Holiday Traditions

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Registered: 03-21-2005
Holiday Traditions
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Mon, 12-05-2011 - 9:48pm

Do you have any you'd like to share? Need some fresh ideas? Here's a nice list - http://www.ivillage.com/19-creative-holiday-traditions-start-one-year/6-b-300631

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Registered: 08-20-2004
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 5:02am

The wreath

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Registered: 03-12-2007
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 1:32pm
Sounds like a good idea to me! Candy is always fun to make.

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Registered: 08-20-2004
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 2:21pm

This the most traditional candy and I know it by heart.

Almond toffee

100ml cream

100 ml sugar

100 ml golden syrup

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 3:22pm
Wonderful recipes...now to just figure out ml and grams to cups lol....I never did learn the metric system. I have a sister inlaw from oslo who might ne able to help:) what else would you call icingsugar? Is it the same a plain sugar?
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Registered: 08-20-2004
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 4:06pm

Powdered sugar is the same as icing sugar, it the fine sugar that look like snow.

100 ml is about 7 tablespoons. but ask your sister in law.

If you find a drink measurement, they mostly go even in USA in

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Registered: 03-12-2007
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 4:15pm
I would assume icing sugar is confectioners sugar, but I could be wrong.

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Registered: 08-20-2004
Tue, 12-06-2011 - 4:24pm

Same thing!

In USA it is sold under these names

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Registered: 08-26-2010
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 7:26am

When I was growing up our parents would always let us open a gift on Christmas Eve and then we would drive around through various neighborhoods to look at lights. With my girls we go every weekend in the month of December to look at lights. In our own neighborhood we will walk around drinking cocoa to look at them. I am starting the tradition of making a gift for each of my children every year and that will be the present they open on Christmas Eve.

Those recipes sound delicious and I believe you can find a measurement converter online. My favorite holiday treats are Coconut Snowballs and Russian Tea Cookies (or Mexican Wedding Cookies). My daughters love Peppermint Bark and that is really easy to make. My girls like to get involved with the prep and it can be a fun day of baking.

We always pick some sort of charitable act that we can do each holiday as well. We do things like the Giving Tree, Children's Cancer Association Donation, sending packages to troops overseas, etc. My girls are always told to feel blessed with what they have as not everyone has the things that they do. Never take anything for granted. The best part is that my girls LOVE doing these good acts and sometimes come up with suggestions of their own.

 


Karen