Fabulous Finger Foods For New Year’s Eve Parties


This New Years, I’m hosting for the first time. Truth be told, my family kind of volunteered me. I think it might have something to do with the fact that we live within walking distance of Colorado Blvd and the Rose Parade route in Pasadena. I’m actually getting pretty excited about hosting because I love […]

Indoor Activity Ideas For Your Little Ones This Winter


It’s getting cold outside, winter will be here before we know it, and that means we need to start thinking of fun indoor activities for our kids! So I’ve put together a great list for you for the days that it’s just too cold to go to the playground. Check these out! -Set up a […]

Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas


My family always does a special brunch on Christmas. My mom makes quiche and coffee cake, we have hot chocolate and open our stockings and just enjoy being together before we open our presents throughout the day. While Christmas dinner is the meal that gets all the hype and attention, I thought it would be […]

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken

Last year my sister-in-law gave me the easiest recipe ever for BBQ pulled chicken that you can make in the slow cooker. It’s so easy, in fact, that I hesitate to even call it a recipe. It also happens to be really delicious. I’ve made this chicken for many guests and it’s always a huge hit. It’s […]

Christmas Dinner Side Dishes

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I’m all about the side dishes for any big family meal. Be it Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, I’m a vegetarian and that means I never do the main course. Today I’ve rounded up some amazing Christmas side dishes that pair well with your main course and will be big hits with everyone at your Christmas […]

Christmas Biscotti

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For years I’ve dreamed of making my own biscotti around the holidays, but it always seemed like a step above my cooking abilities. Come to find out, it is much easier than I expected and this chocolate-y biscotti is now a family favorite! Next round we are going to nix the nuts and try a […]

Must Make Christmas Candies

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Have you ever thought about making your own Christmas candies instead of buying a box from the store? I’ve always wanted to try my hand at homemade candies and with Christmas soon approaching I thought it only fitting that I round up some must make Christmas candies! I hope you find a few that sound […]

A Week of Crockpot Breakfasts

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It has been pretty cold lately; single digits at night and teen degrees during the day. That means I wake up and can barely bring myself to leave my warm bed. But, with munchkins whispering about their hungry bellies, I must. So, I’ve turned to my trusty crockpot to provide a quick, warm meal to […]

Readers’ Favorite Holiday Traditions


The season of trimming trees, lighting menorahs, and singing Christmas carols is upon us. But it’s also a time when families come together to carry out their own unique traditions. We asked Baby Gizmo readers to share their favorite holiday traditions with us, and we are sharing some of our favorites with you! Perhaps they’ll […]

Christmas Dessert Ideas


Christmas is about trees, Santa, presents and desserts, right? For me it is! We’ve got to eat our fair share of sweets before we swear off desserts for our New Years Resolution! So I’ve rounded up some delicious Christmas dessert ideas that will be perfect to serve after your big Christmas dinner this year!   […]