Monthly Archives: November 2012

Food Presentations for Christmas (December 2 – December 8)

It is so much fun to decorate the Christmas tree. Vintage style trees can be decorated with strings of popcorn and cranberries. To carry the tree theme to the table, make plated asparagus trees. Cut cooked asparagus in graduating & … Continue reading

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Continue the Holiday Celebration! (November 25 – December 1)

I love this time of year. Cooking abounds as well as great conversation. Recently, during a dinner with friends, we shared our thoughts about our favorite desserts as a children. One recollection was of Butterscotch Pecan Pie. I thought it … Continue reading

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November’s Harvest (November 18 – November 24)

Harvesting on time is vital for crop distribution. My great-grandparents were harvesters. They had 350 acres in central Texas with 8 children to help tend the fields. Their home-place still exists and serves as a family reunion gathering spot. We … Continue reading

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Plan For The Special Holiday Moments (November 11 – November 17)

The relatives will be visiting soon. Family bonding is an essential part of sharing the holiday season and I feel that those moments can be enhanced by gathering family recipes, family photos and family stories. As the organized host and/or … Continue reading

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The Calm Before The Holidays – (November 4 – November 10)

Just before the intensity of the holiday season, I recommend a home spa treatment. Creativity and energy are increased with pampering. So, indulge. In advance, purchase some foot bath soap and some pedicure and manicure items. To really treat oneself, … Continue reading

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