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Ornaments Wreaths and More

Comfort

GIFTS UNDER

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SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE SLEEP Tips for Better Rest, P. 120


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Home 15 SEASON’S GREETINGS Holiday cards double as festive ornaments.

“I FOUND THE POWER TO FORGIVE.”

16 FEATURE CHRISTMAS AROUND THE HOUSE Deck your halls with adorable DIY decor.

24 ORDINARY THINGS CLEVER USES FOR RIBBON Ingenious ideas for extra spools.

27 LITTLE INDULGENCES FUN FINDS $20 AND UNDER Perfect pairs for everyone on your list.

NICK HAGEN.

Recipe, P. 136

TWO GREAT COVERS!

Recipe, P. 136

Ornaments, Wreaths, and More Throughout issue Cozy Winter Comfort Food 94, 101 Gifts Under $20 27 So Much to Do, So Little Sleep 120 New Year, More Money 128 Photographed by Steve Giralt Food Styled by Anna Helm Baxter Props Styled by Karin Olsen


“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” PSALMS 37:4

Style YAY, SNOW DAY! Perfect winter boots.

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FEATURE LUSH, SHINY HAIR AT ANY AGE Pro tips and products restore luster, volume, and more.

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BEAUTY SCOUT PRETTY EVERY DAY Smart tricks to help you save time and money.

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BARGAIN HUNTRESS CUTE & COMFY $50 AND UNDER Add style and sparkle to your winter wardrobe.

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OWN YOUR AGE “YES, I’M 43!” Beauty tips from a role model.

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FEATURE THE POWER TO FORGIVE Four women let go of grudges.

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DOING GOOD A HOME FROM THE HEART An elegant solution for people with disabilities.

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KINDNESS PROJECT Generous deeds from WD readers.

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ALL THAT GLITTERS…

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CHOCOLATE CAKE A decadent, centerpieceworthy dessert. FEATURE ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS SWEET Treats inspired by classic holiday stories.

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FEATURE BAKED WITH LOVE Hand-medown cookie recipes.

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FEATURE WINTER SIMMER Simple, cozy slow-cooker meals.

FEATURE NEW YEAR, MORE MONEY Don’t let the holiday season bust your budget or take a bite out of your savings.

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EASY EVERYDAY COOKING WEEKNIGHT DINNERS

PET MIXED PAW PLEASERS Personalized gifts for pet lovers.

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CLASSIC RECIPE MAKEOVER LEMON POPPY SEED JELLY DOUGHNUTS

PET TALES FORCE OF NATURE A unique farm heals animals and kids.

Health 107

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DIY HOLIDAY DECORATING

HEALTH NEWS Dr. Oz’s cold-fighting tips and more.

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TIME FOR YOURSELF QUICK HEALTH HELP Solutions for medical bills.

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FEATURE POWER UP FOR ALL-DAY ENERGY Your a.m.-to-p.m. guide.

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LIVE LONGER AND STRONGER BETTER SLEEP, HEALTHIER HEART Easy ways to protect your ticker.

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NUTRITION HEALTHY HOLIDAY EATING Joy Bauer’s snacking strategy.

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COLD PLAY Build a simple snow fort.

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Recipe Index PISTACHIO AND CHERRY POLVORONES, P. 87

Dinners Under $3 96 CORN AND POTATO CHOWDER

96 CHICKEN MARBELLA GF

97 PORK, CARROT, AND CHICKPEA STEW

88 FLORENTINES GF 90 CREAM CHEESE SPRITZES

92 APRICOT KOLACHES

136 WREATH CAKE 136 COVER COOKIES 137 LEMON POPPY SEED JELLY DOUGHNUTS

102 STEWED BLACK BEANS WITH COLLARD GREENS

104 COTTAGE PIE 105 PORK SCHNITZEL WITH RED CABBAGE AND CARAWAY SALAD

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105 PORK SCHNITZEL

TACOS WITH PICO DE GALLO

WITH RED CABBAGE AND CARAWAY SALAD

THIGHS WITH ESCAROLE AND PARMESAN SALAD GF

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81 FAIRY DOORS & SNOWBALL CUPCAKES

81 MOUSE KING FUDGE GF

87 PISTACHIO AND CHERRY POLVORONES

104 COTTAGE PIE 105 PORK SCHNITZEL WITH RED CABBAGE AND CARAWAY SALAD

CHIPOTLE BEEF TACOS WITH PICO DE GALLO, P. 98

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W E L OV E C O OK IE S! And these holiday llamas completely win the cuteness contest. Find the recipe on page 136.

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friend and I were talking recently about our annual fall pizza dinner. We’ve done it for 10-plus years, since our kids were little, but even now that they’re not, we still get together. “I love our traditions,” he said. Me too. This year, amid all the turbulence in our world, I find myself looking forward more than ever to sharing rituals with friends and family. Every December, my daughters and I devote a long afternoon to baking cookies. We end the day sugared up and butter-smeared, but with dozens of confections to share. This year I plan to try the cookie recipes from our readers on page 83, which have been lovingly passed down through the generations. Another family tradition inspired our feature on storybook sweets (page 66): Every Christmas Eve of my childhood, my father took out a tattered illustrated copy of Clement Clarke Moore’s A Visit From St. Nicholas, pulled my brother and me into his lap, and read the poem aloud with great gusto (“’Twas the night before Christmas…”). I brought this ritual to my own family, and I’ll never forget the last time my dad read it to my girls, his sheer delight undiminished by the cancer that would take his life the following year. This is the best kind of tradition—love and memory and joy all mixed together—and we’ll read the story again this year. Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays.

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Season’s Greetings

Place the cards first, then hang ornaments.

Keep holiday cards from piling up with these easy decorating ideas.

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Use clothespins to clip cards onto garlands or attach them directly to branches.

Create a village of familiar faces by standing up your favorites in placecard holders.

Wrap thick ribbon around an interior door as you would a gift, then attach cards with dots of glue.

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Stockings aren’t just for mantels. Presents aren't just for under trees. Surprise your family with festive DIYs in unexpected places.

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No fireplace? No problem! Place stockings made from felt, fabric, and buttons on coat hooks near the entryway, and you’ll walk into cheer every time you come home. For project how-tos, turn to page 23.

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1 SPREAD JOY Wooden letters decorated with yarn and ribbon spell out seasonal greetings. HOW-TO: Paint wooden letters J and Y with red acrylic paint. Wrap a wooden letter O with green yarn; use hot glue to secure ends and attach a small bow and gems. To attach letters, arrange them facedown, then hot-glue small card stock strips from one letter to the next. To hang, hot-glue a loop of baker's twine to the back of the O. 2 OLD ST. NICK Santa Claus is comin’ to town with a faux-fur beard— belly not included. HOW-TO: Use the template to cut a hat from felt; hot-glue to a 4" wood circle and add a pompom on top. Hot-glue two black-bead eyes, a 1⁄2" wooden circle nose, and wooden teardrop ears. From white faux craft fur ($9 for 9” x 12”, amazon.com), cut and hot-glue semicircle beard and two teardrops as a mustache. To hang, hot-glue a loop of ribbon to the back.

