Ethel's sugar cookies, cold hands and feet, poisonous plants at holidays

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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The icicles now fringe the trees
That swayed in summer's gentle breeze,

When summer days were fair.

–Dora Read Goodale (1866–1915)

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Ethel's Sugar Cookies
Ethel's Sugar Cookies

This is the sugar cookie recipe—from the Betty Crocker Cooky Book—that we make every year. Ethel’s Sugar Cookies are thick and cakey with just the right amount of

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Beef Stroganoff
Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is comfort food at its finest. This easy-to-prepare dish is filled with tender chunks of beef, soft mushrooms, and a savory cream sauce.

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Cold Fingers, Toes, and Nose? Watch for Cold Injuries
Cold Fingers, Toes, and Nose? Watch for Cold Injuries

Many of us look forward to winter with its peaceful landscapes and fun in the snow. But winter also arrives with a raft of special health concerns, occasioned by dry air, less light, icy walks, and Jack Frost nipping at our nose (and fingers and toes). Most of these are easy to prevent or treat...
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Poisonous Plants for Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets
Poisonous Plants for Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets

Do you know which plants are poisonous to your dog, cat, or other pet? Keep your fuzzy friends safe! Here is a list of the more common plants and flowers that may be dangerous for your pet.
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Natural Decorating for Christmas
Natural Decorating for Christmas

Have you decked the halls? Go natural this Christmas! It’s time for nature’s green to make a comeback. Look no further than your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting greenery, berries, dried flower heads, and seedpods. See our ideas straight from nature!
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