Archive for 2011

Behind the Scenes of a Live Pretty Thanksgiving

A lot of work went into preparing Thanksgiving content for Live Pretty. We wanted to share a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into it. The fun we had and a great family time.

Work It Mama: When to Say No

No is a powerful word. Our kids know it very well. We need to learn it too, especially as working moms.

Candy Corn Gin

Our recipe for making Candy Corn Gin. All you need are two ingredients - Bombay Gin and Candy Corn - and 24 hours.

A Halloween Scare: Peanut Allergies

Halloween Candy Caution – How to keep your peanut-sensitive child safe from temptation. Unfortunately, the way my child knows the effects of peanuts is by accident. ┬áBecause of my allergy to the same, we had her tested...

The Black Countess: A Black Vodka Martini

Each year I try to come up with something new to serve the family during our Halloween Trick O' Treat get together - this year it is a Black Vodka Martini with a bit of blood red...

Eating Smart During Halloween

When looking at my weight loss goals, I am hit with the absolute reality that an extra treat here and there really ads up. Taking this into mind when facing Halloween I am keeping a few...

Halloween Dinner – Roasted Squash Soup and “Just-ask-Jack Cranberry Cibatta Bruchetta”

It's so easy to get consumed in the day - costume prep, trick or treating. But what about the eating part. And, I don't mean the candy. Here's an plan for a Halloween meal.

Halloween Costumes: Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirate’s life for me…

Halloween: The most wonderful time of the year (at least until Christmas rolls around). Conversations about the costumes start early January - yep!

Halloween Costume Advice From a Pro

As featured on, good friend and Disney on Ice Designer Ivan Ingermann gives tips for Halloween costumes.

Work It Mama Ramblings: Can I have it all?

The job, the family, health, friends, sanity ... can a working mom have it all? Well, I'm going to keep trying.