holiday cookies

Your New Best Holiday Cookie Recipe!

Posted on 12/19/2012 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionTraditions and rituals –particularly when they’re connected to food –are an essential part of life and can often be the glue that keeps families from drifting too far apart, especially during one of the busiest times of the year. Every December, my family, along with some friends, gather for a day of baking holiday cookies in my home. However, these are not just any cookies culled from one of my favorite recipe books. These cookies are the exact same ones my …

Holiday Tipping: Show Your Gratitude Without Breaking the Bank

Posted on 12/5/2011 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsI’ve written before about “cheapskate etiquette,” how to pinch pennies and still be polite and respectful of others at the same time. Since it’s tradition this time of year to remember and thank the people who make our lives a little easier and better – from newspaper and mail carriers to the kid’s teacher and babysitter – I was glad to find this definitive article from the The Emily Post Institute about the subject of holiday tipping. Having interviewed representatives of …