Shutterfly Winner

Stationery card View the entire collection of cards. Congratulations to the winner of the Shutterfly Giveaway, Meg! I’ve emailed you with the information about your prize. Enjoy! And thanks to everyone who entered. PS: Yes, that’s my actual Christmas card for this year. I totally picked the design from those that I saw at Cate’s….

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

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Love chocolate holiday treats? These Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies are rich and mint — perfect Christmas cookies for sharing. I have two words for you: Christmas. Cookies. (I am ridiculously thrilled to start Christmas cookie season. What? That’s not a season? Come on!) The other night I was talking to Cate online and confessed that…

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More Than 30 Recipes for Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers in New Ways

2012 Thanksgiving Spread

Hope you had a wonderful, happy and delicious Thanksgiving yesterday! Ours was just perfect — filled with family, ridiculous amounts of food and our favorite traditions (like going around the table and all saying what we’re thankful for). Our table was overflowing with nine side dishes, a juicy rotisserie turkey and a crave-worthy gravy. And…

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The Holidays in New York, 2012

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New York during the holidays is magical. And crazy. The crisp air, accented with the sweet scent of glazed roasted nuts and the yeasty goodness of hot pretzels, greets the busiest of street corners. Buildings are decked out in finery — ribbons, bows and magnificent window displays. People line up to see them. Then there’s…

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Meal


The kids and I are about to hit the grocery store for our Thanksgiving supplies. But first, I have a few tips for how you can eat well without overspending this Thanksgiving. 1. Pay attention to price tags It’s easy to glance at price tags and only see the big numbers. But a closer look…

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Do’s and Don’ts (And My Thanksgiving Menu 2012)

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Three days to Thanksgiving! Are you ready? Listen, even if you aren’t all planned, purchased and prepped yet, it’s okay. You can totally do this. Just sit down and make a list of the dishes you want to serve. Next, gather the recipes and make a list of what you need (be sure to note…

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Buttery Garlic Asiago Crescents

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When I arrived at my children’s school yesterday for a parent-teacher conference, the teacher’s aide from my daughter’s class was waiting in the hallway to give the teacher something. She’s a kind woman, closer to my mother’s age than my own, who bears a striking resemblance to my friend Elayne who passed last year. I…

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