Christmas, Favorite Things, Food, Recipes

My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

  I love cookies any time of year but during the holidays is when it is most acceptable to eat cookies on a regular basis. Cookies for breakfast? IF I HAVE TO! Cookies for dinner? Jesus would want it that way! Cookies at midnight? If it's good enough for Santa, it's good enough for me!… Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

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Ten Stuffing Recipes Because Stuffing is Good

I know most of you probably already have your ingredients for stuffing/dressing but I thought I would reblog this today because stuffing/dressing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving.  Also, since I am making Thanksgiving this year I asked my mom for the recipe for stuffing and she was telling me that she didn't have a… Continue reading Ten Stuffing Recipes Because Stuffing is Good

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Family, Humor, Life, Link Party, Marriage, Motherhood

Whose Door Will You Tape a Heart To?

  I previously published this piece at Chicago Parent where I was a contributor. Valentine's Day in our home has a long history of being, honestly, just bad. Let's just say expectations don't ever live up. I grew up with a mom and grandma who would make amazing Valentine's dinners with pink tablecloths, balloons, candy,… Continue reading Whose Door Will You Tape a Heart To?

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Christmas, Family, Holidays, Life

Christmas Is

This post was originally published at Chicago Parent where I am a regular contributor.  Christmas means many things to many people. Here is what Christmas Is to our family. Christmas Is..... - a day to celebrate a new birth. - hoping for snow but never usually getting it. - singing Silent Night by candlelight at midnight… Continue reading Christmas Is

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Christmas-ing, Kick Butt Cocoa and Trimming a Tree

  I submitted a piece to Chicago Parent recently about how in trying to create the "perfect Christmas", we end up with a very not perfect scenario. A Griswoldian Christmas, if you will. I try not to strive for any romantic or unrealistic plans in our life as it pertains to holidays, travel or family… Continue reading Christmas-ing, Kick Butt Cocoa and Trimming a Tree

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My Favorite Things 2012- How Oprah Steals My Thunder

Oprah is running her Favorite Things Show tonight and those who know me KNOW I will be watching. With my snuggie and a bowl of something not so good for you. So obviously Finding Bigfoot will tape on the DVR. 🙂 I can see the television purists looking down their noses at me but I… Continue reading My Favorite Things 2012- How Oprah Steals My Thunder