Cheesecake Ice Cream

cheesecake Ice Cream

Ten…nine..eight… seven…six…. five… That moment is almost here. The moment when we’re all in it together: We’ve arrived in sparkles, we’ve chatted, we’ve eaten, we’ve drank, we’ve laughed.  The ball drops, the champagne pops, the confetti flies, everyone’s hugging and kissing and celebrating.  We made it to 2012! HAPPY NEW YEAR! <cue Old Lang Syne> […]

Cookies For Santa


Santa and I go way back to the days of rainbow bright, pillow people, popples, and cabbage patch dolls.   So when Trey asked me, “what kind of cookies are we going to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve?”, we both thought long and hard about what the perfect cookie would be.  We don’t want to […]

Christmas Muffins

Christmas muffins

Shopping, cookies and salt dough ornaments are done! The Chateaubriand roasts were ordered last night and should arrive in a few days, which means Christmas dinner is well on its way to being almost completely stress free.  The Christmas cards have been sent, the tree is up and decorated, and I’ve finalized the side dishes.  […]

10 Tips for Perfectly Creamy and Fluffy Classic Mashed Potatoes

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As a kid, I never really minded rustic mashed potatoes.  My family was a “more lumps the better” kind of family.  But, when I married Mike, I learned that not only did he not like gravy on his potatoes (WHAT?!?)  he also didn’t like any lumps or bumps in his potatoes. “How can that be […]

Hot Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Hot Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

What do you do for the holidays?  I used to rush around to about seven different holiday parties on Christmas, putting kids in and out of snowsuits and car seats in the snow.  I had enough of that after the first three years of having kids, so now I cook.  I cook a lot.  I […]