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Taking Care of You at the Holidays: 5 Simple Steps

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Are you taking care of you this holiday season? It’s important to your family that you enjoy this season while you’re trying to make it special for them. I don’t know about you, but I can feel it already. That tug of war that happens each winter as the holidays approach. There are SO MANY […]

Saving Money on LEGO

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Lego do not come cheap these days. As your Lego maniacs curate their Christmas wishlists, consider these tips for saving money on the Lego bricks. I kept the enemy at bay for a long time. I was no stranger to stepping on sharp little pointy plastic pieces in the middle of the night; I had […]

Maple Spiced Pepitas for Munching and Crunching

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Whip up a batch of these maple spiced pepitas to serve at your next get-together. They make a great addition to the appetizer table or the salad bowl. Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Spiced Pepitas Years ago my mother-in-law served us these chipotle spiced almonds that were out of this world. I think I […]

5 Ways to Save on Christmas Expenses

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Looking to save on Christmas expenses? You can totally cut back, save money, and still enjoy a great holiday. Here are some easy ways to save. As you probably know, the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years are the biggest retail weeks of the year. Stores want your money and they’ll go to great lengths […]

Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Put your feet up this Thanksgiving with this Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes freezer cooking plan. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away! After years of doing all the cooking, I was so thrilled to go to start heading to my in-laws’ house every year for Thanksgiving. They have a lovely, spacious home with lots of […]

Do you have a plan for the holidays?

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How does one celebrate the winter holidays without getting a migraine, busting the budget, or alienating the entire extended family? With great care, of course! And a savvy plan for the holidays. We interrupt your Pumpkin Spice Latte to bring you a special message from Holiday Headquarters…. You matter. Your dollar matters. How you spend […]

Garlic Herb Pretzels to Make Your Bread Basket More Exciting

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Make your bread basket more exciting with homemade garlic herb pretzels. They are inexpensive at less than a dollar a dozen and so very tasty! Oh my word. I make pretzels a few times a year. With each bite, I think to myself, “Why don’t I make these more often?” These are so delicious, fun […]

Asian Chicken Noodle Salad – Very Make-Ahead

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Cool off with this super easy, super make-ahead Asian Chicken Noodle Salad. It’s full of crisp, crunchy veggies, hearty chicken, and a delectable dressing. I remember when I was growing up we ate a lot of chicken. Often it was simply Baked Chicken with crisp, salty, peppery skin. Yum! Other times Mom mixed chicken into […]