(BPT) - It's the time of year when home bakers shift into high gear, creating delicious cookies to share with family, holiday parties or cookie swaps. Some bakers dare to experiment with new recipes, while others stick with old favorites. Yet, even the tried-and-true recipes don't always turn out right.
(BPT) - Follow these tips to save time, money and your sanity this holiday season. 1. Avoid busy travel days If you're willing to be flexible, there are a few ways to avoid the madness of popular holiday travel days. If your plans permit, take a red-eye, which is the last flight out each night. Red-eye flights are typically cheaper and less crowded. Traveling on the actual day of the holiday can also help you avoid airport congestion.
(BPT) - The holidays are sneaking up on us and, for many people with hectic lives, there are school programs and work holiday parties to attend, trees to decorate, cookies to bake and halls to deck. It seems like there aren't enough hours in the day to do all of that and shop for the perfect gift for everyone on your list, even if you could manage to snag a parking spot at the mall.
Celebrating the holidays safely The end of the year is meant to be a festive time, with music, decorations and family and friends gathering to celebrate the various winter holidays. But, invariably, it is also a time when visits to the emergency department rise.
(BPT) - You want to find unique gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season. Rather than search endlessly, have you considered making your own presents? DIY gifting is a growing trend, providing people the opportunity to create the ideal present with loved ones' personalities in mind. Because it's homemade, it's customizable and one of a kind, with deeper meaning than anything that can be purchased at a store.