About Karen Riedl

webmaster of Countyfairgrounds.net , CountyFairsUSA.net, and HalloweenEventsUSA.com. I love, knitting, organic food, running, web techie (well about 75% of the time) , and my dogs Freddie and Scamp, Tucson and the Rocky Mountains.

Allyson’s Christmas Tennessee Whiskey Chocolate Balls

By Kent Whitaker One of the great things, of which there are many, about my wife Allyson is that she loves to cook as much as I do! Another great thing is that cookies and sweets are one of her specialties! This recipe from her list of easy recipes that has become a favorite for [...]

By |2018-12-06T23:29:07+00:00December 6th, 2018|Christmas Balls|0 Comments

Super Easy Christmas Apple Cider Cake

By Kent Whitaker One of the beverages served from the time leaves start changing colors to well past the coldest days of winter is Apple Cider! It can be served chilled, warmed, seasoned or even as part of a mixed drink. But, did you know that Apple Cider is a key ingredient for making basic [...]

By |2018-11-18T22:24:07+00:00November 18th, 2018|Apple Cider, Cake|0 Comments

Buying a Christmas Puppy

Children love puppies; that’s a fact. A vast majority of parents consider giving their children their long desired puppies on Christmas morning. However, a dog is a huge responsibility. Ask yourself if your child is old or mature enough to take care of a puppy. 1. Talk to the child and make sure that he [...]

By |2015-04-12T15:18:17+00:00December 15th, 2014|Dogs, Puppy|0 Comments

Selecting a Kitten for Christmas

A kitten makes for an excellent pet. Studies also show that it improves both mental and physical health. However, before you select a kitten for Christmas, you must also consider if this animal works well with your lifestyle. It is important to carefully contemplate your needs and how you live and if you can actually [...]

By |2014-12-15T18:09:44+00:00December 14th, 2014|Cats, Kittens, Pets|0 Comments

Hazards for Pets over Christmas

Holiday season brings yuletide and cheer and at the same time excitement and commotion. It is often associated with seasonal preparations, reunions, travel and shopping. While all these are happening, our beloved pets may be in the danger zone because they are exposed to hazards that are no usually around the other times of the [...]

By |2014-12-13T00:56:19+00:00December 13th, 2014|Christmas Hazards, Pets|0 Comments

Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

Christmas being one of the most widely celebrated holidays is around the corner. It's time to paint the air with the red, green and golden color, have fun with families and friends, and also enjoy the merriment and the cold weather that the season holds. It's time for the kids Christmas crafts! As the season [...]

By |2015-04-12T15:06:07+00:00November 29th, 2014|Christmas Crafts, Kid's Christmas Crafts|0 Comments

Snow and Snowflakes Trivia

Scientists say snow is precipitation in the form of ice crystals, originating in clouds when temperatures are below freezing point and the water vapor in the atmosphere directly condenses into ice without passing through the liquid stage. And once an ice crystal has formed, it absorbs and freezes additional water vapor from the surrounding air, [...]

By |2013-12-11T02:44:27+00:00December 11th, 2013|Dean Martin, Let it Snow, Snow, Snowflake, Snowmen|0 Comments

All About Santa’s Suit

In an earlier post, we talked about Santa being typically garbed in a white fur-trimmed red jacket and pants with matching hat, black boots and broad-buckled belt. We said that this prototype Santa suit, which became world famous through the Coke commercials featuring artist Haddon Sundblum’s lifelike paintings, was first originally seen in the drawings [...]

By |2017-11-09T04:46:59+00:00December 11th, 2013|Coca-Cola, Norse God Odin, Saint Nicholas, Santa, Santa's Suit|0 Comments

Winter Wonderland

Whether or not there is snow this Christmas, why not theme your Yuletide celebrations with a traditional American winter wonderland motif. If there is snow, build a snowman outside your house along your front yard. It’s easy and it’s fun especially if you do it with the kids. Dress up your snowman and accessorize it. [...]

By |2013-12-04T18:03:51+00:00December 4th, 2013|Christmas Music, Props, Snow, Snowflake, Winter Wonderland|0 Comments

Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies are cookies cut and decorated into an assortment of shapes traditionally associated with Christmas like candy canes, snowmen, holly leaves, Christmas trees, Santa Claus, reindeer, Christmas presents, snow flakes and Christmas stars. Order Christmas Gluten Free Sugar Cookies Of course, a cookie, by definition, can be any of a variety of hand-sized, [...]

By |2013-12-01T01:41:20+00:00December 1st, 2013|Cookies, history|0 Comments