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…What’s Your Favorite Christmas Movie?

by Maryann Pisano on December 15, 2014

Emme readers voted! Favorite Christmas Movies: 1.  Christmas Vacation  2.  Home Alone 3.  Christmas Story  WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE?   

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I was in the Army.  I was deployed to Afghanistan from April of 2011 through April 2012.  So, I was away for both Christmas and Thanksgiving.  It was really sad.  I think the hardest was having to spend Christmas overseas by myself.  However, the people that you serve with become your family.  They’re going through the same stuff […]

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Stay Healthy During the Holidays

by Maryann Pisano on December 14, 2014

‘Tis the season for presents, gifts, laughter… and oh yeah, sneezing, coughing, and colds!  Yuck!  So how can we stay healthy this holiday season?  Have no fear… your journey to wellness begins here! 1.  Clean Your Travel Area This is a huge time of year for traveling.  Whether it’s a train, boat, or plane, make […]

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Hot Gift Ideas for Under $200 for Him, Her, and Kids

December 10, 2014
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FOR HER Edible Cookie Dough edoughble.com Pave Dome Ring $20.94 express.com Leopard Scarf $15.00 scarfand.com Viva La Juicy $72.00 macys.com Leopard Mug $12.50 rosebudceramics.co.uk FOR HIM I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max $9.49 bn.com Emporio Armani Round Leather Strap Watch, 43 mm $195.00 Nordstrom.com Shot Glass $2.47 – $$9.97 redheadoakbarrels.com Belt […]

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Grandma Catherine’s Christmas Spritz Cookies

December 7, 2014
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1 lb butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg, 1 egg yolk 4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Mix together all ingredients.  Use cute cookie press designs to press your cookies onto a cookie sheet.  Decorate your Christmas designs with Christmas sprinkles.  Bake for 12 minutes.

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Relationship Blogger Jenni Rizzo Tells Emme Readers It’s Okay to Be Single for the Holidays

December 7, 2014
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In Case You Didn’t Know: It’s Totally OK to be Single for The Holidays Thanksgiving is over and Starbucks crème brulee lattes are available. Single girls everywhere, get ready. The holidays are here. It’s the time of year that so many single girls dread and when it feels like your singleness is under even more […]

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A Very Merry Greek Christmas — Kala Christougenna!

December 7, 2014
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The Christmas season begins Dec. 6 and ends Jan. 7 with Christmas celebrated Dec. 25.  Our holiday kicks off on Dec. 6  because it is St. Nicholas Day.  St. Nicholas is the protector of sailors and boats. In Greece, kids go house to house singing kalanda (carols).  For singing, they get a treat such as cookies, […]

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White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Martini

December 4, 2014
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White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Martini Ingredients per drink 2 oz. white chocolate liqueur (homemade or store bought — recipe above) 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka* 1/2 oz. peppermint schnapps Splash of milk or cream, to taste White chocolate, melted, for rimming the glass Crushed peppermint candies, for rimming the glass Whipped cream, for serving (optional) *To […]

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Grandma Antoinette’s Christmas Rosette Cookies

December 3, 2014
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1 cup milk 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon sugar dash of salt Preheat oven to 365 degrees.  Using egg beater, beat eggs and milk.  Then add flour, sugar, and salt.

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Control Your Weight This Holiday

December 2, 2014
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1.  Track Your Food We know, you’re baking, eating, cooking, eating, and baking some more.  But, really take mental notes what you’re eating and how much.  For example, make a vow to not devour all of the raw dough while baking cookies for your grandma.  Little steps like that will save several calories. 2.  Schedule Your […]

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