Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day food

With a name like Kelley, how can I not revisit this topic of St. Patrick’s […]

St. Patrick's Day grocery list

Entertaining at Christmas: Keeping it Simple

There are entire books devoted to the subject of how to pull off big elaborate […]

Sanity Night Cookie table

Homemade Eggnog

Major Disclaimer: In general, consumption of raw eggs is discouraged by just about every federal […]

Laura Bee’s Sweet Tea

    When we moved to the southeastern part of the US, there was one […]

Tea for non-tea people: Rooibos!

I have recently discovered a wonderful tea that I can’t get enough of, even though […]

Orange Blush Cocktail

We’ve invented a beautiful new pre-dinner cocktail, and had to share a photo and the […]

Summer Sangria de Naranja

Here’s another treat from Mom’s Little Blue Book–I recommend a pretty pitcher and some scheduled […]

How to pour a Black ‘n’ Tan

A tradition in the Kelley house for the past 10 years is the Black and […]

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Black 'n' Tan

Irish Coffee

Irish coffee has traditionally been served on St. Patrick’s Day at Dave’s house for as […]

Hot Buttered Rum

This is NOT a recipe that Michael suggested, mostly because he’s never had hot buttered […]

Homemade Hot Chocolate

My son Michael is a very serious young man who likes to make sure that […]

Russian Tea Mix

One of the fun gifts we got this year was a decorative jar full of […]


I’m always looking for beautiful food gifts to give at holiday times. I used to […]

Egg Nog Punch

I attended a cookie exchange and lunch yesterday at a friend’s house. Nine of us […]

Holiday Liqueurs

As usual, I realized today that I’m running a little behind on some of my […]

Hot Spiced Cider

For the next several months, my house will smell like hot, spiced cider about 75% […]

Michael’s Magnificent (but simple) Fruit Smoothies

Michael is totally addicted to his own fruit smoothies. He’s a swimmer and averages 4000-5000 […]

Lingering Green Flash question #2 and #3

Origins, Layering, and Gravity sum up the remaining questions some of you have been asking […]