Warm Up With a Classic!

Warm Up With a Classic!

Cuddle-up with this classic Hot Toddy recipe. Its mix of whiskey, citrus and honey is sure to soothe. Ingredients: 1 oz (2 tablespoons) whiskey1 tablespoon honey2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice1/4 cup boiling-hot water Preparation: Put whiskey, honey, and lemon juice in...
The Art of Santa

The Art of Santa

Who created the modern American image of Santa? Today, considered the ‘standard’ version of the Christmas visitor almost worldwide! The first published illustration of Santa by political cartoonist Thomas Nast for Harper’s Weekly (1863) is said to have...
History of the Jack ‘O Lantern

History of the Jack ‘O Lantern

Every October, carved pumpkins peer out from porches and doorsteps in the United States and other parts of the world. Gourd-like orange fruits inscribed with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles are a sure sign of the Halloween season. The practice of decorating...
Elevate Your Indoor Space

Elevate Your Indoor Space

These handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, indoor furniture pieces are sure to add the perfect natural statement to your mountain home style. Featuring restored architectural elements; preserved natural cracks and knots inherent in salvaged wood; solid wood construction; and,...
Creamy Chestnut Soup

Creamy Chestnut Soup

Perfect to enjoy in front of the fire. This soup is sweet, earthy, cozy and aromatic — and it’s easy to make. Plus, there is no roasting on an open fire, required. Unless you must! Creamy Chestnut SoupServes 6Recipe & photo courtesy WillCookForFriends.com...

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

While Nat King Cole’s recording “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” is the most popular (inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974) listen now to this rendition by songwriter Tormé performing his song with Judy Garland. “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” or...