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Stories this week:

Christmas Cookie Exchange
The details of the very first Christmas cookie exchange remains buried in the
annals of cooking history, but my bet is that it started as: 1) a reason for women
(or men – I found a men’s cookie exchange group in Seattle, WA) to get together
during the stressful holiday season and decompress, and 2) the best way to get a
wide assortment of home-made cookies for the holidays that you don’t have to
make yourself ...

Christmas Breakfasts
Have you given any thought to what your family will eat Christmas morning? If
you’re like most people, a Christmas breakfast plan may never make it to your
“to do” list – especially if you’re cooking for a houseful of people for an early
afternoon feast ...

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"Wood" You Believe It?
My first winter in NH was chilly and expensive. It was soon after that I found out
what that funny metal thing in the middle of the floor was. Someone said it was
here you could burn wood and produce heat. Where would I get this wood? I
pondered. I found a small hacksaw in the garage, wrote out my last will and
testament and proceeded into the woods surrounding my home to saw down
some trees ...
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December 9, 2011
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