Category: entertaining

Simple Hanukkah Dinner

Want to host some people for a Hanukkah dinner this weekend and not sure where to start? I’ve got simple recipes for brisket and latkes to get you started. Full recipes with pictures of the process will be posted below. And, I’ve got a printable with the recipes and the shopping list. Simple and Easy Weeknight Latkes Plan to make

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Planning Your Holiday Meal

The holidays are fast approaching! To help you get ready I wanted to share some of my holiday meal planning tools. You can grab the printables at the bottom of this post. I’m a list maker and I find it helps so much, especially with big things like a holiday dinner. I love to have people over, to cook holiday

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Last Minute Holiday Cookies

There’s still time to make some easy, homemade treats to bring to a celebration or give as a gift. I’ve been down with that nasty cold going around but I still wanted to bring something homemade for Christmas so I pulled out my easiest recipes. First up are the Hershey’s Hugs Pretzel Treats. There are many recipes online, but here

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Holiday Hangover

The recycling bin is full, the beds are stripped. I have a mountain of towels to launder. Welcome to the day after a holiday weekend with a house full of kids and family! We had a truly great weekend. Family, fun, food, games, walks, yoga, even a visiting dog as we are missing our diva dog who died in August. 

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Low Key Celebrations for Major Milestones

My in laws recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, my father in law is not up to leaving the house, but we still wanted to celebrate this milestone in their lives. Here are some quick tips that we used to create a low key celebration for a big life event. We kept the guest list small – just their

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Pumpkin Spice Fever

By now, you’ve probably had your first PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) of the season. I don’t even drink coffee but I had to get one to see what the craze was all about. It was good (I imagine much better if you actually like coffee) as was the Pumpkin Loaf. This was at Starbucks of course – didn’t they invite the

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This Is Why I Can’t Shop at HomeGoods

It was my second attempt at getting a tablecloth for my kitchen table. The first one I got at Home Goods was too small. Of course I realized this after washing it. So now I have a very nice, slightly oversized tablecloth for a card table, should that need ever arise. On this trip I was focused on one thing

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Pumpkins

It’s October 30th and I haven’t bought a real pumpkin yet. That may not seem like a big deal to you, but I am from Anoka, Minnesota, the Halloween Capital of the World. (I’m totally not kidding, you can check it out here.) Growing up, Halloween was a week long event with a couple parades, a Pumpkin Bowl football game

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