Easy Recipes for Entertaining: Ring in The New Year with Good Friends, Family and Food

I remember that when I was a teenager and young adult, there was so much build-up to New Year’s Eve and a lot of (self-imposed) pressure about making it a really special night. 

Maybe it’s age, maturity, or just comfort with where I am in life, but that pressure has essentially vanished.  I’ve become very content with the idea of gathering with a few close friends or family and having a nice dinner and some good cocktails or wine. 

Of course, the most important element of a New

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Gluten Free Menu Planning Made Easy

Over the past several years, we’ve received an increasing number of requests from our Six O’Clock Scramble members for both gluten–free menu plans and vegetarian menu plans.

While you can always easily customize The Six O’Clock Scramble’s weekly meal plan, we thought we’d put 4 weeks of gluten free menu planning recipes right at your fingertips!  We’ve pulled together all the best and most popular gluten–free recipes in The Six O’Clock Scramble‘s database and put them into this

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Rock the Holidays with Edible Gifts (My Favorites!)

It might not be wise to admit this, but when someone hands me a wrapped gift, I get a little nervous. We have a pretty small house, I have overstuffed closets and cabinets, and now that I’m in my late 40’s, I have just about everything I need.

So the prospect of getting something else to try to fit into our home stresses me more than it excites me.

I really don’t mean to sound ungrateful.  I so appreciate the thoughtfulness that goes into giving gifts.  I just wish there was a way to

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An Easy Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Caramel Apple Martini

This easy holiday cocktail recipe, Caramel Apple Martini, will enhance your celebrations and add a flavorful flare to your party.

While some people know me as a family dinner expert, one of my favorite hobbies is mixology. I have a great time mixing cocktails and someday I hope to write a book of easy and fun cocktails and appetizers, which I have been developing for years.

I am a member of a professional culinary organization called Les Dames d’Escoffier, and when they were looking for

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I Am Grateful for You! Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m sure many of you are getting ready for the holiday, either shopping, cooking and cleaning, or battling crowds on the road or at the airport. I’m wishing you a joyful holiday full of gratitude, good eats, and far more happy than stressful family moments.

This year our Thanksgiving will be especially sweet with a touch of bitter.  We are traveling to New York to help my husband Andrew’s mother celebrate a big birthday. Part of her celebratory birthday vision includes all of us

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