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Everyone, regardless of their culture or homeland, has their own favorite recipe to make when they need cheering up or being reminded of home. While the list of meals below covers all kinds of dishes, each and every one of them is guaranteed to make you feel warm, happy and full. Give our list a look, either to see where your particular dish ranks or to check if we missed your particular comfort food. Goulash. This rich and meaty dish is bursting with protein, starch and all manner of seasonings and spices. The earliest versions of this dish eschewed the use…

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When you think of the holiday season, Christmas movies often come to mind. Whether you enjoy traditional films such as Miracle on 34th Street or a childhood favorite like Polar Express, these movies hold a sentimental place in your heart. Here is a list of the 30 best holiday films to watch this season. 30. Bad Santa. Released in 2003 and starring Billy Bob Thorton and Bernie Mac, this film explores Christmas eve with a thief disguised as Santa. This humorous and somewhat dark motion picture provides an interesting alternative to the sappy Christmas stories that often consume the holiday…

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A huge storm that’s targeting your area will probably have some snowy conditions with it. Winter weather poses many challenges to drivers as they go about their daily lives. An issue that arises during this season is dealing with road salt. It may be a saving grace for safe roadways, but it can create extensive damage to your vehicle. Learn how you can protect your car from road salt with these tips. Wash it Regularly It’s difficult to prioritize car washes in the winter. Rain and snow are perpetual companions. However, take advantage of any clear day to wash away…

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Winter is one of the most romantic seasons. It’s the perfect time to spend time with your significant other. Make it extra special by going on some epic date nights. There are plenty of fun things to do that don’t need to break the bank. Here are some fun winter date night ideas. Ice Skating This is the time of year where local parks open up small, frozen lakes for ice skating for the public. You can put on the winter coat, hats, and gloves and get to the local pond. They should be renting ice skates there. You don’t…

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It is that time of year where your family comes over, the table is set for food and treats. The decorations and lighting are on point for the room’s ambience with conversations, holiday cheer and the occasional spirits. However, this can be a gathering filled with unexpected sabotages against your health. Check out these tips to stay healthy this holiday without skipping the holiday cheer. Mindful Eating This is the celebration of the year so don’t compromise your waistline especially after fitting into those new jeans. Casually indulge your favorite goodies by keeping track of portion size. Counter those empty…

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For over 30 years, December 4th, known as National Cookie Day, has been a day to celebrate the remarkable versatile bakery confection we know as the cookie. There are ten classifications of cookies. • Bar cookies • Drop cookies • Fried cookies • Molded cookies • No-bake cookies • Icebox cookies • Rolled cookies • Sandwich cookies • Sliced cookies • Macaron cookies Join the fun and create a cookie from each classification. There are tens of thousands of cookie recipes available from around the world. Here are some ideas for your Cookie Day celebration. Bar Cookies Classic Chocolate Chip…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are unofficial consumerism holidays for my Americans. In 2017, Adobe Analytics estimated that retailers made more than 7.9 billion in revenue. After spending so much money buying holiday gifts and taking advantage of great sales, it is important to think about those in need. Giving Tuesday is a National Day of Giving that happens on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The History of Giving Tuesday Giving Tuesday is a chance to give to various causes, nonprofits and organizations doing great work in the world. This national day of giving was started in 2012 as a complement…

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Snapping great holiday photos is more important than ever now that social sites like Instagram and Facebook help us share our best shots with friends, family, and the rest of the world. We always want photos of our holiday gatherings and special events. They give us a reason to smile years down the road when the kids are grown and it seems that life has so drastically changed from that moment in time. Great holiday photos stand out in the photo album and instantly warm our hearts when we reminisce upon that special place and time. Use the holiday tips…

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The season of gift giving is right around the corner, and you are probably looking for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. If you have college kids or teens that you are shopping for, then check out some of the holiday gift ideas listed below. They are sure to love these selections. Gift Cards to Restaurants Food is something that teens and college kids will always find appealing. Give them a chance to get out with their friends and enjoy some good times and quality food. Mix up the types of gift cards you get them and let…

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When schools break for the holidays, children sometimes have difficulty planning activities that will keep them entertained. Their excitement at being away from their typical weekday schedule can leave them with boundless energy but few ideas for occupying their time. As the hustle and bustle of the holidays begins, it can be fun to slow down and spend some time with your children creating ornaments and crafts that will not only help tame boredom but also leave you with some handmade decorations to cherish. If you don’t consider yourself crafty, don’t worry, holiday crafts do not have to be complicated…

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