• National Lampoon Christmas
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    D Is For Holiday’s! Wait, What?

    Dysfunctional: a : not functioning properly : marked by impaired or abnormal functioning b : characterized by abnormal or unhealthy interpersonal behavior or interaction Since the 1980’s the word dysfunctional has been used to describe family dynamics. Talk show hosts paraded family members on screen for entertainment and the more obnoxious the better. With the holiday’s fast approaching I see many people talking about their family and using the word dysfunctional. I used to look at people and think wow they really have it together and their home must be amazing! Then they start telling me stories and I sit back and think holy smokes my family almost seems normal,…

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    The Gift Of Awesome!

    I struggle every year with what to get my nieces and nephews for Christmas. They are all fortunate that if they have a need it is fulfilled so gift giving tends to be well, boring. So now I am in the search for unique gifts that will hopefully wow vs. a gift card blah. Here are a few I have come up with! Kidstir– Teach your child to cook with this monthly subscription box that includes kid-sized cooking tools, kid-friendly recipes, a cookbook binder to keep all the recipes, and more. This subscription box is more affordable than some others, and you can turn the cooking into a fun family…

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    RECIPES GALORE,  Recipes That Require A Lil More Love

    Aunt Hattie’s Caramels

    Another perk of a blended family is more recipes handed down and this one is AMAZING! Hattie is my step-dad’s aunt and I would love to get hold of her cookbook one day. This caramel recipe is guaranteed to be your favorite as it is mine. This makes great stocking stuffer candy too! Print Aunt Hattie's Caramels Course Dessert Keyword caramel, holiday Author Aunt Hattie Ingredients 2 cups Sugar 1 3/4 cups White Karo 2 cups Cream use 1/2 pint coffee cream & 1/2 pint whipping cream 1 cup Butter 1 1/2 tsp Real Vanilla Instructions Mix sugar, Karo, half of cream and butter in a medium saucepan Cook over…

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    Magic Reindeer Food!

    Magic Reindeer Food Printout               INGREDIENTS Raw uncooked oats Sugar cookie sprinkles Plastic sandwich or snack baggies Ribbon in festive holiday colors Paper for the printable tags   INSTRUCTIONS Pour 3-4 tablespoons of oats into each plastic bag. Add a tablespoon or two of sprinkles. Close the baggie with a piece of ribbon, and shake to mix. If using a zipper top bag, punch a small hole in the corner and thread a piece of ribbon through the hole. Make a tag by writing or printing the poem (link above) onto a piece of paper or card stock. Add the tag to the bag…