Our Favorite 35+ Holiday Cookie Recipes

Here are some of our TipsFromTown staff’s favorite Holiday Treats. Happy Baking and Happy Holidays from our TipsFromTown Family! 1. Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies. 2. Emily’s Luscious Lemon Squares 3. Stained Glass Cut-Out Cookies 4. GLUTEN-FREE Peanut Butter Kisses 5. Candy Canes & White Chocolate Peppermint Bark 6. Pinwheel Cookies 7. Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Pistachio Glaze 8. Magic Layer Bars 9. A (Skinny) Magic Layer Bar 10. Holiday […]

20+ Festive Holiday Cocktails

Here are a few of our staff’s favorite cocktails to start your Thanksgiving feast right! 1. Keep it Light with a Pear Berry Thyme Fizz 2. Mulled Wine with Cranberries & Cardamom 3. Pace yourself with a 2 Ingredient Cocktail: The Ginger Shandy 4. Spiced Cabernet   5. Not Your Grandma’s Manhattan.   6. Spiced Bourbon & Beer Maple Martini 7. […]

“Everyone is Sick”…But What is it and Does it Matter?

RSV has been in the news lately because of rising incidence, likely secondary to lack of exposure over the past couple of years. One of the only benefits of a shut down is the lack of exposure to germs, and it seems we are paying the price now. I keep hearing the phrase, “Everyone is […]

College Club’s Annual Book Sale

Come peruse the wide variety of books at College Club’s Annual Book Sale at Somerville Elementary School. Browse beautiful coffee table books, children’s books, cooking, art, gardening and design books, large print books, curio books, special 1st Editions, signed books, books on tape, CDs, movies, and, of course, hundreds of mysteries, novels, current best sellers in hard […]

7 Sippable Apple Cocktails to Celebrate Autumn

Got apples? Try one of these apple-inspired cocktails to get you in the mood for fall. 1. Apple Cider Sangria Here’s a great cocktail for entertaining. 2. Slow-Cooked Mulled Spiked Cider Your whole house will smell like fall when you slow-cook this mulled cider with cinnamon, ginger and cloves. 3. Golden Apple Cocktail An amber, autumnal cocktail made with […]

Halloween Cocktails: Vanilla Pumpkin Martini

Ingredients 2 ounces vanilla vodka 1/2 ounce cream liqueur 1/2 ounce pumpkin liqueur Dip in the rim of your glass into a shallow bowl of water to wet the rim of a martini glass. Then, dip the glass in black salt to cat the edge. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the vodka and cream liqueur. Shake it well. […]

20+ Tasty Treats for Halloween

Here are some of our favorite treats for Halloween–some of them are even healthy to balance to heavy sugar intake! 1. Batty Cupcakes Keep it simple: turn ordinary store cupcakes into something festive. Just add googly edible eyes and oreo halves for wings to make your batty little cakes. 2. Peanut Butter Spider Cookies If you love the peanut and chocolate […]

Your Child Left for College … But Also, Not Really

I have never subscribed to the “Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems,” line of thinking. It diminishes the backbreaking, exhausting challenges of raising young children, while terrifying parents about what is to come. You mean it gets worse? I do, however, subscribe to the truth that every stage of parenting is challenging in […]