Celebrate Chinese New Year with Family {w/Recipes}

Chinese New Year, the start of the lunar year, is the most important traditional holiday in China. This January denotes the beginning of the Year of the Rooster, as defined by the Chinese zodiac cycle. Celebrations will begin on January 27, 2017, New Year's Eve, and typically last around two weeks, making this the longest holiday in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year, Saturday, January 28th will officially usher in the Year of the Rooster.  Millions of people across the world are right … [Read more...]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Ireland ~ Photo credit: autumnal fires via Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC-ND "May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.” Anonymous ~ Irish toast Saint Patrick’s Day is the one day of the year everyone either is or wants to be, Irish. And why not! I mean really, it looks like so much fun. Who doesn’t want to spend time with friends telling Irish stories, singing Irish songs and raising a glass or two to..well.. you decide. Whether it’s the religious … [Read more...]

Pistachio Cupcakes

Pistachio Cupcakes I wanted to make something special for Saint Patrick's Day, but  I didn't want whatever I made to be too Saint Patrick's Day"ish"...I wanted to be able to make the recipe throughout the year. So, what's a girl to do but hit Pinterest! After 583 straight hours of browsing Pinterest, I finally decided on Pistachio Cupcakes. Pistachios are green and the pistachio pudding mix that I have added gives just a hint of green to the batter, but not so much that you couldn't … [Read more...]

5 Facts About Chinese New Year ~ w/Recipe for Lettuce Wraps of Prosperity

I find a fun way to become a little familiar with other cultures is to share in their significant celebrations. Did you know this year’s Chinese New Year 2016 celebration begins on February 8th and will usher in the Year of the Monkey? The personality of the Monkey People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterised as lively, quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, but it is also believed to be one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese calendar. The general image of … [Read more...]

Happy Easter Everyone!

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