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SNOWCAPPED VILLAGE To embellish a feathery wreath ($30 for similar, veryandvery.etsy .com), make a couple of card stock houses (download the template at womansday.com/christmascrafts) and use pins to secure in the middle.

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So Many Presents! Craft a pretty topper, then arrange boxes at the foot of the bed so you'll wake up to a display every morning.

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SHINY SHAPES Use needle-nose pliers to bend colorful 12-gauge aluminum wire ($6, jamaligarden .com) into a tree or star, then slip onto ribbon or yarn instead of a bow.


A WOODLAND WELCOME (from page 16) To make the stockings, print templates (download at womansday.com/christmascrafts) and cut all shapes out of corresponding felt and fabric. Sew the front and back of the stocking shapes together with a ¼” seam; turn inside out. For the cuff, cut an 8" x 16” rectangle from matching felt, sew ends together with ¼” seam, then turn inside out and slide over the top of the stocking. Tuck 3 inches of the cuff inside the top of the stocking; hot-glue in place. Glue together a ¾" x 10” strip of matching felt to form a loop and hot-glue to the stocking. From cotton batting, cut out a head shape slightly smaller than the felt pieces. Sandwich the batting piece between the head shapes and hot-glue the layers together. For the scarf, cut a 6” x 48” rectangle and stitch together on long sides; turn inside out (use selvage as edge on short ends to avoid fraying). After attaching the body features (see below), wrap cotton scarf twice and tie. 1 DEER: Arrange facial features in this order: ears, antlers, cheeks, nose. Then, for the eyes, layer the eyelashes behind the white eye shape and use ¾” buttons for the pupils. Hot-glue everything in place.

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INSTANT FIX: “In our late 30s and 40s, individual hairs start to grow in finer,” says dermatologist Francesca Fusco, M.D. Bulk things up by working a root-lifting spray or cream into roots before blowdrying or air-drying. Try Éprouvage Instant Root Lifter ($18, ulta.com). LONG-TERM HELP: While doctors note there’s not much data on supplements designed for hair growth, hairstylists swear by Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Supplement ($50 for a 30-day supply, viviscal.com). They say they notice a difference in their clients’ hair within a few months of their taking the vitamin, which contains biotin, zinc, and iron. The right haircut can make a difference too. “If you have straight hair, a blunt cut makes it look thicker,” says hairstylist Matt Fugate. “For curls, adding layers helps them stay bouncy and full.”

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ENJOY R A DI A N T COLOR INSTANT FIX: To hide grays between colorings, use a temporary cover-up spray or powder that will rinse out with your next shampoo. Try EverPro Beauty Gray Away Root Touch-Up Magnetic Powder ($10, drugstores). LONG-TERM HELP: “No one really knows why hair turns gray,” says dermatologist Suneel Chilukuri, M.D. So permanent color is still the best solution, and if you do it at home, choose a dye that’s designed for grays, like Clairol Expert Age Defy ($9, drugstores). “Brunettes should use a shade darker than their natural color—rich tones cover grays better—and blondes should steer toward a hue that’s more ashy than golden, which helps grays blend in seamlessly,” says colorist Sharon Dorram.

WANT TO ENHANCE SILVER HAIR? Wash it once a week with a purple shampoo such as Matrix Total Results So Silver Shampoo ($13, matrix .com) to increase shine and prevent brassy tones.

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When a loved one wrongs you, it’s nearly impossible to let it go. Yet these women found the strength to open their hearts. BY M E L O DY WA R N I C K

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he weekend shuntai walker turned 10, she took her birthday money to her father’s house in hopes of a shopping trip. Instead, her father, Charles Hill, “borrowed” the money and sent Shuntai home to her mom’s house. “I was really upset,” she remembers. Normally her visits with Charles involved picnics, fishing trips, and basketball games, but after that birthday weekend, Shuntai overheard that Charles was addicted to drugs, and her mother forbade her to spend time with him. Growing up fatherless hurt. “I felt abandoned by him,” says Shuntai. The feeling haunted other parts of her life too: “As an adult, I could never really trust anyone.” Their relationship continued tenuously, marked by Charles’s obliviousness and Shuntai’s resentment. Her dad showed up to Shuntai’s first wedding in 1995, but it felt awkward to have him there. He’d randomly send a text for Mother’s Day, but she didn’t always respond. “I saw him over the years,” Shuntai says, “but he moved around a lot, and because of his addiction, he was no longer the father I remembered.”

A Different Perspective Over time, Charles’s health problems prompted him to do some soul-searching, and he tried to repair his most damaged relationships. In 2012, he began calling and texting Shuntai and sending her cards. Under other circumstances, Shuntai might have rejected the attention, but her mother had just been diagnosed with

early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and if their grandmother passed away, she wanted her sons to have a connection with their grandfather. At the time Shuntai was also studying to be a therapist. One class assignment had her create a map of her family’s history of illness, divorce, and addiction. To fill in the gaps on her father’s side, she reached out to Charles and learned more about how he’d been abandoned by his mother when he was a child. “I started to understand him as a man whose heart was broken,” says Shuntai. The Christmas after Shuntai’s mother died, in 2016, promised to be a hard one. “Why don’t you invite your father for Christmas?” her boyfriend prompted. Hmm, she thought. Why not? She sent Charles a bus ticket. As a therapist, Shuntai knew forgiveness happened incrementally. For her and Charles, spending that holiday together—examining old pictures and playing cards with her nowgrown sons—created a connection in which fond new memories edged out bitterness. “It was a magic moment,” Charles says. “I hadn’t been around family for Christmas like that in a long time.” For Shuntai, “there was comfort in knowing I still had a connection in this world with a parent.” Throughout their reconciliation, Charles continued to struggle with addiction (he has been clean since May). Still, Shuntai finally feels as if she’s forgiven her father. “There’s nothing holding me back,” she says. And she’s already planning their next holiday together.

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he breakup happened on Facebook. “I just can’t do this anymore,” Deb Newman wrote to her best friend, Mary Kaarto, in a private message. Just like that, 17 years of friendship were over. When Mary and Deb first met at Bible study in Katy, TX, in 1999, and became friends a year later, they were divorced single mothers looking for companionship. But for both of them, new marriages changed things. Mary became an empty nester in a town an hour away. Deb acquired two stepsons and a hectic job in her husband’s real estate appraisal business. At the time, Mary called and Deb didn’t. Mary pushed to meet up, but Deb resisted, unsure of how to

prioritize her family and her friend. In September 2011, the tug-of-war ended in a mutual meltdown. Deb shut down the

and email and Facebook I bawled my eyes out.” Deb says, “I missed her. But it felt final.”

“if it is Your will, please bring us back together. And if not, please take this hurt away.” Deb uttered a similar prayer when business took her to Mary’s town. Then, in spring 2016, Mary, the author of a book about being laid off, emailed Deb a request to use a photo her friend had taken in a magazine article. After a few backand-forths, Deb wrote the magic words I’ll always love you.

