Category: Christmas

Random Christmas Cats, Just for Fun

Random Christmas Cats, Just for Fun

Because there aren’t enough pictures of cats in the world, especially cats at Christmas, here are a few from our archive.

The Spirit of the Season: Revisiting the Christmas Day Truce of WW1

The Spirit of the Season: Revisiting the Christmas Day Truce of WW1

Wishing you all the blessings of the season, and that we can go into 2020 heartfirst with peace and kindness.

Baklava, Baby!

Baklava, Baby!

Just raving about an annual homemade gift, the BEST baklava ever.

Empty Stockings Full of Love

Empty Stockings Full of Love

Each year, memories fly out of these treasures like dust motes in the light and gently come to rest on me.

Holiday Peacefulness Haiku

Holiday Peacefulness Haiku

It’s time to transition from the frenzy of getting everything done to the fullness of seasonal reflections.

Mr. Sandman, Ready for Christmas

Mr. Sandman, Ready for Christmas

A “dressed up for Christmas” photo of a Sandman from Pass Christian, Mississippi.

Deck the Halls at Heathrow – Again

Deck the Halls at Heathrow – Again

A whimsical and tasteful little Christmas tree at Heathrow Airport is just right.

Spicy-Tart Cranberry-Orange-Pineapple Relish (The Best!)

Spicy-Tart Cranberry-Orange-Pineapple Relish (The Best!)

Slightly sweet with just a hint of heat, this tart cranberry relish is the perfect complement to rich holiday food.

North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)

North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)

Savory, flavorful and redolent with tradition, this dressing is always at the top of the family request list. Even so, it took almost 30 years to accurately document the recipe.

One Stocking Left Behind

One Stocking Left Behind

It’s time to put away Christmas, but one stocking was left behind. The goodies look yummy – is it ok to sample?

Glover Gardens Christmas 2018 Roundup

Glover Gardens Christmas 2018 Roundup

One big post is a roundup of the Christmas 2018 festivities at Glover Gardens.

Christmas Wishes from E. B. White – The New Yorker Radio Hour – WNYC

This heartfelt, ironic, wry and ultimately sweet poem is worth 3 minutes of your time.  Click on the link below to hear it read aloud. Merry Christmas. E. B. White sends Christmas greetings to uncertified accountants, old men asleep in libraries, and people who think […]

Glover Gardens Holiday Menu Classics

Glover Gardens Holiday Menu Classics

A Glover Gardens holiday recipe compendium, starting with breakfast and continuing through dessert, with stops at appetizers and savory sides along the way.

We Call Them “Mema Rolls,” She Called Them “Refrigerator Rolls” – Call My Grandmother’s Delicious Yeast Rolls Anything You Want, but Don’t Call Me Late for Dinner if You’re Serving Them

We Call Them “Mema Rolls,” She Called Them “Refrigerator Rolls” – Call My Grandmother’s Delicious Yeast Rolls Anything You Want, but Don’t Call Me Late for Dinner if You’re Serving Them

My grandmother “Mema” fed us in classic grandmotherly style: something was always just out of the oven, just for you. Here’s her legendary yeast roll recipe.

Best Creamed Corn Ever – Handed-Down and Upgraded Scratch Recipe from My Dad and Grandmother

Best Creamed Corn Ever – Handed-Down and Upgraded Scratch Recipe from My Dad and Grandmother

This creamed corn is a rich, creamy dish that makes you nostalgic for the old days when life was simpler, people were kinder and you could borrow an egg from your neighbor, even if you never experienced any “old days” in that way. 

Haiku: Ode to My Christmas Tree

Haiku: Ode to My Christmas Tree

Decorating a Christmas tree and talking about the ornaments is a family’s oral history. This haiku celebrates the tree.


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