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Minty Snowmen

Minty Snowmen

Each year I choose a different decorating theme for my holiday kickoff party - last time it was snowmen and snowflakes. These cute little snowman mints were fun to make and drew lots of smiles. 

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Make a lasting impression on Valentine’s Day with this luscious candy featuring a dark chocolate shell and a gooey peanut butter center. Your sweetie will appreciate the colorful sprinkles on top, too. 

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Barded Turkey with Corn Bread Stuffing Recipe

Barded Turkey with Corn Bread Stuffing Recipe

As a newlywed, I didn't know much about roasting a turkey. Then our pastor, an excellent cook, told me about barding - placing or tying bacon on the turkey to prevent drying during roasting. The fat bastes the turkey while it cooks, keeping it moist and adding flavor. 

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Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies

This basic sugar cookie dough recipe can also be rolled into balls, dropped from a spoon, or baked in a pan to make bar cookies. But for the holidays, it's a wonderful to roll and cut out into tree shapes because they’re not too delicate (no tiny pieces to break off) and they’re simple to decorate, too. 

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After-Christmas Turkey Potpie

After-Christmas Turkey Potpie

Need ways to use up leftover turkey? This is what I like to do. The cubed poultry, tender vegetables and herbs encased in a flaky crust is a favorite at our house. 

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