I Rebuilt My Marriage” n a rainy, but joyous day in 2011, Stacey and Jimmy Greene [not their real names] celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in front of a and family. “I felt like the friends of l handfu says Stacey. alive,” woman t luckies later, Stacey discovered months eight just Then, r anothe texting d her husban her met had woman. Jimmy at a bar, he admitted, and he was having an affair. Over the next days, Stacey’s anger and confusion nearly overwhelmed her. She knew they had grown distant lately

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From there, the emails began flying: “I would confess, then she would confess,” says Mary. Each admitted to searching for information about the other online. Having recalibrated their relationship to fit their current lives, they’re now, Mary says, “thick as thieves” again: “We learned what we needed to learn, what God was trying to teach us. He brought about this awesome reunion.”

many wonderful times as bad ones. And despite everything, she still loved Jimmy. What if they had another 25 good years ahead of them? Ultimately, she asked him, “Do you want to separate or fix it?” “Fix it,” Jimmy said. The healing, Stacey says, took about a year. After some initial counseling sessions with their pastor, the Greenes launched a DIY marriage-repair effort, reading relationship books and working to curb harmful behaviors like passive aggression. “I think we are both more aware of each other’s needs now,” Jimmy says. It took a while before Stacey trusted her husband enough to let him go away without her for a weekend. She’ll never forget the affair, but the two are happy


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LEARN HOW TO FORGIVE Let go of hurt feelings with these steps from Nicholas H. Ney, Ph.D., a Californiabased psychologist who specializes in forgiveness education.

1 I Reconciled With My Mother”

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ildred Kirschenbaum, 94, always prided herself on telling her daughter exactly what she thought of her. Gayle’s face: in need of a nose job. Gayle’s relationship status: single, clearly because she was too choosy. “According to my mother,” Gayle says, “I couldn’t do anything right, and my two brothers could do no wrong.” Because of Mildred’s harsh criticism, Gayle’s childhood home in suburban New York felt like enemy territory, filled with humiliations so searing that Gayle graduated from high school early so she could escape to college. A successful career as a TV producer and filmmaker followed, as did a healthy distance— Gayle lived in New York City, while Mildred moved to Boca Raton, FL— and yet their relationship still struggled. “I felt angry all the time,” says Gayle.

A New Path Forward Shortly after her 50th birthday, Gayle hit a breaking point. To achieve lasting happiness, she knew she had to find peace. She decided to apply her professional skills to trying to heal the relationship—she would make a documentary about her journey to forgive her mother. Surprisingly, Mildred agreed to participate: “I did it for Gayle’s peace of mind,” she says.

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In the first few scenes of the resulting 2011 film, Look at Us Now, Mother!, Mildred snipes at her daughter about her makeup. When they aren’t fighting, Gayle searches through family documents and speaks with relatives to find out more about Mildred’s life. She uncovers a childhood marred with poverty and suffering—Mildred’s immigrant father twice attempted suicide, and her sister died as a baby. Gayle had always felt held captive by her troubled childhood, but Mildred, she realized, had been unhappy too. The revelation awakened Gayle’s empathy. “When those insults and criticisms happened, I looked at her as someone who was wounded and needed love herself,” she says. Gradually, understanding her mother’s past and adjusting her expectations of their relationship led Gayle to forgive Mildred. Mother and daughter still fight. Sometimes they hang up on each other, then call right back. Each is, in a sense, Gayle says, the other’s closest friend. In the final scenes of Gayle’s documentary, mother and daughter are traveling together, posing arm in arm for photos. “I’m happy that we’re friends, Gayle,” says Mildred. “I love you.” “I love you, Mom,” Gayle responds. End scene.

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REFLECT Consider how past relationships may influence how you react to a slight. Ask yourself, Can I view this offense less personally? If you can pinpoint the source of old pain, you stand a better chance of healing current misunderstandings. CHANGE YOUR MINDSET If you can’t seem to shake feelings of resentment toward a person who has hurt you, try to focus on something kind he or she has done for you, Ney suggests. “This may help you regulate your emotional thermostat and move away from negative feelings.”

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TOTAL 1 HR. (PLUS DECORATING) SERVES 20

FOR THE CAKE

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cups all-purpose flour cup unsweetened cocoa tsp baking soda tsp baking powder tsp kosher salt cups granulated sugar Tbsp red liquid food coloring tsp pure vanilla extract tsp white vinegar cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature large eggs cup buttermilk

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¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese, at room temperature 1 lb confectioners’ sugar TO DECORATE

3 chocolate wafer cookies (we used Nabisco

Famous Wafers) Cornstarch, for the surface Red gel food coloring White fondant Gold food coloring spray ($5, wilton.com) Black fondant 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a 13 × 9-in. cake pan and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-in. overhang on the two long sides; oil the parchment. 2 In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Using an electric mixer, beat sugar, food coloring, vanilla, vinegar, and butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. 3 Reduce mixer speed to low and alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. 4 Spread batter into prepared pan and bake until

a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then use parchment overhangs to transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 5 Make frosting. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese on low speed until smooth. Beat in confectioners’ sugar on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. 6 Transfer 1 cup frosting to a large piping bag fitted with a large flat tip. Tint remaining frosting red and spread evenly all over cooled cake. Refrigerate until no longer tacky, 5 to 10 minutes. 7 Using remaining frosting, pipe a 3-in.-wide strip down the center of the cake lengthwise. Evenly space 2 wafer cookies on the top half and 1 on the bottom half for buttons. Lightly dust a clean work surface with cornstarch. Roll out white fondant and cut into a 3-in. square. Using a smaller cutter, cut out center of square to make a belt buckle. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper and spray with gold spray; let dry, about 10 minutes. 8 Roll black fondant into a 9 × 3-in. rectangle and place on the cake between the top 2 and bottom buttons. Top with belt buckle.

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Mini and regular chocolate chips Snowcaps Thin pretzel sticks 1 Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Working one at a time, dip each spoon into melted chocolate, tap off excess, and transfer to prepared baking sheet. 2 Create snowman bodies with 3 mini marshmallows, then press in mini chocolate chip eyes, chocolate chip

SNOW M A N ACTIVE 5 MIN. MAKES 14 SNOWMEN

1¾ chopped 2 oz orange candy melts 2 oz semisweet chocolate Hot chocolate, for serving 1 In a large bowl, microwave white chocolate on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Pour into a 14-hole ice cube tray and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. 2 In a small bowl, microwave orange candy


on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Transfer to a small resealable plastic bag. 3 In a second small bowl, microwave semisweet chocolate on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Transfer to a small resealable plastic bag. 4 Invert set chocolate cubes and cut corners off plastic bags. Use chocolate to pipe eyes, noses, and mouths. Serve with hot chocolate, if desired.

