10 Super Easy 3-Ingredient Holiday Cookie Recipes

This week I’m going to start making my first round of holiday cookies for a food blogger holiday cookie exchange. Then in a few weeks, I’m doing a second phase of cookies to be mailed off to friends and family, and right before Christmas will be my third and final phase of cookie making for [...]


Pillsbury Candy Cane Crunch Rolls

My husband was asked to bring something to work the other day and I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare. I decided to make some sweet rolls, but skip the homemade dough part and use a Pillsbury-prepared dough to make some candy cane crunch rolls. Given that it is the holiday season I [...]


Holiday Food Tips: What to Make and What to Buy

Phew! Thanksgiving is over, but now it’s time to gear up for Christmas. Are you ready? Just planning holiday meals can be exhausting, so I was glad when The Daily Meal featured Jennifer Reese’s new book, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter. Using the premise that some foods are best homemade, and others are just [...]


7 Ways to Make Salmon Tonight

Salmon is an incredibly healthy fish full of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. It’s a delicious and versatile fish that can be made in so many ways. It’s firm and doesn’t taste fishy like some fish can. It’s a perfect fish for people who don’t typically like fish. You can bake it, grill it or [...]


Better Than Starbucks: The Cheggnog at Home

I know it sounds crazy, but I love cheggnogs. For those of you new to this term, it is a Chai Eggnog Latte. Instead of whipping together chai tea with steamed milk it is flavored with steamed eggnog. It may sound like flavor overkill but it isn’t. The spicy chai pairs well with the nutmeg [...]


Cyber Monday’s Best Deals Round-Up

With Black Friday (and its pepper spray drama) thankfully behind us, Cyber Monday is finally here and all one has to do is sidle over to their computer to take advantage of them. Black Friday sales exceeded the expectations of retailers, so we be prepared for lots of sell-outs at company websites today, but I [...]


Tired of the Same Old Holiday Cards? Try Posing with Santa — and a Machine Gun — Instead

Sure, you could go the traditional holiday card route this year. You know, your family all dresses in their most Christmas-y sweaters and sticks a pair of fuzzy antlers on the dog. Or you can put your kids in red Santa hats on the beach. Ho hum. Boring. Am I right? Want to spice up [...]


Kansas Governor Sort of Apologizes to Teen Who Tweeted That He Sucks

Make no mistake: Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback does suck. And he also blows a lot. Especially if you’re a young woman in the state; especially if you are the product of its public education system; especially if you think corporations don’t always have the public’s interest in mind; especially if you love this place that [...]


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