What We're Baking

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is bake for my friends and family.  But, I should let you in on a little secret – I’m not that great of a baker!  But, I have managed to conquer a few recipes that make wonderful gifts for those you cherish.  Here are a ... Read More

Simple (& recycled) Christmas Chain Decorations to Make with Your Kids

Don’t throw those wrapping paper scraps away.  We repeat: Don’t throw them away! You can make a really sweet holiday decoration from them that the kids will not only love to make, but will love to display.  Like last weeks “Simple Salt Dough Ornaments“, we’re trying to take a simple approach to Christmas this year ... Read More

Droolicious Cuisine at BirminghamMommy: MommaDrool Meatloaf

Who doesn’t love a good meatloaf? Well, leave it to our favorite recipe maven Mommadrool to make a knock-your-socks-off version of the family favorite for all of you Birmingham moms. MommaDrool Meatloaf Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef 1 onion, diced 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 and 1/2 cups soft breadcrumbs 3 tablespoons ketchup ... Read More

Kids Workshop from Home Depot.

It’s the first Saturday of the Month and you know what that means, another great workshop from the folks at Home Depot. This week, it’s a wagon. Check it out. ... Read More

Christmas Fun: Make Some Reindeer Food (and you can nibble on it too!)

The time has come to get into the holiday mood.  Yes, the stores and radio stations have been pushing us into it for a while, but now…it’s December.  Let the festivities begin! Here’s a fun recipe to get into the spirit of things. Reindeer FoodIngredients:2 cups chocolate chips1 cup peanut butter16 oz pkg rice-square type ... Read More

Lowe's Build & Grow!

The next Build and Grow Clinic is this Saturday, stop by Lowe’s and let the kids make this adorable Gingerbread house. Saturday December 5th, 10am – 11am For more details visit their site. ... Read More

Lego Mini Build!

Visit LEGO Store at the Riverchase Galleria tomorrow and you can learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free! Quantities are limited to approximately 250 per store and offer is good while supplies last only. A new model will be available every month and will be specially themed ... Read More

Birmingham Mommy: "A Craft with a Conscience" from Amber

Here’s a twist on the oldest Thanksgiving craft ever–turkey hands! It’s quick and simple, which is always good for busy families, right? If you can trace your hand, then you can make this decoration. Here’s what you need: scissors, tape, a pen, construction paper in fall colors, twine, mini clothes pins, googly eyes, glue. I ... Read More

That's Jive Talk Turkey!

Ok, so you want to cook a turkey this year?  And, well while you have the general concept down, it’s a daunting task.  How long?  What temperature?  What do you do with all that stuff inside?  Don’t ask me – but you can ask the Turkey Team at Butterball. Throughout November and December you can ... Read More