Day of the Dead – Cupcakes and Cocktails

arroz con leche cupcake recipe

Add a little life to your Day of the Dead celebration with a cocktail party. We have everything you need to put you on the right track with two new recipes – Arroz con Leche Cupcakes and Tequila Sunrise Mimosas. Not only are they pretty, but super tasty, too. The cupcakes are moist and delicious […]

Year of the Horse: Happy Chinese New Year

chinese new year information

新年快乐 Gung how fat choy (loose phonetic translation)… This is the traditional Cantonese Happy New Year greeting, which literally means, “May prosperity be with you”. Today marks the beginning of the Spring Festival.  This is the oldest festival in China.  Most of us know it as the Chinese New Year.  It marks the reawakening of […]

Festivus Fun!

festivus fun

Many years ago I saw a television show that changed my life. A story that was so profound that it rocked the very foundation of all holiday celebrations I had ever experienced. It was the story of a family man so frustrated with the commercialism of Christmas that he decided to take matters into his […]

Treat of the Week: Celebration Cake

celebration cake recipe

This week we are wrapping up summer break around our house and getting ready for back to school. The boys are excited and anxious. There are many new experiences ahead… and lots of studying. In an effort to keep the positive momentum going, we decided to throw a little ‘new year’ party. My wife and I imagined how […]

Gung How Fat Choy: Happy New Year!

chinese new year tips

新年快乐 Gung how fat choy (loose phonetic translation)… This is the traditional Cantonese Happy New Year greeting, which literally means, “May prosperity be with you”. Today marks the beginning of Spring Festival. This is the oldest festival in China. Most of us know it as the Chinese New Year. It marks the reawakening of the Earth and the […]

Easter Fun: Cascarones

cascarones diy craft

It’s less than a week until Easter. I am kicking off the week with one of our Easter favorites… cascarones.This Easter tradition comes to us from Mexico. If you live in the southwestern United States you may have seen these before. We first saw cascarones while living in San Antonio several years ago. They have […]