holiday blog posts
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Pancetta-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Port Mushrooms
Beef tenderloin is one of those entrees that lends itself to holiday celebrations. In fact, food doesn't get any grander or flavorful than this tender cut of beef, be it in roast or steak form. A won...
12/23/12 at 6:08 PM Almond Bread 12/21/12 at 2:58 PM
Havreflarn: Norwegian Holiday Cookies 12/11/12 at 4:54 PM
Healthy Holiday Meal Makeovers
As I have stated in previous blogs such as Enjoy Thanksgiving without Colossal Calories, food should be enjoyed during special holiday meals. That being said, over indulgence can be a problem for many...
12/13/12 at 10:39 AM
Grief for the holidays
It's hard to look at the calendar and not be reminded that Christmas Eve will mark exactly four months since my dad's funeral. There's going to be an enormous gap in the family holiday celebration thi...
12/6/12 at 6:29 PM
Consequences of Overspending on the Holidays
Millions of consumers have begun their holiday shopping, snagging sale items either in-person or online, and therefore considering themselves savvy shoppers. At the same time, many lost sight of the f...
11/29/12 at 11:22 AM
You can't be too rich or too thin, right?
That's the famous saying isn't it? And at no time during the year do we think this more frequently than the holidays. We spend too much and we eat too much and we'd love to turn it all around. Two A...
11/19/12 at 5:34 PM A blog to help you stay sane during the holidays? 11/12/10 at 4:14 PM
Yeah I know, folks, it's a bit out of season, but Halloween was the next big thing for my year in China. Wanna see how they celebrate? Cool. :) Up to this point, exploring and living and teaching i...
3/17/12 at 10:00 AM
Boys Can Wear Valentine's Day Shirts, Too!
For Halloween, I made some fun little shirts for the kiddos, using freezer paper stencils, fabric paint, and regular and glow-in-the-dark puffy paint: (Wyatt was so excited I couldn't get a photo of ...
1/20/12 at 11:40 AM
Our Family Gin Tournament Tradition
Having a Gin Tournament on holiday family get-togethers has become a family tradition in the last decade. When my brother Clay was dating his now wife Sue, he was introduced to the card game g...
12/25/11 at 8:00 PM Give Someone a Cow for Christmas This Year from Heifer International 12/19/11 at 8:00 PM
Mocha Kissy Cookies require no kissing before eating
When you work with preschoolers as I did for many years during my career in early childhood education, you learn how to hold in your laughs. From the mouths of those sweet, innocent little children c...
12/4/11 at 10:27 PM Brie pairs up with Spiced Pecans for holiday appetizer 11/30/11 at 9:55 AM
Hold back those extra holiday pounds with a healthful holiday smoothie 12/19/10 at 1:01 AM