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Hassle-Free Holiday Baking: 6 Easy Days to Perfect Christmas Cookies Like many people, I love the idea of making a large assortment of Christmas cookies during the holidays, but I find it difficult to find the time to get it done. As a working mother, cookbook author and webmaster of Christmas-Cookies.com ( ...

How to Have the “Perfect” Christmas “This year will be different. I vow I won’t get stressed out over presents, parties, cards, Christmas plays, putting up the tree and decorating, and all the many other tasks of the season. I will remember the true meaning of Christmas.” Do...

How To Save Money On Christmas Gifts How many times have you spent more that you could afford on Christmas gifts for your family and friends? How many times have you bought gifts that weren't what you were looking for and on top of that, paid top dollars for them? It has...

I'll Be Home For Christmas Direct Answers - Column for the week of November 29, 2004 I have been married 25 years. We come from completely different backgrounds. I grew up in a large family in a small town, and we were poor. My husband is an only child, privileged,...

Inexpensive Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Kids After all the gifts have been purchased and placed under the tree, that is the time that many remember in a panic that the stockings over the fireplace still need to be stuffed. Holiday budgets have most likely been spent and there isn't a whole...

Lisa's Christmas Lisa was born into a loving Christian family and went through life knowing of The Lord and his supreme sacrifice. She was accustomed to Amazing Grace each Sunday and saying grace before meals. Lisa knew of the birth of baby Jesus; that...

Low Carb Christmas Enchiladas! FELIZ NAVIDAD... IT'S A LOW CARB CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS FIESTA! We low carbers tend to think that Mexican food is “off limits”... NOT! This girl lives in California and I have some awesome recipes from friends for some Mexican food that is...

Low on Cash for Christmas? Try Gifts in a Jar Time is money, and right now you don't have either the time or the money to answer the call of the shopping mall at Christmas. The only way you can show your friends love, peace on earth, goodwill towards men is by shopping at Macy's, so you...

Maybe This Christmas Will Be Different..... Have you always dreamed of a Norman Rockwell Christmas - where everyone is singing Christmas carols and there is joy in the house? Alas, your Christmas memories are often filled with Uncle Joe getting drunk and your parents ending up in a fight....

New Ways to Use Old Christmas Cards Forty years ago when I was growing up on our dairy farm in Wisconsin, my mother always saved the Christmas cards she had received in the mail. In those days, people sent many more Christmas cards than they do now. Today, I still find myself...

Taking Back Christmas John Grisham wrote a book called SKIPPING CHRISTMAS. Amazon.com reports: “John Grisham turns a satirical eye on the overblown ritual of the festive holiday season, and the result is Skipping Christmas, a modest but funny novel about the tyranny...

That's the Christmas Spirit Last Christmas, Uncle Albert promised his neighbor, Wilson, to find a way to keep the Christmas spirit alive all year. You know, just like Wilson and everybody else wishes people each year. Yesterday I was checking my calendar. "Holy...

The Christmas Dress (From the book: Christmas in Dairyland — True Stories from a Wisconsin Farm; August 2003; trade paperback; http://ruralroute2.com) From the time I was a very little girl, I had always loved to watch my big sister, Loretta, when she was...

The Magic Of Gift Giving At Christmas Regardless of age, almost everyone can remember at least a few magic moments of their past at Christmas time. Even in our fifties and sixties, we can still very precisely recall how our parents celebrated Christmas. Those moments will never be...

Use H-O-L-L-Y to Beat Christmas Cooking Stress What does holly, that untidy traditional greenery you just have to festoon your house with every year, have to do with not tearing your hair out before it's even Thanksgiving? Plenty. You can use H-O-L-L-Y to help you get organized. 1. H:...

Whatever Happened to Christmas? Remember when no one started Christmas shopping until after Thanksgiving? Wisconsin author LeAnn R. Ralph remembers it very well. "When I was growing up on our dairy farm forty years ago, the stores didn't put up Christmas displays until...

Where Have All The Wise Men Gone? Jesus Is Not Acceptable For Christmas! It's CHRISTmas! Where are the wise men? WOW - The wise men are MISSING! What kind of Christmas is this anyway? Are you caught up in the "season" with this Christmas thing? Do YOU know where the wise men are? For over 200 years we...