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Cookies for Santa

Christmas Eve Jitters: Waiting for Santa Claus

When my sister and I were kids, Christmas dinner with my mom’s side of the family took place at our house, and later that night, we went to my grandparents’ house to celebrate with my dad’s side of the family. So, since Christmas Day was full of activities from sunup to sundown, my ...

Easy, DIY, Wine-Cork Ornament

For more than ten years now I've been doing a Christmas ornament exchange with friends out on the west coast. We each make an ornament and ship it off in mid-December. Over the years, my tree has more and more decorations from this exchange. It's been terrific!This year, I did a simple, ...

How to Build a Classy Chicken Coop Gingerbread House

The optimum amount of time you need to create these houses is three days. but don't let that intimidate you! the actual time you'll spend in the first two days isn't very much--just some mixing, cutting dough pieces, and baking. The majority of your time will be spent on decorating. And ...

Beef-Wellington

Non-Traditional Holiday Recipes

The holidays are all about tradition. The smell of customary dishes like honey-baked ham or slow-roasted turkey never fails to bring back cherished memories of Christmases past. But what if the slate is clean? Maybe you’ve just gotten married or had your first child. Or perhaps your ...

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Christmas Glass Hurricane

This is so named because you can use a wide assortment of holiday items for your centerpiece, and because it’s in a glass hurricane, which is what these large glass holders are called. Glass Hurricane Materials • Large glass hurricane • Cedar, fir or pine branches, 4 to 6 inches ...

Farmhouse Shortbread Cookies

I believe it is never too late to start getting ready for Christmas. Why not make a double batch of these delicious cookies and have them at-the-ready in your freezer? When impromptu guests arrive or an unexpected gift is in order, you (and your friends) will be thankful for your very smart ...

WOW! Christmas Already

WOW, it's three days until Christmas, and I have only just realized.Things have been so crazy around here lately, I am so glad I finished my Christmas gift organization back in October. If I hadn't, I would be in trouble. Winter is normally a quieter time around my house. The cold and I do not ...

Cards

Modern technology isn't so bad. I've grown accustomed to using email over the years. In fact, email is part of my daily life now. I sometimes wonder what took me so long in deciding to get my email account up and running to begin with.However, there's one thing that my modern email account ...

An Old Fashioned Christmas

One such gathering is the Old Fashioned Christmas held at the Old Anderson Flat Church. When the community set about to restore and remodel the church, two sisters remembered special Christmas gatherings there and made it their mission to revive the old time Christmas way. Indoor plumbing and ...

Gifts

We are well into the new year, but Christmas is still on my mind. For me that isn't a surprise. I'm lucky enough to have received gifts that I will use long after Christmas has gone.Mom has always been good to renew my magazine subscriptions for me during the past few years. She knows that I ...

Christmas Memories

It's the Christmas season. The Christmas trees and decorations are up. Gifts are being bought and wrapped. Christmas-shaped cookies are being baked. Holiday music is being played on all of the radio stations.It's only a matter of time before someone asks me, "So, did you put up a real Christmas ...

Tis The Season

Well, I've done it this year. For the last few years I've thought about joining the Reditt Gifts Secret Santa. I talked myself out of it the last couple of years. This year, I joined. I got the address of the person I was to send a present to a couple of weeks ago, and he has received my ...

Country Christmas Cards

My mother always makes a big deal about Christmas cards. Since we're a farm family, she likes to send a Christmas card with a red barn on it, similar to one of our own red barns. We love creating our own Country Christmas Cards — it's so much fun!Of course, the first step in creating a ...

Capper’s Farmer Holiday Gift Guide for 2016

Capper's Farmer Holiday Gift Guide for 2016By Capper’s Farmer EditorsIf you're looking for the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, look no further. As we've done for the past few years, the Capper’s Farmer staff has been busy testing a variety of products we thought would ...

Tool and Accessories

Tools and AccessoriesBy Capper’s Farmer EditorsFor the do-it-yourselfers, handymen, and handywomen – of all ages – these practical products are sure to please. 48-Pocket Tool CarrierThe 48-Pocket Tool Carrier from Lee Valley fits over a standard 3½- to 5-gallon bucket to create an ...