. I can’t believe it’s already Friday. I have so much more to talk about, so be sure to check back on Monday and Tuesday, even though I usually take all of Thanksgiving week off. Before I get to my round-up, I wanted to announce a LEGIT giveaway that fits right in with my theme of JUST GET TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS… Read more »

Those of you who have read How to Celebrate Everything know that our rituals go into overdrive this time of year. One of my favorites (probably because I have nothing to do with it) is the play that my girls and their four cousins perform for the grown-ups as soon as we wrap up our Thanksgiving feast. They’ve been doing it for… Read more »

Pleased to announce that my How to Celebrate Everything video series continues with, naturally, Chocolate Pudding Pie. I’ve been on the road hawking my book this month, and I’ve had a lot of fun reading the section about a pie throw-down my family had at Thanksgiving a few years ago. (Book owners: page 46). It’s one of my favorites, as… Read more »

For Now, Shepherd’s Pie

Apologies for being MIA. As you might have gathered from the last post I wrote, it was a rough week in the DALS house, and to be honest, a week and a few cabinet appointments later, I know we’re not alone in fearing that things might only get rougher. If I had to acknowledge a few bright spots, though, I’d… Read more »

Stronger Together

Come over for some love and meatballs, I wrote without really even thinking. There had been a sudden death in my friend’s family and in situations like this, it’s hard to think of anything else to offer. At least we can feed him when he’s back in town. It didn’t feel like a lot, but it was something. And something… Read more »

For my girls’ birthdays this past year they invited a small crew of friends out to a “fancy” dinner and lunch respectively, while their parents (aka the bill-payers) sat a few tables away, removed from the action. It’s a far cry from the first decade-plus of their lives, when parties were mostly at home, carefully themed, and usually resulted in… Read more »

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