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Homemade Sugar Scrubs…The Perfect Teacher Gift

With the fall and winter holidays around the corner, you’ll soon be looking for a way to say thanks to those who care for your kids in the classroom. Luckily, showing your appreciation to your child’s teacher doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, many teachers agree that the most cherished gifts are homemade. Sure, … Continue reading Homemade Sugar Scrubs…The Perfect Teacher Gift

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Pear Desserts for The Fall Season

Delicious pear desserts make the perfect autumn treat. Varying in taste, different kinds of pears can be juicy and buttery sweet, citrus or melon-like, or spicy in flavor; making them a versatile ingredient for both sweet and savory dishes. Pear season kicks into gear in the late summer and continues throughout the fall and winter. … Continue reading Pear Desserts for The Fall Season

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Baking with Winter Spices – Holiday Recipes

Every season has its spices. In many ancient traditions “Earth’s medicine” has been used to counteract or enhance what’s happening in the environment. In the summer, we crave coolness and in the winter, heat. While we can do all we’d like to make that happen in the external world (with clothing and air conditioners/heaters) we … Continue reading Baking with Winter Spices – Holiday Recipes

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Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party

Holiday party time is upon us. And that means it’s time to make the tough choices when it comes to your own shin-dig. You can either spend this season worrying up a storm, or spend it relaxing, enjoying and letting everything fall into place. Which would you rather choose? Listen: holiday party planning does not … Continue reading Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party

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Meringues and Divinities – Fluffy Holiday Favorites

Fluffy and white, clean and bright — that’s how we like our meringues and divinities. These sugar and egg white treats are finicky, though. If you plan on making mountains of meringue, this blog is for you. Meringues and divinities are crispy cousins. Both sweet treats are made from whipped egg whites and sugar. Generally, … Continue reading Meringues and Divinities – Fluffy Holiday Favorites