SCROOGE CU PCA K ES ACTIVE 35 MIN. (PLUS DECORATING) TOTAL 35 MIN. (PLUS DECORATING) MAKES 18 CUPCAKES

FOR THE CUPCAKES

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cups all-purpose flour tsp baking soda tsp ground cinnamon tsp ground ginger tsp ground cloves tsp ground nutmeg tsp kosher salt cup unsulphured molasses cup unsalted butter, melted cup dark brown sugar large egg cup sour cream

TO DECORATE

2 batches buttercream (womansday.com /buttercream) 1 batch royal icing (womansday.com /royalicing)

Black and red gel food coloring Chocolate wafer cookies (we used Nabisco Famous Wafers) Licorice (we used Darrell Lea’s) Black shoestring licorice Dark chocolate-covered almonds White fondant Gold food coloring spray ($5, wilton.com) Brown M&M’s Pocky sticks

Heat oven to 350°F. Line two 12-hole muffin pans with 18 paper liners. 2 In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. 3 In a second large bowl, combine molasses, butter, and sugar. Beat in egg. Add flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with sour cream and beating until incorporated. 4 Divide mixture among paper liners (about ¼ cup per hole) and bake until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 23 to 26 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 5 To decorate, tint ⅓ buttercream light pink and ⅓ gray. Transfer pink and white buttercream to piping bags fitted with medium round tips and gray to a piping bag fitted with a flat tip. Tint royal icing black and transfer to a small piping bag fitted with a small round tip. 6 Make each Scrooge using 7 cupcakes. Arrange on a serving platter and frost 3 cupcakes pink and 4 cupcakes gray. Make Scrooge hat by cutting a chocolate wafer cookie into a hat shape with a serrated knife. Make face by using royal icing to pipe glasses, eyebrows, and eyes. Pipe a nose 1

and hands with pink buttercream. 7 Use gray buttercream for hair and white for the beard. Place licorice for legs and arms; frost arms in gray. Use almonds for feet. 8 Braid together 3 pieces of shoestring licorice and wrap around neck for a scarf. Form a money bag with fondant, spray with gold and let dry, then pipe a dollar sign with black royal icing and place by one arm. Place 3 M&M’s for buttons. Press Pocky stick into one hand as a walking stick.

MOUSE K I NG FU DGE ACTIVE 15 MIN. (PLUS DECORATING) TOTAL 15 MIN. (PLUS DECORATING AND CHILLING) ✦ MAKES 21 MICE

FOR THE FUDGE

1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese, at room temperature 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 finely chopped TO DECORATE

Necco wafers Mini M&M’s Mini snowcaps Crown-shaped gold sprinkles ($1, wilton.com)

FA IRY DOOR S & SNOW BA LL CU PCA K ES Frost cupcakes with buttercream (womansday .com/buttercream), then coat in unsweetened finely shredded coconut. Using royal icing (womansday .com/royalicing), glue a Hershey’s Candy Cane Kiss to a marzipan head, then attach to the cupcake with an uncooked piece of spaghetti. Shape fondant feet and attach to candy cane legs, then stick each into the cupcake. Use royal icing to decorate marzipan presents. Decorate sugar cookie doors (womansday .com/sugarcookies) with royal icing and, while still wet, attach silver dragee doorknobs.

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1 Line a 9-in. square pan with nonstick foil. Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; beat in vanilla extract. 2 In a medium bowl, microwave chocolate on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Add to cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth. Spread evenly into prepared pan and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours and up to 2 days. Cut into 3 even rectangles, then cut out 7 triangles from each rectangle. 3 To decorate, place 2 Necco wafers on each triangle for ears. Press on M&M eyes, snowcap noses, and sprinkle crowns.

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PEPPERMINT BARK COOKIES AND CREAM CHEESECAKE Prep Time: 30 min. | Total Time: 6 hours 35 min. | Makes: 16 servings (incl. refrigerating)

W HAT YO U NE E D 30 OREO Cookies, divided 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted 35 starlight mints, divided 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate 2 oz. BAKER'S White Chocolate

MAKE IT HEAT oven to 325°F. USE pulsing action of food processor to process 18 cookies until finely ground. Add butter; mix well. Press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min. CRUSH 30 mints, then chop 10 of remaining cookies. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Stir in crushed mints and chopped cookies. Pour over crust. BAKE 55 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours. MEANWHILE, crush remaining mints, then chop remaining cookies. Cover baking sheet with parchment. Melt chocolates separately as directed on packages. Spread semi-sweet chocolate into thin layer on prepared baking sheet; top with tablespoonfuls of the white chocolate. Swirl gently with spoon. Top with crushed mints and chopped cookies. Refrigerate until firm. BREAK chocolate bark into small pieces; sprinkle over cheesecake before serving. Variation: Substitute 3/4 cup crushed candy canes for the starlight mints. Reserve 1 Tbsp. crushed candy for sprinkling over the swirled chocolate bark; stir remaining crushed candy into the cheesecake batter before baking as directed.


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2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup confectioners’ sugar plus 1¼ cups for coating 2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract 1 tsp kosher salt 1 cup shelled unsalted pistachios (about 4 oz), chopped 1 cup dried tart cherries or dried cranberries 3⅓ cups cake flour, sifted 1⅔ cups all-purpose flour, sifted

1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and salt, then pistachios and cherries. Stir in flours (do not overmix). 2 Working with 1 baking sheet at a time, shape dough into tablespoonsize balls and place on prepared sheet, spacing 1 in. apart. Bake until bottoms just begin to turn golden brown, 15 to 16 minutes. Let cool

on sheet 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough. 3 Meanwhile, place remaining 1¼ cups sugar in a medium bowl. Working with 5 or 6 warm cookies at a time, gently coat in sugar. Transfer cookies to a piece of parchment paper to cool completely. Repeat with remaining cookies. PER COOKIE 100 CAL, 5.5 G FAT (3 G SAT), 1 G PRO, 25 MG SODIUM, 12 G CARB, 0 G FIBER

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cup raw pecans Tbsp unsalted butter cup packed dark brown sugar cup honey cup all-purpose flour tsp kosher salt cup dried cranberries, finely chopped ¼ cup candied ginger, finely chopped 1 tsp finely grated orange zest 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips

1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a food processor, pulse pecans until finely chopped but not powdery, with some small chunks remaining. 2 Place butter, brown sugar, and honey in a medium saucepan. Cook on medium, stirring occasionally, until butter has melted, sugar has dissolved, and mixture is smooth, 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in flour and salt, then chopped pecans. Fold in cranberries, ginger, and zest. 3 Drop level teaspoons of batter onto prepared sheets, spacing 3 in.

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at Christmas, and these Italian cookies are my favorite. I used to make a special trip into the North End of Boston to get the candied ginger,” says Rita. “I’ve since passed the torch to my nieces, who are kind enough to send me a box or two of these every December!”

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apart. Bake until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Let cool on sheets until set, about 8 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. 4 In a small bowl, microwave chocolate at 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. 5 Place cooled cookies on a piece of parchment paper and drizzle with melted chocolate. Let sit until chocolate is set; transfer to a platter. PER COOKIE 125 CAL, 8 G FAT (3 G SAT), 1 G PRO, 20 MG SODIUM, 12 G CARB, 0.5 G FIBER


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Cookbook / BAKED WITH LOVE CR EA M CH EESE SPR ITZES ACTIVE 30 MIN. ✦ TOTAL 1 HR. MAKES 90 COOKIES COST PER COOKIE 3¢

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 3 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 1 large egg yolk 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Green gel food coloring (optional) 2½ cups all-purpose flour ¼ tsp kosher salt

Heat oven to 350°F. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla, then food coloring (if using). Stir in flour and salt. 3 Fill cookie press per manufacturer’s instructions. Using 2 unlined baking sheets and holding cookie press so it touches sheet, squeeze and lift away, spacing cookies 1 in. apart. Bake until edges are light golden brown, 15 to 17 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. 4 Let cool on sheets for 1 minute, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough (rinsing sheets with cold water to help them cool). Decorate as desired. 1

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these cookies with my mom and her mom every Christmas Eve. When my grandma passed away and this recipe so we could keep the tradition having my niece and nephew help out.”

