Tag Archives: Christmas

Things you want to do on Christmas but you really shouldn’t

It was something right out of a cheap Christmas movie. My husband was putting up the decorations throughout our yard. Lights on the bushes here, lights on the arbor there, spiral Christmas trees throughout the yard. And the Moravian star hanging from the porch ceiling. We’re not even going to talk about the dangers of being [...]

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Christmas 2010 with the crazy cat

It’s Day 3 and the Christmas tree is still standing! That might not sound notable to people who have not met our crazy calico cat, Graci. We inherited Gracie in October after a friend passed away and we’ve been trying to adjust to the 2-year-old Kamikaze cat that raids the garbage for cotton swabs to [...]

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A recycled Christmas

I can’t bear to throw good things away. Yes, my son David reminds me  there’s a TV show about that but I like to think I’m not a Hoarder with a capital H just yet. It has always bugged me to throw yogurt containers away. They are good plastic and they hold stuff, therefore they should [...]

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Practice safe shopping

If you’re anything like me, you are consumed with Christmas shopping right now. I am the Queen of Returns so I sat up straight in my chair when I heard Dave Shallcross from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General spoke last week at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Holiday workshop.   Shallcross had lots [...]

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You bought it, now you need to wrap it

If you’ve been good this Christmas season you have all your shopping done (don’t you hate those people?) and you’re ready to wrap. A snowy Saturday is the perfect time to make some hot chocolate and pull out the paper and the tape. OK, some people prefer wine when they wrap, but for the best outcome [...]

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Easiest Ever Lemon Cookies

So what’s your Christmas tradition? Won’t you share with our readers? Send your traditions, recipes and photos to me at mgouger@poconorecord.com. We need them soon so we can feature them next Saturday. So, why not take a few minutes from shopping, baking and decorating a tree and share your tradition?

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Christmas pastries made with love

We know that people from the Poconos come from a variety of backgrounds and we’d really like to share your recipes and traditions with our readers. Please e-mail mgouger@poconorecord.com and send photos, too.

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Talking turkey right through to Christmas

If you don’t mind knowing where your meat comes from, we have some interesting videos  from our friends at Penn State University:  Did you know Pennsylvania is one of the top turkey producing states? The trend today is toward antibiotic free and organic birds and they’re white. Yes, we know most turkeys are brown in [...]

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