Do you have recipes that you clipped from a newspaper or magazine, put away in your recipe box and then forgotten for 10+ years? Well, this is one of those recipes. I cut out this Red Velvet Cake from the Houston Chronicle, “Hints from Heloise,” in 1998. I made it back then, loved it and saved it. Now the clipping is that iconic old newspaper shade of yellow. This recipe has moved from house to house, state to state. Here is the Sugar Mommas version based on that old recipe. Red Velvet Cake Ingredients
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If youre a perfect mom, then this article is not for you. For the rest of us, a perfect-mom-o-meter is likely nowhere to be found.Lets be real: As moms, we mess up. And for some, its quite a lot. Its like motherhood is a roller-coaster – we ride the ups and downs with elegance and humor. But then theres those times when we forget our seat-belts and fall off. It …
Even though the holidays are over, lots of people go on vacation during the winter months. Whether to escape the cold for somewhere more tropical, or to hit the slopes for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding, it’s always nice to get away.
These candied pecans make the sweetest gift scooped into small jars with a bow. You could also make the candied pecans ahead of time, and put them out on your holiday table in festive small bowls. They are a delicious way to add to the décor. Candied pecans are also great for amping up your…
Make the season merry and bright by creating any one of these handmade gifts from the heart! Love triumphs all, and what says I love you more than something youve crafted by hand. I hope you enjoy this round-up of handmade gifts of love, sure to spread merriment and joyfulness. :)1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Candies
After reading “20 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had Children,” on ModernMom earlier this week, I was inspired to share some wisdom of my own.
In the United States, nearly one in three girls will get pregnant before she turns 20, and half of all young adults will get an STD by the time they turn 25. If youre the parent of a teen/tween, youve probably come to the hard realization that youre going to have to speak with them about sex. Will it be embarrassing? Possibly. Awkward? Most likely. But will it also make your kids less likely to become a statistic? Without a doubt. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 87% of teens say that it would be easier for them to postpone sex and avoid pregnancy if they were able to have more open and honest conversations with their parents.
Is it the tryptophan in turkey that leads to holiday exhaustion? It certainly couldnt be the reason I tend to feel tired until New Year’s. Stay awake until midnight on purpose? Youve got to be kidding. Maybe its estrogen-related because most women I know experience the same seasonal symptoms.
Skip the store-bought stuff and make your own holiday wrapping paper! It’s a fun and festive way to wrap your presents – and it’s SUPER simple. These gifts are sure to be a hit when they’re discovered under the Christmas tree! Here’s what you’ll need: Burlap Brown paper Scissors Tape Photos Rosemary or other garnish Clothespins (optional) Here’s how to do it:
When my siblings and I were kids growing up in Washington DC in the 1970s, afterschool activities meant playing kickball or exploring Battery Kemble Park with a few dozen other elementary school children, unsupervised by adults. Christmas presents for the luckiest families meant toys, books and stuffed animals. We never saw a flash card or…