Category: Food

Quick and easy butter cookies

Classic Butter Cookies

Over the weekend, I was feeling under the weather. In fact, I’m still not 100%, but I knew I had an event coming up that I had to bring a holiday cookie. Normally, I wouldn’t care too much and bring a pre-made something.…

Category: Gear

The Amazing Zhus

The Great Kardini

The holidays are almost here. I know this because I find myself saying to our daughters, “put it on your list” every time we leave the house. We have a pretty firm rule in our household for Christmas. The girls get two gifts each.…

Category: Food

Baker’s Secret colored bakeware

Freshly baked cinnamon rolls

When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait for Christmas morning. I would wake up at the crack of dawn, and run in to the front room where the Christmas tree was to see what Santa had brought. After the presents were long forgotten, I’d realize how hungry I was.…

Category: Travel

When Disneyland reaches capacity

A couple years ago, we made a rookie move. We visited Disneyland during New Year’s weekend. It was cold and wet and very crowded. Not only was it crowded, but the park reached capacity each day rather quickly. When we checked into the hotel, the front desk Cast Member informed us that the park would be full.…

Category: Food

Perfect pumpkin cheesecake

This time of year, I really like to be in the kitchen. I love to bake. Getting out my grandmother’s recipes brings back wonderful memories of her. She taught me a lot of what I know. One of my favorite things to make is a combination of two of her recipes.…