St. Patrick’s Day Brings Out the Irish Cooking
Mar02

St. Patrick’s Day Brings Out the Irish Cooking

There is something about St. Patrick’s Day that brings out the Iris cook in all of us. At least it seems to have this effect on the women in my family. If you are not of Irish decent it may not have quite this profound effect upon you. If you are, then I’m quite certain you will understand what I mean by this. There’s something about revisiting traditions that may have been lost in the fog of coming to a new world...

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Cooking for the Day of the Dead
Oct29

Cooking for the Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is an important holiday in Mexican culture in which the departed adults that have gone on to the afterlife once again walk the earth for a night. It is an opportunity to honor those who have left us behind and a very healthy approach to death that many other cultures would do well to adopt. This is a family event and as such there is typically a good deal of great food involved. If this is...

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Excellent Menu for a Great Fourth Outdoors
Jun29

Excellent Menu for a Great Fourth Outdoors

The Fourth of July is America’s Independence Day. It is a special day in the minds and hearts of patriotic citizens of this country and there are many ways we celebrate that patriotism. If you are looking for a little something extra to add to your Independence Day menu try some of the ideas below. Remember that the red, white, and blue of the American flag can be excellent color additions to your fabulous fourth menu and make...

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Making A Wedding Speech
Mar09

Making A Wedding Speech

Sooner or later, at some point in your life, you may be called upon to speak at someone’s wedding. Perhaps you’ll be the proud father of the bride or someone’s best man. Whatever the case may be, it can be a good idea to know how to make the appropriate wedding speech. Some people may think these points are obvious, but they’re not the ones that are giving the speech. If you’re not much for public speaking, you may find these tips...

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Cold Weather Birthdays
Jan30

Cold Weather Birthdays

Cold Weather Birthdays: Save Money While Being Creative Sometimes it seems like springtime and summertime birthdays have it all. Outdoor picnics, pool parties, and lakeside fun make for some of the best birthday parties. Cold weather birthdays can also be fun, though, and in fact can be even better with just a little creativity. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on great cold weather birthday ideas either. Get Crafty Some...

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