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Send him a “Boyquet” Valentines Day

    When I was dating my soon-to-be husband, I sent him an arrangement of flowers that had everyone in his office talking. The CEO received flowers! Did you see those wild things in it? This Valentine’s Day, surprise your sweetie with an exotic message that he’s special to you. Flowers for men should have […]

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Persimmon Bread

Fruitcake has turned into a holiday joke. As a child I looked forward to my grandmother’s version each Christmas. But today the thought of that neon-colored candied fruit makes me shudder. Instead, each Christmas season when the hachiya persimmons are ripe to nearly gooshy, I make persimmon bread. I don’t ask whether potential recipients are […]

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Perfect Christmas Cookie Frosting

Ever notice how your Christmas cookies don’t look like the ones in the magazine article? True, they have professional designers, bakers and confectioner gurus doing them. But you can get a picture-perfect look with this recipe. I tried for years to get my cookies to look like the magazine pictures to no avail. However, armed […]

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