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Guide to Gift Card Giving

December 20, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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With the holiday season right around the corner, many shoppers are looking for the best gift options for family and friends. Gift cards may seem like a simple solution, but Better Business Bureau is warning that some gift cards could carry high fees making them far from a good deal. The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility [...]

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Thanksgiving Turkey: Roasting vs. Brining

November 21, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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To roast or to brine? That is the Thanksgiving turkey question. Alas, while there’s no clear answer as to the better method of preparation, you can get excellent results with either method. It’s up to your personal taste and you preferred method of preparation. Spiced Apple Brined Turkey (Courtesy of Nancy Jaworski) This brined turkey [...]

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Natural Selection: Perfect Wine Pairings for Your Thanksgiving Table

November 21, 2012 by Jill Prouty  
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November is here, which means it’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving menu. This year, why not transform your traditional dinner into something extraordinary by complementing your dishes with wine? Don’t worry if you aren’t a wine expert. Fayette Woman has done the research for you. While there are no hard and fast turkey-pairing rules, [...]

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Best Money-Saving Shopping Events for the Holidays

November 20, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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New shopping holidays seem to pop up every year as retailers clamor for consumer dollars. To help you distinguish between the real deals and the duds, FreeShipping.org has rounded up the best shopping holidays between now and the end of the year. Nov. 23 – Black Friday It’s never too early to get your camping [...]

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Buying online? How to find reliable product reviews

December 19, 2011 by Fayette Woman  
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(ARA) – More of us than ever before will do at least part of our holiday shopping online this year, foregoing the hassles of in-store purchasing. In fact, in 2010, online shoppers spent more than $1 billion on Cyber Monday (the Monday immediately following Thanksgiving), according to one study. While the benefits of online shopping [...]

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A Live Christmas Tree Buying Guide

December 14, 2011 by Fayette Woman  
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By Andrea Woroch Oh tannenbaum, oh tannenbaum, how lovely is thy tax situation. Less than 24 hours after the Department of Agriculture announced they were slapping a 15-cents per tree tax on Christmas tree growers, the Obama administration backed off on the plan. The idea, hatched by the tree growers themselves was to fund a [...]

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Fruitcake Bar Cookies (12 Days of Cookies, Recipe #5)

December 10, 2011 by Fayette Woman  
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For many of us, making Christmas cookies–especially as a shared activity with family members–is a must-do holiday tradition. (The rest of us will just be content with eating Christmas cookies as a holiday tradition.) We’re excited to share some of the best cookie recipes ever published in Fayette Woman, including award-winning confections from our annual [...]

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Lemon Melt-Aways (12 Days of Cookies, Recipe #4)

December 9, 2011 by Fayette Woman  
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For many of us, making Christmas cookies–especially as a shared activity with family members–is a must-do holiday tradition. (The rest of us will just be content with eating Christmas cookies as a holiday tradition.) We’re excited to share some of the best cookie recipes ever published in Fayette Woman, including award-winning confections from our annual [...]

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Chocolate Pecan Shortbread (12 Days of Cookies, Recipe #3)

December 8, 2011 by Fayette Woman  
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For many of us, making Christmas cookies–especially as a shared activity with family members–is a must-do holiday tradition. (The rest of us will just be content with eating Christmas cookies as a holiday tradition.) We’re excited to share some of the best cookie recipes ever published in Fayette Woman, including award-winning confections from our annual [...]

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What to Wear in Your Family Holiday Photo

November 18, 2011 by Fayette Woman  
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With the holidays approaching, it’s time to gussy up your family, book time with the local photographer and pick the photo you’ll display for your annual holiday cards. No doubt you’ll want a photo that shows off your family, and the clothing you choose to wear in your photo can make or break your holiday [...]

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2009 Gadget Gift Guide

December 18, 2009 by Fayette Woman  
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Gift ideas for travelers, gadget-lovers, readers, road warriors, phone fanatics, home office workers, proud parents, college students, grandparents, moms, dads, AND yourself. That’s pretty much everyone, isn’t it?

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What every good hostess knows

November 13, 2009 by Kirsten Miller  
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The success of gatherings can be evaluated through one lens: how warm and welcome do your guests feel? These tips and strategies will insure you measure up.

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