History of Christmas Recipes: Fruitcake

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Fruitcake has had many jokes made about it over the years and become a highly ridiculed Christmas dessert, especially in the United States “The earliest recipe from ancient Rome lists pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, and raisins that were mixed into … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 5 Things to Consider in Creating a New Holiday Custom

The holidays are upon us and the spirit of the season.  However, after the true reason for the season {the birth of Christ,} come the most important part of the season.  Spending time with family. Each family has their own … Continued

Christmas Stories: The Night Before Christmas

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The Night Before Christmas was first published as “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. The more popular title is from the first line of the poem, “Twas the night before Christmas…” The poem tells the story that “On Christmas Eve night, while his … Continued