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Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Let classic recipes inspire your own Christmas treat-making party    Sugar Cookies Makes 24 cookies   Prep time: 10 minutes   Cook time: 10-12 minutes   Note: Dough must be refrigerated 2 hours before cutting into shapes. These sugar cookies are topped with rolled fondant (purchase store-bought) and embellished with Wilton’s Royal Icing, sanding sugar, …

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Christmas Countdown

Craft one of these sweet Advent calendars. Lollipop Tree This will be a “pop”-ular way to count down to Christmas! Tissue-covered Dum Dum Pops or similar lollipops are disguised as colorful ornaments on this Advent calendar that pulls double-duty as festive holiday décor. • To create the textured tree, cut green paper napkins into approximately …

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A D.I.Y. Hanukkah

This year, skip the ready-made decorations and treats and show your children how to make the holiday beautiful—and delicious! When my children were little, Hanukkah was a joyous time of bountiful presents and homemade latkes (potato pancakes). I can still remember the looks on their faces as they tore the gold foil off their chocolate …

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Cupcake Rainbow

Create a Cupcake Rainbow for a sunny St. Patrick’s Day treat. You’ll need at least 24 cupcakes frosted the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet (ROY-G-BIV). Use white frosting and food coloring. Decorate with sprinkles, gumdrops, candy-coated chocolates or whatever you have on hand. Scatter gold-colored coins or gold …

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Greek-style Yogurt

Learn the importance of protein and make Greek-style Yogurt at home. Think of protein as the building blocks of our bodies. Needed by all of our cells, protein helps build cells when we are growing and helps repair cells that are damaged. Proteins are essential to our body’s healthy growth and development, particularly for children. …

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Healthy Pasta Taste Test

We conducted a healthy pasta taste test and discovered that not all noodles are equal. Here are the results. Ah, comfort food. Whether it’s your grandmother’s chicken noodle soup or your Aunt Susan’s famous mashed potatoes, certain foods bring back memories of family traditions and good times. Growing up, my comfort food was pasta topped …