Lights of a New Year

As we end a year and look towards a new one, I thought sharing some light with you would be appropriate.

Christmas lightbulb suncatcher

Tinsel drink stirrers

Flower party lights

Wood tealight holders

Tall candle vases

Glowing mini trees

Festive winter luminarias

Joy luminarias

Paper cutout night lights

Animal night light

Holiday lights charm bracelet

Rustic mason jar candles

Kwanzaa candle

Snowflake lantern

What are you doing to ring in the new year?

Holiday Helpings

With Christmas just about here, and a few more celebrations happening as we ring in the new year, today I’m sharing some food ideas that can keep your party going and please your guests.

Brunch

Baked brunch eggs

Cranberry vanilla cinnamon swirl bread

Sticky buns

Spinach and Gruyere souffle

Gruyere popover sandwiches

Marscapone stuffed french toast with salted caramel banana sauce

Spice tea breakfast bread pudding

Appetizers

Smoky shrimp with garlic and olive oil

Bacon wrapped potatoes

Homemade cheese straws

Upside down mushroom tartlets

Baked clams oreganata

Spinach and goat cheese tartlets

Dinner

Lemon garlic roasted chicken

Slow cooker pork loin with apples

Baked ham with cranberry curry glaze

Grilled steak with southwestern rub

Baked breaded tilapia

Vegetable pot pie

Crisp goose with dried cherry sourdough stuffing

Spaghetti with lobster

Piri Piri scallops with spinach and pineapple salad

Crispy skin black sea bass

Cioppino

Dessert

Chocolate church mice

Holiday pretzel treats

Cranberry nut chocolate bark

3 kings cake

Butter pecan kringle

Sticky toffee pudding

And don’t forget a few cookies too!

What are you serving this holiday season?

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Angelic Angels

This week we’re highlighting some of the fun and interesting angel crafts you can make:

Trumpeting paper angel

Patriotic angel

Beaded angel

Paper plate angel

Angel garland

Seashell angel

Coffee filter angel

Angel votive

Clothespin angel ornament

Cornstarch angel

3D angel decoration

Cedar lodge wooden ornaments

Potted angel with stars

Clay and clear ball ornament

Deco wooden ornament

Gift wrap card

What are your favorite angel crafts and decorations?

Christmas Cookies

It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year for food and creativity, Christmas!¬† I’m excited to start our month of Christmas themed ideas off with cookies!

Lemony star sandwiches

Easy spritz

Red hot sugar cookies

Roly poly Santas

Cherry surprise crinkles

Cherry pinwheels

Lime meringue wreaths

Tangerine butter cookies

Pfeffernussen

Vanilla, orange, cranberry cookies

Fruitcake drops

Shortbread cookies

Chocolate batons

Chocolate allspice thumbprints

Black forest cookies

Dulce de leche sandwiches

Hazelnut cocoa coins

Espresso bean shortbread

Chocolate peppermint cookies

Gingerbread lantern

Gingerbread (and gluten free too!)

Gluten free cocoa molasses cookies

A little sugar, a little spice, what will you be making this holiday season?