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December 2016

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    Kiffles for Christmas

    December 20, 2016

    In our family, kiffles are something we enjoy every holiday season (Christmas and Easter). A kiffle is a Hungarian cookie with a flaky dough and a delicious filling, much beloved in the Lehigh Valley, brought here by the immigrants who worked the Steel industry and the textile factories. They are highly prized and usually made in homes, although you can find them in grocery stores for an exorbitant price. They aren’t hard to make, but they are time-consuming. I find…

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    Frost, ice, and some wet snow arrived today. It’s bittersweet. I love what the winter represents, a captured moment of stillness, the crunch of ice beneath my boots, red-cheeked children racing down hills on…

    December 12, 2016
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    Discover Challenge: Tough Questions

    via Discover Challenge: Tough Questions   As parents of five children, we face the dilemma of family priorities. My older set of twins has recently begun wrestling, which is a big sport here. I’m…

    December 6, 2016
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