Christmas

Fuji Family German Christmas Traditions

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Happy December my friends!! Can you believe that 2016 has flown by so quickly?  I can hardly believe it when I look at the calendar.  This year has been a crazy busy one with some unexpected twists and turns for our family, but now we have arrived at my favorite time of the year.  I love […]

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Noel

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Nine years ago today, this sweet little girl made me a mom. I had some complications during my pregnancy and during her birth.  After she was born my doctor made the comment that she was our Christmas miracle, so when my husband suggested that her middle name be Noel, it was the perfect fit.  Although […]

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Cheese & Sausage Quiche for Christmas Morning + 4 More Ideas!

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If you can believe it, Christmas morning is only 3 weeks away.  I can’t quite believe it myself.  Between now and then we will have school parties, work parties, shopping for presents, making presents, etc.  I absolutely love this time of year and the magic of Christmas morning is hard to beat.  When I was […]

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Sour Cream & Onion Mashed Potatoes

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Three more days until Thanksgiving! (Or as my kids say, 3 more sleeps!)  Mashed potatoes are a classic Thanksgiving side dish, yet there are more variations than you could probably sit down and count in one week.  I am working on a church Christmas dinner and came up with a recipe for mashed potatoes that […]

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Almond Crackle Custard Pie

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Happy Friday Pie-Day!  Thanksgiving is only 6 days away—are you as excited about it as I am?  This year we are heading to my mother-in-law’s house for Thanksgiving dinner and one of the things we are in charge of is the pies.  I think I’ve changed my pie plan about 4 times already.  I just […]

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Gingerbread Chess Pie

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HPS (Holiday Pie Season) is officially underway!  So put away your Halloween decorations and pull out your pie plates people and let’s get baking!  Over the next 5 months there is at least one holiday every month that calls for pie, kicking things off with the grand daddy of them all, Thanksgiving.  You know how […]

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Zojirushi Electric Griddle Giveaway

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We had an absolutely fabulous sunny Southern California Christmas.  Christmas in my hometown of Redlands, California is usually the most beautiful day of the year.  Sunny, crisp and clear, and the perfect temperature that allows you to wear just about whatever you want.  We’ve been enjoying all of our family Christmas traditions and our time […]

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Merry Christmas From The Fuji Family

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Candied Seven Spice Almonds

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Merry Christmas Eve!! I can’t believe it is already December 24th.  This month has flown by quicker than I could say Kris Kringle.  We have especially enjoyed the Christmas season in our family this year, as Squirrel is more excited and filled with wonder about the magic and traditions of the holiday than ever before, […]

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Almond Ice Cream

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I have an affinity for marzipan stollen, a traditional German fruit cake, and have discovered that the only thing better than marzipan stollen during the Christmas season is marzipan stollen with almond ice cream.  What better way to celebrate than with cake and ice cream?

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