Traditions

Halloween Party Planning

October 21, 2017 Blog

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(originally published: Oct. 2013) This past weekend, we held our 11th annual Pumpkin Caving Party. It’s a great Everage family tradition in which we invite our friends to come on over and enjoy some food and drink, while carving the pumpkins. What makes it particularly fun is that it’s not just a kids party, it’s […]

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Pizza on the Grill

August 5, 2017 Food

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Pizza night is a family tradition we enjoy nearly every Saturday eve. In fact, when alternate Saturday evening plans keep us from our family pizza night tradition, the kids are quick to complain. Some evenings we are more adventurous than others, and most evenings, the kids are in the kitchen helping us prepare the pizza […]

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Tulsa Tea Party

July 10, 2017 Blog

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This summer as we descended on Oklahoma to visit family, we had a few days in Tulsa before heading to Grand Lake for the Fourth of July. It was a perfect time for a Tulsa Tea Party. Planned by my sister-in-law, Janet, the tea party would be a gathering of generations, bringing together great-grandmothers and […]

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The Season of Halloween

October 4, 2016 Blog

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Homemade Halloween costumes. Visits to Haunted Houses. Creatively carved pumpkins. Sticky orange colored popcorn balls. And buckets of candy. Yes! Buckets of candy! These are a few of my memories from Halloween’s past. A time when we would gather at my aunt’s house to celebrate the holiday (as well as her birthday). A time when […]

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Nature Calls

August 18, 2016 Blog

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Several years ago, we lived in a home with a huge back yard. Greg built a garden box and filled it with everything from pumpkins and kale to beans and tomatoes. The centerpiece of that yard was a prolific pear tree. Throughout the late summer we enjoyed the bounty, using those pears for everything from […]

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

February 8, 2016 Food

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Chinese New Year is the Spring festival considered the most important holiday in the Asian calendar. This centuries old celebration brings together family and friends, to renew their luck for the coming year. Many families clean the house, sweeping away any bad fortune and making way for good luck. I like idea of making way […]

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Celebrating Earth Day in the Kitchen

April 2, 2015 Featured

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The first Earth Day, held on April 22, 1970, heralded an emerging consciousness of the impact our day-to-day activities had on the environment. Since that day 45 years ago, environmental concerns have come to the forefront, and have come to affect our choices from cars to the food we eat. In celebration of Earth Day […]

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A Time of Renewal

March 25, 2015 Blog

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Spring has arrived and with it, one of my most favorite holidays of the year: Easter. In addition to its religious significance, for me, Easter has always been a time when the family gathers together in celebration. As a child, after church, we would join with aunts, uncles and cousins at Grandma’s house, where we […]

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Celebrating the Art of Giving: Gifts from the Kitchen

December 1, 2013 DIY

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As shoppers crowd the malls and jam the web in search of the perfect gift for their friends and family, I head to the kitchen to make many of my gifts. Whether it is a batch of cookies for a party, truffles for a sweetheart, or caramel corn for snack time, homemade gifts are always welcomed. […]

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Cleveland Classics: Traditions of my Hometown

August 14, 2013 Food

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It’s an annual summer tradition, traveling back to the Cleveland area to spend time with the family. Each year we look forward to enjoying the backyard pool,  playing Uno with Pa, camping with grandpa, or making a fairy garden with Grandma. Additionally, we dive into the city enjoying the shores of Lake Erie, visits to […]

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