Why You Should Adopt A Pet And Bring Happiness Home This Holiday Season

an illustration of a boxer puppy, a hamster and a kitten wearing santa hats to illustrate pet adoption

If you’re thinking of adding a furry friend to your home this holiday season, you might want to adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue. Pet adoption saves a life and may even extend yours. Most pet owners will tell
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Why a Dried Fruit and Nut Tray should be part of your Christmas Holiday!

Why a Dried Fruit and Nut Tray should be part of your Christmas Holiday!

A dried fruit and nut tray should be on your list of holiday goodies.  At Christmas time we like to offer up some tasty treats that seem uniquely matched to the holiday season.  I’m talking about the treats that are
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4 Best Ways to Give Homemade Mac and Cheese a Make-Over

4 Best Ways to Give Homemade Mac and Cheese a Make-Over

My father makes macaroni and cheese (or me if I’m hosting) from scratch for the Christmas holiday meal, using the recipe from Cook’s Illustrated The New Best Recipe cookbook. The New Best Recipe is one our family’s all-time favorite cookbooks
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Where Is The Light?

Where Is The Light?

This time of year I love looking back through time, as we begin looking forward to the New Year. I find myself drawn, again and again into the origins of things, – Why we use a Yule log, and “deck
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Try This Fresh Take On Green Bean Casserole

fresh green beans n a wooden bowl on a wooden table

I’ve always wanted to create a dish that would give me the comfort of traditional green bean casserole without all the goop. This year, I think I’ve done it. This cast iron comfort dish has all the things I love about
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