Winter Center Piece

Winter Center Piece

Most of the family holiday¬†dinners we go to, be it Thanksgiving¬†or Christmas, is served buffet style. Dishes are laid out in the kitchen for people to pile on to their plates and then find a spot at the table. With the food out in the kitchen, there is plenty of space on the table for mom’s china place settings, butter, salt, pepper, and a centerpiece. The most memorable centerpiece my Mom puts out is her Snowbabies.

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On one end is a snowball fight, with two fortified behind a wall. Read more

Christmas Meringues

Christmas Meringues

Christmas tree meringues

I had a lunch late last month with a friend and we had a lot of fun catching up and talking about Christmas cookies. She told me about how she’d love to make sugar cookies and try to make meringues again. She told me about her trials before of batches thrown out and puddles of meringue not lived up to the Pinterest pictures. I was totally up to the challenge, I had felt the same woes before in my attempts to make french macarons, which still have much room for improvement. Read more

Christmas Wreaths

Christmas Wreaths

With a live Christmas tree comes pine tree trimmings! The trimmed branches have been sitting outside for a bit and I finally made it to the craft store this week to pick up a couple of wreath frames, floral wire, and extra decor for my three wreaths. Read more