Last Reply by NenaG | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Hosts & Personalities, Holiday Advice, Mom to Mom Blogs
Every family has them: traditions that you follow regardless of what holiday you commemorate this time of year. My daughter and I are no exception. Over her 14 years we have kept alive some of the traditions my parents created with me, and have started a few new ones as well! I’d love to share a few with you, and hear about yours:
Every year of course the tree goes up! It’s Gabby’s job to put the star (or in this case, a thrift shop Santa that has seen better days, but we don’t care) on top of the tree. The rule is once an ornament goes on the tree it stays there every... Continue Reading
Last Reply by prophet | Started by Jennifer Coffey in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
If the calendar didn't say it was so, I wouldn't believe it. But it's apparently true: I've got 40 days remaining until my 40th birthday.
There are so many different ways I could react to this truth: denial, despair, anxiety, or.....
It's amazing what this coming milestone is doing for me. I feel empowered, energized, excited. There's something about approaching another decade that is giving me permission to embrace the small but sweet moments, to worry a bit less, and to really think about what it is I want to do with my remaining years. There's so much I still want to experience, pla... Continue Reading
Started by Jennifer Coffey in Coffee Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
We've got a great Keurig deal as our TSV today, and it got me thinking about how I've unintentionally become a coffee mug collector over the years. I'm a big coffee drinker (thank goodness or my name would be ironic and silly!), and over time I've accumulated quite a few "mugs with meaning." Do you do the same? Below are a few with the stories behind them. It makes the few calm minutes in the morning even more special when the mug carrying my Keurig brew holds memories too!
I speak often on air of my "Happy Place" in Colorado, a small town called Ouray. I go there about once every year. These... Continue Reading
Last Reply by girl from the south1 | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Kitchen & Food Talk, Cookie Exchange, Hosts & Personalities
This is such a simple recipe, perfect for your next cookie exchange, or for packing in your gift-able Lock & Lock Set and giving as gifts to teachers, friends, co-workers...anyone who loves cute holiday bags and yummy cookies!
Jen’s Pecan Pie Bars
½ cup unsalted butter
½ pkg cream cheese
¼ cup sugar
1 ¾ cup flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
¾ cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
½ stick butter, melted
¼ cup heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
1 ¾ cup ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Exhilaration | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
Happy Monday! I'll be seeing you at noon for QCheck where I'll be presenting today's TSV, the skirted leggings from Legacy! They're an updated take on a very popular style we presented earlier this year. I love them because they're super easy to style a thousand ways...and to prove it I sent a pair all the way across the country to my best friend Kim in Seattle!
She's got an amazing sense of style and it shows. I asked her to work her black skirted leggings however she wanted, and I'd do the same with my olive pair. I love how our individual flair shows even though 50% of our outfit is iden... Continue Reading
Started by Jennifer Coffey in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
It never fails, no matter how many banana smoothies are made and no matter how many bananas head out for school lunches throughout the week, I end up with at least a few that are starting to look a little too ripe for snacking! So I often turn them into a breakfast bread. Thought I'd share the recipe for you in honor of "Cooking on Q" day today! Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you on air! Also, you can find a few of my other "go-to" recipes on my toGather page!
Something good is about to happen in the Kitchen Aid!
Clearly someone in the house wants in on the Banana Bread action...ha!
I... Continue Reading
Last Reply by 06Daisy | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, All About Accessories
You may have been seeing my #FrugalFashionista post on my Facebook page, I say it all the time on air: I consider myself a "frugal fashionista!"
And I know you probably do too! I don't know too many people who don't check the price tags before indulging their fashion sense. But I also don't know too many people who don't love growing their collection of accessories, jewelry, and clothing!
Before I came to QVC, I owned and operated four fashion boutiques in Texas. And I made it my mission to outfit my gals in super-cute styles at super-low prices. I ran fashion shows in the area using my own ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by FiftyShadesofLove | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
Happy Cooking on Q day! Today we’re talking all about comfort food, and so in honor of that, I thought I'd share one of my favorites--a Red Beans and Rice recipe. But don't tell any of my New Orleans relatives I'm sharing it on a Wednesday...this is strictly a Monday meal!
Seems odd, right? But the recipe has its background in a New Orleans tradition. On Sundays in the Crescent City, ham was a traditional meal. Monday was traditionally laundry day. So a pot of red beans could sit simmering with the ham hocks while the clothes were being tended to! To this day most local restaurants serv... Continue Reading
Last Reply by rudy | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Hosts & Personalities, Q News, Mom to Mom Blogs
On Tuesday, September 2nd, my daughter starts high school.
I can't believe I just typed that!! Wasn't it just yesterday she was waking me up five times a night for feedings? Wasn't it just yesterday she took her first steps? Wasn't it just yesterday she lost her first tooth?
I know. That's what every parent says when high school looms, right? Time flies. And memories flood your mind as you pack that first freshman lunch, put that freshman on her bus, and say that quick prayer to God as she boards that all will go well and that she'll be happy.
Every year I've taken a picture of Gabby by our... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Chrissywissy | Started by Jennifer Coffey in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
During the holidays it's tradition in my New Orleans-based family to take all the leftover turkey and turn it into a gumbo! Here's the recipe...hope you like life spicy!
2 lbs cooked turkey off the bone
8 cups stock (chicken is fine, but bonus if you used the turkey bones to make the stock!)
1 lb. fresh or frozen okra, sliced into small rounds
1/2 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup flour
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 can chopped tomatoes
3/4 pound andouille sausage, sliced into small rounds
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. sage... Continue Reading