The best sound comes from a grand piano, but new ones are very very expensive. There are many things to consider and if you have the time to shop around you can find a great used piano at an affordable price. When buying a piano: Consider a smaller spinet, console or studio upright. These provide …

These are very simple, easy cookies to make that my family loves. You can also add ¾ cup of firmly packed brown sugar in place of the granulated sugar and the omit the lemon zest. This will give it a rich butterscotch flavor, which I love. Preparation Time: 25 minutes Chilling Time: 30 minutes Baking …

This is an easy recipe that will be sure to please your family and friends throughout the holiday season. If using a frozen turkey be sure to allow enough time for the bird to thaw completely. For an extra delicious tasting bird, try a fresh free range turkey, your guests will be in for a …

You are having company and you want everything to be perfect, but your time is limited and you have tons to do before the big day. Here are some quick, simple and fun ideas to make your Thanksgiving table beautiful. Make a floral center piece using a carved out pumpkin as your vase. Pick a …

How many times have you started to wash your special holiday glasses only to have one or more get a nick or a crack? It happens every year. Face it most of us aren’t used to using our fancy glasses every day. 6 Ways to clean your treasured stemware: Always lay a double towel in …

This recipe is very magical and the cookies go great with afternoon tea. The secret is to crush the lavender very fine and do not use too much. You do not want it to overwhelm the flavor of the cookie. Preparation Time: 25 minutes Preheat the Oven To: 375 degrees Baking Time: 10 to 12 …

Okay, so you just found out “they” are coming you look around in a panic wondering where to begin. Here are some tips to help you prepare. Make a list of your In-laws favorite foods, beverages and snacks. Are the allergic to any foods? Do onions make your mother in-law ill? What kind of milk …

Since not everyone in your family is likely to crave turkey at Thanksgiving a nice alternative is to make a boneless pork roast. You could make this as well as your turkey and everyone will be happy! This is a very easy step by step way to wow your guests with a delicious and moist …

Face it there Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we are all starting to stress out. The thought of cooking all those dishes is making us crazy! Here are some simple ideas that will make your meal taste homemade but will save you lots of time and allow you to spend more time with …

Hmmmmm this is a keeper and will be loved by everyone who gets a sweet tooth from time to time. I am not one for baking but this one seems to come out good every time. Be sure to read my helping tips at the end. German Chocolate Cheesecake Ingredients: 3 ounces of flaked coconut …