Plated + Served: On the Eighth Day of Christmas…


The Eight Maids a-milking arrived just in time for a New Year’s Day toast with Double Chocolate & Banana MilkShake Shots.

The small portion (2 ounces!) also helped Mama keep her resolution to cutback on the amount of sweets she serves the family.

Hmmm…I wonder if I need to share that resolution with the kids?



I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: