Austrian kipferl {101 Days of Christmas}

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Ancestor to the croissant, kipferl cookies are fragile crescent-shaped cookies that literally melt in your mouth. Made from ground almonds, they have the slightest hint of almond flavor and a sweet vanilla sugar coating. These cookies are so good that my husband fought over the last cookie of both batches I made. Despite their "fancy" shape, they're…

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Gifts for the person who has everything {101 Days of Christmas}

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It's always a challenge to buy gifts for the person who "has everything." Of course these people don't actually have everything, but whether they're wealthy or not, they have all that they want or need, which can make it hard to purchase gifts that will be special and not just create clutter. Photos & Artwork…

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Maple chip biscuits {101 Days of Christmas}

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I am not sure there are words to adequately describe just how tasty these are, but I promise you need to try them. With all the crispy, buttery goodness of homemade biscuits plus the unmistakable flavor of maple syrup, these mouthwatering biscuits would be perfect for Christmas morning (move over, cinnamon rolls!) or a Christmas brunch. I…

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Gluten-free gingerbread {101 Days of Christmas}

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Gingerbread is one of the quintessential flavors of Christmas, and King Arthur Flour's Gluten-Free Baking Mix makes it easy to adapt this Christmas favorite for family or friends who can't have the traditional cookies. With royal icing piped on top, these cookies are both cute and tasty. My family loved them as much as regular gingerbread,…

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Burlap bow ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

Although last year was "the year of burlap," I couldn't resist trying one more burlap project this year! These sweet ornaments would look beautiful as the only decoration on a simple Christmas tree or sprinkled among your regular ornaments. Supplies: wired burlap ribbon twine hot glue gun Directions: Cut two lengths of ribbon, 8" and 6" long.…

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Honor the fallen with Wreaths Across America {101 Days of Christmas}

Our girls are part of our local American Heritage Girls troop, and I love the emphasis on serving the community and honoring our country. Last year we did those things through many different events, and one of my favorites was the wreath ceremony that took place at a local cemetery in Winchester, VA. There were many Civil War…

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Handwritten printable gift tags {101 Days of Christmas}

Growing up, we always bought the packs of colorful, illustrated "Santa" tags for $1-2, but I love that the internet makes it so easy to find pretty, trendy tags that match your style without the designer price of some of the high end brands in the store. This year, I'm excited to use these "handwritten"…

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