Archives for December 2013

Stress-Free Soiree

When I talk to friends about having people over for a party, the thing that seems to stress people out is figuring out what to serve.  Even more daunting is how to serve it without spending three days in the kitchen and having to clean up for three days afterward. I have had those parties Continue Reading…

Scrumptious “Sammiches”

The Havey family has grown in size to more than 30 people, so when it comes to feeding a crowd, I know what I’m doing.  This little crowd pleaser of a sandwich, or “sammich”, as Mason calls them, disappeared faster than anything I’ve ever made, hands down, at our Christmas Eve get together this year. Continue Reading…

That’s a Wrap!

Every year since Mason was born, we’ve had our family photos done at Christmas time for Christmas cards.  I tell you, those photography places know what they are doing.  They take a bundle of adorable photos in all sorts of poses and make you think you can’t live without buying at least a sheet of Continue Reading…

Merry Little Christmas Gifts

If I did this blogging thing for a living, I would have promptly posted all my Christmas ideas in November and early December in time for all you crafty girls out there to use them.  But, unfortunately, I do my living for a living, so here I am cramming all my Christmas posts into the Continue Reading…

Infinity Scarf

I was listening to Christmas music on the way home from work today in the car.  It was more of a necessity than a choice, when you get to a week out before Christmas it seems like they blast it through every radio station on the air waves, like it or not. I hate to Continue Reading…

Gingerbread Memories

Every year my sister-in-law Sara has a Christmas brunch at her house for the family and afterward we all build gingerbread houses.  It has become a beloved family tradition and I had to dedicate a blog post to this fun event. She holds the party around the second week of December and we have a Continue Reading…

A Great Man Gift

I know I’m not the only one that thinks the men on my list are IMPOSSIBLE to shop for.  I mean, what do men want anyway that’s actually legal to give? I came up with this little Christmas gift for a couple of those difficult men on my list this year.  It reminds me of Continue Reading…

Cute Ways to Give a Cookbook

I’ve heard other bloggers say they read cookbooks like novels.  I’m glad I am not the only one.  I’ve always had a passion for books, and cookbooks are my favorite kind. I especially love the glossy ones with a picture for every dish, or in contrast, the old shabby ones that you hear about from Continue Reading…

Macaroni and Cheese Pizza-Say What?

If this meal could talk, do you know what it would say? “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful”.  Yep. You know, sometimes when I’m cooking I get kinda lost and I forget about all the evil in this world.  Evil like calories and fat grams. I just go with it and let those fattening creative Continue Reading…

Holiday Food Hacks

With all the holiday bustle already upon us, I thought I’d share some really simple food tips that I  use to make things easier and more festive from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. I hope they work for you and ease a little bit of holiday stress when it comes to the grub to feed your friends and Continue Reading…