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What are your family holiday traditions?

December 7, 2011 – 1:16 pm

Monday night when we arrived home, I pulled out a 9′ inflatable, holiday polar bear – to put up in my living room. Last year we didn’t put it up – I was afraid my …

Christmas Eve: Nothing happened

December 29, 2010 – 1:38 pm

Ok, so that’s not entirely true. We had a very eventful Christmas Eve. But in previous years, I’ve had some story to report after Christmas Eve Mass: my daughter falling into the fountain, the kids …

Holiday aftermath: How do you put the house back in order?

December 29, 2010 – 10:37 am

A friend posted a one-liner on her Facebook page the day after Christmas: “Collapse.”
Yup, I felt the same way!
With our hustle and bustle from one family to the next complete, we arrived home about 9, …

Holiday baking: It’s a wrap

December 27, 2010 – 3:28 pm

My daughter and I wrapped up our holiday baking over the weekend with a gingerbread house. I’ll say “baking” loosely since we didn’t actually bake the house. We just decorated it. We giggled and smiled …

Holiday favorites: Class winter parties

December 22, 2010 – 10:37 am
Yummy reindeer treat can be made with honey or peanut butter

Each year it seems my kids’ teachers get more and more creative with winter holiday parties.

What’s a holiday cookie without sprinkles?
My kids attend the same school for the first time, so they had holiday …

Holiday baking: Fudge recipe gone soupy

December 17, 2010 – 11:14 am

During a college speech class, I once presented a talk on my history of cooking disasters. It wasn’t hard. Earlier that year I started a small fire in the dorm kitchen. It resulted in more …

Holiday baking: Fudge in a box

December 16, 2010 – 4:50 pm

This week is CRAZY (ok, so are the next few weeks). So when I bought baking supplies from the store, I picked up a few easy, put together kits (that bakes up goodies I don’t …

Holiday baking: Turtle bars

December 13, 2010 – 11:36 am

YUM! There are a two downtown Mesa locations that sell a treat called “magic bars.” If I go there for lunch, I often buy one.
Now, I can make them at home! (They look better in …

Holiday traditions: Capturing holiday memories

December 11, 2010 – 3:27 pm

With so much that goes on this month, I’m snapping away with my phone camera. Each year, I create a digital scrapbook (using Shutterfly.com) to make a photo book of memories. I usually just capture …

Holiday baking: Chocolate bliss cheesecake

December 10, 2010 – 4:47 pm
Chocolate bliss cheesecake

We took a few days off baking because I was sick. Maybe I’ll make up for it this weekend.
Maybe I won’t.
I made my first cheesecake last night. As usual, I’ve discovered a few things. First, …