6 Creative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Differently

Planning to celebrate Valentine’s day?   Not sure what to do?   Worse, it’s hard to predict what we’ll be “allowed” to do.  Whether it’s the usual “hard to get a babysitter for the kids”, or you’re just looking to shake things up a bit, make this the best Valentine’s Day you’ve ever had. From old lovers […]

5 Ways to Stress-Free New Year’s Eve Entertaining

Well, we did it! We made it to the end of this year and we’re looking forward to a new year beginning soon. No matter how this year turned out for you, we can’t pause time. Instead, we can roll with it and look forward to what’s to come.   Celebrating New Years with your […]

2020 Trick or Treat Alternatives

Trick or Treat Alternatives  Here are some great trick or treat alternatives to keep your little ghosts and goblins entertained this Halloween!  A haunted house with extra large ghosts! Have the whole family chip in and create a haunted house that is large enough to be viewed by the entire neighborhood! Complete with ghosts made […]

A Backyard Biergarten

First a little history There are few annual festivals like Oktoberfest. It takes place in Munich, Germany over a two-week period ending the first Sunday in October. The festival originated on October 12, 1810, to celebration of the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria (who later became King Louis I) to Princess Therese von […]

Fall Flavors at your Local Farmers Market

As the seasons change, be on the lookout for fall flavors at your local farmers market.   Let’s take a peek at the fall flavors to be on the lookout for this season.    Apples   Apples are a favorite and somewhat obvious selection for Fall.  And a great item to grab from your local farmers […]

Backyard Barbecue with Friends?  Yes You Can – Sort of…

This whole physical distancing thing has put a big damper on the usual way we get together with family and friends. But May is National Hamburger Month.  And Memorial Day weekend is the official start of Summer.  At least we think so. How can you share burgers and your favorite sides with friends and still […]

Why is This Year (and This Meal) Different From Most Other Years?

For Jews, Passover is a special time, when relatives & friends gather to share the joy of our ancestor’s redemption from slavery in Egypt. This “Freedom Festival” is the most widely observed & best loved of the Jewish holidays. Food plays a quintessential role at Passover, not a peripheral one as with other holidays. Indeed, […]