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A Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Mantle

For as long as I could remember, the extent of my holiday decorating for the year exclusively featured a decorated Christmas tree and maybe a few pumpkins. Without family to host for the holidays and being without kids, it seemed like more work than…

February 4, 2019
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Chinese New Year Traditions: Year of the Pig

Around this time last year I was in West Los Angeles celebrating Chinese New Year with Chef Katie Chin and Ling Ling Asian Kitchen. Chef Chin not only cooked up a mean family-style dinner, but she also taught us all about Chinese New Year…

January 18, 2019
Family Featured Food Holidays

Top 5 Fall Family Essentials

All summer long it seemed like our family was spread out throughout the house avoiding touching anyone or anything — this may sound personal, but I swear it was just because of the lack of air conditioner! Now that the temperatures are significantly dropping…

October 3, 2018
Family Featured Holidays

Getting Messy Indoors: Pumpkin Painting!

Happy October!  The beginning of this month marks the rolling out of our Halloween decorations, scary movie marathons, and the start of fireplace season. Since this is my husband’s first October in Buffalo, I prepped him with a few stories from the past about…

October 1, 2018
Entertaining Featured Food Parties

MVP-Status Football Party Menu

Almost three years ago, I was planning Fox’s 1st birthday party. I chose camping as the theme and promptly purchased all the party supplies and a woodland-themed high chair banner emblazoned with “1” on the middle flag — the excitement was mounting! A few…

January 8, 2018
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Crostini 3 Ways (And Wines to Pair Them With!)

November marks the start of holiday entertaining in my household. I’ve always been a fan of appetizers and small plates over full meals, unless it’s Thanksgiving of course, so you’ll usually find my dining table filled with bite-sized foods for guests to graze over…

November 6, 2017