My very inquisitive six-year-old asked me why people dress up on Halloween. I was stumped. I am usually a reasonably informed mom with a quick story about all the cool things in history that have formed our current day celebrations. But not this time – I didn’t have any answers! Where Does Halloween Come From? My son’s question My son’s question got me thinking about the … [Read more...] about Where Does Halloween Come From?
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A lot of people like to say that baking is a science, but it does not always have to be completely exact. You do have to be a little careful when switching ingredients, but it is possible to make substitutes when following a cornbread recipe. It can be a little tricky to find a good egg substitute for cornbread, but there are a few key ingredients that will work. Whether you … [Read more...] about What Can I Use as an Egg Substitute When Baking Corn Bread?
It is time to put candles on the cake and to sing “Happy Birthday” to the great state of California! To celebrate this festive day of September 9th, I thought I’d pay tribute to one of the state’s tastiest gems, California Ripe Olives. First, a little history lesson, then we’ll dig into a super yummy recipe. In 1769, the first olive cuttings were planted in California … [Read more...] about Watermelon, Mint and Olive Salad
Have you ever wished your little one hadn’t blurted out that naughty word to his oh-so proper grandparents -- an expletive he evidently learned when you accidentally slammed your finger in the door last week? Have you ever watched your child eat and, in horror, had to ask yourself, “Did he just watch Animal Planet before this meal?” Has your child ever done something so … [Read more...] about How to Raise a Polite Child
Fitbit Charge HR For the health conscious dad - the Charge HR is the perfect gift. The tracking wristband tracks activity, calories, heart rate and wirelessly syncs to a smartphone and computer to monitor trends. Monoprice’s MHD Action Cam 2.0 For the dad that savors memories - now he can capture every amazing moment on land, in the air or by sea (it's … [Read more...] about Last Minute Gifts For Father’s Day