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The 2016 Farmers Almanac
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What The Heck Is Marzipan?

What The Heck Is Marzipan?

In Germany, there are life-sized statues made of this sweet almond confection. But what is it and how is it made? Read on!

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15 Fun Facts About Chocolate Candy

15 Fun Facts About Chocolate Candy

How much do you know about Chocolate? December 28th is Chocolate Candy Day and we’ve got some sweet nuggets of information for you to nibble on!

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Finding Meaning In The Moment

Finding Meaning In The Moment

December is Spiritual Literacy Month. Learn some simple ways to make your life more enriching.

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`Tis the Season For Giving

`Tis the Season For Giving

What a busy, sometimes stressful season this is. Here’s some helpful tips on ways to really enjoy this year’s holiday season.

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Delicious Latkes for Chanukah

Delicious Latkes for Chanukah

Our graphic designer shares her mom’s famous recipe for latkes for Chanukah!

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What is Pfeffernüsse?

What is Pfeffernüsse?

These tiny spice cookies are a popular treat in Holland, Germany and Belgium and traditionally served during the feast of Sinterklaas celebrations on December 5th and 6th. Try our authentic recipe and make it part of your holiday festivities!

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Create Holiday Traditions Outdoors!

Create Holiday Traditions Outdoors!

Make the most of this magical season by getting outside and creating some new traditions!

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What The Heck Is Mincemeat?

What The Heck Is Mincemeat?

Learn the history behind this traditional holiday food and how to make it yourself with our easy-to-follow recipe!

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Managing Grief At The Holidays

Managing Grief At The Holidays

The loss of a loved one can seem overwhelming during the holidays. Read about some ways families can channel their grief and honor the memory of those who have passed.

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