Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Simple Bridal or Baby Shower Decorating
This soft, elegant fold is arranged in a wineglass; alternatively, you could pull the end of the fold through a napkin ring and lay it flat on a dinner plate.Use any fabric weight in any color or pattern you like, tailoring your choice to fit the occasion. I used a yellow patterned napkin. Iron... More »
Suffering from Insomnia?
Medical Background Insomnia is defined as having difficulty falling asleep or experiencing sleep that is not restful, regardless of its duration. Problems staying asleep and frequent waking may also be symptoms of insomnia. Lack of sleep can affect emotions, memory, motor skills, concentration, and... More »
Suffering from Stress? Find out with this Checklist
Many people suffer from chronic stress, but do not realize it. They assume their ill health is normal, part of a hectic 21st-century lifestyle. They fail to realize that the longer they live at this pace, ignoring the warning signs of chronic stress, the higher the chances they could have... More »
Braised Lamb Shanks with Lentils
A hearty meal of tender lamb and rich flavorful juices. Perfect for Easter. More »
Gluten-Free Marmalade-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Try this as your Easter dinner — buy the tenderloin on the way home one night, marinate it overnight and bake or grill it the next. More »
Easy recipes that go from Everyday to Entertaining in no time
During the holidays, there are times when we just want to cook up a simple and delicious meal quickly and easily. Other times, we want to create a spectacular culinary feast for entertaining or that special occasion. Finding recipes to meet our needs can be daunting – so many cookbooks to look... More »
The Day I Became a Candy Maker (and Why I Wrote This Book)
One Christmas when I was in my mid-thirties, my mother was visiting and she walked into my kitchen carrying a sack in her hands. She smiled coyly and said, “I have something for you.” She hesitated a minute and then said, “I am giving this to you because I think you will be the next candy maker in... More »
Cinco de Mayo Recipes
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with: Tex-Mex Spinach Dip, Chipotle Beef w/Fresh Tomato Salsa, Chicken con Queso ~ from Triple Slow Cooker Entertaining by Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss  Tex-Mex Spinach Dip Makes about 4 cups (1 L) This all-time favorite is so simple, yet it tastes just like the dip... More »
Simple St Paddy's Day Recipes!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Even if you're not Irish, you can still celebrate with some wonderful Irish recipes such as: Irish Chocolate Tapioca Pudding (Sensational Slow Cooker Gourmet), Irish Freckle Bread (300 Best Bread Machine Recipes), Tea Brack Muffins (750 Best Muffin Recipes), Irish Beef Stew... More »
Having an Oscar Party?
Denise Vivaldo, author of The Entertaining Enclyclopedia, says: "Academy Awards night is big deal at my house. Friends come over and I cook a lot of food. We drink Champagne, and we watch the show all day and all night. The next day, we have an 'Oscar' hangover from watching for so long. (It couldn... More »
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