The Gravy Dilemma – Keep it Simple for Holiday Sanity

| November 19, 2012

I began cooking Thanksgiving dinner more than 20 years ago when I lived in Galveston. My friends and I who couldn’t get home for the big day gathered for the annual “orphan” dinner.

The one item on the Thanksgiving menu rarely went well. When you only make gravy once a year, it becomes a serious challenge.

Saving Money on Holiday Gifts

| November 28, 2011

Tough times become even more apparent while gift shopping for the holidays. While many families, including my own, have opted to skip gifts for adults or draw names, there are ways to save money on the gifts still on your list.

Checking Your List for the Holidays

| October 24, 2011

Halloween is next week, and soon enough, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas will be nipping at our heels.

It’s okay to give some thought to your holiday gift-giving now before trick-or-treaters arrive on our doorsteps. Here’s how to get a jump on the holiday season:

100 Days to Christmas

| August 29, 2011

It is probably funny to think about Christmas when we’re in the middle of triple digital heat and a drought. Reading the new ebook “100 Days to Christmas” is stirring up the thoughts of fall and winter holidays. Holidays can cause stress and anxiety amid a whirlwind of plans, but author Jennifer Tankersley is here to help you get ready while keeping your sanity and, more importantly, your enjoyment of the holiday season.

A Good Enough Christmas

| December 24, 2010

The first time I couldn’t find Pepcid AC on the shelf at Target, I simply dismissed it as bad timing. The second time, I realized that something was up. I asked one of the Target employees straightening up the shelves, “What’s up with the Pepcid AC always being gone?” The employee shrugged. “I’m not sure. […]

Clutter-Free Presents

| November 19, 2010

The holidays are bearing down on us fast and furious. As usual, Christmas decorations were up in stores before Halloween. It’s less than 40 days to Christmas and even less to Hanukah. So where is your gift list? What’s your gift budget? Every year when my family asks me what I want for Christmas, it’s […]