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It’s a huge blow that traditional Christmas markets are being canceled this year. It just seems like it’s one thing after the next that we are missing out on.
There’s always that one person on your list that is impossible to buy for. It’s me. I am that one person. But, what if you could satisfy your desire to give that person something special while also helping the planet?
Ginger is not just spicy, sweet and delicious, it’s also tremendously good for you. And the holiday season is the perfect time to pack a punch with it in everything from the cookie tray to the cocktails.
‘Twas the time before Christmas, and all through the land,
No one was quite sure of what they should plan.
Until the last moment, uncertainty raged,
Would winter’s best pastime, Christmas markets, be staged?
‘Twas the time before Christmas, and all through the land,
No one was quite sure of what they should plan.
Until the last moment, uncertainty raged,
Would winter’s best pastime, Christmas markets, be staged?
With more cancelled events and closed cafes, it’s becoming clear that the winter of 2020/2021 in Europe will be far from the norm. Rather than giving in to despair, it’s important to keep moving forward, and not just metaphorically speaking.
Closing my eyes to recall holiday memories from my childhood, the moments that stand out the most come alive with scents and flavors I can almost smell and taste right this very second, many Christmases and decades later.
Being in the throes of Lockdown 2.0 is challenging. We’ve already been through this once before, so we should be pros at this by now, right?
Nothing ushers in the holiday season like baking Christmas cookies. For some families, this is a tradition handed down throughout the generations. For some, it’s simply a love of baking and sharing desserts. For others, it’s a new way to make memories with loved ones. 
There’s frost on the pumpkin and a chill in the morning air. But if there’s one thing that makes it easier to throw off the covers and crawl out of bed, it’s the prospect of a warming, tasty breakfast.
Comfort food never tasted so good!
Ingredients:

3 cups flour, all-purpose
1 ½ tsp salt
5 eggs
3 egg yolks
3 tbsp olive oil

Ravioli filling
Makes six servings! 
 
 
Ingredients:
- 3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 pinches freshly ground white pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 6 eggs
Black bottom cupcakes make the world go-round!
Ingredients:
Cake
Holidays mean spending, but you’ve got the discipline to keep it reined in this season. Celebrating with your family doesn’t have to lead to debt, and here’s how to make it a great holiday and maintain financial control.
Control your cash
U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Robin Johnson retired after 21 years of service. While a successful retirement is typically celebrated with a ceremony, a new normal set in as she navigated her military-to-civilian transition during COVID-19.