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Gluten-Free Gingerbread Dough Recipe

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Dough Recipe To make gluten-free gingerbread dough, you need a good substitute for gluten, which gives the dough its stretchy quality so you can roll it out. Xanthan gum is a natural substance that helps mimic this property. Choose a gluten-free flour mix that includes ...

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 ...

A Day of Thanks

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. It's a day to give thanks, a time to remember what you are grateful for and to be with family. As I write this, the Thanksgiving as I knew it is no longer what it used to be for me. Yes, I'm so very grateful for our service members that service members ...

A Nation Celebrates

Celebrating the Fourth of July has always been fun for me. It's the time to celebrate our nation's birthday. My most frequent memory of celebrating July Fourth is eating watermelon and setting off fireworks at night. Of course now as an adult, I'd rather sit back and watch the fireworks than ...

New Year is Almost Here

2017 will soon come to a close. Soon it will be 2018, and what I assume most people are or will be doing is thinking about New Year's resolutions.I vaguely remember saying that I was going to mount 10 of my best photographs onto 8-by-10 mounting boards to put into the display case at the local ...

Thanksgiving

This time of year brings back past memories of the holidays. As a kid, I knew that I was thankful for family, although it was in a way difficult for me to show it at times. My parents divorced when I was only 5 years old, so every year I experienced the same arguments of which parent would get ...

Time to Trick or Treat

October brings a bit of joy to my life. I start to look forward to my favorite holiday, Halloween. Not that I hate all the other holidays, I just happen to love this one the most.It's the one holiday that lets me dress up and pretend to be someone or something else without a grownup telling ...

Quick and Easy Holiday Snowman Decorations

Recently, while my sister and I were making plans for our family's Christmas gathering, we were trying to come up with something fun, festive, simple, and inexpensive we could make to decorate the tables. Then I remembered the project for these little snowmen, which I'd seen many times on the ...

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 ...

Giving Thanks

We should be thankful and grateful that we live in the United States. As Americans, we have so many freedoms and rights that it's easy to take them all for granted. There are places in the world with far fewer rights, especially when it comes to women. I can't imagine living in a country where ...

Ghosts, Witches, and Scarecrows

As I post this blog for you to read, Labor Day weekend is well behind us. The tractor shows that I go to are done for another year. Kids are back in school. With the end of 2016 inching a little bit closer, fall has come to signal that my favorite holiday is near: Halloween.Halloween has ...

Holiday Stovetop Potpourri

The smell of this simmering potpourri is amazing. I made it for the first time when I hosted our family Thanksgiving last year. It uplifted my spirits and made the home feel cozy. I was surprised when my two sisters-in-law and my mother-in-law all wanted to know how to do it. So I quickly made ...

Cranberry Pork Chops

Mrs. Mildred Goldsmith submitted this recipe to Capper's in 1952. It is just one of tens of thousands of recipes located in the GRIT and CAPPER's archives. Cloves and cranberries come together with pork chops to create a warm and festive winter dinner.Cranberry Pork Chops1 teaspoon salt6 pork ...

CAPPER’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012

‘Tis the season, so we’ve put together a list of innovative and exciting gift ideas for the whole family, with a price range to fit any budget.Whether you’re looking for a camera, kitchen organizing items, electronic gadgets, toys for the kids, or something for your four-legged family ...

Mushroom-Onion Tartlets Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Easy EntertainingMushroom-Onion Tartlets4 ounces light cream cheese, room temperature3 tablespoons butter, divided3/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour, divided8 ounces fresh mushrooms, coarsely chopped1/2 cup chopped green onions1 egg1/4 cup dried thyme leaves1/2 cup shredded ...

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