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Feast Meets West: What’re Your Christmas Meal Favorites?

It’s never to early to plan for Christmas dinner, in my opinion. (Well, as long as it’s already December, I mean.) Having just waded through massive piles of great provender a few days ago, it may be hard for some of you to set your sights on the next Big Meal. Well, we here […]

One Week to Go; You Ready for the Invasion of the Turkeys?

No, I’m not talking about your in-laws, although you may be spending some time with them soon. (I certainly will. And that’s a Good Thing.) We’re now less than 170 hours until the annual contest to see who can get their tryptophan coma on first. Of course, if excess dressing, gravy, mashed and sweet […]

More From the Texas Renaissance Festival: Food, Drink and Levity in the Piney Woods

One of main reasons to go to the RenFest is all the stage acts. We always try to see Arsene, who is a mime. Not your usual mime, and not always suited for young audiences! Arsene combines juggling, prestidigitation and attitude with some truly strange clothes and audience participation to keep his attendees in […]

Tis the Season: Almost Here! Time to Make Desserts

You don’t want to be spending all your time fixing stuff on Christmas Eve, or worse yet, Christmas Day. So make these two tasty desserts well in advance:

Frog Eye Salad
Cherry Dessert Salad

Frog Eye Salad is the tasty dessert with the funny name. Kids go crazy for this stuff! Almost as much as adults do. This […]

Advent, Christmas and the Chile Underground

Yesterday was the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. It was also the official start of Advent, the beginning of the Christmas season. These two dates only line up about every decade.

For the next four Sundays, Advent will be celebrated with increasing intensity. Then comes Christmas Day, and the Twelve Days of Christmas (which take […]