A FAMILY TRADITION ENDURES AND HEALTHFUL EGGNOG

My husband, Dean, has made gingerbread houses for the grandkids to decorate since they were very small (the oldest just turned 20). They were pleased that he was able to continue the tradition this year despite his recent hospital stay. I made hot chocolate for the kids but Dean doesn’t…

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CHRISTMAS PUDDING WITH SUGAR-FREE CANDIED FRUIT

I’m making several new recipes with candied kumquats and cranberries for the holidays. They probably won’t be up in time for you to make them this Christmas, but I’ll try to take pictures so I can post them soon. Some of them will be perfect for New Years Eve!  In…

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COOKIES FOR CHRISTMAS

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES Ingredients: 1 large egg 1 cup natural peanut butter, crunchy or plain, brought to room temperature High intensity sugar substitute, such as sucralose or stevia, equal to 3/4 cup of sugar 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of brown sugar replacement, such as Diabetisweet, LC Sweet Brown, or Just…

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Holiday Indulgence Without January Remorse?

Abundant, rich, delectable, holiday food doesn’t have to be fattening. There’s a whole new take on what constitutes healthful eating revealed by several best-selling new books, including Good Calories, Bad Calories, by Gary Taubes. According to Taubes, you can’t get fat without carbohydrates, but you can enjoy all your seasonal…

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