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Recipe: Eggnog Gelatin

I am an eggnog fiend. I love making it, but I find that there are decent brands available in the supermarket too if I’m not up to doing it from scratch. For this recipe you’ll need four cups (one quart)

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Handmade bookmarks for sale!

I love to make beaded bookmarks (and hair sticks, but the former is more relevant here)! Below are photos of a few of my favorites, including the ones with the gorgeous glittering oval Swarovski crystals; the photos link directly to

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The Perfect Holiday

Free-write about what you imagine a perfect holiday would be like. Cover the whole day, from morning to night, although you don’t have to write it chronologically. You don’t have to use Christmas or the equivalent as the holiday—pick any

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2007 Recommendations for Cooks

Here we are: our third annual recommendations for what to buy your favorite cook for the holidays; while I review a bit of everything, I seem to end up reviewing the widest variety in cookbooks, making it a great topic

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"Jewish Holiday Feasts," by Louise Fiszer & Jeannette Ferrary

I highly recommend this cookbook, particularly to anyone who enjoys sampling new foods and isn’t overly familiar with Jewish holiday fare.

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A Thanksgiving Menu

I have a ton of recipes picked out now, carefully calculated to allow me to review as many cookbooks as possible, naturally! This is going to seem like an awful lot, but we live off of our Thanksgiving menu for

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"Thanksgiving 101," Rick Rodgers

This is the perfect cookbook for anyone considering putting on a holiday dinner of any type.

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"Celebrate! 43 Celebrations–350 Recipes," Sheila Lukins with Peter Kaminsky

This is an outstanding cookbook, and I can’t wait for an excuse to make more out of it. We’re already planning which special occasion we’ll take advantage of next!

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"Emeril’s Creole Christmas," Emeril Lagasse

Suffice to say that this book will appeal to two groups of people: gourmet chefs who love a challenge and adore the chance to put on an impressive spread, and people who love to look at and enjoy pictures and descriptions of incredible food. Everything we’ve made out of this cookbook so far has tasted absolutely outstanding; I just wish it was easier (and less expensive) to obtain more of the ingredients.

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Stuff for Gamers

Take a look at the shirts-n-things in our stuff for gamers store.

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