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TO SPICE UP THIS CLASSIC: Mix gingerbread spice into melted butter and marshmallows!

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Cookbook / BAKED WITH LOVE A PR ICOT KOLACH ES ACTIVE 1 HR. ✦ TOTAL 1 HR. 10 MIN. (PLUS CHILLING) MAKES 60 COOKIES COST PER COOKIE 4¢

1¼ cups all-purpose flour plus more for surface ¼ cup sugar ¼ tsp kosher salt ½ cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut up ¼ cup sour cream 1 large egg yolk ⅔ cup apricot jam 1 In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and salt until well combined. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 2 Stir in sour cream and egg yolk until fully incorporated. 3 Turn out onto floured surface and knead dough until smooth, 3 to 4 minutes. Shape into two ¾-in.-thick disks, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours and up to overnight. 4 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Working on a lightly floured surface with one disk of dough at a time, roll to ⅛ in. thick. Cut into 2-in. squares. 5 Place ½ tsp apricot jam diagonally across each dough square, moisten two opposite corners of dough with water, and press together to seal. Place cookies on prepared sheets and bake until edges are light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining disk, rerolling and chilling scraps. PER COOKIE 40 CAL, 2 G FAT (1 G SAT), 0.5 G PRO, 0 MG SODIUM, 6 G CARB, 0 G FIBER

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“Every year, my grandma froze batches of this Polish dough months in advance, which my grandpa hated since he’d have no room for his fishing catches. On Christmas Eve, she spent all day making her filling. Today, my mom, my sisters, and I use store-bought jam, and they taste just as good!”

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12 oz red potatoes, cut into ¾-in. pieces 1 medium onion, chopped 1 bulb fennel, cut into ¼-in. pieces, plus fronds for topping 1½ cups frozen corn 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 oz cured chorizo, cut into ¼-in. pieces 2 Tbsp flour Kosher salt and pepper 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 6 sprigs fresh thyme ⅓ cup half-and-half

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cup white wine Tbsp brown sugar tsp dried oregano Tbsp red wine vinegar Kosher salt and pepper cloves garlic, smashed Tbsp capers cup prunes cup pitted green olives small chicken legs, split (4 drumsticks, 4 thighs; about 2½ lbs total), skin removed

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until meat is tender and cooked through, 3 to 4 hours on high or 5 to 6 hours on low; gently stir in remaining Tbsp vinegar and parsley. 3 Thirty minutes before serving, cook rice per package directions. Serve chicken, prunes, olives, and cooking liquid over rice. PER SERVING 480 CAL, 9 G FAT (2 G SAT), 36 G PRO, 490 MG SODIUM, 64 G CARB, 3 G FIBER

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1 In a 5- to 6-qt slow cooker, toss potatoes, onions, fennel, corn, garlic; half the chorizo with flour, ½ tsp each salt and pepper. 2 Stir in chicken broth and thyme and cook, covered, until potatoes are tender, 3½ to 4½ hours on high or 5 to 6 hours on low. 3 Ten minutes before serving, cook remaining chorizo in a skillet over medium-high, tossing occasionally until browned and crisp, 3 minutes. 4 Discard thyme sprigs from chowder, then stir in half-and-half. Sprinkle crispy chorizo and fennel fronds on top, if desired.


PORK, CARROT, AND CHICKPEA STEW ACTIVE 25 MIN. ✦ TOTAL 5 HR. 55 MIN. ON HIGH (8 HR. 25 MIN. ON LOW) ✦ SERVES 4 COST PER SERVING $2.81

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cup low-sodium chicken broth Tbsp flour Tbsp grated fresh ginger tsp ground cumin tsp ground coriander Kosher salt and pepper 2½-lb pork butt, well trimmed and cut into 2-in. pieces 28-oz can diced tomatoes, drained oz medium carrots, cut into 2-in. pieces cloves garlic, smashed red onion, cut into ¾-in. wedges cup dried apricots, quartered 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed cup couscous Chopped fresh cilantro, for topping

1 In a 5- to 6-qt slow cooker, whisk together broth, flour, ginger, cumin, coriander, and ½ tsp each salt and pepper. 2 Add pork, tomatoes, carrots, garlic, onions, and apricots and toss to combine. Cook, covered, until pork is tender and easily pulls apart, 4½ to 5½ hours on high or 7 to 8 hours on low. 3 Ten minutes before serving, add chickpeas and prepare couscous per package directions. Serve pork, vegetables, and any pan juices over couscous and sprinkle with cilantro, if desired. PER SERVING 615 CAL, 12 G FAT (3 G SAT), 44 G PRO, 855 MG SODIUM, 79 G CARB, 11 G FIBER


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Slow-cook anything (no recipe needed!) Follow these foolproof steps to get a perfect result every time.

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CHIPOTLE BEEF TACOS WITH PICO DE GALLO ACTIVE 25 MIN. ✦ TOTAL 5 HR. 55 MIN ON HIGH (8 HR. 25 MIN. ON LOW) ✦ SERVES 4 COST PER SERVING $3.69

1 10-oz can tomato sauce 1 Tbsp chopped chipotle in adobo, plus 1 Tbsp sauce ½ tsp ground cumin Kosher salt and pepper 1 large red onion 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 lbs lean beef chuck, well trimmed and cut into 2-in. pieces 4 plum tomatoes, cut into ¼-in. pieces 1 small jalapeño, seeded

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and finely chopped 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 8 small corn or flour tortillas Diced avocado and sour cream, for topping 1 In a 5- to 6-qt slow cooker, whisk together tomato sauce, chipotle and adobo, cumin, ½ tsp salt. Thinly slice ¾ of the onion (reserve rest for later) and add it to slow cooker along with garlic; toss to combine. 2 Nestle beef in mixture and cook, covered, until beef is cooked through and shreds easily, 4½ to 5½

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hours on high or 7 to 8 hours on low. 3 Ten minutes before serving, make pico de gallo: Finely chop remaining ¼ onion. In a bowl, toss onions, tomatoes, jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, and ¼ tsp each salt and pepper. Warm tortillas. 4 Spoon off and discard any fat in slow cooker and, using two forks, shred beef. Fill tortillas with beef mixture. Top with pico de gallo, avocado, and sour cream, if desired. Serve with additional lime wedges, if desired. PER SERVING 440 CAL, 11.5 G FAT (3.5 G SAT), 48 G PRO, 840 MG SODIUM, 36 G CARB, 6 G FIBER

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Shrimp Puttanesca ACTIVE 20 MIN. SERVES 4

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oz linguine tsp lemon zest cup fresh lemon juice red chile, seeded if desired, thinly sliced oz grape or cherry tomatoes, halved if large lb medium peeled and deveined shrimp anchovies, finely chopped Tbsp olive oil cup (about 8) green pitted olives, roughly chopped cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped cup grated Parmesan

1 Cook pasta per package directions. Reserve 1 cup cooking liquid; drain. Return to pot and toss with lemon zest, juice, and chile. 2 Heat broiler. On large rimmed baking sheet, toss tomatoes, shrimp, and anchovies with 1 Tbsp oil; broil until tomatoes burst and shrimp are opaque throughout, 5 to 6 minutes. 3 Transfer to pasta pot (along with any pan juices) olives, parsley, Parmesan, and remaining Tbsp oil and toss to combine (adding some reserved cooking liquid if pasta seems dry). PER SERVING 505 CAL, 12 G FAT (2.5 G SAT), 30 G PRO, 860 MG SODIUM, 70 G CARB, 4 G FIBER

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Crispy Chicken Thighs with Escarole and Parmesan Salad ACTIVE 15 MIN. SERVES 4

TOTAL 30 MIN.

