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6 Spiritual Christmas Gifts for the Guilty Mommy #6 Kindness

Listen Now You would be disappointed if you chose the perfect gift for someone, only to have them put it aside, never opening it or using it. Yet this is exactly what we do with the gifts given to us by God. Time to open those gifts & use them to their fullest! In this […]

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Christmas Countdown C -1

Avoid Holiday Let-down Shaunna Privratsky The last of the cookies are eaten, the decorations are sagging, and it is time to face the New Year. Whether your holidays were joyous, mediocre, or less than merry, most of us experience a letdown once the carols stop. Instead of singing the winter blues, try these easy steps […]

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Classic Christmas Podcast: The Simple Joy of the Week before Christmas Part 5

Christmas is quickly approaching! This is not the time to panic. It’s time to check all your lists again, finish up any last minute tasks & prepare to enjoy the season with friends & family. the week before Christmas should be spent relaxing at home, enjoying the company of friends & sharing simple traditions with […]

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Christmas Countdown C -2

Butter Rum Cake 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 4 eggs, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk Sauce: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon rum extract Cream butter until light. Gradually beat in […]

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Classic Christmas Podcast: The Simple Joy of the Week before Christmas Part 4

Christmas is quickly approaching! This is not the time to panic. It’s time to check all your lists again, finish up any last minute tasks & prepare to enjoy the season with friends & family. the week before Christmas should be spent relaxing at home, enjoying the company of friends & sharing simple traditions with […]

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Christmas Countdown C -3

Jean’s Beans Chili I began making this dish for my friends who are vegetarians.  However, many of my meat loving guests also enjoy my special chili.  It is made with 4 kinds of beans and plenty of spices to make it thick and flavorful. 1 large can chili beans 1 large can pinto beans 1 […]

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Classic Christmas Podcast: The Simple Joy of the Week before Christmas Part 3

Christmas is quickly approaching! This is not the time to panic. It’s time to check all your lists again, finish up any last minute tasks & prepare to enjoy the season with friends & family. the week before Christmas should be spent relaxing at home, enjoying the company of friends & sharing simple traditions with […]

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Christmas Countdown C -4

Orange & Spice Doughnuts 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 2 tablespoons shortening, softened 3 eggs 2 teaspoons grated orange rind 1/4 cup orange juice 1 cup canned pumpkin 3 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon cinnamon […]

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