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Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico, but it is also widely celebrated by Mexican-Americans in the United States. The holiday, which in Spanish means the Fifth of May, commemorates the Battl...
5/3/13 at 10:44 AM St. Patrick's Day Newspaper Activities 3/11/13 at 9:31 PM
Presidents' Day Activities 2/12/13 at 10:40 PM
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Makeover
Local Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinary Professional Paula Tsufis gave me this recipe for Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner made a little lighter. It's a perfect way to celebrate St...
3/14/13 at 1:58 PM Valentine's Day Treat- Chocolate Avocado Mousse 2/7/13 at 9:03 AM
For The Big Game: Sriracha Sesame Cream Cheese Spread 2/1/13 at 4:56 PM
I wish you peace...
Today I wish you the peace that comes from looking around at the people you are sharing your time, food, and laughter with and knowing that you are blessed. Today I wish you the peace that comes from...
12/25/12 at 8:05 AM Odds and ends...1000 words or less. 1/3/12 at 2:28 PM
More important than presents... 12/25/11 at 8:05 AM
Pancetta-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Port Mushrooms
Beef tenderloin is one of those entrees that lends itself to holiday celebrations. In fact, food doesn't get any grander or flavorful than this tender cut of beef, be it in roast or steak form. A won...
12/23/12 at 6:08 PM Almond Bread 12/21/12 at 2:58 PM
Havreflarn: Norwegian Holiday Cookies 12/11/12 at 4:54 PM
You know it is about here: the opening of the presents from the overzealous but well-meaning grandparents. They always tend to buy the really large toys. Or maybe you yourself are buying a gi...
12/20/12 at 3:33 PM Do You Hear What I Hear? 10/25/12 at 6:49 AM
Gift Giving On A Budget 12/19/11 at 9:46 AM
Tis the season of Giving
12/10/12 at 10:07 AM 20% Off Holiday Photo Packages! 11/26/12 at 9:09 AM
Grief for the holidays
It's hard to look at the calendar and not be reminded that Christmas Eve will mark exactly four months since my dad's funeral. There's going to be an enormous gap in the family holiday celebration thi...
12/6/12 at 6:29 PM
You can't be too rich or too thin, right?
That's the famous saying isn't it? And at no time during the year do we think this more frequently than the holidays. We spend too much and we eat too much and we'd love to turn it all around. Two A...
11/19/12 at 5:34 PM A blog to help you stay sane during the holidays? 11/12/10 at 4:14 PM
HEADLINES: And parents thought diapers were bad! Pee liters N.D. highways
* Pee-u: urine clogs North Dakota Oil Patch roadways: "TIOGA, N.D. Along the wide-open expanses and rolling prairie of western North Dakota surrounding the state's booming Oil Patch, all sorts of biz...
3/27/12 at 7:53 AM How to find the best Black Friday deals? 11/15/11 at 7:21 AM
How to save $$$ on holiday shopping online? 11/14/11 at 7:20 AM
Yeah I know, folks, it's a bit out of season, but Halloween was the next big thing for my year in China. Wanna see how they celebrate? Cool. :) Up to this point, exploring and living and teaching i...
3/17/12 at 10:00 AM
Mocha Kissy Cookies require no kissing before eating
When you work with preschoolers as I did for many years during my career in early childhood education, you learn how to hold in your laughs. From the mouths of those sweet, innocent little children c...
12/4/11 at 10:27 PM Brie pairs up with Spiced Pecans for holiday appetizer 11/30/11 at 9:55 AM
Hold back those extra holiday pounds with a healthful holiday smoothie 12/19/10 at 1:01 AM
Tips for Busy Days at the Airport
The holiday season means busy days at the airport. When youre making air travel plans, remember that the busiest days are those immediately before and after a holiday. If you can, avoid those days tr...
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Check out my fireworks photos
I shot a bunch of photos of the fireworks Saturday night out at Jamestown Reservoir. See, here's one of them. You can see a big gallery of my best shots by clicking this link....
7/5/11 at 1:10 PM Get ready for even more snow 12/29/10 at 1:49 PM
Having Me for Dinner
We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog with a quick-hitter about some ethnic home-cooking and company I got to share over a recent Chinese Holiday. (Don't worry, Bamboo U: part 2 is coming up.) ...
6/8/11 at 8:15 AM
The Red Bridge
When Far Guy was growing up..there was a bridge in town called the Red Bridge. Since I didn't grow up in town I was not privy to the "townies" secret language. The old red bridge just exists...
11/23/09 at 5:26 AM