holidays & parties

Quick Ideas To Posh-ify Your Super Bowl!


hidden treasure cookies


These delightful treats have a crumbly, buttery outside hiding a delicious and surprising chocolatey burst inside. You can use any flavor of chocolate kisses you like, or mix and match to enhance the surprise.

3 1/2 sticks butter, softened

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla Hershey's kisses - any flavors Confectioner's sugar Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.

5 Outside The Holiday Gift Box Ideas


It's that time of year again when we're all straining to think of unique gift ideas. We want to be known for giving gifts that are memorable and creative. Yet too often we run out of time and energy during this hectic season. Before you go out and buy that gift card take a look at our list of 5 unique gift ideas.


Vintage or Antique Holiday Decorations

Do You Hear What I Hear?

We love the holidays and one of our favorite things about the holidays is the music. I'm fairly certain we have just about every holiday song in existence. As always we added a few more to our collection this year.


Joy To The World - Pink Martini

The Chocolate Lady

This lady knows chocolate! Katherine Anne Duncan started Katherine Anne Confections long before she opened her doors in 2006. Growing up on a small farm in Wisconsin Katherine actually started making caramels at home with fresh cream from her family's Jersey cows. Her Dad would take them to work and sell them for a quarter a piece.

Katherine Anne Duncan


tips for a terrific turkey day

As Thanksgiving approaches, we know that what happens on this day can set the mood for the other holidays to come. With so many challenges of time, money and emotional stresses among them, we've got a few tried and true tips to make sure this holiday is low on wear and tear and high on good times, good food and happy memories. Read our list of possibilities and apply those which will work best for you. Remember, this is supposed to be a loving time full of thanks, not another stressful obligation. We're so thankful for your support, we wanted to give a little thanks right back to you.

apple fritters, cider and pie - oh my!

Apple Trees


Five Fabulously Fun Things To Do This Fall

Prost! Check out the Best U.S. Oktoberfests


Greek Summer Fun in Chicago

We were out and about this weekend and thought we'd stop in for a Greek lunch. When we arrived in Greek Town we were pleasantly surprised to learn that the annual Greek Fest was taking place.

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