It’s Not Christmas without Cookies!
A Christmas cookie recipe roundup, praise for my daughter-in-law and a cute photo shoot with a toddler and proud grandfather.
Holiday Spice Stars: A Cookie Recipe Just in Time for Christmas
These star-shaped cookies are deceptive; their look is humble but the taste is super-sophisticated, with a depth of flavor that comes from multiple spices that the 3 Wise Men might’ve brought on a starry, starry nigh
Recipe: “Over the Top”Fancy Green Beans and Mushrooms
A holiday-worthy recipe for green beans and mushrooms that is bold and different with bright, fresh flavors and a diversity of textures.
Santa Wants These Cranberry-Walnut Chocolate-Covered Cookie Mountains!
In addition to being delicious, these Christmas cookies are easy and to make with kids.
Haiku: My Poinsettia Reflections
As much as holidays are a time for celebration, they also bring reminders of the past, joyful days with lost loved ones.
What’s Better Than a “Sand-a-Claus”?
Wishing you all more whimsy than ‘grimsy’ during this crazy winter of pandemic…. stay safe, everyone, and enjoy those small moments.
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
Wishing you all the blessings of the season, and that we can go into 2020 heartfirst with peace and kindness.
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
It’s time to transition from the frenzy of getting everything done to the fullness of seasonal reflections.
Mr. Sandman, Ready for Christmas
A “dressed up for Christmas” photo of a Sandman from Pass Christian, Mississippi.
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!)
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)
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
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
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 […]