Decorating Cookies Holiday tunes on the stereo, fresh pot of coffee on the stove, cookies baked, icing made and friends and family gathered to decorate our batch of 67! Wether you’ll be decorating cookies with a gang or enjoying the … continue reading . . .
This deliciously easy Moist Apple Cake recipe was passed along to me by my Mom, who in turn received it from friends of friends . . . as so often the best recipes often are! I’ve made it a number … continue reading . . .
Tips For Frosting Cookies With Royal Icing These cookies are iced with what is called Royal Icing. It is very simple to make and use, with a few tips and handy tricks… 1 lb. (4 Cups) of sifted powdered sugar … continue reading . . .
Santa, Shrek, Kholé Kardashian, Lizzy K., EncinoMom and the Tallest Tree in the World! We’re taking a sleigh ride into this Holiday Season with Shrek, Santa and everyone’s favorite Kardashian; Khloé! Plus Lisa Keating at the lighting of the TALLEST … continue reading . . .
Date Bar Recipe This Date Bar Recipe was a childhood favorite, although the whole mix came in a box back then. I’ve attempted to recreate the recipe from scratch using Shield’s Date Crystals after visiting their gardens and shop recently … continue reading . . .
Filling the house with Lemon Decor For Christmas Getting the house ready for the holidays always puts me in the spirit of the season. This year we have a short sprint from Thanksgiving to Christmas and with two new kittens … continue reading . . .
Gingerbread Cookie Recipe I never really liked gingerbread cookies because they were always hard and had a bitterness to them. When a friend brought these in to our office in San Francisco, it was love at first bite. These cookies … continue reading . . .
Help! Which Santa Tracker should we follow? The Santa Tracker has become another holiday tradition around our house. This year NORAD has a new rival; Google. Since Google is the modern Lewis & Clark of the entire planet, it makes … continue reading . . .
Ice Age Ice Palace Interactive Holiday Exhibit Featuring Ice Age: Continental Drift We could show you scenes from the biggest family holiday release, Ice Age: Continental Drift, but do yourself a favor and go to the Beverly Center and watch … continue reading . . .
Christmas Toffee Recipe With Pecans By Christopher Taylor This toffee recipe comes from our wonderful neighbor in Minnesota, Mrs. Ruth, who makes this toffee each year for Christmas. It’s a favorite! One of her sister’s nieces makes it as gifts for … continue reading . . .
Christmas Cookie Icing Recipe and Decorating Tips by Christopher Taylor PLAN AHEAD Give yourself plenty of time for decorating cookies! This is not something that can be done quickly. I find decorating to be extremely relaxing, and meditative. It’s the … continue reading . . .
Carol of the Bells – Video From The Piano Guys Wow! We just stumbled across this Carol of the Bells video and had to share it with you! What could be more beautiful than a warm, mellow cello, well played … continue reading . . .
Christmas Cookies – Basic Recipe By Christopher Taylor This is a very simple recipe that our family has used for over 40 years to make cut-out Christmas cookies that you can then decorate! I’m sure there are many variations of … continue reading . . .
International Printing Museum Celebrates Charles Dickens Great fun at “Fezziwig’s Warehouse” as recreated inside of the International Printing Museum. Join EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating for a video visit to the largest working collection of antique printing presses in the world, in … continue reading . . .
Fast Fudge, Quick Easy Recipe, Make Today – Gift Tonight! You can make this in about 5 minutes. After 2 hours in the fridge, your fudge will be firm enough to cut, wrap and present as a gift! Talk about … continue reading . . .
I adore Christmas Crackers! They have been a family tradition since I first discovered them as a newlywed. I love to use them to adorn wrapped Christmas presents, place settings at holiday meals and party favors. They make a fun … continue reading . . .
I recently saw this at Costco and thought it would be perfect for snowy days at the cabin and holiday parties, too. When the temperatures dip, warm, filling meals just seem to feel right. At Halloween, I like to serve … continue reading . . .
If you find yourself having a hard time getting into the spirit of the season, try a trip to the snow! For us Angelenos snow can be reached in about an hour (depending on exactly where you start). When it … continue reading . . .
Made with fresh cranberries, Greek yogurt, Agave syrup, ice, pure vanilla, a pinch of cloves, a dash of cinnamon and a spring of mint, this Cranberry Smoothie tastes just right the morning after a big holiday meal. … continue reading . . .
How To Build A Gingerbread House Start your own holiday family tradition with this easy to build gingerbread house kit from Germany. These abundantly available kits include everything except an egg white and a few drops of white vinegar. Of … continue reading . . .