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Stress Busters for the Holidays
Thanksgiving is over and since it fell later than usual this year, Christmas will be here before you know it. The holidays can be stressful enough without the added pressure of less time to prepare. W...
12/5/13 at 9:05 AM Totally Broke Tuesday or Triumphant Tuesday? 12/3/13 at 11:52 AM
Black Friday + Small Business Saturday + Cyber Monday= Totally Broke Tuesday! 11/27/13 at 11:11 AM
Two Great Book Gifts This Holiday Season
Warmed by Windchill by Jeffrey L. Tucker is the story of a weak, starving colt left to die frozen in a northern Wisconsin pasture. Rescued by Jeffrey L. Tucker, owner of Raindance ...
12/3/13 at 12:17 PM Bill and Kate Isles 12/13/12 at 5:17 AM
3 Crafters Sale for a Cause 11/27/12 at 6:16 AM
Holiday Baking Marathon- Recipe for Cajun Cocoons
It's cookie baking season around the kitchen. Every year I embark on a cookie baking journey and sell them to local restaurants and caterers. I was taught by a local retired baker how to make these ...
12/2/13 at 3:53 PM Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Makeover 3/14/13 at 12:58 PM
Valentine's Day Treat- Chocolate Avocado Mousse 2/7/13 at 8:03 AM
Feeling Sad During the Holiday Season
Whether you say Season's Greetings, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah, the fleeting weeks beginning with Thanksgiving and ending at the New Year are a time of celebration, activity, ...
11/27/13 at 3:44 PM Recipes: Pumpkin Pancakes and Pumpkin Ice Cream 11/26/13 at 1:40 PM
Please Do Not Give Me a Stressy Bessy Doll for Christmas. I Already Own One. 11/6/13 at 4:55 PM
Au Gratin Sweet Potatoes
Are you still busy looking for side dish recipes for dinner tomorrow? Here is a delicious recipe for Au Gratin Sweet Potatoes. No, they are not the marshmallow classic that will be served at many than...
11/27/13 at 11:24 AM Cranberry Spice Cake with Maple Glaze 11/23/13 at 3:07 PM
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bars 10/31/13 at 8:58 AM
From ghosts and goblins to elves and reindeer
I saw something shocking while I was watching TV Sunday. Not the Vikings loss to the Green Bay Packers that was hardly surprising to anyone considering how the Minnesota team has played so far this ye...
10/28/13 at 2:07 PM Ham and ? 3/25/13 at 3:53 PM
Holiday blast from the past 12/13/11 at 8:31 AM
Edith's Four in One Fruitcake
Many years ago, the Missions Commission of the New Richmond United Methodist Church used to sell pecans and fruitcakes from Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia. Koinonia was founded in 1942 by two cou...
10/19/13 at 1:17 PM
To Decorate Or Not To Decorate.....That Is The Question
It seems each year I decorate less and less for each holiday. I use to have Rubbermaid tubs filled with various holiday decorations.....all neatly organized. I would grab the ones labeled for each h...
10/11/13 at 8:36 AM Making Room 12/20/12 at 2:33 PM
Do You Hear What I Hear? 10/25/12 at 5:49 AM
Coffee Filter Wreaths
Today's Holiday Idea for the 31 Day challenge is a coffee filter wreath. Wreaths are quick and easy way to change your home decor or decorate for the holidays. You can make wreaths using a wreath ...
10/1/13 at 11:26 AM Christmas in July 7/24/13 at 6:18 PM
Making Colored Sugar 12/13/12 at 12:04 PM
A few years ago, a new form of vacation became fashionable; it was called the stay-cation. This was a vacation which you were supposed to perform in your own immediate area-maybe your own backyard. In...
6/15/13 at 6:29 AM Rural Reflections Christmas Radio 12/14/12 at 6:52 AM
I want my Christmas back 12/2/12 at 6:01 AM
Craft Sale, Fundraiser Today, Holiday Skywalk
Get your hula gals here, home made jewelry, book makers, fleece blankets, breast cancer clothing ($5,00 shirts) and a lot of misc. items. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday.. I dance to my hula gal powered by sol...
5/3/13 at 5:05 AM 5/1/13 at 5:42 AM
Crafter's Sale: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4/30/13 at 1:26 PM
Pancetta-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Port Mushrooms
Beef tenderloin is one of those entrees that lends itself to holiday celebrations. In fact, food doesn't get any grander or flavorful than this tender cut of beef, be it in roast or steak form. A won...
12/23/12 at 5:08 PM Almond Bread 12/21/12 at 1:58 PM
Havreflarn: Norwegian Holiday Cookies 12/11/12 at 3:54 PM
Healthy Holiday Meal Makeovers
As I have stated in previous blogs such as Enjoy Thanksgiving without Colossal Calories, food should be enjoyed during special holiday meals. That being said, over indulgence can be a problem for many...
12/13/12 at 9:39 AM
Grief for the holidays
It's hard to look at the calendar and not be reminded that Christmas Eve will mark exactly four months since my dad's funeral. There's going to be an enormous gap in the family holiday celebration thi...
12/6/12 at 5:29 PM
Consequences of Overspending on the Holidays
Millions of consumers have begun their holiday shopping, snagging sale items either in-person or online, and therefore considering themselves savvy shoppers. At the same time, many lost sight of the f...
11/29/12 at 10:22 AM