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Happy Holidays from Meg Clayton, Ad Hudler, Melanie Benjamin, and Tish Cohen

Happy Holidays from Meg Clayton, Ad Hudler, Melanie Benjamin, and Tish Cohen

‘Tis the season to be jolly or — more appropriate — to be joyful despite all the busyness. Today our authors offer a special recipe, wishlists, and a best gift given. *********** Meg Shares Page’s Post-It Turkey Dressing Growing up, I was never a big fan of dressing, or gravy or anything, really, but the holiday turkey and the pies. For my oldest son’s first Thanksgiving, though, we trekked to Nashville to have Thanksgiving with my mom-in-law, and I tasted…

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Happy Holidays from Mia King and Eileen Cook

Happy Holidays from Mia King and Eileen Cook

‘Tis the season for delicious treats and love, both of which are shared by these authors’ Happy Holidays. *********** Mia Tempts the Chocolate Lovers Here’s my holiday recipe – perfect for a cookie exchange, late night snack in front of a crackling fire, or to accompany eggnog or a hot cup of cocoa as you curl up with your favorite novel … Chocolate Cherry Crackle Cookies From: GOOD THINGS (Berkley Books, February 2007) One of Deidre’s confections that won the…

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Happy Holidays from Barrie Summy, Tish Cohen, and Therese Walsh

Happy Holidays from Barrie Summy, Tish Cohen, and Therese Walsh

The greetings continue with another recipe and favorite movies, music…even books! *********** Barrie’s Butter Tarts Growing up, we spent most weekends from May to October and a month in the summer at our cottage. Besides the regular activities like water skiing, swimming, board games and reading in the sun, my family loved a trip to Don’s Bakery in Bala, Ontario for delicious, mouth-watering butter tarts. Now, I live in San Diego, a land bereft of butter tarts, and I’ve been…

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Happy Holidays from Alicia Bessette, Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, and Kristy Kiernan

Happy Holidays from Alicia Bessette, Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, and Kristy Kiernan

‘Tis time for tradition and today two authors reflect on their favorite holiday movies, while another asks Santa to grant her wish. *********** Alicia Believes It’s a Wonderful Life My favorite holiday tradition and favorite holiday movie are one and the same: “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. As with many Frank Capra films, “It’s a Wonderful Life” strongly resonates with me. I love the idea of a community coming together in support of a good…

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Happy Holidays from Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Randy Susan Meyers

Happy Holidays from Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Randy Susan Meyers

‘Tis the time to believe and today’s authors celebrate holiday joy with a movie and a brisket recipe. ********** Lauren and the Grinch Christmas isn’t my holiday, religion-wise, but I love “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Every time that grinchy heart grows and the Whos start singing, I tear up. So I’ve been tearing up at least once a year for decades. Even before I got married, I told my mom we needed to do something one last time together….

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Happy Holidays from Ivy Pochoda and Carleen Brice

Happy Holidays from Ivy Pochoda and Carleen Brice

Welcome! ‘Tis the season to celebrate and, for their greetings, two authors offer their favorite holiday recipe and songs. ******** Ivy’s Spice Cookies I lived in Amsterdam for seven years. The Dutch have a separate Christmas tradition called Sinterklaas that takes place on the 5th of December. For the weeks before Sinterklass and Christmas the entire country seems to smell of these old fashioned spice cookies. They are best made with an old , wooden cookie cutter. Ingredients: 1 3/4…

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