How to Make a Gingerbread House

Garlands, decorated trees, candy canes, multicolored twinkle lights, fruitcake…there are some things that are automatically associated with Christmas. One of those things is gingerbread houses. Gingerbread houses have been around for centuries, descending from Medieval Europe where bakers used carved boards to create elaborate designs in bygone days. Nuremberg, Germany was recognized as the Gingerbread…

Christmas “Staycation” Ideas

Travel during the holidays can be expensive and stressful. This year you might be contemplating the merits of a stay at home vacation, also known as a “staycation”. This idea may appeal to you for several reasons. You might not have the vacation time or funds necessary to take an extended trip away from home….

What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and thank goodness, there are enough leftover goodies in your kitchen that you don’t have to cook! Well, maybe just a little, and only if you really want to. If you are curious what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers that will surprise and delight your family and friends, here are…