Herb bundles are a great natural way to fill your house with holiday scents. The herbs dry as they hang, allowing the smells to continue throughout the season – and can easily be stored for later use. Dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks pair well with the pine smell we all know and love, and bring a pop of color to your windows, mantles, shelves or bookcases.
There’s something about baking gingerbread cookies during the holiday season that just feels right. Our recipe blends the spice of fresh ginger with the sweetness of brown sugar and molasses to create the perfect crowd-pleasing cookie.
The holidays can feel like one long celebration, involving friends and strangers alike. No matter where we go, there are glittering decorations and festive music. People seem cheerier. It feels as though the whole world is going to the same party.
Purple sweet potatoes taste just as delicious as their orange counterparts, but they’re so much more fun to look at! This recipe delivers both sweet and spice in every bite, and is sure to be the talk of your dinner table. Find them at your local farmers market during the fall season!
When moving to our new home, I knew my son would be leaving behind the friends and familiar faces he’d come to know. I knew I’d want to help him find new friends to fill these gaps, without replacing the ones he already has.
I’ll admit it, I’m facing down Thanksgiving this year with something between resignation and panic. We will be hosting for the first time since well before I had kids—mine are four and two—and I’ll be cooking in a relatively untested kitchen, with a lot of logistics to plan for in terms of bringing along the equipment I need, transporting the food, etc.