Tag Archives: Holidays

December 05

Cooking with Friends

This Saturday night was spent with my good friend Jennifer baking holiday cookies. Besides destroying a kitchen and leaving chocolate ganache everywhere, the cookies were darn good. My friends have a nickname for me when I cook. The Swedish Chef. I have a habit of obliterating everything around me. And making an utter mess. However, the Gingerbread […]

November 26

Happy Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftimes take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.” — Erma Bombeck 394 years of Thanksgiving. Because of the combination of tradition and invention, Thanksgiving appeals to the past and to the future. The holiday celebrates ancestor worship and its acceptance of diversity. […]

November 25

A Perspective on Thanksgiving

November 24

Think Tank: Thanksgiving

Originally posted on Zoë Lance.:
? Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Despite the history and commercialization (which are complete downers I’m not going to talk about tonight), I think Thanksgiving is a moment that Americans need and need to share. Beyond the food, the thing I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s an opportunity…

October 03

Hocus Pocus

October 02

Countdown to Halloween!

Originally posted on iheartfilm:
October holds a special place in my holiday heart because I get to celebrate my favorite day of the year, Halloween. Just picture it. A darkened theater, a bucket of popcorn, sitting terrified and curled up in a ball;  just for the scare of it! ‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night.’…

October 01

Halloween Thursdays: Alfred Hitchcock Movies

Originally posted on ASSHOLES WATCHING MOVIES:
Wandering Through the Shelves has us celebrating Halloween all month, representing a bit of a blindspot for me since I have a pretty low tolerance for being scared. So, when paying tribute to the Master of Suspense, I have selected three of my favourite (but not necessarily the scariest)…

February 14

Valentine’s Day 2015 – As Time Goes By

Valentine’s Day remains one of my favorite holidays regardless of whether I am single or dating someone. It remains for me an annual reminder to be grateful for love in our lives. And so I find myself Valentine’s Day morning working on my Oscar List and watching one of my favorite movies – Casablanca. Call […]

February 13

Breaking Up with A Valentine Tradition

Originally posted on The Life of Jake & Josh:
Wikipedia.org It may seem silly or crazy, but this is the first year I don’t think I will be watching the movie Valentine’s Day on Valentine’s Day. Every since that came out, that is what I usually do once I get home from work. Break open a…

December 25

Christmas at Starbucks

I have two Christmas traditions. On Christmas Eve, my roommate throws a small party at my loft. We usually end up watching “Home Alone”, “Scrooged”, and some random movie – this year “Best in Show.” Max and Zoe watch the guests and hope for table scraps. My second tradition is on Christmas Day walking down to […]