Finally the beautiful weather makes an appearance, the clocks are set ahead and the days are getting longer. Just one glimpse of the purple crocus peeking through the ground can set off an hour of conversation between us about what flowers we will be planting, what colors we should choose, and the yearly banter about who plants the parsley and who plants the basil. Heaven forbid if we both plant the parsley! Important Questions
Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce – Thanksgiving is one of the few holidays that, for the most part, has a very established list of standard menu items. But this year, why not switch it up? Shake up your dinner table with some of these creative alternatives to traditional Turkey Day dishes!1. Instead of boring dinner rolls or biscuits, give your guests a sweet surprise with these message-stuffed crescent rolls.
Whether you’re throwing a casual garden party, hosting a family BBQ, or just having a relaxing evening with some friends, chips and salsa are always a welcome (and easy) addition to the menu. So this summer, try putting a tropical twist on the traditional chip dip with this tasty recipe for pineapple salsa. Not only is it fun and colorful, but the blend of flavors makes for a spicy, sweet and delicious treat!
What’s the most memorable wedding anniversary present you’ve received from your special someone? A pair of diamond earrings? A sentimental card or framed photo? As it turns out, there’s actually a tradition associated with anniversary gifts. Dating back to medieval times, the 25th and 50th were “silver” and “golden” respectively – and by the 1930’s, many milestone anniversaries had gift suggestions of their own. Over the years, the tradition has been updated and modernized to it’s current form.
Mardi Gras revelers know all about king cake, a traditional treat served during Fat Tuesday celebrations. The buttery cake is named for the three biblical kings whose journey to Bethlehem to honor the baby Jesus took 12 days. For those of you unfamiliar with Fat Tuesday, it is, essentially, your last gluttonous night before the season of Lent — a 40-day period with various food restrictions, depending on your religious background. And given all the sugar, milk, and butter in the cake, it definitely is the king — of fatty, high-calorie desserts, that is.