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Vegetable Elf Hats: Quick and Easy Christmas Appetizer

This is a fun Christmas appetizer made with vegetables and mozzarella cheese in the shape of elf hats.

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1946 Christmas Cookies Booklet: Wisconsin Electric Power Co.

See my results of baking and testing different cookie recipes out of this vintage 1946 Christmas cookies booklet.

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90+ Last-Minute Christmas Cookie and Dessert Ideas

From Christmas sugar cookies to festive cupcakes, learn how to make some great holiday treats the whole family will love!

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35+ Easy and Festive Christmas Veggie Platter Ideas

Make eating healthy more fun over the holidays with these stunning DIY Christmas veggie platter ideas.

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"The Christmas Bookshop" Book Discussion and Mulled Wine Cupcakes Recipe

"The Christmas Bookshop" is a perfect cozy holiday book for anyone who loves bookstores, romance, Scotland, or women’s empowerment. Pair this great read with mulled wine cupcakes!

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"How to Catch an Elf" Book Discussion and Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake Recipe

A fun guide for parents, grandparents, teachers, or other adults to read "How to Catch an Elf" with their children, discuss questions, and bake cupcakes. Also: similar books to read next.

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Easy Christmas Cookies Recipe With Dried Fruits and Nuts

This Christmas cookie recipe came from our next-door neighbor many years ago. It's since become a family favorite.

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"The Wild Christmas Reindeer" Book Discussion (and Orange Ginger Cookies Recipe)

Teeka has been asked by Santa to get the reindeer ready for Christmas Eve, but her mean voice only upsets the reindeer. Teeka must learn an important lesson about kindness, in order to fix the mess she made. Also, a fun cookie recipe to bake with children and enjoy while reading the book.

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Applesauce Fruitcake Recipe (Nonalcoholic)

This nonalcoholic holiday fruitcake uses applesauce cake as its base.

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"A Christmas Carol" Book Discussion and Citrus Spice Christmas Cupcake Recipe

A classic tale of redemption, hope, appreciation, generosity, and hopefulness, "A Christmas Carol" should be read every year at Christmas time, a reminder of the hope and joys of the season that can accompany a grateful, kind heart.

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50 Easy Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers and Finger Foods

Save your sanity this holiday season with these delicious make-ahead Christmas appetizers! Skip the stress and enjoy the party along with your guests.

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Perfect Panettone (and 6 Creative Ways to Use the Leftovers)

Panettone, Italy's traditional Christmas bread, is rich with fruit and history. However, the store-bought version is pricey and far from fresh. Learn the story of panettone and how to make it in your own kitchen.

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Moist and Delicious Fruitcake Recipe Without Alcohol

A traditional holiday dessert, fruitcake is made with rum or brandy-soaked dried fruit, orange zest, and candied ginger. In this recipe, I'll show you how to bake a non-alcoholic fruitcake that's incredibly moist and delicious.

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Easy Last-Minute Christmas Desserts: Pumpkin Roll and More!

Short on time? Make an elegant Christmas dinner dessert that's quick and easy.

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"Christmas in Vermont" Book Discussion and Maple Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Reminiscent of the classic movie "White Christmas," the book "Christmas in Vermont" is perfect for anyone looking for a cozy romantic comedy set in wintry New England, with two people destined for love and a sagacious little girl out to save the world.

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2 Holiday Treats With Walnuts: Festive Muffins & Superfood Dip

Enjoy holiday treats over Christmas and the winter solstice season with zero guilt. Walnuts and cranberries are superfoods. This cranberry walnut muffin recipe and superfood dip recipe do the job right. Chinese nutritional information is a bonus feature.

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Grinch Brownie Cookies: A Fun Holiday Recipe

These cookies are a delicious, Grinchy holiday treat!

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Easy Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker British Christmas Pudding

This is a quick and easy recipe to make a tasty, melt-in-the-mouth Christmas pudding using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. It is much cheaper and tastier than ready-made shop versions. The pudding can be made on the day or months ahead. Either way, it will taste delicious.

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History of the Yule Log and 5 Festive Recipes

The Yule log, once a pagan ritual, has been elevated to not just dessert but a stunning work of pastry artistry known as Buche de Noel. Don’t let its looks frighten you. You can make your own. Here’s how.

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12 Delicious, Clean-Eating, Traditional Christmas Dishes

Christmastime is a time for family and considering the changes coming in the next year. Why not make your holidays a little less stressful, a little healthier, and a little sweeter with these delicious clean-eating traditional Christmas dishes? Maybe the big change you need is one for your health.

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12 Delicious Clean-Eating Christmas Cookie Recipes

You're going to love these 12 delicious clean-eating Christmas cookie recipes. These are all of your favorite cookie recipes without all of the processed and refined ingredients. With these recipes, there's no guilt, breaking your diet, or need to worry about sharing them with your family!

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"Catching Christmas" Book Discussion and Cranberry Pecan Muffin Recipe

Filled with hilarious, sarcastic humor from a man in a backward baseball cap, innocent judgments from an elderly lady, and reevaluations of life choices culminating in needed positive changes, "Catching Christmas" is a quintessential Christmas romantic comedy to cozy up with.

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Gingerbread House 101: Easy Recipe for Dough, Icing, Assembly

The gingerbread house is a whimsical bit of Christmas tradition in many American and European homes. Here's what you need to make one for your family.

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Adorable Christmas Reindeer Brownies (With Photo Guide)

These reindeer brownies are incredibly simple to make and will be a hit at any holiday party this season!

