Sweet Traditions

The tradition of baking holiday cookies runs several generations deep in my family. It’s true that not all the dough makes it to the oven, but when it does, the scents bring me right back to my earliest years of creating delicious memories in the kitchen with my mom, grandmother, sister, and my mom’s best […]

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Do less, accomplish more

Making plans for a joyful and memorable holiday season is nothing new for me. The dogs have taken up residence in front of the fireplace instead of the cool kitchen floor, and I’m in the full seasonal swing of things just like years past. What has changed is the way I choose to prepare for […]

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Celebrating Freedom

Growing up in a culture where our foundational story is about freedom and independence has left its mark on me. With the upcoming anniversary of our country declaring independence, I like to think about what independence and freedom mean to me.

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