Some of My Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

It is almost here! The big day where we sit and feast with family and friends. I am more than a little excited to be making my favorite Thanksgiving dessert, Pumpkin Amaretto Cheesecake today. The last two Thanksgivings were spent out of the country, and making this cheesecake was out of the question. Last year… [Continue Reading]

A Frequent Flyer Program for Retirement

As a mid 50 year old – I have retirement on the mind. We still have two kids in the house – one in high school and one college grad saving for medical school, but I see retirement on the horizon. Ok, a distant horizon but it is creeping closer. With retirement in mind, I… [Continue Reading]

Layered Christmas Gelatin Salad #SundaySuper

This red, white, and green fruit filled layered Christmas gelatin salad is as yummy as it is pretty! It is the perfect addition to any holiday buffet table. Years ago when my children were small, we started a tradition of adding a gelatin salad to our holiday dinner party. Funny enough, this tradition was born… [Continue Reading]

A Nutcracker Appetizer and Dessert Table

The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition for many families. We have enjoyed so many different versions of this classic story. We have watched aspiring young dancers play both cast and leads put on by our local dance schools as well as big city ballet companies in San Jose, San Francisco, and Houston. This classic… [Continue Reading]

Cozy Up With These Soul-Warming Soups

The weather is getting chilly out there. Parts of our country are dealing with blizzards! Yes – that is cold. This is the perfect time to cozy up with these soul-warming soups. I just made a big pot of the Curried Butternut Squash soup Sunday for my hubby’s birthday dinner. As always, it was delicious!… [Continue Reading]