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Red Wine Braised Honey Pork Ribs

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Red Wine Braised Honey Pork Ribs

How fast has 2019 flown by?!! It has been a beautiful decade and an amazing year which I feel is culminating into the new decade with lots of promise and success. 2020 smells like wealth. It sounds like joy and laughter. It feels like going through challenges with grit, resilience and coming out the other side stronger, shinier and wiser. I have been looking back on the past decade and I am so happy about my growth and dumbfounded by the unexpected twist and turns of life and how everything just falls in place. I would have never guessed that...


Cinnamon Swirl Tea Bread Updated for Christmas

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Cinnamon Swirl Tea Bread Updated for Christmas

One thing I like to bake every Christmas is my Cinnamon Swirl Tea Bread. It is a recipe I got from my good friend Leona many years ago, and it is delicious! Normally I just bake it plain, but during the Holidays I like to dress it up with a glaze!Its incredibly moist and buttery and goes down very well with a hot cup of whatever floats your boat. Tea, coffee, herbal infusions, hot cocoa . . . The rich batter contains butter and sour cream, which helps to make it incredibly moist. This is one of those breads that...


How to Transport a Christmas Tree Safely

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How to Transport a Christmas Tree Safely

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. This year, 95 million U.S. households are expected to put up a Christmas tree, according to the American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA), an industry trade group. But before you decide where to put the tinsel and ornaments, you have to transport your tree home. Get that wrong, and it could pose a hazard to you and your car, not to mention other drivers on the road. Thats why we talked to a CR auto safety expert, road-safety advocates, automotive engineers, and an industry trade group to find out the...


My Search for the Most Flattering Puffer Coat (I Found it)

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My Search for the Most Flattering Puffer Coat (I Found it)

Maria Killam, Lea Junttila, Elizabeth Jacobs My sister Elizabeth, Leaand I are slightly obsessed with coats. This season it got so out of control I had to share it with you! In my defense, we live in a mild but yet chilly climate (same as Seattle weather), so Im always looking for the perfect, most flattering puffer. You know, the one where, once youve found it, you dont keep looking the following year, to see if theres a better one out there. Its not too small or too big, it keeps you warm without looking like youre wearing a sleeping...


How to Make Dried Orange Slices

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How to Make Dried Orange Slices

Dried orange slices make a classic decoration for trees and wreaths during the holiday season. Theyre also a tasty treat! After cutting an orange into slices, dry them using an oven, a microwave, a food dehydrator, or even natural sunlight. When the slices look and feel dry, theyre ready! [Edit]Steps [Edit]Cutting and Prepping Fresh Orange Slices Cut the orange widthwise into slices. Consider the stem side the North Pole of the orange and orient it so its on its side. Carefully use a sharp kitchen knife to create even slices. Discard the first and last slices (the North and South...