8 small chicken thighs (about 2½ lbs) Kosher salt and pepper 1 head garlic, cloves separated, skin on, large cloves halved 6 sprigs thyme 2 lemons, halved, plus slices for serving 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium head escarole, leaves torn into pieces 1 cup flat-leaf parsley ½ cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped 4 oz Parmesan, shaved

Season chicken with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper and place in large heavy skillet, skin side down. Scatter garlic and thyme around chicken. Place a second skillet on top of chicken and put heavy cans in skillet (the contents won’t cook) to weigh it down (this will flatten chicken so it 1

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cooks up evenly and extracrisp). Cook on medium-high until skin is deeply browned, 10 to 12 minutes. 2 Meanwhile, squeeze juice of 3 lemon halves into large bowl (you should get 4 to 5 Tbsp). Whisk in oil and ¼ tsp each salt and pepper. Add escarole and parsley and toss to coat. 3 Flip chicken and cook, uncovered, until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to plates. Squeeze juice from remaining lemon half into pan, add slices if desired, and stir, scraping up any browned bits. Spoon over chicken. 4 Fold walnuts and Parmesan into escarole salad and serve with chicken. PER SERVING 870 CAL, 67.5 G FAT (18 G SAT), 55 G PRO, 865 MG SODIUM, 13 G CARB, 6 G FIBER

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Stewed Black Beans with Collard Greens ACTIVE 25 MIN. SERVES 4

TOTAL 25 MIN.

1 lime, plus wedges for serving 1½ cups couscous 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped ½ tsp ground cumin ⅛ tsp ground allspice

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4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 15.5-oz cans black beans 1 large bunch collard greens (about 1 lb), stems discarded, leaves thinly sliced Kosher salt and pepper

1 Finely grate zest of lime into large bowl. Add couscous and 2 cups just-boiled water and mix to combine. Cover and let sit at least 10 minutes. 2 Meanwhile, add 1 Tbsp oil and onions to medium pot and cook, covered, on medium, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add cumin, allspice, and half the garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. 3 Add beans (and their liquid) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 8 minutes. Squeeze juice of lime into beans and mix to combine. 4 While beans cook, heat large skillet on medium-high. Add remaining 2 Tbsp oil and garlic and cook 15 seconds. Add collards and cook, tossing often, until bright green and just slightly tender, about 2 minutes. 5 Fluff couscous with fork and season with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper. Serve beans over couscous and top with collards. Serve with lime wedges if desired. PER SERVING 550 CAL, 11 G FAT (1.5 G SAT), 21 G PRO, 375 MG SODIUM, 93 G CARB, 15 G FIBER


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Cottage Pie ACTIVE 25 MIN. SERVES 4

TOTAL 30 MIN.

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1 lb Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-in. pieces Kosher salt and pepper 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temp. 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 medium carrots (about 8 oz), peeled and cut into ¼-in. pieces 1¼ lbs lean (at least 90%) ground beef 3 Tbsp tomato paste ¼ tsp ground cinnamon ½ cup beer (lager or stout) ½ tsp beef bouillon (we used Better Than Bouillon) ½ cup flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped Fresh thyme, for topping

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1 Place potatoes in medium saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Add 2 tsp salt, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Reserve ½ cup cooking liquid, drain potatoes, and return to pot. Mash with butter, adding some reserved cooking liquid (2 Tbsp at a time) to reach a smooth mash. 2 While potatoes are cooking, add oil and onions to 9- to 10-in. cast-iron skillet and cook, covered, on medium for 3 minutes. 3 Add carrots and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are just tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Add

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beef and cook, breaking up with spoon into small pieces, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. 4 Stir in tomato paste, cinnamon, and ½ tsp each salt and pepper and cook 1 minute. Stir in beer, 1⁄2 cup water, then bouillon, and simmer until mixture slightly thickens, about 3 minutes. Fold in parsley. 5 Heat broiler. Spread potatoes over beef and top with thyme if desired. Broil until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. PER SERVING 510 CAL, 27 G FAT (10 G SAT), 33 G PRO, 595 MG SODIUM, 32 G CARB, 4 G FIBER


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two to three hours after you eat protein-rich foods. So including this nutrient at every meal provides more opportunities to build muscle and increase strength, which can help you stay active. Start your day with a protein punch: Make a Greek yogurt parfait, cook up an egg scramble, or add a handful of chopped nuts to your favorite whole-grain cereal.

SOURCE: Stéphanie Chevalier, Ph.D., R.D., professor of nutrition, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

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That series you’re watching is just so good, you don’t want to turn it off. But it’s a wise idea to power down. A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that binge-watching led to poor sleep and fatigue. Why? Viewing back-to-back episodes keeps your brain “cognitively aroused” rather than in a readyfor-sleep state, making it harder to nod off in bed. To get some shut-eye, disable autoplay if you’re using a streaming service so you (not your device) stay in control. SOURCE: Jan Van den Bulck, Ph.D., professor of media psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

THE JOY OF GIVING BACK ’Tis the season of generosity, and research published in Nature Communications shows you’ll want to get in the spirit. When people were told they’d receive $25 for four weeks, those who agreed to give it away felt significantly happier and had greater activity in the brain’s reward regions than those who agreed to use it on themselves. To reap brain perks—and make others merry—try these three ways to give the gift of health:

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supplies 20 U.S. families with clean water Many communities are threatened by contaminated water. World Vision will deliver bottled water and home filtration systems to U.S. families who lack it. Visit donate.worldvision.org.

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So what do I do about my sore throat? It’s killing me! Dr. Oz: Add honey to a warm cup of water or tea. It coats your throat, which helps keep coughing to a minimum. Plus, a hot beverage can help thin the mucus of a nasty cold and keep your throat moist.

My mom made me gargle when I was sick. Does it work? Dr. Oz: Trust Mom to know best. Research finds that you might feel better if you do it. So mix water with up to ½ tsp salt, then swish in your mouth and gargle.

REFLUX RELIEF You may want to adjust your menu to stop acid reflux. Eating a plant-based Mediterranean diet was just as effective as taking certain medications (PPIs) to treat symptoms, a study published in JAMA Otolaryngology– Head & Neck Surgery found. And the diet especially helps those with acid reflux that ends up in the throat. SOURCE: Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., chief of otolaryngology, The Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, Sleepy Hollow, NY

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Simplify shopping

Share your nonemergency symptoms with a boardcertified physician over a video call using MDLive. Wait times average less than 15 minutes. $59 or less per call, mdlive.com

Scan the bar codes on favorite groceries in the Fooducate app, which will grade the items based on nutrition and suggest healthier options if necessary. Free, iOS and Android; fooducate.com

Organize your bills

Enjoy a bath

Snap photos of your medical documents using Genius Scan to create PDFs. Label the files by date or doctor for easy searching later. Free, iOS and Android; thegrizzlylabs .com/genius-scan

Drop a bath bomb infused with essential oils into your tub as you fill it with warm water. Scents like lavender help reduce stress. Twilight bath bomb, $7, lushusa.com

Text a therapist

Add houseplants

Use Talkspace to be matched with a licensed therapist who can help you with specific mental health concerns through confidential messages. $32 a week, talkspace.com

By releasing oxygen, plants can help refresh the air in your home. Snake plants and money plants are low maintenance and can help you breathe easier.

