Winter Holiday Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Gifts that Return

    Gifts that Return

    This story is reprinted by permission from a work originally published in 1987, with special thanks to Linda Fogg Phillips.  It was early Christmas morning.  We kids had opened all of Santa’s gifts with nimble fingers in record time, and though Santa had only brought Mom one gift (“she must not have been very good […]

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  • Gifts of the Heart Return to the Giver

    Gifts of the Heart Return to the Giver

    Traditions are the threads that sew the hearts of families together throughout the generations of time.  One such tradition started when I was a child in my family of seven children.  Our tradition was drawing a sibling’s name and then making a handmade gift for them for Christmas.  No buying allowed.  It was always these […]

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  • Holidays Kids and Life

    Holidays, Kids and Life

    There’s a poorly decorated, fake Christmas tree standing in the corner of my living room. It is not the fresh evergreen, decked in frosted glass balls that I dreamed I would have as a grown up. The tree skirt is rumpled into a ball below it. My husband made a train track on a wooden […]

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  • Raisin Date Walnut Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

    Raisin Date Walnut Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

    You can feel good about eating sweets that are made from whole foods. These beauties are filled with whole dates and raisins to give them natural sweetness and ample fiber. They take

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  • Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole Recipe

    Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole Recipe

    One of the foundations of many, many casseroles is a can of cream of mushroom soup. Condensed canned soups leave much to be desired in taste and also contain many processed ingredients. If your goal is to cook with real food, but you have recipes in your repertoire that call for cream of mushroom soup, […]

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  • Delightful Peppermint Mocha Recipe

    Delightful Peppermint Mocha Recipe

    This is a recipe for peppermint mocha using herbal coffee (much healthier), cocao powder, peppermint extract and whipped cream. The result? Well, let’s just say you will

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  • Scrumptious Orange Candied Yams Recipe

    Scrumptious Orange Candied Yams Recipe

    This recipe is usually made for Thanksgiving or other holiday celebrations, but orange candied yams is a

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  • Acorn-Squash-with-Cranberry-Apple-Stuffing

    Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing

    Some days I need a little inspiration. I knew that I would be baking squash for our Shabbat dinner tonight. And I knew it would have some delicious dried cranberries in it. I just wasn’t entirely sure what form it would all take.

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  • Gluten Free Butternut Squash Latkes

    Gluten Free Butternut Squash Latkes Recipe

    Try this easy recipe for gluten-free latkes. These make a special Hanukkah treat, but can be enjoyed year round.

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  • Quick and Easy Pomegranate Salad Recipe

    Quick and Easy Pomegranate Salad Recipe

    This super simple gluten free Rosh Hashanah salad is best made just before serving so that it is as fresh as possible. Let the

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