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10 Leftover Christmas Mincemeat Recipes

Mince pies are an integral part of the British Christmas food culture, but when they are prepared at home, mincemeat will often be left over. The recipes on this page provide ideas for what to do with that leftover mincemeat.

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"Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery" Book Discussion and Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipe

Comical and merry, "Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery" is an honest look at the misunderstandings that can occur when people fear to trust and love one another.

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My Christmas Cut-out Sugar Cookie Recipe

These buttery cookies are thick, soft, and delicious. Top with colored sugar or other decorations of your choice! These quick and easy cookies are sure to be popular with your friends and family.

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How to Make Fabulous Homemade Eggnog for the Holidays

Homemade eggnog is simple to make, and the results are rich, creamy, and just plain decadent. Treat your family or friends to a favorite holiday treat—and it takes only a few minutes!

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How to Make Wassail: A Traditional Christmas Mulled Cider

Wassail is a traditional holiday punch from the British Isles that is made with apple cider, oranges, lemon, and winter spices. Laden with cloves, cinnamon, and allspice, it's a festive, warming, and easy-to-make holiday beverage!

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Ukrainian Christmas Cake Recipe With Poppy Seeds, Dates, and Walnuts

A delicious cake with a strong flavor of dates and poppy seed as well as walnuts and marmalade—it's like a fruitcake if a fruitcake actually was good!

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Thumbprint Cookies: 25 Recipes for a Christmas Countdown

We can't agree on the origin of thumbprint cookies (Sweden, Poland, or somewhere else?), but we can agree that they are easy, fun, and there are so many ways to make them. Here are 25!

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Exploring Eggnog: History and Six Delicious Recipes

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love eggnog and those who despise it (or assume they will). Let's join hands, learn some fun history, and share recipes. Who knows? You might end up loving eggnog.

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Recipe for Fruity and Moist Christmas Plum Pudding

Learn how to make a traditional fruity and moist Christmas plum pudding recipe with helpful step-by-step instructions and my own photos. This is a favorite dessert with cream for after dinner during the holidays.

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Holiday Recipe: Swedish Gingerbread Cookies

Here's an easy-to-make recipe for Swedish gingerbread cookies.

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How to Deep-Fry a Delicious Christmas Turkey and Other Fun Foods

Looking for something different and delicious this Christmas? Deep fry a turkey! The result is a moist, juicy inside and crispy outside! While the oil is hot, fry some onion rings, fries, pickles, and candy bars!

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Yule Tide Cheer Mead Recipe and History

A history and recipe for Yule/Christmas mead!

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How to Make the Perfect Cookie Tray for a Special Occasion

Everyone loves to get and give homemade baked goods. Here's how to assemble the perfect cookie tray to show off all those yummy treats you make.

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Easy Christmas Brunch Ideas: 10 Recipes

Don't want to do a formal Christmas dinner? My family enjoys a Christmas brunch that can be prepared ahead of time and enjoyed in leisure.

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10 Delicious (and Easy!) Christmas Brunch Recipes

Are you overwhelmed by the prospect of a formal Christmas dinner? My family has adopted the tradition of a less-formal Christmas brunch, which can be prepared ahead of time and enjoyed in leisure.

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Fruit Santa Hats: Easy and Quick Christmas Dessert

This is a fun Christmas dessert made with fruit in the shape of Santa hats.

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Peppermint: The Christmas Spice of Candy Canes (+ 7 Recipes)

Peppermint—the flavor of Christmas and candy canes. Allow me to share with you a bit of history about this prolific herb, as well as recipes that will last all year long.

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How to Make Fudge Candy as a Holiday Gift

Fudge makes a perfect gift. Here's how to make three different flavors of fudge candy that you can give to your loved ones this holiday season. These recipes are for my three favorite flavors: eggnog, Irish cream, and lemon.

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Best Rum Fruitcake Recipe Ever

This recipe makes a fabulous rum fruitcake for Christmas (or any special occasion) and as a meaningful gift. I was not a fruitcake fan, but now I am! Rum and brandy really complete this cake.

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Recipe for the Best Fruity and Moist Dundee Fruit Cake

A traditional recipe for a moist Dundee fruit cake. I have included an easy-to-follow recipe with step-by-step instructions, my own video and photos. There are also ideas for how to turn it into a Christmas cake by covering it in marzipan and icing.

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20+ Festive and Cute Christmas Sugar Cookies

There is nothing better than homemade Christmas cookies for the holidays. Get out the cookie cutters and aprons and have a bake-off with friends and family.

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Shortbread Facts and Recipes: A Traditional Christmas Treat

Shortbread is a delicious biscuit or cookie that is a traditional Christmas treat. It has been associated with some interesting customs throughout its history.

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History of Figgy Pudding: Origins, Traditions and Recipe

The origins of figgy pudding date back to medieval England. At that time, it was not a dessert but a method of preserving meats for the winter months.

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Recipe for a the Best Traditional Moist Fruit Cake

Recipe for making an exceptionally moist fruit cake from scratch with an easy-to-follow recipe, step-by-step instructions, photos and video.

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Leftover Christmas Pudding Recipe Ideas

Christmas pudding is a rich, fruity, seasonal British dessert. This page looks at some delicious and unusual recipes for using up Christmas pudding leftovers in the days following the main event.

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How to Make Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas Cookies

Here are instructions, tips, and ideas for making Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas cookies using cookie cutters you might already have. These cookies are easy to create and are a great project for children, too.