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Simple Holiday Sides: Light & Buttery Drop Biscuits

This week there are thousands of people planning menus with sleek modern foods for Thanksgiving. I am not one of them. I like the cozy comfort of traditional favorites. However, honoring tradition doesn’t have to be done to the letter. Take these biscuits, for example. Mr. Second Helpings asked to have some

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Simple Holiday Sides: Maple-Orange Cranberry Sauce

I have all sorts of warm fuzzy holiday memories of sitting around my grandparents creaky dinning room table. The good china plates beautiful in their own right sat ready to be buried under our feast. Grandma’s good flatware, not silver but gold, twinkled in the light of taper candles. Before we all squeezed in

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Grandma’s Nanaimo Bars

Emotional eating during the Holidays is not ALL bad. When I allow myself one (or two) indulgences at a time, I enjoy the experience of the food and better remember it later.  Most of the time I try to mindfully eat only what my body needs for nourishment. I really do enjoy