Holiday Centerpiece Idea: Mini Pinecone Trees

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I tend to think that nature does a pretty good job of making things beautiful just as they are. A few embellishments here or there can bring out the theme, like adding a bit of sparkly glass to rustic holiday accoutrements like pine cones and holly. Red and green are a classic color combination for… 

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Saturday Sips: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

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Winter weather has finally arrived here in Portland, putting us in the mood to cozy up by the fire with our hands comfortably cupped around a mug full of something hot. In this case, our hot beverage of choice is a rich and creamy hot cocoa made from a mix we’ve concocted ourselves. It’s so… 

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Simmering Spices

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This is the time of year when I do a lot of cooking. Sometimes I think I cook more during this season than I do the other three combined! Many weekends and late nights are spent preparing multiple meals to go into the freezer. The bounty of fresh food that is available simply tastes better… 

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Holiday Recipe: Snowmen Cookies

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I had so much fun playing with and creating the cute little faces on each snowman cookie! My mother and I made these for the annual cookie trade at the local Baptist church. Snowmen Cookies Shortbread Cookie Ingredients: Adapted from Betty Crocker • 1 cup butter, at room temperature • 3/4 cup sugar • ½… 

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Quick Gift Idea: Twizzlers In A Jar

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If you’re looking for a super quick gift idea for the holiday season this year, this pretty jar of Twizzlers, courtesy of Catered Crop, is perfect. Not only does it double as decoration, but it serves multiple people, so it would make a fantastic gift for your co-workers while adding a festive touch to the… 

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Quick Gift Idea: Drawstring Gift Bags

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Giving gifts is always fun for me. I feel that it’s the thought and details that go into that special moment, that truly make that gift extra meaningful. Here is a very easy way to give a gift! I used these soft cotton bags with a drawstring closure and the cutest personalized pinback button and… 

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