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The Night Before Christmas Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!

These festive ice cream sandwiches are perfect for a Christmas party—or as a new spin on milk & cookies for Santa. Thank you to Katie, the mom and recipe creator behind Witten Kitchen, for sharing! The Night Before Christmas Cookie Sandwich INGREDIENTS Serves 30...

DIY Simmer Pot Holiday Home Fragrance!

Before your next holiday dinner, put a pot of this DIY home fragrance on your stove. It’ll instantly fill your house with warmth and joy, with none of the chemicals or fake fragrances you’ll find in some plug-ins or candles. Thank you to our contributor Kathleen...

COVID-19 Vaccine & Kids Ages 5 to 11: Answers to Your Questions!

Caleb, age 8, after getting his first COVID-19 shot in Albany, NY With the recent approval of the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11, millions of parents nationwide have already vaccinated their kids—and millions more are weighing the decision. As parents, we always...

No-Peel Apple Almond Crisp!

This easy crisp makes for a healthy Thanksgiving dessert or a yummy breakfast any morning. Skip peeling the apples, and you’ll save time and boost the fiber content. Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore for sharing. Go to kathleenashmore.com to find all...

Honey & Jalapeño Sweet Potatoes!

Looking to mix up your usual marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes this Thanksgiving? Try this spicy and sweet take on taters, which uses fresh peppers and honey for an updated, elevated take on the classic. Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore for sharing....

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