Caramel Apples ~ Tis the Season

This time year apples are everywhere and they come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and flavors. Visit  your local grocer, farm or market for the freshest apples you will find all year. Although they are great to bite into all by themselves they present so many options for preparation and devouring.  Pies, cakes, … Continue reading Caramel Apples ~ Tis the Season

Food Network’s Spirited Candy Corn Cocktail

When planning the neighborhood Monster Bash that really knocks your guests socks off,. it's important to have a bit of variety. The ultimate Halloween Soiree takes more concentration and time than a simple dinner party.  Visualizations and decor  need to be considered, costumes and sound effects and music. When planning appetizers, cuisine and beverages, the cocktails really take … Continue reading Food Network’s Spirited Candy Corn Cocktail

“Out of this World” Hallowe’en happenings in Derry and Strabane

This year’s Hallowe’en celebrations in Derry and Strabane promise to be “Out of this World” when the City and District throws a party like no other as it celebrates 30 years of being spooktacular. The official “Best Hallowe’en Destination in the world” is gearing itself up for the best celebration yet with a packed programme … Continue reading “Out of this World” Hallowe’en happenings in Derry and Strabane

Drink and Be Scary with UncommonGreen’s Spooky Literature-Themed Glassware

Halloween is one of the few times a year adults get to be kids again. Throw a spooktacular costume party and enjoy your favorite drink with UncommonGreen’s literary-themed rocks glasses showcasing the classic horror novels Dracula and Frankenstein. Accentuate your Halloween-inspired cocktails with these thoughtfully designed glasses featuring the famous opening lines and first-edition cover artwork of … Continue reading Drink and Be Scary with UncommonGreen’s Spooky Literature-Themed Glassware

Fresh Treats for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and are spending the week sharing party tips, tricks and ideas. Today's "witchy" post are fresh ideas the little ghouls and goblins in the fam will love helping to assemble. Strawberries are the center of today's Halloween treats. We received a strawberry huller from Trudeau, and this little beauty removes the … Continue reading Fresh Treats for Halloween

Fresh Design Ideas for the Holidays

As Halloween decorations are being taken down and stored in boxes for next year, decorating for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season works it's way up the to-do list. Boxes stored in the garage, storage closet or extra room are begging to be opened and plundered for family favorites and treasures of years past. Each trinket … Continue reading Fresh Design Ideas for the Holidays

Gifts Baskets: Create one-of-a-kind gift baskets filled with locally sourced items

The view from my windows reflect a white winter world. The air is crisp and refreshing to all winter lovers.  Although I'm a warm-weather type of girl I do enjoy the holiday season. I love creating special things for my friends and loved ones, as I'm sure many of you do as well. With the holiday season around the corner … Continue reading Gifts Baskets: Create one-of-a-kind gift baskets filled with locally sourced items

Holiday Gifts Made with Love

Storefronts, sidewalks, street signs and aisles at the local markets are brimming with holiday gift ideas and sights and smells that Christmas brings. It's simple to choose a gift from the shelf or to browse catalogs and have an item dropped to a friend's front porch. Simple yes, personalized?  No. When I was a child, … Continue reading Holiday Gifts Made with Love

Possible ‘Supernatural’ Events Rattle Nerves at Saint Arnold Brewery

Unexplained sights and sounds at Houston brewery raise questions  It isn't unusual for people to describe the Saint Arnold brewery as one of their favorite haunts, but is the Houston brewery haunted? According to local legend, in 1912 the entire neighborhood surrounding the area now occupied by the historic brick building that houses the brewery … Continue reading Possible ‘Supernatural’ Events Rattle Nerves at Saint Arnold Brewery