Xfinity Has Chutzpah (Sponsored)

Sometimes progress is slow, but when a company has chutzpah, the kind of chutzpah Mrs Maisel has, you’d be surprised how fast things can change. We use Xfinity services at home and I partner with them as well on posts such as this one. I have been wanting to watch …

Holiday Treats: Gluten Free Pecan Pralines

Candy without a candy thermometer? I was skeptical but willing to give it a try. They were actually that easy and delicious. Gluten Free Pecan Pralines Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of pecans, chopped slightly 1 cup brown sugar dark or light works ⅓ cups heavy cream ¼ cups butter, unsalted …

Clara’s Nutcracker: José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre

There are as many unique dancers as there are snowflakes, and there may he just as many versions of The Nutcracker. The story is basically the same, with a few additional characters based on which country you see The Nutcracker in and which version is being performed. Some variations focus …

Cookie Decorating in North Cambridge:

Making and decorating cookies with your kids can be a fun memorable moment. On the flip side, it can be a crazed stressful mess. This year you can take a shortcut and do it for a great cause. NOCA Provisions located in North Cambridge has begun their “Kids for Kids” …

A Charlie Brown Christmas in Boston (Partner)

Every year we get a new Christmas soundtrack some move out of rotation, but one that never does is the Charlie Brown Christmas cd. We keep the soundtrack in rotation every year and the opening number is the one song that gets as all humming along. The Vince Guaraldi theme …

Go Nuts For the Holidays: Literally

Come fall and winter, we bring out the nuts. I’m not talking election politics or even family members. I am talking literally about nuts. Putting out a dish of nuts when friends stop by for a little visit feels festive and special. For holiday parties we always start with some …