Category: Holidays

Silver Bells Reminiscing: “It’s Christmas Time in the City”

Silver Bells Reminiscing: “It’s Christmas Time in the City”

London’s busy sidewalks, hustle and bustle, and general air of festivity and expectation recalls the lyrics of the Christmas classic, Silver Bells.

Deck the Hall at Heathrow

Deck the Hall at Heathrow

A Charlie Brown tree all alone in a hallway between terminals is full of holiday spirit and pluck.

Dad is gone…and still our hearts are full

Dad is gone…and still our hearts are full

A little Christmas poem from Glover Gardens about sorrow, joy and the Christmas miracle.

In the Christmas Mood! Holiday Tips from Colleagues include a Hot Chocolate Bar, a Board Game and Christmas Jazz

In the Christmas Mood! Holiday Tips from Colleagues include a Hot Chocolate Bar, a Board Game and Christmas Jazz

Tips from colleagues make Christmas more merry.

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. 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

A Glover Gardens new year’s brunch menu and my best wishes for a happy 2017.

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.

Found Recipe:  A New Holiday Sweet Potato Favorite

Found Recipe: A New Holiday Sweet Potato Favorite

Sweet Potato Stacks from Cooking Light are worthy of status as a holiday classic.

Baking with Myrna Loy and William Powell

Baking with Myrna Loy and William Powell

Classic movies are a great Christmas cooking companion.

Cooking with Friends: A Root Vegetable Christmas Memory

Cooking with Friends: A Root Vegetable Christmas Memory

Wine Spectator provides a perfect “cooking with friends” menu with duck and root vegetables. Try this at home with friends.

Even the Chandelier is Decorated

Even the Chandelier is Decorated

Gorgeous silver and white dining room decorated for Christmas – even the chandelier!

Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter

Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter

A rosemary wreath dresses up the standby party platter of cheese, salami and olives.

Rosemary Wreath

Rosemary Wreath

This blogging thing is fun, especially the connections with other bloggers and the ideas they share and inspire. One of the blogs I subscribe to is Last Night’s Feast, where blogger Sara occasionally makes a post called Pretty Things, a collection of unrelated links and […]

Spatchcocked Turkey. Say What?

Spatchcocked turkey is everything you want in a turkey: moist on the inside, with crispy, savory, mahogany skin on the outside. Read about it here: Spatchcocked Turkey. Say What? This will be our turkey strategy again this year.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with a Hint of Cumin

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with a Hint of Cumin

Simple, creamy butternut squash soup that even vegetable haters will eat.

I Love Thanksgiving! Run-Up to My Favorite Holiday

I Love Thanksgiving! Run-Up to My Favorite Holiday

Thanksgiving means food and family and fun, and I enjoy the process of getting ready for it. Check out some of the Glover Gardens standards.

Labor Day Barbecue Look-Back

Labor Day Barbecue Look-Back

I’m not able to post a new recipe over this Labor Day long weekend, so I thought I’d share links to a few of my favorites from the grill that seem oh-so-appropos for the holiday.

New Year’s Eve in Vegas

New Year’s Eve in Vegas

There’s no place like Las Vegas.  It’s glitzy, and plastic, and neon, and fun. We went to Vegas for New Year’s in 2013 to celebrate my bonus son’s 21st birthday (“bonus son” = stepson, with a more positive connotation; it means I’m “bonus mom”).  It […]

New Year’s Brunch

New Year’s Brunch

I’ve always felt that the way I spend New Year’s (Eve and Day) foreshadows my experiences for the rest of the year.  And it usually does:  we’re either traveling with family, having a special outing with family, or spending time at home with family, celebrating […]

Pampas Grass:  A Champagne Drink

Pampas Grass: A Champagne Drink

The Pampas Grass: a champagne drink that honors winter grapefruit juice with a sparkling and Midori compliment.


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