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

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 4, 2018

icicles

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

When summer days were fair.

–Dora Read Goodale (1866–1915)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
338th day of the year


Marisa Tomei (actress) was born on this day in 1964.
Besse Cooper (world’s oldest person at time of her death) died on this day in 2012.


 
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Ethel's Sugar Cookies

Ethel's Sugar Cookies

This is the recipe—originally borrowed from the Betty Crocker Cookie Book—Phyllis uses to make the Christmas cookies that Blaine House in Augusta, Maine, sends to

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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 Hands and Feet

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 before they progress. It’s important to pay attention to the early signs of trouble.
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Backyard Birds Memory Tiles for Kids

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Poisonous Plants for 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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Wooden Wing Bookmarks

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How to Decorate With Nature

Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting greenery, berries, dried flower heads, and seedpods.
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