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Sylvestermouse is the “Cooking for the Holidays” Contributor on Squidoo

cooking_for_the_holidays_collage_with_text_600_pxToday we’d like you to meet Sylvestermouse. She’s our I’m the “Cooking for the Holidays” Contributor on Squidoo.

Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
At first glance, one would think the title “Cooking for the Holidays” would be rather self explanatory. However, there is more to cooking for the holidays then simply pulling out pans and slapping together one meal.

In many homes, mine included, it requires days of cooking, planning, scheduling, shopping, and somehow resting to be prepared for the holidays.

My dream with this niche would be to not only share recipes, but to also share the ways we prepare to serve multiple meals, the time saving tips, as well as the sanity saving tips, that we all need when cooking for the holidays.

There is not greater teacher than experience!

Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
I believe I have always loved cooking for the holidays, mostly because I associate it with family time. My family is spread out across the US and we are rarely altogether at the same time.

About the only time my siblings get time off from work, is during the holidays. Therefore, they try to come home during that time even if just for a brief visit.

My home as become the main “home” meeting place for the holidays, simply because I am the only one of my siblings that still lives close to our parents.

How could I not love Cooking for the Holidays when I am surrounded by the people I love most in this world.

Who had the most influence in your life?
Both my mother and my grandmother share in being the most influential in my life. I thank God every day for the blessing of having these two women in my life.

My mother was my daily instructor, and she still is. Even now, I call her when I need suggestions, reminders or advice.

One of my favorite days of the year, is the day before Thanksgiving. We get together in my kitchen and work side by side until the cooking is done and set aside for Thanksgiving day.

I mentioned my grandmother in the opening statement because I spent a great deal of time with my grandmother when I was growing up. Because she lived out of town, I was allowed to spend weeks at a time with her all by myself. A rarity when you have 5 siblings. She shared those days with me as if I was her only thought, her only concern. We picked vegetables straight from her garden and harvested pecans from her pecan trees, we canned and cooked and loved every minute of it. I had no idea she was teaching me so much about cooking and life by just simply sharing her time and normal activities with me.

You’ll also find Sylvestermouse by visiting:
Cooking for the Holidays
Sylvestermouse on Pinterest
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Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MSchindel MSchindel

    Wonderful interview, Cynthia! You’re absolutely the perfect person to own this fun and festive niche. :)

  • MandeeSears

    Awesome! I look forward to your advice and experience with cooking for the holidays!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    This is a niche that is near and dear to most everyone. Who doesn’t feel nostalgic when thinking of holiday meals and what they truly represent? I love that we have someone who truly is the very best of what makes gathering together around a holiday table so special. Congrats, Mouse!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Wednesday_Elf Wednesday_Elf

    Ah, Mouse ~ I would so love to visit your kitchen, even if just for a chat over a cup of coffee. Of course, if you were to whip up some scrumptious goodies to serve with the coffee, I wouldn’t be rude and turn them down… LOL. Congratulations on your ‘contributor’ role for ‘Cooking for the Holidays’. You do it so well. :-)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Brite-Ideas Brite-Ideas

    congratulations! a terrific area that I know I’ll seek out when it’s time for those big dinners at my house!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kinworm kinworm

    I love cooking for holidays much more than everyday cooking – it’s a chance to be a bit more inventive and creative. I look forward to seeing more from your niche, congratulations :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kiwinana71 kiwinana71

    Congrats – wonderful niche for you, looking forward to following you as you progress through the months with all your fab recipes and ideas. All the best.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/tonyleather tonyleather

    Good interview! Look forward to some tasty lenses!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Merrci Merrci

    Lovely interview! And I bet a favorite to most of us. Looking forward to more!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/mukunda22 mukunda22

    I will read with great interest!! Congrats!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/partybuzz partybuzz

    I’m looking forward to reading the lenses on this topic! Congratulations Sylvsermouse!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ibidii ibidii

    I love holiday cooking! Awesome interview and lenses! Pinned it! :D

  • Coletta Teske

    I don’t cook for large crowds, but I am looking forward to some scrumptious ideas for holiday dinners for just me and my favorite guy! I can hardly wait to see what’s being served at your home!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/CherylFay CherylFay

    Congrats. Lots of work goes into planning for the holidays. I hope to learn some new tips from your niche.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/sonh-le-37 sonh-le-37

    Awesome! I very like cooking in weekend day!

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  • http://artstocrafts.com/ Kristen

    Can’t wait to read your recipes and tips for cooking for a crowd. It’s never easy to juggle all those dishes and time things perfectly.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sylvestermouse Sylvestermouse

    Thank you, Robin, for the feature! And, thank you to all of my friends and colleagues who took the time to leave a comment. You have all be very kind and supportive to me. I am sorry that I was not here to actually respond to each of you on Tuesday. Please know that even though I am just now getting to read you comments, they are no less important to me and they are certainly appreciated! May God bless you all and may you each receive in abundance what you have given!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ellyse2003 ellyse2003

    I really love your article! It is very informative as if I am watching an interview. Great work.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ellyse2003 ellyse2003

    I really love your article! It is very informative as if I am watching an interview. Great work.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/adventuretravelshop adventuretravelshop

    I’m looking forward to all your ideas and recipes. I love cookery especially for special occasions.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/adventuretravelshop adventuretravelshop

    I’m looking forward to all your ideas and recipes. I love cookery especially for special occasions.

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