Holiday

What is the Best New Year’s Resolution?

December 21, 2010

This is a question that’s been on my mind lately. In fact, it comes to mind every year around this time—when I’m getting stressed by all the last-minute Christmas shopping I still have to do, and my mind starts to search for something else to think about. What’s it going to be this year—losing weight? […]

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Gingerbread Recipe (with Gingerbread Icing) – for the Holidays or Anytime

December 12, 2010
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Real gingerbread is not a cookie–it’s a delicious and moist spiced bread that’s quite a bit healthier than other cakes or bread you typically see. It’s made with real molasses, cloves, and cinnamon, and is both flavorful and filling. And homemade gingerbread will be a special treat for your family and guests–much better than any […]

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Overwhelmed With Holiday Shopping? Take a Break.

December 8, 2010
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As the holidays draw ever closer, the pressure is on to hurry up and get so many things done. Buying gifts, making vacation arrangements, requesting time off from work, attending holiday plays or concerts at their children’s school, making cookies, planning special dinners, planning holiday family gatherings, buying the Christmas tree, putting up the lights, […]

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Rice Cream with Strawberry Topping – A Beautiful and Unique Holiday Dessert

December 5, 2010
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I heard about Rice Cream on a Food Network program feature foods served at Disney World. This delectable treat looked and sounded so delicious, I had to try it for myself. But since I’m not planning a trip to Disney World anytime soon, I decided to do some research and discover the recipe for myself. […]

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Best Recipe for Pumpkin Pie (from Scratch)

November 28, 2010
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My family would always just buy a pumpkin pie from the local Safeway food store. I never had anything else, so I was satisfied. Then, as a college student, my boyfriend’s family had what I thought was a much more interesting tradition: they had homemade pie for Christmas dinner. And not just one pie, but […]

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What to do with leftovers after Thanksgiving

November 26, 2010
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Make Something New If you’re like me, you have plenty of leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner. And there are certainly a wide range of recipes that would work well using these delicious Thanksgiving leftovers. Most recipes calling for turkey can be modified to use turkey that’s been pre-cooked. Other recipes might use other common Thanksgiving foods–but […]

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When is the Best Time to Decorate the Christmas Tree?

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Nearly everyone I know–friends, family, and neighbors–agrees that Black Friday is the best day to put up the Christmas tree. Especially with artificial trees, which won’t dry out and become a fire hazard. Not everyone agrees, of course, because the question of the exact ideal time to put up a Christmas tree  depends heavily on […]

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Bright and Festive Pasta Salad Recipe — a Break From Fast Food

November 15, 2010
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With the holidays coming up and everything coming to a pinch, it seems like fast food is becoming more the rule than the exception. I don’t know about you, but after a while, I get pretty sick of those cold hamburgers dripping mustard on my pants as I’m hanging a right into the next parking […]

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