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 like hot drinks, so I made eggnog for him. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that sooner!  I haven’t been able to persuade him to join me in my morning regimen of Butter…

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Menus for New Year’s Celebrations

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NEW YEAR’S EVE BUFFET: With a low-carb feast like this one, your actions will match your words when you raise a glass and toast “to your health!” Hot Brie with Almonds and Candied Kumquats Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Shrimp with Sweet and Spicy Sauce Platter of Cold Sliced Roast Beef, Turkey, and Ham with Mustard, Horseradish, and Cranberry Sauce Sliced Tomatoes, Dill Pickles, and Assorted Olives Pumpkin Tamales Waldorf Salad Basket of Mixed Flour Bread, Tortillas, and Parmesan Sesame Crackers Raspberry Trifle Champagne and an…

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