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Southwestern Wreath – Christmas in the Desert

I have spent almost every Christmas of my life in the desert. I have dreamed of a white Christmas but that just is not going to happen in the Valley of the Sun. But I still love the holly, ivy, and evergreens of Christmastime. I still love the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree […]

7 Vegetarian Holiday Main Dishes

Every time the holidays roll around, I’m faced with a dilemma….what to make for my vegetarian family and friends to have for supper.  I don’t want them to only eat a couple side dishes or worse yet a plain garden salad.  That just doesn’t seem fair.  I always try to have something that would work […]

New Year’s Eve Countdown Activity for Kids

If your kids are old enough to attempt to stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve then this is a perfect activity for your family. This New Year’s Eve countdown activity for kids will keep them engaged and looking forward to each hour when they get to open a bag and retrieve their hourly gift. I really like this […]

Slow Down and Savor the Holidays with Marie Callender’s Pies

This is my favorite time of the year. Fall makes me happy and Thanksgiving brings me joy! I love spending time with my family and hanging out in the kitchen. I especially love it when family from out-of-state visits during the holidays. But sometimes I do start to feel overwhelmed, especially since I prefer to cook from scratch with all natural  ingredients. A lot […]