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Cookies That Will Never Fail

December 28th, 2012

Instead of breaking out a generic pack of chocolate chip cookies, why not make a unique batch that everyone will be sure to love! Here are a couple recipes that are easy and delicious: Snickerdoodle Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup of softened butter 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons of cream of vanilla extract 1 teaspoons of...

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Tips and Background for Playing Dreidel

December 31st, 2012

You don't have to be Jewish to have a blast playing dreidel. Scheinerman.net describes a dreidel as a top with four sides, each showcasing one of the Hewbrew letters Nun, Gimel, Hay and Shin. These are meant to signify the first letters of the phrase "A great miracle happened there," according to the source. Interestingly and appropriately, the Hebrew word for dreidel is...

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The History of Candy Canes and The Benefits of Peppermint

December 31st, 2012

When you think of Christmas, images of candy canes may immediately spring to mind. People use them for decorations and as sweet treats, but how they came to be associated with the Christmas holiday is a story rich with history. When Europeans started using Christmas trees in the 17th century, they often embellished them with food (this is why you see some people stringing...

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Turn Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Into Soup

January 2nd, 2013

Chances are, unless you make the exact amount of food you need this Thanksgiving, you'll have plenty of leftovers waiting to be eaten in your fridge. This is the perfect opportunity to get creative and wow your guests yet again with out-of-the-ordinary leftovers that will truly give them reason to worship your skills in the kitchen. Here is a great idea for a delicious...

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How to Carve a Turkey

December 29th, 2012

In order to get the most out of your bird this year, here's how to carve that turkey right, according to the Huffington Post. All you need is a carving knife, boning knife and carving fork. 1. Put the turkey on a platter with the breast up and the legs facing away from you. Use the carving fork to keep it still. 2. Cut near the top of the leg as close to the body as...

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Corn Recipes for Thanksgiving

December 28th, 2012

Corn was one of the main foods used in the first Thanksgiving dinner, which is why the ingredient is often incorporated into modern day feasts. If your family is looking for a delicious corn recipe to add to the table this year, try one of these recipes, inspired by Food.com and the Food Network. Classic corn casserole Makes 6 to 8 servings. Ingredients: 1 can of whole kernel...

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Potato Dishes for Thanksgiving

December 30th, 2012

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and want to spice up the menu a bit while still sticking to the classic main ingredients, you could always transform a couple of potatoes. Instead of mashing them up and throwing in a bit of butter and milk, try one of these recipes, from Saveur magazine and the Food Network. Roasted saffron potatoes Serves four people....

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Unique Ways to Wrap Your Gifts

January 2nd, 2013

Wrapping paper, bows and ribbons come in numerous varieties, many of which are targeted toward specific occasions. If you want to think out of the standard gift-wrapped box, there are plenty of ways to make your present look as special on the outside as it is on the inside. Customized paper. It's pretty easy to make your own decorative paper, but strangely enough, not that...

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Suggestions for Celebrating Veterans Day

December 31st, 2012

For many Americans, November 11 has traditionally been a day to watch a Veterans Day parade and wave an American flag. However, there are more creative ways to honor active and former members of the U.S. armed services. Get students involved The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) offers several suggestions for people who want to take their Veterans Day celebration up...

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The Three Major U.S. Military Medals

December 31st, 2012

If you've seen a war movie, you're probably already aware of the various medals a soldier can receive. But what do they symbolize, exactly? As it turns out, there are dozens of commemorations that one can receive. If you've always wondered what the elaborate medals you see on a veteran's uniform represent, look no further! Here are three of the most significant ones. 1. Medal...

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