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The History Of The Christmas Tree

Have you ever wondered how the tradition of bringing in a tree and decorating it started? Here's a brief history of the Christmas tree.

Did you put your tree up yet? We spend some time setting up ours over the weekend. My daughter has been very interested in traditions and where they come from this year. We did a little research on the history of Christmas trees and discovered some interesting facts. I thought I’d share what we found […]

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Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I’m a big fan of oatmeal raisin cookies and make them throughout the year. Sometimes I leave the raisins out, sometimes I use chopped apple instead. In December though, I take things to another level with these holiday spiced oatmeal cookies. The spices and nuts take this from a rather plain cookie to something really […]

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Christmas Eve Boxes For the Kids

Many of you know that we are a culturally mixed household. My husband is from the South, I’m from Germany. Since getting married we have blended our two cultures as much as possible. Our Christmases growing up have been very different. Mine was less about presents and more about the spiritual and religious aspects of […]

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Christmas Ice Cream

Looking for a fun Christmas dessert? Look no further than this yummy and easy to make ice cream. Made with dried fruit (and nuts if you like). Tasty and festive.

A fellow HBHW reader shared this recipe many years ago. She’s from Australia. I’ve made it almost every year since and it’s always been a big hit. Try adding some nuts in addition to the dried fruit for a nice bit of crunch. 1 cup mixed dried fruit 2 cups Port or Sherry 4 pints […]

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