Follow these 10 easy steps for a successful Christmas cookie baking tradtion with an active, curious six year old. Step One: The Research Google several permutations of the phrase "Easy Christmas Cookies To Bake With Kids." Keep in mind that the adjective "easy" is relative. A pastry chef's idea of easy may actually involve mixing… Continue reading Cooking Up A Tradition
Maintaining a positive image is an ongoing struggle for Santa. Breaking and entering through mystical powers, obtaining data concerning personal behavior through undisclosed sources, and consuming an unhealthy diet despite obesity issues threaten to mottle his reputation. As a Christmas celebrator and St. Nick fan I’m doing my part in helping Father Christmas maintain a… Continue reading Ho, Ho, Ho-rrible Santas!
It SEEMED like a simple computer problem. The adjective simple along with easy, uncomplicated, trouble-free, facile, painless, undemanding, effortless, straightforward, and duck soup do NOT describe the computer problem that faced me Sunday morning. The trouble started when my backup drive no longer backed up. I read a bazillion sites that recommended a variety of solutions. One… Continue reading Sunday Morning With Apple Support
I fanned my sheaf of Bed, Bath, & Beyond coupons confident that my Christmas shopping list would minimize like Safari windows during my Cyber Monday shopping hunt. “USE THIS COUPON IN-STORE OR ONLINE!” shouted the ad that haunted my mailbox monthly. “Online,” I retorted and Googled away. “17 Top Holiday Gifts”, “Gifts by Theme”, “Buy… Continue reading Bed, Bath, & Beyond Reason
Don the trousers with “give” in the waist, ditch the fitted sheath, or go all out and wear sweat pants. It’s your duty as an appreciative daughter or son (fill in family member status here), food lover, and global citizen to overeat on Thanksgiving Day. If an eye rolling dinner guest does just that when asked… Continue reading Overeat On Thanksgiving