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Sinclair Traditions: Apple Crisp Recipe

And here we have it, folks! A recipe that’s a must around the Sinclair house. We’ve all grown up with it, we all now make it, and we all still love it. Not sure it’s all that great? I dare you to make it yourself and see what you think. Your taste buds will fall in love with this goodness.

Sinclair traditions: valentine’s day

We begin sharing our own holiday traditions and memories with you, hopefully encouraging you to continue on in the traditions you have established and perhaps even giving you inspiration for ways you can bless and love your family through traditions. Today we begin with Valentine’s Day!

Traditions: the gift of atmosphere

One of the simplest and most profound ways to establish tradition is through atmosphere. When I recall special moments throughout my childhood, the atmosphere– sights, sounds, and smells– stands out at least as much as the actual activities. Mom is amazing at creating pleasant and special atmospheres. She has taught us girls so much about […]

Autumn sides: Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apple Sauce

Once again, I am lacking pictures for my post. To make up for that, I offer you not one, but two favorite side dishes! Apple Sauce –yields 4 cups This apple sauce tends to appear at more than just traditional holiday meals, for sure, but serving it at a meal lit with candles and set […]

Let’s Celebrate!

Why invest all this time, energy, and money in traditions and celebration? I’ll tell you why!

Sinclair traditions: birthday appreciation

I was very excited when I received an email that goes to all the Sinclair ladies telling that we would be starting a series on traditions. I love traditions. I’m probably the most guilty for telling Mumsie after doing something once, “But we always do that!” Traditions make things special — gives you some specifics […]

Sinclair traditions: a recipe

Apple pie is amazing, it’s true. But when there’s a special occasion, you need something with just a little extra. And that’s where Apple Custard Pie comes in. Here’s the thing: a good pie starts with a good crust. Perhaps you have a crust recipe you absolutely love and are very happy to continue using. […]

Watching the Independence Day Parade

Picture of family at the annual local Independence Day parade– a much-loved family tradition!

Kicking it off: Traditions!!

Taking the time and effort to establish some significant traditions is a golden opportunity for you to impart to your family […]

Starting Soon!

I stood at the kitchen sink gazing out of the window. “Wow, the fall is going to be gone in no time,” I thought to myself, realizing that plans were in the making for air flights at holiday time. Nothing like flipping those calendar pages to make you realize how quickly time flies. I smiled […]