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O Christmas Tree Part 1

O Christmas Tree Part 1

Songs are written about the Christmas tree.  Decorating seems to be centered about the tree.  Most times it’s the first and maybe the only decoration in the living quarters.  The Christmas tree is often the topic of conversation around the holiday season....
Small Town America visits the Holidays

Small Town America visits the Holidays

Remember back to the days of your youth?  Holidays were a time that we simply loved.  What made it so endearing? I think it was the memories we created, the warm and fuzzy feeling deep inside.  Are we taking time to recreate those memories, and make new ones for our...
Oatmeal Jam Cakes

Oatmeal Jam Cakes

1 c. butter flavor shortening 1 ½ c. firmly packed brown sugar 2 lg. Eggs 2 t. almond extract ½ t. vanilla ½ t. white vinegar (keeps cookies soft) 1 t. baking powder 1 t. real salt ½ t. baking soda 2 ½ c. rolled oats, uncooked (can use quick-cooking in a pinch) 12 oz....
Five Days of Holiday Traditions

Five Days of Holiday Traditions

Tradition #3 is Baking Springerle.  These traditional anise-flavored German Christmas cookies deserve their own spot on our list of holiday traditions.  On Warren’s mother’s side of the family they are the all-time favorite.  Gather the family and bring a container of...
Five Days of Christmas Traditions

Five Days of Christmas Traditions

Tradition #2  C is for Cookies!  That’s right there are a few cookie monsters that live      around here.  We’ve been enjoying baking (and eating) cookies as a family for a very long time.  I think every family has their traditions when it comes to the sweets.  I know...

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