Old Fashioned Ribbon Candy for Christmas

Looking for a hostess gift that is thoughtful, inexpensive and screams 'REMEMBER THIS?' Ribbon candy was a favorite of mine growing up, and a favorite of my Mother. I remember longing for it at my Grandmother's house - it was protected in a crystal candy dish and beckoned to me from her coffee table. The pretty satiny candy came in mint, cinnamon, spearmint and other assorted flavors. 

ribbon candy for Christmas

Tangy Red Onion Relish for Turkey

Bring something zesty to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! Make this a day or two ahead and let the juices stew into chopped roasted red onion. The horseradish, yellow mustard see and lemon bring a tang to the sweet carmelized online. A dash of honey will help mellow everything out. Great with poultry, and if you have it - smoked turkey! Save for the 'next day' sandwiches with a little mustard as well.

red onion relish for poultry

Cork Ornament Christmas Trees

Ah, another year has passed and I've accumulated a ton of wine corks again! Here's this year's cork ornament creation. These Christmas Tree cork ornaments are fairly simple if you are armed with a trusty glue gun.
Cork Ornament Christmas Trees

Pumpkin Out of a Book Project

Hate the book you're reading? No problem, bippity boppity boo - it's a pumpkin!  This easy craft can be completed in less than 30 minutes. Maybe a little longer if you have a glass of wine in your hands.

Pumpkin Out of a Book Project

Easy Paper Heart Garland for Valentine's Day

Need a super easy heart garland for Valentine's Day? This one takes about 10 minutes and is great for kids. There is no glue involved and you most likely already have everything you need at home to make one. 
Easy Paper Heart Garland for Valentine's Day

New Years Party on a Budget

So, my New Years Eve party has just passed, and after cleaning up the aftermath and sleeping off the hangover, I've finally loaded up some pictures. This was a family friendly event, so there was something for everyone. The best part, is I didn't have to spend a fortune, yet it sort of looked like I did. See how...
New Years Party on a Budget

Horse Cork Ornament

These easy to make horse ornaments are better suited for older children (or adults that act like children), as you will need a hot glue gun to get'er done.
Horse Cork Ornament

My Husband Burnt the Beans

I said, " I need to run out for a bit, please make sure there is water in the beans." Upon returning home, an acrid smell wafted outside. I knew something was terribly wrong.
how to remove burned food from a pot

Steel Cut Oats vs. Quick Rolled Oats

We are quite the oatmeal family. Upon opening our cupboard for breakfast options, I realize we have the oatmeal spectrum down pat. Steel cut oats, old fashioned rolled oats, and even the instant oatmeal.  Oatmeal, in any of these forms is a healthy breakfast option. The soluble fiber in oatmeal, in conjunction with a low fat diet, can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Steel Cut Oats vs. Quick Rolled Oats

Volunteer Mom Burnout

If you're a super Mom, then you are most likely at school every day for prompt pick-up, and asking other moms how you can help out at school. In the mornings, after you pack a nutritious snack and lunch, you're in the classroom asking the teacher if you can help collate and staple. By the time May rolls around, if you're at all normal, you've finally hit the wall and are experiencing Volunteer Mom Burnout.

burnout mom