Let’s toast to the change of seasons with these two festive fall cocktail recipes that are fun and colorful to serve. This was a boozy blast to shoot for my recent Your Life Arizona morning show segment. A big thank you to my soon-to-be daughter-in-law, Hannah who made these for my birthday and agreed to […]
Manic: Happily confirming that my Thanksgiving Day dinner crowd will consist of ten people. Bring on Turkey Day! Managed: Working smart and planning the bulk of my holiday dinner with a preorder of AJ’s Fine Foods Grocery Store Thanksgiving prep meal kit. I recommend this tip that allows the host to plan a traditional Thanksgiving […]
Back in 2011, I was thrilled to receive approval from Grand Central Publishing to share Gwyneth Paltrow’s delish macaroni & cheese recipe. This comes from her amazing cookbook, “My Father’s Daughter” that is sold on her GOOP website and other online retailers. The recipe works great for a Thanksgiving side dish. Everyone I know loves […]
Everyone at the party wanted to know about my fun fall themed appetizer. It wasn’t the dip they were interested in. They had all had the Cowboy Caviar Dip before. The dip was just fine, but all eyes were on the tasty tortilla chips that accompanied the dip. I was asked repeatedly, “did you make […]
My favorite family passed down recipe is called Pumpkin Supreme. I have renamed it Pleasing Pumpkin Supreme. The first time I tried my sister-in-law’s festive pumpkin dessert many Christmas Eves ago, my taste buds lit up like a Christmas tree. Different from pumpkin pie with a sweeter and more decadent twist, this stuff is deeelish! […]
Father’s Day happens on June 17th, so here are some gift ideas that I showed in my segment today on the Your Life Arizona morning show. Many are sold at local retailers for good last minute ideas. I also found some unique ones that can be ordered, so take a look at this now so […]
Here is a cool holiday breakfast idea for your guests. Make pumpkin spice oatmeal the night before. Prepare in individual mason jars that can be simply set out in a breakfast buffet the next morning, warm or cold. Such a fun, festive and flavorful idea with a recipe that is healthy clean eating. And some […]
Sometimes it’s what’s behind the mask that gets attention. I love sharing cool ideas that I see other moms brainstorm. I saw just that this morning in my Sunday school class. One of my students was very excited to show me her Tweety Bird mask that her mother crafted for her. I love the front […]
Celeb Loved Jewelry Line, Wonderful Wine Accessory, Personalized Healthy Herbal Tea Line & More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!
Check this out to see my favorite fitness tool, a wine carafe that keeps wine chilled, a hot jewelry line that is a celeb fave and more in my Mother’s Day gift ideas TV morning show segment. This is part 2 that follows part 1 that I ran yesterday. Mother’s Day is coming so get […]
Manic: Figuring out how to cook smart when making the big holiday meal so that we can get out of the kitchen to spend precious time with family and friends. Managed: Using these four ingredients that include Shamrock Farms Half & Half, Zesty Jalapeno Sour Cream (yum), Shamrock Farms Calcium Plus Milk and eggnog to make […]
Manic: Restless kids at the big holiday table resulting in stressed parents, bored kids and chaos. Managed: Brainstormed with the folks from Shamrock Farms and one of my gal pals about how to keep kids entertained at this holiday season’s big meal and we came up with some good stuff for parents everywhere. It’s hard […]
Three of my favorite recipes are featured in my most recent Shamrock Farms video that we filmed in my very own kitchen, so take a look to learn about Sour Cream Banana Bread, Pumpkin Supreme (my sister-in-law Stephanie’s amazing recipe from her South Texas family cookbook) and a super simple and smart breakfast idea called […]
Manic: Holiday planning! Be honest: How often do you actually sit back and kick up your feet between November and January? Does the “most wonderful time of the year” feel more like a nonstop cycle of bake, clean, shop, wrap and repeat?! Most years it does for me, especially since I had kids! Managed: These four […]
Every October, I look for holiday gift ideas, and other items, that give back to Breast Cancer Awareness month. I found some terrific and unique items, so take a look and think pink to support a good and important cause….
Manic: The holiday season is sneaking up on us, as usual! Managed: Found some cool and unique gift ideas for the different personalities on your list and some of these items are personalized and can be ordered online. Do it now to avoid those costly last minute shipping fees as we get closer to December. […]