Snowy Surprise

Since it’s the middle of winter I thought today we’d take a look at some snow crafts and decorations and a few treats too.

Snowflake wine box

‘Snowballs for sale’ door decor

Snowflake mason jar 

Watercolor snowflake apron

Winter to spring transitional wreath

Snowman page marker

Snowman canvas art

Snowman mason jar

Amigurumi snowman family

‘Let it snow’ wreath

Shadow box snow globe

Mason jar snow globe

Snow lanterns

Ski slope diorama

String snowman card

Snow lady pillow

Snow family bowls

Bundled up snow family

Snowman snow gauge

Snowman terrarium

Pom-pom snowman figurine

Felted snowman

Snowflake t-shirt

Cute sock snowmen

Snowman canister covers of felted wool

Snowman runner

Felt snowman hangers

Clay snowman

Snowy Treats:

Frozen banana pops

Snowman cupcakes

Marshmallow snowmen

Snowy marshmallows

Chocolaty melting snowmen

Meringue snowmen

What snow creations are you making?

Better Beef Soup

Today we’re looking at our third variety of soup to warm you up this winter, soup with beef in it.

Beef and barley vegetable soup

Seared beef and noodle soup

Beef and coconut soup with crispy shallots

Beef stock for French onion soup

Vietnamese beef noodle soup with ginger

Roasted beef, mushroom and barley soup

Tortellini soup

Tomato beef soup

Cheesesteak soup

Beef and barley soup with mushrooms

Moroccan meatball soup with sweet potato

Mushroom and lentil soup

Mexican meatball soup

Boeuf bourguignon soup

Escarole and meatball soup

Teriyaki beef soup

Kansas City steak soup

Quick meatball minestrone

Chunky pot roast and portobello soup

Taco soup

Buckwheat soup with porcini beef and kale

What’s your favorite soup with beef?

Soup: Chicken and Turkey Style

Earlier this week we looked at vegetable soup recipes, today we’re looking at chicken and turkey soup recipes.


Shaker chicken and noodle

Chicken and dumplings

Chicken and rice

Chicken and chickpea

Asian chicken

Thai chicken

Mexican chicken tortilla

Chicken barley

Chicken tagine with almonds, apricots and olives

Chicken gumbo

Wine braised chicken

Roasted chicken and butternut

Lemongrass chicken

Roast chicken and vegetable

Ginger chicken noodle

French chicken

Tortellini Florentine

Chicken edamame chowder

Creamy roasted chicken potato and noodle

Rosemary and ravioli with chicken


Turkey and dumplings

Turkey meatball

Turkey tortellini

Turkey soup with cheddar dumplings

Italian wedding soup with turkey meatballs

Chunky turkey vegetable soup

Asian turkey noodle soup

Swiss chard, cabbage and turkey meatball

Turkey and rice

Vegetable garden soup with turkey

Spicy Brazillian turkey

Turkey with egg noodles and vegetables

Turkey, kale and brown rice

Slow cooker black bean with turkey

What’s your favorite turkey or chicken soup recipe?

Maple Syrup Surprise

Today I thought we’d take a look at a traditional winter favorite, maple syrup!

Breakfast, Breads and More:

Vermont maple oatmeal bread

Maple bacon biscuit bake

Sticky buns

Stuffed french toast

Maple walnut oat bread

Maple corn muffins

Maple pumpkin rolls

Maple pull-apart bread

Vermont maple granola

Maple walnut sticky buns

Maple muffins with oat streusel

Maple butter

Baked french toast casserole with maple syrup

Croissant maple bread pudding

Snack, Lunch and Dinner:

Maple mustard chicken salad sandwich

Maple spiced nuts

Maple chipotle barbecue sauce

Maple roasted pumpkin salad

Maple roasted squash

Maple glazed new potatoes

Maple mahi mahi salad

Dijon maple glazed spiral ham

Maple chicken wings


Maple pound cake with maple rum glaze


Maple cream pie

Maple shortbread sandwich cookies

Maple walnut brownies

Cardamom spice oat cookies

Maple walnut biscotti

Maple apple turnovers

Maple pecan cheesecake

Maple buttercream

Maple flan

Maple cake

Pumpkin maple custards

Maple glazed bananas

Mini maple pecan pies

Gluten free maple pecan shortbread cookies

What do you enjoy mixing with maple?

