Tag: Christmas

Preparing for Advent: Creating an Advent Wreath

Candles and religion have gone hand in hand for centuries.  Even after the invention of light bulb, churches around the world still light candles for the services.  Candles have for centuries been used to mark special occasions and Advent is no different. In fact, Advent is so connected with candles that the Advent wreath has …

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A Christmas To Remember In Leavenworth, Washington

Last week my family and I visited Leavenworth, Washington for their annual Christmas lighting festival and truly had the best time of our lives.  Leavenworth is an over-the-top charming Bavarian-styled village nestled in the Cascade Mountains.  The Cascade mountains are located in in central Washington State and about a 4 and 1/2 hour drive from …

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Candy Cane Pavlova

Delight with a peppermint candy cane dessert Peppermint candy cane could be the official taste of Christmas. For added whimsy, add a sprig of holly and a bow to make this dessert look like a festive wreath. Candy Cane Pavlova Serves: 8 Ingredients: • 6 egg whites • 1 3/4 cups (425 mL) granulated sugar • 1 tsp …

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