the perfect April Fools’ Day prank. Some of the best tricks that have gone down in history are the ones we don’t see coming. I’m… Read More

  • Go Green!

    Happy St Patrick’s Day. I’m ready to go all green! Green is good, right? When I think of “green”, I think of good things like making environmentally friendly choices, and how the yard turns green with the warmer spring weather…. Read More

  • Here’s to a Lucky 2021!

    I’m a little bit superstitious. OK, let’s be honest, I’m superstitious about anything that will bring me luck!  If there was ever a year to wish for good luck, it’s 2021. So when it came time to deciding what to… Read More

  • The Laughter Was Loud

    Holiday parties are the best. I look forward to holiday get-togethers of all kinds. Cookie exchanges, gift exchanges, ugly sweater contests, fancy catered parties and more really help me get through the winter. Getting together to spread joy, gratitude and… Read More