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Category: Gr8 Holiday Ideas

Christmas Morning Sticky Buns

At Christmas time our family has many traditions and this one has been a favorite. In 2003, Debbie was telling me that she makes sticky buns and leaves them on her neighbor’s doorstep on Christmas Eve. We borrowed her idea and continued the Farinella tradition in our house. Every Christmas Eve, the kids make a pan for our family to enjoy on Christmas morning and they also make another pan for our neighbors’ including the baking instructions and…

THE Cherry Manhattan

With the holidays swirling around us sometimes we need an easy and lovely cocktail to lead us out of our hectic day and into the evening. A wonderful, classic is the Manhattan. This recipe sweetens it up a bit, THE Cherry Manhattan. There is something about the warmth of the bourbon and the sweetness of the vermouth and cherry juice that makes this a perfect holiday drink. Classically the Manhattan is served in a martini glass, however, you can also…

Creamy and Delicious Homemade Irish Cream

 Can you believe that its possible to make homemade Irish Cream that has the taste and texture of everyone’s favorite, Baileys®? You will be AMAZED at the results of your own homemade Irish cream. The velvety smoothness and delicious flavor is beyond compare. In addition, this recipe for Irish Cream is easy! No cooking required; just blend the ingredients, sip and enjoy!  While store-bought Bailey’s can last for years without refrigeration, when anything has cream…

A DIY Festive Gingerbread House

A Gingerbread House always adds whimsy and fun to Christmas decorations. And they are fun to make! There are lots of pre-baked gingerbread house kits on the market, but you know me, always wanting to do it myself. (Kind of like a 2-year-old!) A friend of mine, Donna, has been making gingerbread houses for years. In fact, she has Gingerbread House decorating parties! Just bake and assemble a few houses, put out all kinds of colorful candies…

A Less Stress Thanksgiving Dinner

And away we go! Are you ready? What? Not so much? That’s okay…don’t panic. We’ve got you covered. Today is Saturday, I know you are working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but here’s your guide to a beautiful “Less Stress Thanksgiving Dinner” for 8 people. AND…they will be amazed at your prowess in the kitchen. Part of the way we have Gr8 Fun when we get together…

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