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eeling depleted? Can’t focus? Has your get-up-and-go gotten up and gone? Between an ever-growing to-do list and a multitude of things vying for your attention, it’s easy to feel drained. But here’s the thing: All the demands on your life

won’t just disappear. What you can do is adopt small habits and changes that will reignite your spark, help you reduce stress, and reframe your mindset. Soon you’ll feel more energetic and better equipped to make healthy choices. Get started with this morning-to-night guide. BY J I H A N T H O M P S O N

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BREW BLACK TEA

While you may think coffee is your only chance at an alert morning, research published in the journal Appetite found that drinking two cups of black tea over the course of 60 to 90 minutes sharpened focus, in part due to theanine, an amino acid found in black (and green) tea. No matter what type you choose, brew it for two to three minutes in freshly boiled water to help extract the most theanine out of every cup. (Many teas contain low to moderate amounts of caffeine—on the whole, less than coffee. You’ll still get a lift, but it will be gradual.)

Take a quick break A study published in the journal Cognition found that short mental diversions improved focus in people who were participating in an activity for a prolonged period of time.

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11 00AM DO A CHAIR TWIST

This easy pose can help relax your back muscles, allowing you to become less tense, more energized, and better focused, according to Julie Rosenberg, M.D., author of Beyond the Mat. Sit in a chair with your spine tall, feet on the floor. Inhale deeply, then, on the exhale, twist to one side while rolling shoulder blades back and down and gently grabbing the side of the chair that you’re twisted toward. Hold for five breaths, return to center, do on other side.

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A midday workout will benefit your body and there’s also a payoff for your mind. A study in The Journal of Neuroscience found that subjects who exercised intensely on a stationary bike for 10 to 20 minutes saw an increase in brain chemicals that boost mood and cognition. Want to take it slower? University of Georgia researchers found that 10 minutes of walking up and down stairs at a regular pace was more likely to make participants feel energized compared with consuming caffeine. [ INSTANT BOOST ]

Tackle one thing at a time Multitasking can make you as much as 40% less productive and tires out your brain, so you’re less creative.

If you routinely experience “Where did the day go?!” panic, it’s time to figure out how you can off-load a few tasks, says Erica Stepteau, M.P.H., a certified health coach at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine. That might mean looking at your list of to-dos for tomorrow and seeing which ones can be handled by your spouse or a colleague or using a grocery-delivery service like Instacart. Take stock and see how you can give yourself a break.

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Spiff up the spot where you spend the most time in your home. Even if you don’t think it’s bothering you, physical clutter can translate to mental clutter, causing more stress and depleting your energy. Plus, it can lead to overeating. A study in the journal Environment and Behavior discovered that women in a messy kitchen ate nearly three times as many calories as those with cleaner countertops because their surroundings made them feel more out of control.

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MAKE YOUR BEDROOM EVEN COOLER There’s an ideal temp for better shut-eye, and it’s colder than you might think. (A bedroom that’s too warm can cause you to toss and turn, leading to a restless night and a groggy morningafter.) A study in the journal Sleep discovered that when subjects with sleep apnea set their thermostat to about 61°F instead of 75°F, they not only snoozed up to 30 minutes longer but also said they were more alert the next day.

All those thoughts bouncing around in your head (what did she mean by that? Could this mole be cancerous?) can seriously drag you down, zapping your mental and physical energy. Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., author of Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy, says you can reframe your mindset by asking three simple questions:

When was the last time I did something that made me feel truly at ease? In an overwhelming moment, it can be hard to remember what you need. The key is to focus on what’s actually calmed you down in the past instead of what you think should have calmed you down (e.g., spa days and yoga). Zone in on what’s worked for you before (listening to a silly song on full blast and dancing around the living room; screaming into a pillow), then do it again when you need a destressor.

What’s different from yesterday? [ INSTANT BOOST ]

Drink a glass of water Even mild dehydration can render you lethargic or unable to focus.

Some days will be tough, but you can avoid spiraling too far into a woe-is-me rabbit hole if you gain a little perspective. Think, OK, I have the same job I had yesterday, the same friends, the same partner. Simply noticing that not much has changed can help you avoid unnecessary worry and just see a bad day for what it is: one day.

Is this important to me right now? Establishing short-term priorities is a good way to get organized. When you ponder a broad question like What am I going to do with my life?, add “right now ” to the end, then check in with yourself every six months. This helps frame what’s important to you and how you’re going to harness your immediate energy.

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BETTER SLEEP,

Healthier Heart You focus on staying active and eating well—but do you also prioritize your slumber? Missing out on a good night’s rest can impact your ticker in a big way. Follow these rules to get quality zzz’s. BY B A R B A R A B R O DY

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Wake up at the same time every day

Your internal body clock controls when you naturally feel most tired and most alert. If you opt to stay up late and then sleep in on weekends, it can throw off this process because your sleep and wake times are inconsistent. Researchers at the University of Arizona found that regularly altering your sleep schedule by just an hour—say, going to bed an hour later on weekend nights and waking up an hour later in the morning—could be associated with an up to 11% increase in heart disease risk. Try to stick to the same schedule seven days a week.

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If eight hours is good, 10 must be great— right? While individual sleep needs vary, it doesn’t generally work that way. “Too much sleep can increase the chance of having a heart attack or stroke,” says Amgad N. Makaryus, M.D., chairman of cardiology at Nassau University Medical Center in New York. One reason oversleeping might be a red flag: Some people who snooze more are depressed, and depression is tied to heart disease. Aim to sleep between seven and nine hours, and if you routinely need more, discuss it with your physician.

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People who have trouble falling or staying asleep are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, according to a review of 15 studies published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Insomnia may mess with your metabolism, interfere with hormones, raise your blood pressure, and elevate levels of inflammation. While an occasional restless night might not be a big deal, if you toss and turn three or more nights per week for at least three months, see your doctor or a sleep specialist.

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Snoring is often a sign of sleep apnea, a condition in which you stop breathing for several seconds at a time during the night. If you have this disorder, your risk of high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stroke, and heart failure goes way up. When you stop breathing momentarily, your body jolts awake and your stress response kicks into gear, says Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D., associate professor at Columbia University Medical Center. Consider a sleep evaluation to see if treatment with a CPAP breathing device is necessary.

LET S LE E PI N G DOGS LI E— E L S EWH E RE Allowing your dog to crawl into your bed can disrupt shut-eye, says a new Mayo Clinic study. But good news: You likely won’t lose zzz’s if your pup snoozes in your room (results show you may even sleep better knowing Fido is there). So go ahead and let your pup nod off nearby, but in his own bed.

