I feel like I just put my Christmas decorations away (probably because I did), and now it's time to think about sweet goodness for Valentine's day -- like these raspberry cookies made with real, freeze dried raspberries and drizzled in white chocolate. My husband wasn't much of a fan of cutout sugar cookies, saying that they don't have much flavor. So, I set out to prove him wrong -- and I did! These cookies are his favorite.... so far! raspberry cookies that tastes JUST LIKE ... Read More about Raspberry Cookies for Valentine’s Day
Forget resolutions. Choose better.
Here we are staring at a new year, a fresh calendar, a chance to change "for the better." But is it really "better" to set new year's resolutions? As 2022 came to a close, I wrote a post on Facebook about why I don't set resolutions anymore. As you know from the dieting ads, the exercise equipment ads, gym membership mailers, and on and on, most New Year's Resolutions focus on "new year, new you." My question... Who says there anything wrong with the OLD YOU? New year's ... Read More about Forget resolutions. Choose better.
Top Games for Teens — from board games to party games, we have the list!
Updated December, 2022 We have always loved family game night! Once, we played a game of Rummikub that took more than three weeks. Just when we thought someone would win, another player would win the critical round and set the front-runner back. We'd play a few rounds each night after dinner until the big winner (me) finally declared victory! As our kids got older, family game night got more important. Our teens had lives of their own -- school activities, nights out with friends ... Read More about Top Games for Teens — from board games to party games, we have the list!
Cookie baking tips for holiday sugar cookies!
Many years ago, I started a new tradition of learning something new every year. Some years, it was practical stuff related to blogging skills or being more organized with home schooling my kids. Some years, it was necessity to improve my health. Some years, I chose skills just for fun -- like how to use my camera in manual mode. This year, I decided to learn how to make beautiful sugar cookies! Historically, I am not the best baker. My cookies tended to burn. (Really!) And when we ... Read More about Cookie baking tips for holiday sugar cookies!
Christmas gift ideas for her
Yep! it's here -- DECEMBER! I am honestly not sure how this year passed so fast, but here we are, at Christmas. I am one of those who likes to shop throughout the year. It drives my husband crazy! He's a last minute guy. So this list of Christmas gift ideas for her is to help the "not quite last minute" shoppers (allow time for delivery) and those who are stumped for gifts! As an added bonus, they are not expensive and ARE useful without being utilitarian. SWEET RIGHT HERE Who ... Read More about Christmas gift ideas for her