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Candied Pecan and Sea Salt Popcorn Holiday Gift Tutorial

Candied pecans with popcorn

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions as always are my own. #ShareTheHoliday #CollectiveBias A few years back I started a tradition for all my younger cousins in my family. We are a movie night kind of family, and since most of us are on a break for the holidays, I thought it…

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Buñuelos Mexicanos

Bunuelos Mexicanos

(Updated on 12/16/2016 to include new images and affiliate links.) I’ve got a treat for you today!  Buñuelos Mexicanos!! Have you tried these before?  The best way for me to describe these buñuelos is to say they taste similar to a churro, but they have a flaky texture like baked phyllo dough. After consulting with one of my Tia’s about…

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How We Celebrated Dia de Los Reyes Magos (Day of The Three Kings)

I’ve always heard the story of The Three Kings in Christmas books, but I never allowed myself to see past the real reason why we celebrate Christmas.  To me the birth of Jesus has always been  THE reason for Christmas, but I never looked past his birth, never fully respecting or understanding the events that surrounded his birth.  Just in the last few months…

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How saint nicholas the bishop (not the red suited intruder) can teach us all a lesson about gift giving

photo courtesy of http://www.stmarysedu.com Just before the Thanksgiving Holiday we brought out our  Christmas Tree and decorations.  It was a cozy day for us as we took our time hanging each ornament carefully, (the kids not so careful but excited more than anything).  This was the first year for my son to participate in this tradition during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  My…

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A Trip To Bethlehem

A new tradition has begun in our family. One that came from a different religion than what I was taught growing up. We heard about a Baptist church not far from where we live, that had recreated a life size scene of the ancient city of Bethlehem on the night Christ was born.  Now beofre I continue, let me just…

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