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Winter Holiday Fireside Moments: Interview with Evelyn David

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It’s that time of year when the chill in the frosty air brings us indoors to hunker down with thick comforters and mugs of steaming hot chocolate overflowing with fluffy marshmallows.  When holiday music and movies become the soundtrack to our everyday home lives. When we gather ‘round the fire for company, drink, food and love.  When we are celebrating and remembering those we treasure and hold near and dear.  When the real meaning of the season is family – by our DNA or by our heart.  When we reflect and give thanks for all we have. In a nutshell, unconditional love.

I’d like to welcome Evelyn David to share the beauty of the season with us.

Favorite Holiday tradition?

Wrapping presents

Favorite childhood toy?

My Barbie’s

Favorite childhood game?


Snowball fight or making snow families?

Snow families

Sleigh rides, sledding or skiing?


Favorite Holiday song?

“Walking in a Winter Wonderland”

Favorite holiday movie?

 A Christmas Story

Favorite holiday story to read?

I don’t have a favorite one to read, but “Evelyn David” has just written one that I’m very fond of – Moonlighting at the Mall.

Snow on holiday eve or just a chill in the air?


Most memorable holiday memory?

 The Christmas when I got my bike and I figured out that Santa wasn’t real

Did you eat popcorn balls as a kid? If you did, do you still?

No popcorn balls – too messy

Real tree or artificial? Green or white?

Artificial green (I’m allergic to the real ones)

What do you holiday eve?

Exchange presents and usually watch a movie with family

What are your holiday plans this year?

I’ll spend a few days with relatives, eat too much, make divinity, eat too much, read a few new novels, see a movie or two, look at Christmas lights in Tulsa, and eat too much.

What’s the one holiday dish your family can’t go without?

Cherry pie

Please share a Holiday recipe.

Holiday Cheese Balls

1 large box Velveeta cheese

1 lb Cracker Barrel cheese  Cheddar (Sharp)

1 medium onion finely grated and the juice

1 cup finely chopped pecans

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder


Red Pepper

Grate the cheese and mix with the chopped onion, onion juice, pecans and garlic powder.

Shape into balls or logs.

Sprinkle paprika on a large piece of waxed paper or foil.  Add red pepper carefully <g> A little pepper goes a long way.

Roll the balls or logs on the paprika and red pepper mixture until cheese is coated red.

Wrap foil around each ball/log and refrigerate.  Best served after 24 hours.

Holiday party tip?

Eat before you go to the party and wear comfortable shoes.

Favorite holiday decoration?


Please share some magical holiday memories?

As young children my brother and I used to decorate a coconut (draw a face on it, glue yarn on it for hair) and hide it in my Grandfather’s house shoe on Christmas Eve. Then he always pretended to be surprised when he went to put them on the next morning and we were thrilled. I think my grandmother put us up to that and I have no idea why a coconut. We never saw a coconut any other time of the year.

Wrap, gift bag or bow & go?

Gift bags – wonderful invention.

Gifts or gift cards?

Gifts – cards are too hard to redeem

Do you eat fruitcake?

Only if someone is holding a gun to my head

Do you head to the movies on the 25th?

No. Usually stay home and have a nice meal, maybe play cards or dominos with my  family

What’s in your stocking? *wink*

My Grandmother used to put tiny bottles of Jergens hand lotion in my stocking. I loved the smell and still associate it with her.

What do you want in your stocking? *saucy wink aka swink*

I’ll take cash.

Do you head out on the 26th into the madness to exchange or shop for anything?

Never. I avoid crowds at all costs.

Thank you so much.

Happy Holidays from my house to yours!

Visit Evelyn’s website.


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About Diane Morasco

Diane Morasco is a triple fusion ethnically – vanilla, caramel and chocolate – and creatively – designer, media proprietor and writer. Ms. Morasco was born in the juicy apple and with a panoramic view of the Hudson River still calls the city home. She is the Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer, and Publisher of J Fox Ink™ (JFI), Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer of Diane Morasco Enterprises™ (DME), which is the parent company of Morasco Media™ (MM), and The Book Resort™ (TBR). Ms. Morasco first cut her teeth interviewing the immensely talented cast members of Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Sons of Anarchy, as well as Kurt Sutter himself. She counts Ron Howard, Eddie McClintock and the Sons of Anarchy cast and team members for inspiring her to spread her wings into the film and television arena. She is the former Editor-in-Chief for Alwayz Therro Magazine, former reviewer for RT Book Review and still guest scribbles as her schedule permits for Blogcritics, Examiner, The New York Review of Books, and a sundry of periodicals. Ms. Morasco has a genuine fervor for animals, butter cream cupcakes, Supernatural, The Good Wife, Chicago Fire, Elementary, Castle, Major Crimes, Grimm, the beach, cinnamon gum, music, movies, shooting pool, hiking, Italy, HSN, QVC, and curling up near the ocean with a gripping novel !
  • Dru

    that was fun.