Happy Hanukkah

Today we’re taking a look at Hanukkah related food and fun.


Hanukkah jelly doughnuts

Sweet potato latkes

Parsnip latkes

Basic potato latkes


Homemade gelt

Beef brisket with dried fruit

Spice and honey roasted carrots

Roast vegetable tsimmes with apricots

Classic challah

Harvest apple challah

Whole wheat challah

Cinnamon apple raisin challah

Honey challah with flax

Roast chicken with wild rice dressing

Horseradish crusted brisket with carrots

Gluten free potato latkes


Lighted Star of David

Star of David frosted mirror coasters

Star of David card

Craft stick menorah

Glitter menorah card

Plush Dreidel

Menorah in the mail

Hanukkah candle display (video)

Layered star Hanukkah card

Dreidel gift box

Wood menorah

Noah’s ark menorah

Spinning treasures

Paper dreidel garland

How are you celebrating Hanukkah?

Eggnog Essentials

This month we’ll be taking a look at some holiday flavors, and doing 12 days of Christmas fun, food and decorations.  We’re starting this month of with a classic drink that many people love (I am not one of them!): eggnog.


Eggnog latte

Peppermint eggnog

Coconut eggnog

Eggnog martini

Spiced chocolate eggnog

Orange spice eggnog

Cappuccino eggnog

Irish eggnog

Vanilla holiday eggnog

White chocolate eggnog


Eggnog french toast

Eggnog toffee teacake

Cherry and nut filled eggnog cake

Eggnog mini cakes

Holiday eggnog muffins

Cinnamon eggnog scones

Golden eggnog cupcakes

Eggnog cookies

Eggnog fudge

Eggnog pie

Eggnog cups

Eggnog mousse

Eggnog panna cotta

Eggnog cheesecake bars

Eggnog and rum fudge pie

Creamy eggnog bars

Eggnog thumbprint cookies

Eggnog muffins

Eggnog frosted nutmeg sugar cookies

Spiced eggnog pancakes

Chocolate eggnog swirl pie

Eggnog marshmallows

Cranberry eggnog rolls

What do you enjoy making with eggnog or eating with eggnog?

Snow Stories

Today with some flurries outside my window I thought I’d share a few snow-inspired crafts and activities.

Snowflake napkin

Snowflake cookies

Blue ombre soap wrapped in snowflake ribbon

Snow scene mixed media

Clothespin winter ballet scene

Frost snowflake wreath

Snow sparkled candy pretzels

Snow lanterns

Festive snow scene for penguins

Snow globes

Sleigh ride snow globe

Pebble filled tray

Cookie cottages

Snowmen stirrers

Snow lady pillow

Snow family bowls

Bundled up snow family

Snow pal

Snowman ornaments

Felt snowman pillow

Snowball wreath

Snowman cookie jar

Winter sports scrapbook pages

What are your favorite winter and snow inspired crafts and activities?

Surviving the Snow

As the Northeast USA deals with a winter snowstorm, I thought it appropriate to share some crafty snow creations!

Festive snow scene for penguins

Snow people lawn ornaments

Snow globes

Etched snowflake glasses

Simple snowflake table runner

Snowman table runner

Punched snowflake photo cards

Screw punched snowflake hurricanes

Crocheted snowflakes

Snowflake hurricane candleholder

Quill snowflakes

Felted snowman

Snow pal

Snowman canister covers

Felt snowmen ornament

What snowy crafts are you doing this winter?