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Build a Better Gingerbread House


Building and decorating a gingerbread house is a holiday tradition in many homes.  Personally, I take the easy route and buy a gingerbread house kit supplementing it with extra candy.  Homemade gingerbread men is a wintertime favorite that we often save for January.  I go with the kit because, unlike the gingerbread men, no one really eats the […]

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Coconut Almond Granola


This has been one of my most loved homemade holiday gifts for years.  The dates are chewy; the oats, cereal and almonds supply all the crunch you’ll need and the tropical notes of the coconut are welcomed on cold winter mornings.  Last year, this recipe was featured in a recipe round up in fresh magazine. Coconut […]

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Satsuma Centerpiece for the Thanksgiving Table


Satsuma tangerines are one of the highlights of Fall for me.  These little, clementine-like fruits are sweet and perfumey.  They are super-easy to peel and they have no seeds.  At market they are sold with leaves attached, making them pretty too. Fill your favorite bowl with satsumas and voilá, you have a centerpiece and a […]

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Amish Friendship Bread


With the holidays coming and our economy such as it is, this recipe makes a great inexpensive gift, which can literally keep on giving. It takes about 10 days for the starter to ferment, so you have to plan accordingly. But outside of remembering to follow the recipe each day, this is makes for an […]

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