IN Other Words: Oh-h-h, Christmas Tree!
by Becky Slatten

IT’S BEEN SUGGESTED that I might go a little overboard at Christmastime. It’s true that I decorate literally everything and listen to Christmas music non-stop and watch Hallmark Christmas movies and color-coordinate my gift wrap, etc., etc., etc., but I’m ok with it. It certainly beats the alternative, the ultimate symbol that you’ve given up on life: the dreaded tabletop tree.

I still remember walking into my grandparents’ house, home from college for the holidays, and there it was: a horrible, embarrassing, garish little nightmare of a plastic tree that whispered, “Santa Claus is dead.” I admit I got a little confrontational. “And what is that?!,” I demanded... 

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Quick and Tasty Host Gifts

A BATCH OF CANDIED Thyme Pecans is great to have on hand over the holidays when we’re inundated with invites and in need of host gifts. These slightly spicy, slightly sweet pecans are scented with thyme.... [ Read More ]
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THE HEAT IS ON. Are all of your gifts wrapped and ready under the tree? No? It's okay. We aren't ready either. Flip through the Holiday Gift Guide for last minute, local inspiration. Ready, set, shop !