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Blog posts : "Holidays/celebrations"

Happy New Year of the Goat/Sheep!

Happy New Year!

'Tis the Season to be Mellow! Where Have We Been?

We became surfeited with emails, links, and news reports going on about the hideous and demanding and nigh impossible task of preparing a large bird for dinner. ( Oh, come off it!)

And the beginning fever of the so-called "holiday season" stuck in our throats, with media hand-wringing on how to h…

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The (Ukraine) Eggs Have It

The finest of traditional Easter eggs are from the Ukraine, we think, a place all too much in the news these days.

"As an example of the mystery of life itself, the egg was considered enormously powerful. Ancient people decorated the egg with symbols and colors that held a special meaning and used…

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Fat Tuesday, King Cake, And All That

Happy MG, y'alls. USA Today attempts to tell us where to get King Cake right here.

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Hey, Hon? Sugar? Sweetie?

Valentine's Day brings out the sweetnik in us all, right?   Here's the Guardian's take: "...For most of the year, though, the foods of love are refreshingly different: they're the affectionate nicknames people use for their loved ones on a daily basis.

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The Big Guy in Red is A Coffee Drinker!

Appropriately, Cranberry Sauce on Latkes?

"...On Nov. 28, the lunar and Gregorian calendars will align, providing a rare opportunity to celebrate the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving with hybrid helpings of turkey and latkes; pumpkin pie with jelly doughnuts on the side."

For more, go to Pictured, sweet potato latkes vi…

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Vaca Over: Laptop Resuscitated

Yep, we're back..

Thanks, George III! Happy Hols

Via iVillage

$95 and Reubens All Around: Get Married At Denny's in Vegas

Yes, people, you, too, can get married in a Vegas "chapel," this one inside a Denny's Diner. No fuss, no muss, and actual Denny's customers will witness your nups as well.

Read it here.

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Happy BD, Foodish Doc!

Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr Seuss. This is his day.

Prez O'Bama Toasts St. Paddy

President Barack Obama drinks a Guinness with his ancestral cousin from Moneygall Ireland Henry Healy, center, and the owner of the pub in Moneygall Ireland, Ollie Hayes, right, at The Dubliner Restaurant and Pub and Restaurant on St. Patrick's Day.

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster   Via WAMU

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Make it Dark Choc, People

"During Valentine's week, Americans are expected to buy more than 58 million pounds of chocolate candy. And more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold, according to the National Confectioners Association."

Via Detroit Free Press

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