Wassail with Essential Oils

Caramel apple wassail recipe with essential oils is a delicious drink for holiday entertaining.  Three different  juices are combined and spiced with essential oils.  Then you can add caramel vodka for an extra kick of flavor, or leave the vodka out for a family friendly drink.

DIY Christmas shirt

This adorable no sew Christmas shirt for kids uses your child’s hand and foot print to create an adorable reindeer. Use an iron on adhesive, googly eyes, and a pom pom to make this cute homemade Christmas gift.   I love to get my kids Christmas shirts to[…]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfait

Pumpkin cheesecake is one of my favorite fall desserts!  These pumpkin cheesecake parfaits are fun take on the standard cheesecake and are great for individual Thanksgiving desserts. Deciding what desserts to serve on Thanksgiving is difficult for me.  There are just way too many options! I want something[…]

Halloween Printable paper to make a cute decoration

Use some fun Halloween printables to create Halloween decorations and memories!  Download the printable Halloween papers and embellishments, and print them. Then use a homemade stencil and ribbon or yarn  to make a cute and inexpensive Halloween decoration for your home.   Last year I made this cute[…]

Today, I am sharing my all time favorite treat to make for Valentine’s Day: Homemade Truffles.  Chocolates are the epitome of Valentine’s Day and there is absolutely no reason to go out and buy them when they are so simple and fun to make in your very own[…]

I have spent the past 5 years trying to figure out how to have fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.  As a kid, we ate the cinnamon rolls out of the tube, which, frankly, is much more convenient even if less appetizing.  Every single recipe I have[…]

I really love hand print/footprint crafts with the kids even though I have getting out the paint with a 3 and a 5 year old makes me break out in a sweat (even if it is washable!).  These hand print  Christmas trees make an easy and memorable Christmas[…]

As long as you have the oil heated up for latkes, you might as well use it to make dinner.  Salmon patties are not something I grew up eating, this is from my husband’s family.  I got the recipe from my mother-in-law, who cooked by “dump this and[…]


Making latkes may seem easy, but I struggled to find a good recipe.  Finally, after years of trying, I realized that the potatoes need to be very finely shredded until mushy to get the right consistency.  Adding just a few, rather than a lot of, of additional ingredients[…]

My sister and I hosted a cookie exchange last week.  It’s an annual tradition that we’ve been participating in or hosting for at least 5 years.  We have a great time, but I have to admit… I really hate baking cookies.  I’m terrible at cookies.  Give me yeast[…]