Entries by KBW

Kids Travel Activities

The day after a holiday is usually a time to rest, recover, and relax. But when you’re traveling, you don’t have that chance to recharge before the commute home. For the day-after travelers with kids this winter season, I say…have a plan of attack. Pack up the games, the activities, and, of course, the snacks! […]

Holiday Hostess Tips

There’s a lot to plan for when you’re hosting over the holidays. Whether it’s a meal for intimate friends, your extended family, or a group of people who are just meeting, I’ve got a few tips that will allow you to keep things low-stress so that you can enjoy all your preparation. Make it flow. […]

Holiday Dessert Recipes

This Christmas, take a classic dessert flavor and make something new, easy and delicious. I’m all about the shortcuts: use store-bought ice cream for your ice cream pie or gingerbread cookie mix for the gingerbread cheesecake bites. It still counts as homemade in my book! Here are 5 quick and easy recipes to dress up […]

Beet and Apple Salad Recipe

Beets: a misunderstood veggie that seems to split a group into two camps…the lovers and the haters. To me, there are few vegetables sweeter, prettier and tastier than the sliced beet. You cannot go wrong serving them with a soft cheese, such as goat or blue cheese, and a simple vinaigrette. Let’s hear it for […]

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Still shopping? Pick up affordable, stylish and gotta-have-it last minute gifts your might need from Katie Brown at Meijer. We’ve got great stocking stuffers, plus gifts for the in-laws, the college kid and your great aunt… Clockwise from top: Set of 3 Ceramic Mixing Bowls 14.99 Silver Snowflake Glass Ornament 4.00 11-in Gray Snowbird Decoration […]

Creative Gift Wrap Ideas

A gift is that much more special when you wrap it up with a creative flourish– velvety ribbon, an old brooch, doilies, a cool bow…With the pretty and inspiring gift wrap ideas below, you could wrap up a cereal box and have it be the best gift under the tree! Wrap your present in kraft […]

Roasted Garlic Potatoes Recipe

Call me crazy, but I like a chunky mashed potato. Even though it sparks a debate in my family for just every meal we share involving the classic dish, I sometimes go so far as to leave a bit of the skin in the mashed potatoes! The texture mixed with the buttery flavor is delicious. […]