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Dragging Last Year’s Baggage Out the Door

December 29, 2012 by Maggie Zerkus  
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Taking down the Christmas Tree~ I love my Christmas tree and it is with great pomp and circumstance that I decorate it every year.  We drag the boxes out and I lovingly unpack the decorations reminiscing about each and every one. The decorating ritual starts with everyone in the family helping me… but it ends up [...]

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Kate Larson’s Under the Mistletoe Snickerdoodle Shortbread Cookies

December 18, 2012 by Maggie Zerkus  
Filed under Holiday Cookie Contest

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Under the Mistletoe Snickerdoodle Shortbread Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting were Kate Larson’s entry in the 2012 Holiday Cookie Contest sponsored by Fayette Woman Magazine and the Peachtree City Farmers Market.  ”These cookies take their name from a holiday tradition because, like a good holiday smooch, they are sweet and homey, but with a little [...]

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Bonnie Latham’s Christmas Joy Cookies

December 9, 2012 by Joyce Beverly  
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Bonnie Latham’s delightful Christmas Joy Cookies were the People’s Choice winner at the 2012 Holiday Cookie Contest sponsored by Fayette Woman magazine and the Peachtree City Farmer’s Market. Christmas Joy Cookies 2 cups, plus 2 Tbsp. all purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 12 Tbsp. nsalted butter, melted and cooled to room [...]

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Bobbie Dickerson’s Classic No Fail Sugar Cookies

December 9, 2012 by Joyce Beverly  
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Bobbie Dickerson’s beautiful and delicious Classic No Fail Sugar Cookies earned an honorable mention at the 2012 Holiday Cookie Contest sponsored by Peachtree City Farmer’s Market and Fayette Woman. Enjoy!   Classic No Fail Sugar Cookies 6 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 2 cups butter 3 tsp baking powder 3 eggs 1 [...]

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Patsy’s Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Cookies

December 8, 2012 by Joyce Beverly  
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Patsy Burnette prepared these Grand Prize-winning cookies for the 2012 Holiday Cookie Contest sponsored by Peachtree City Farmer’s Market and Fayette Woman. Recipe 4 cups White Lily flour 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1 stick unsalted butter 1 cup Crisco shortening 1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 4 large eggs [...]

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Kim Hanson’s Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 4, 2012 by Joyce Beverly  
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Kim Hanson entered these delicious treats in the 2012 Holiday Cookie Contest sponsored by the Peachtree City Farmers’ Market and Fayette Woman Nov. 17. Thanks Kim for sharing! Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Wet ingredients 2 cups butter (4 sticks) 1 1/2 cups pure cane sugar 2 cups light brown sugar 4 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla [...]

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Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights Up the Skyline for the Holidays

November 27, 2012 by Bonnie Helander  
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It’s time to start a new holiday tradition and bring your whole family to Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights – Holiday Nights, where you can wander through a 30-acre fantasy land of over a million lights. The light show runs through January 5th and will get more crowded as we get closer to Christmas. My [...]

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Prize Winning Holiday Cheery Cookies

November 25, 2012 by Joyce Beverly  
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Cathleen McKernan won an honorable mention in the 2012 Holiday Cookie Contest sponsored by Fayette Woman and the Peachtree City Farmers’ Market with this delightful recipe. Holiday Cheery Cookie Makes about 2 dozen Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 [...]

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Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies

November 20, 2012 by Joyce Beverly  
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Stacy Farrill entered these scrumptious delights in the 2012 Holiday Cookie Contest sponsored by the Peachtree City Farmers’ Market and Fayette Woman Nov. 17. Thanks Stacy for sharing! Recipe 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup sugar plus 2 Tbsp. for sprinkling on top 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour pinch [...]

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Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies

November 19, 2012 by Joyce Beverly  
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  These gorgeous and oh-so-edible cookies were at hit at the Peachtree City Farmer’s Market and Fayette Woman 2012 Holiday Cookie Contest. Recipe Cookies: 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg yolk 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa Cheesecake Filling: 1 (8 oz.) package cream [...]

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O Christmas Tea Nov. 29

November 4, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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O Christmas Tea is Thursday, November 29 at The Veranda Inn in Senoia. Networking starts at 6:30 p.m., Tea (Dinner) at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 each, and available at www.OChristmasTea.org until Thursday, November 15. New bath towels for Community Welcome House will also be gathered at the event. O Christmas Tea benefits Community Welcome [...]

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5 Holiday Tips to Keep Your Waistline

December 20, 2011 by Fayette Woman  
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Five tricks for celebrating the holidays with smart and satisfying choices (ARA) – Celebrating with friends and family over the holidays can lead to one too many glasses of eggnog and slices of pumpkin pie. But just because the holidays include decadent indulgences, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the celebrations and treats you [...]

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