Stories in this issue December 2020 Issue – Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays Issue 2020


December 2020 Issue - Home for the Holidays

To Thanksgiving or Not to Thanksgiving, That is the Dilemma

Turkey Ice Cream Cake Thanksgiving this year is like no other. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is virtual. Our gatherings are small. And maybe there won’t be any gatherings at all. In a nutshell, to Thanksgiving or not to Thanksgiving is a dilemma that many of us, myself included, are facing.  Memories of Macy's Thanksgiving Parade I’d like to…

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December 2020 Issue - Home for the Holidays

Clinging to a Holiday Habit: Visions of Vacations Dancing in my Head

With old man winter’s icy breath encasing the Great Lakes, I’m dreading being cooped up listening to dire statistics and only being able to visit friends and family via Zoom. Thanks to the pandemic, festive holiday gatherings won’t brighten up the enveloping darkness and Lake Effect precipitation hurtling towards America’s “North Coast” at the end…

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December 2020 Issue - Home for the Holidays

Rocket City Holiday Magic – Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama is known as The Rocket City for helping put mankind on the Moon along with its continuing role in developing the propulsion system to return humankind to the lunar surface, then on to Mars.  It takes lots of rocket scientists to accomplish these lofty goals, but it doesn’t take one to see that Huntsville is a fantastic destination for a holiday visit!  Harrison Brothers…

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December 2020 Issue - Home for the Holidays

Holiday Recipe: Cranberry-Almond Biscotti from the Francis Malbone House

Francis Malbone House Francis Malbone House Cranberry-Almond Biscotti Recipe Makes about 30 Cookies Ingredients: 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour 2 egg whites 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tbsp. vanilla or almond extract ½ tsp baking soda ¾ cup sliced almonds 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries Instructions: Preheat oven to…

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December 2020 Issue - Home for the Holidays

Delighting in Germany’s Christmas markets in my Colorado home

Evoke the warmth and good tidings of the Old Country by celebrating Germany’s traditions at home – beginning with Glühwein!  Cheers! Mugs of steaming Glühwein, or hot chocolate if you prefer, abound at Germany’s Christmas markets. I close my eyes and breathe in the aroma of cinnamon from my porcelain Christmas mug filled to the brim…

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