Ponche Navideño (Christmas Punch)

Walking into my grandmother’s house, I gaze at the Christmas tree, sparkling lights winding their way to the peak where a silver star adorns the top branch of the petit pine. Beneath, is a mini lit-up Christmas village, with a fragile train chugging its way through the town and winding through the snow-coated cottages. My […]

Mom’s S’mores Bars, from My Family Cookbook

My mom always makes these for my family and me. She also made them for my neighbors when they first moved in, that was our way of making them feel welcomed. They also loved them. My mom is an amazing baker and can make anything that requires baking for any type of occasion. Ingredients ½ […]

Disaster Raspberry Smoothie

  It all began with boredom. It was a sweltering August day, and my younger brother, Ciaran, and I couldn’t agree on what to do. “We could play Go Fish,” Ciaran suggested. I shook my head. “No.” Okay,” Ciaran fidgeted a little, trying to think. “How about—” “I could read to you,” I interjected. Ciaran […]