The month before Christmas is magical, despite the shopping madness, painfully familiar carols, the cold and the chaos. The month before Christmas is magical because it is a time of hope and anticipation.
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Lebkuchen or Gingerbread can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, who prepared gingerbread for rituals and celebrations. The recipe was brought to the courts of the wealthy Europeans in the 11th century by the Crusaders, who brought spices from the Middle East.
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Stained glass cookies are not only pretty, but also a great combination of crisp butter cookie and sweet candy glass. Dress up your Christmas tree or simply enjoy the cookies with your loved ones.
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Cinnamon Stars are a traditional German and Swiss recipe and a favorite treat for the Holidays. Once baked, the cookies can be stored, at least 1 month, in airtight tins.
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The Fall has presented us with lovely weather; the sun is shining softly, colorful leaves are chasing around in wind swirls. I have been riding my bike almost everyday through the neighboring farms. The air is filled with scent of freshly plowed earth, ripe pumpkins and green cabbages /I am in Germany, after all/.
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