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Cereal-nut-pretzel mix sure to delight taste buds while watching games

Sunday football games are great opportunities to meet up with friends, share snacks and root for favorite teams. There are couple of weeks of football left this winter and party-goers might want something new to add to the usual snack offerings. This cereal mix recipe is not necessarily good for […]

Now you can enjoy Vergie (Swindler) Richey’s mincemeat pie

This mincemeat pie recipe has been in my family for generations. The sweet and savory mixture is enjoyed by many. Don’t let the ingredients deter you from trying the recipe — keep in mind that you can tweak any recipe. For instance, if you don’t want to use suet or […]

Scotch cake and icing, though misleadingly named, sure to delight at dinner

Every Thanksgiving, my cousin requests one food item. That item never changes and it always delights her. It is not so much a dinner item as it is a delicious dessert that can accompany any meal, not just Thanksgiving. Scotch cake, despite its name, does not actually have any scotch […]

SandS strawberry lip balm, coconut milk lotion, hair spritz reviewed

The SandS strawberry lip balm is one of my favorite lip products. I have been using it for nearly two weeks and my lips have not been this moisturized in some time. There are very few lip products available that have given me such great results and, given how dry […]

Deadly Weapon, Cherry Citrus: Willow Crossing soaps, bath bombs tested

Handmade soaps are a weakness for both my husband and I. He introduced me to the luxury of such soaps shortly after we began dating and after I experienced the results, I have tried to stay away from store-bought soap. The Willow Crossing makes one of the best handmade soaps […]

Finding a “personal relationship with God” more than simply talking to Him

For many years, I have heard the term “personal relationship with God” and wondered exactly what that statement entails. I understand what this term implies to those around us who are Christian. We, as individuals, spend time with God and maintain contact with Him. To those outside of our faith, […]

Pets as gifts: Good intentions that mean well, but bad idea in practice

A puppy under the Christmas tree. A cute little bunny at Easter. Or maybe just giving an animal friend to someone who might need one. People who give animals as gifts mean well, but their good intentions often misfire. Giving a pet as a gift usually is an ill-advised decision […]

Hauck enchants with “A Royal Christmas Wedding”

Rachel Hauck once again enchants with “A Royal Christmas Wedding,” the newest novella in The Royal Wedding Series. She weaves together a delightful fairy tale that is absolutely, 100 percent adorable. I loved all of the characters and am a sucker for second-chance stories — and this novel definitely fits […]

Low-carb peppermint chocolate protein shake packs powerful punch

What can readers do when they are in a hurry, but need a good pick-me-up? Well, for starters, try this peppermint chocolate protein power shake. Whether their itinerary includes an extra-busy work day or some last-minute Christmas shopping, this tasty treat is sure to give readers a boost of energy […]

Five things parents should do to shape money-smart children

The goal most parents have for their kids is that they will grow up to become educated, well-adjusted and contributing members of society. But let’s face it, we’ll settle for out of the house and paying their bills. So how can we help our kids to learn money smarts? The […]