Posts Tagged 12 Days of Christmas:

Dec
25

1st Day of Christmas: Our Christmas Tree Tradition

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Growing up in Colorado Rocky Mountains, it was a long-standing tradition that my family would literally take the “road less traveled” to find our Christmas tree. It was not enough to go merely to the local tree lot, instead we would trek deep into the White River National Forest and cut down our own. This […]

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Dec
24

2nd Day of Christmas: Non-Traditional Traditions

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For the past 10 days, you’ve read a lot about the SacFoodies’ family holiday food traditions. Well, you won’t be getting that from me. Sadly, I don’t have one. No gingerbread house marathons. No spiced cider while caroling through the neighborhood. Not even a secret family cookie recipe. You see, it’s Christmas Eve, and while […]

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Dec
23

3rd Day of Christmas: Lobster-Eating Lessons

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As New Year’s eve approaches, expectations abound, pressures mount and kids yearn to stay up until midnight. For Bob and me, ringing in the New Year in style means staying home, building a cozy fire and sharing a delicious feast with great friends. With family on the East Coast, trips to Boston are frequent, as […]

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Dec
22

4th Day of Christmas: Steaks on the BBQ

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During the holiday season it seems like everyone has some sort of tradition that they follow every year. I ask, why not spice it up a bit? Why not try something that you wouldn’t normally do during the cold of winter? Every year on the weekend before Christmas my friends and I like to take […]

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Dec
21

5th Day of Christmas – The Angel Tin

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One of my earliest childhood memories involves sneaking into the dining room hiding place where my mother stored her Christmas cookie tins. My sister and I would wait for the opportune moment when mom was upstairs and dive into the cookie tins looking for our favorite Christmas cookie; the one with the chocolate Hershey kiss […]

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Dec
20

6th Day of Christmas: Deck the halls with Gingerbread Houses

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Harkening all the way back to the 11th Day of Christmas… as Maria noted, “’Tis the season for new traditions,” and I must second that. After all, a tradition had to start at sometime, right? Aside from the many existing holiday traditions my family has, this year, I’ve had the pleasure of participating in the […]

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Dec
19

7th Day of Christmas

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“On the Seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Seven Swans of Swimming…” Ok, apparently swans are symbolic of seven gifts – like wisdom, understanding, counsel and fortitude – changing us from ugly ducklings into graceful adults. Admittedly, I was a shy duckling (certainly not ugly) and a quiet observer, but somewhere […]

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Dec
18

8th Day of Christmas – New Family Traditions

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I was a bachelor for the past decade and my cooking efforts were basically limited to TV dinners, microwave popcorn and making coffee (scratch that last one, I pretty much always went to Starbucks.) But happily, my diet took a healthier turn for the better when I got married last spring and moved in with […]

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Dec
17

9th Day of Christmas: Why not deck your cookies with bows of holly?

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One of my favorite Christmas traditions is our cookie decorating party. A few weeks before Christmas a group of family and friends get together to decorate cut-out cookies that are baked the night before. It’s mainly an activity for the kids who have as much fun decorating as they do eating their creations. But when […]

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Dec
16

10th Day of Christmas: My Day-After Christmas Dinner Disaster

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As many of you know, Christmas and the holidays are a time for friends, family and food. My group of five friends and I have a close relationship: we’ve been friends for more than 10 years and have become as close as brothers. For that reason, two years ago, we decided to make our own […]

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