This holiday season, try something new by enjoying the traditional celebratory drinks of old. In addition to the tasty flavors of each beverage, if you read on you’ll also learn some interesting history about the creation and purpose of each drink. From mulled wine to hot buttered rum to egg nog, each libation has its own unique story. While we may not mix and serve these drinks exactly as they were several centuries ago, we can wholly enjoy their modern interpretations. Each was meant to be taken as…

Back in the day when I first got married, my husband was still in college. We did not have a lot of money. Really enough to just get by. So holidays were not any different than non-holiday days. Money was scarce. So, for many years I gave homemade gifts – always of the food variety. I was so proud of my gifts. I put them is special holiday paper and wrapped them with pretty ribbons. I drew pretty labels. No computers in 1971! Yikes, I am showing my…