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Cake Cookies

Cake Cookies
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If you’re experiencing the holiday rush and need to make a lot off cookies stat, here’s a trick that will save your sanity for sure. Cake cookies are exactly what they sound like. You use store-bought cake mix to create fast, easy cookies. Make them as simple or as wild as you want, the base
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Wassail (Mulled Cider)

Wassail (Mulled Cider)
Posted in : 21, alcohol, antique, apple, apples, booze, Christmas, drink, drinks, easy, family, food history, History, holidays, recipe, Spice, vintage, vodka on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Here we come a-wassailing Among the leaves so green, Here we come a-wand’ring So fair to be seen. Love and joy come to you, And to you your wassail, too, And God bless you, and send you A Happy New Year, And God send you a Happy New Year Most people have heard the song
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Cranberry and Orange Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry and Orange Shortbread Cookies
Comments : 1 Posted in : bake, baking, butter, Christmas, citrus, cookies, dessert, easy, food, orange, shortbread, sweets, Thanksgiving on by : Jeanette Rueb
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For my choir’s winter concert, we had to bring baked goods for our audience to enjoy during intermission and after the concert. Each of us was tasked with bringing a dozen cookies. For those who didn’t have time to make something to bring and didn’t want to just go out and buy something from the
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Currant Cordial

Currant Cordial
Posted in : alcohol, berry, booze, cheap, Christmas, dessert, drink, drinks, easy, Halloween, holidays, intermediate, summer, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Happy Halloween, my spooky friends! Your treat for tuning in is a delicious recipe for a sweet cordial, but the trick is that you have to wait for it to be ready! Halloween is my favorite holiday, and while I could spend the entire post telling you all about superstitions and pagan lore and fun
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Wine Cakes

Wine Cakes
Posted in : alcohol, bread, cake, Christmas, cookies, dessert, holidays, honey, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Back in the Christmas post, I made a brief mention of wine cakes, and I showed the recipe in my little slideshow. Well, if you looked at the recipe, you might have noticed that it was a little… well, cryptic. After a few calls to my mom and a little bit of trial and error,
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A Yuletide Solstice Celebration

A Yuletide Solstice Celebration
Posted in : bread, Christmas, cookies, dessert, dinner, food, History, holidays, Pagan, salmon on by : Jeanette Rueb
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We’ve covered Diwali, Hanukkah, and Christmas in our holiday food and story features. Now, it’s time to go way back to a celebration that may seem familiar in some ways, though it is often forgotten as a niche practice in the shadow of the flashier, more popular holidays. I’m talking about the Pagan celebration of the Winter Solstice
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A Christmas Anthology

A Christmas Anthology
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“Christmas” means something slightly different to everyone. For some, it’s a time of community traditions and religious celebration. For others, it’s a family time, where loved ones gather around their own traditions. For others still, like myself, we really don’t have much in the way of tradition, or we did at one point, but as
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Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce
Posted in : Christmas, classic, cranberry, easy, fruit, holidays, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized on by : Jeanette Rueb

Tis the season to make berries! Whether you serve them alongside turkey on Thanksgiving, enjoy them amidst a Yultide feast, or indulge just because cranberries are yummy, this recipe is sure to bring smiles all around. I mean… unless you’re allergic to cranberries. Hopefully, you, dear reader, are not plagued by an allergy to cranberries
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Marbled Peppermint Bark

Marbled Peppermint Bark
Posted in : candy, chocolate, Christmas, easy, holidays, peppermint, peppermint bark, recipe, snack, Uncategorized on by : Jeanette Rueb
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I like the holiday season because I really like peppermint. Peppermint tea, peppermint sticks, why not some peppermint bark, too? Peppermint bark is great because it’s easy, relatively quick to make, and it makes a great addition to a party, stocking, or any meal (candy for breakfast is totally acceptable if you’re an adult). Speaking
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