So I usually only give resolutions a passing thought. Honestly, the main one I always seem to make is to lose weight but since I never seem to put any effort into that it isn’t going to happen. And I’m not really all that concerned with it anyway. So this year I am trying goals […]

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I am gonna give this a try

I’m Posting every day in 2011! I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a day / once a week for all of 2011. I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome […]

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Hoppin’ John

One tradition that I have always wondered about but never questioned was the eating of black eyed peas on New Years. We had them every New Years Day for dinner because eating them brings good luck for the coming year. This year I decided to look up the tradition behind eating them and share it […]

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas is such a beautiful holiday. There are many different ways to celebrate the season. Most important is the birth of our Savior. The act of giving gifts, which stems from the Nativity, is another wonderful tradition. The looks on the little children’s faces on Christmas morning make all the work worthwhile. Spending time with […]

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Danish Pecan Kringle

DANISH PECAN KRINGLE For the pastry: 2 cups all purpose flour 1 Tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup cold butter 1 package active dry yeast ¼ cup warm water (110 – 115 degrees) ½ cup warm milk (110 – 115 degrees) 1 egg, beaten 1 egg white, lightly beaten For the filling: 1 ½ […]

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Christmas Chutney

2 cups orange juice 3 cups cranberries 1 orange chopped finely (peel included) 1 apple cored and chopped finely 1 cup walnuts 1 teaspoon cardamom 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup honey 1/2 cup sugar Put orange juice and cranberries into a pot. Cook on medium heat. Bring to light boil. Add all other ingredients. Stir […]

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