If Consumers Cancelled Holiday Spending

Given the urge of a return to sanity in spending and a re-emphasis on saving in response to the rough economic times that we have been living through, what would happen if consumers stopped spending on the major retail holidays? Even though Halloween is not a holiday, it has earned ...

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Ideas for Keeping Children Entertained in the Holidays

You need to wrap presents, write Christmas cards, prepare food and you need to keep your children entertained. This is no easy challenge! I have put together some easy ideas for activities that will keep your children amused for hours. Peppermint creamsThese are straightforward to make and tasty. They are ...

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How to Host a Holiday Wassail Party: Everything You Need to Know to Throw a Traditional Christmas Party

This desire is sealed with a drink of wassail, a heady drink filled with spices believed to promote health and vitality – hence the toast. Originally, participants would take the drink from house to house. Over the years the ceremony has evolved to suit the needs of its celebrants, and ...

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How to Have an Enjoyable French Holiday: A Guide to Saving Money and Avoiding Tourist Traps

American and British tourists returning from France often have mixed experiences, but the worst stories are predictable – language difficulties, the French weren’t friendly, the whole country was one big tourist trap. Don’t let your first trip to France turn out like this. If you plan ahead and consider exploring ...

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Holiday Oyster Stuffing and Dressing Recipe: History of Traditional New England Style White Bread Stuffing

Oyster dressings, stuffings and sauces have been a part of New England cuisine since the first colonists walked the shores, due to the abundance of American oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in the bays and estuaries off the coastline of Virginia, Massachusetts and Maine. By the 17th century, directions for stuffing fowl ...

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Holiday Gifts for New Mothers: Postpartum Christmas & Hanukkah Presents for Moms of Newborn Babies

Looking for a great gift for the mom of a new baby? Here’s a tip: get something just for Mom. The house is probably filled with Boppy pillows and cute onesies and all kinds of presents for the new addition, so make the new mother feel special and buy her ...

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Holiday Family Travel in Grapevine, Texas: Festive Vacation Packages at Gaylord Texan and Great Wolf Lodge

Less than a ten-minute drive from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Grapevine, Texas, is home to two leading resort hotels, and both create incredibly special atmospheres for the winter holiday season. Here’s a peek at what the Gaylord Texan and the Great Wolf Lodge have planned for your family vacation ...

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Holiday Cookbook Reviews: Southern Living and Gooseberry Patch Titles

Busy cooks need not fret this holiday season. With planning, holiday entertaining is within reach. These Christmas cookbooks from Southern Living and Gooseberry Patch make it so simple and easy. Southern Living Christmas Cookbook With over 250 lush color photos, this is the ultimate holiday entertaining guide from Oxmoor House. ...

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Holiday Cake Recipes: The Best Holiday Pound Cakes

Though great for any occasion, no holiday meal is complete without a delicious cake. Top with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, or your favorite fruit topping to cure any sweet tooth. Sweet Potato Pound Cake Ingredients 1 cup butter 2 cups white sugar 2 cups cooked and mashed sweet ...

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