Happy Summer! While it’s not officially summer until June 21st, I’m writing this post at the end of a very full, fun Memorial Day weekend with temperatures topping 95 in southern Michigan. Very warm, but I’m not complaining. For context, we had multiple days of snow in April.
I’m feeling particularly nostalgic this Mother’s Day. April would have marked my grandmother’s 91st birthday—she passed way in October. I’m incredibly grateful for the 40+ years that I had with her, and when Tree Classics asked me to share an heirloom recipe I knew this was the perfect opportunity to explore her recipe box. It didn’t take me long to settle on making her pizzelle cookies. I can’t remember a holiday without them, and hers were my absolute favorite. Not overly sweet, crispy, with a subtle vanilla flavor. Many Italians use anise to flavor and I am firmly in the “I strongly dislike anise/black licorice” camp, so vanilla is a perfect alternative.
Yay for March! This means spring and all that it promises is on its way! It’s also the month when we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the Luck of the Irish. As you know, I love celebrating all things holiday, and St. Patty’s Day is no different. Continue reading “Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day” →
Hello, February! We made it through the first month of winter in the Midwest. The month of love has officially arrived and I’m going to share my favorite tips for creating memories with your loved ones—family, friends, and significant other this Valentine’s Day. Continue reading “A Memorable Valentine’s Day With Your Loved Ones” →
The holiday season is upon us, and with Christmas just days away, I’m sure many of you are decking the halls and getting your home ready for your celebrations. To help with your preparations, I am excited to share 12 tree trimming and house decorating tips that will make the work easy, fun, and memorable. Continue reading “12 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays” →