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A More Accurate Mammogram:

Genius. Sheryl Crow, breast cancer survivor and nine-time GRAMMY® Award winner

Only the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam: • Detects 20-65% more invasive breast cancers, compared to 2D mammography alone.1* • Reduces unnecessary callbacks by up to 40%.3,4* • Is approved by the FDA as a superior mammogram for women with dense breasts.2,3

Go to FindMyGeniusExam.com to locate a Genius™ 3D™ facility near you. The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam (a.k.a. Genius™ exam) is acquired on the Hologic 3D Mammography™ system and consists of a 2D and 3D™ image set, where the 2D image can be either an acquired 2D image or a 2D image generated from the 3D™ image set. The Genius™ exam is only available on the Hologic 3D Mammography™ system. Please consult your physician for a full list of benefits and risks associated with mammography. *Compared to 2D mammography alone. 1. Results from Friedewald, SM, et al. “Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography.” JAMA 311.24 (2014): 2499-2507; a multi-site (13), non-randomized, historical control study of 454,000 screening mammograms investigating the initial impact the introduction of the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® on screening outcomes. Individual results may vary. The study found an average 41% (95% CI: 20-65%) increase and that 1.2 (95% CI: 0.8-1.6) additional invasive breast cancers per 1000 screening exams were found in women receiving combined 2D FFDM and 3D™ mammograms acquired with the Hologic 3D Mammography™ System versus women receiving 2D FFDM mammograms only. 2. FDA submissions P080003, P080003/S001, P080003/S004, P080003/S005. 3. Friedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Rose SL, et al. Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. JAMA. 2014 Jun 25;311(24):2499-507. 4. Bernardi D, Macaskill P, Pellegrini M, et. al. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis (3D mammography) with acquired or synthetic 2D mammography compared with 2D mammography alone (STORM-2): a population-based prospective study. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Aug;17(8):1105-13. ADS-01659 Rev 004 (9/17) © 2017 Hologic, Inc. Hologic, 3D, 3D Mammography, Dimensions, Genius, Selenia, The Science of Sure, and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hologic, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.


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The Powerful Nutrition of Oats Four science-backed reasons to make oats a part of your daily meal plan

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Fiber-filled foods like whole-grain oats help promote a steadier, more consistent release of glucose into your bloodstream. Energy that’s absorbed gradually is energy that lasts, helping you fuel busy mornings and start your day strong.

“Whole-grain oats can help promote satiety because they contain both soluble and insoluble fiber,” says London. “This may slow down the rate of digestion and absorption in your GI tract.” And if you feel full, she adds, “you could be less likely to graze on extra calories.”

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The insoluble fiber in oats can aid in moving things through your gut, helping to keep you on schedule. London adds, “Drinking plenty of water with fiber-filled foods may also assist with regularity. Aim to increase your intake of both fluids and fiber-filled foods gradually.”

Beta-glucan, a type of fiber found in oats, has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol, a key factor in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease. When included in a diet low in saturated fat, 3 g of beta-glucan per day helps lower cholesterol— a 40 g serving of oats has 2 g.

GH EMBLEM CHECKLIST Quaker Oats wowed our registered dietitian because they’re…

NUTRITIOUS They’re 100% whole grains that provide fiber, B vitamins and minerals.

SIMPLE Wholesome oats are easy—plus, they are affordable, require little prep and are quick to cook.

T R A N S PA R E N T Health claims made on product packaging are supported by nutrition science.

DELICIOUS A food does you good only if you eat it! Luckily, they taste so great that you’ll want to.

V E RSAT I L E Oats are the perfect base for tons of flavorful recipes— any time of day!

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A hearty, healthy congrats to our friends at Quaker Oats for earning the Good Housekeeping Nutritionist Approved Emblem, awarded to food products that make it easier to stick with good-for-you meals and snacks. “Whole grains like oats can make any meal more nutritious thanks to their combo of fiber, vitamins and minerals,” says GH Nutrition Director Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D. Read on for the (surprising!) advantages of eating oats.


When you feed yourself some oats, the oats feed your body fiber. That fiber helps keep things moving through your intestines and colon. Which is great. Definitely want to keep that colon chuggin’ along.*

*As part of a healthy diet rich in grains, fruits, and vegetables. A serving of old fashioned oats provides 4g of fiber. ©2017 The Quaker Oats Company


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Healthy Holiday Eating

NUTRITION EXPERT Joy Bauer, R.D.N.

Six ways to stay on track and avoid extra pounds.

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he season is filled with opportunities to overindulge, which can make you feel overwhelmed and out of control. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Use these simple strategies to take charge of your eating routine and feel your best in the new year.

MAKE A SNACK BOWL

Little bites of treats can add up quickly, so if you’re tempted to munch while baking or cooking, fill a bowl with non-starchy vegetables, such as grape tomatoes, bell pepper sticks, and cucumber slices. You can still nibble but with a better outcome.

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Pack emergency eats in your purse so you’re not easily seduced by fast-food options. This starter kit of slimming snacks keeps well: a small bag of nuts and seeds (almonds and sunflower seeds are a great combination); a few sticks of string cheese; an apple, a banana, or a pear.

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Make it a rule that you can eat only while sitting down— not standing. This will help you focus on savoring what’s in front of you and prevent you from becoming distracted and unaware of the fact that you’re full.

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After you’ve eaten a few apps, resist the urge to clear your plate. Instead, hold on to it as a reminder of what you’ve

already eaten. The remaining bones, wrappers, or toothpicks can help you skip seconds.

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In one hand, hold a low-cal drink, like a wine spritzer. In the other, hold a water or seltzer. That leaves you no hands to hold a plate of food or mindlessly grab snacks. Bonus: You’ll stay hydrated, which can help relieve stress-induced headaches.

GIVE YOURSELF A TIME FRAME

Decide on a deadline and a goal, such as 30 minutes to buy two presents. You’ll be less likely to swing by the food court if the clock is ticking. Plus, you’ll move faster and burn more calories.

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JUST SAY NO TO FOOD PUSHERS! It’s easy to feel obligated to eat food you don’t actually want. Instead, come up with an effective way to politely turn down a dish. Try: “Looks amazing, but I’m so satisfied. Maybe later!”

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Cold Play GETTY IMAGES. HOW TO BUILD AN IGLOO: ILLUSTRATION BY AMELIA BAUER, © 2007 BY W. W. NORTON & COMPANY. SNOWFLAKE: ADRIEN COQUET/NOUN PROJECT.

With a little arctic engineering, you can build a solid shelter for your next snowball fight.

to Build an Igloo and Other Snow Shelters, by Norbert Yankielun, Ph.D.

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Grab a shovel, a few identical sturdy buckets or containers, and waterproof mittens or gloves. Most important, you’ll need a good six inches of ground cover of moist snow that you can easily shape into a snowball.

Beware of snowbanks, roads, and sloped roofs, which could dump an avalanche onto your fort. Outline your structure—circular forts with a step-over entryway are strongest; a horseshoe shape is a compromise, but good if you’re short on snow.

To make “bricks,” pack snow in pails, then flip over and tap to loosen them. Place bricks side-by-side along your outline, then stack so the ones on the upper rows straddle the joints of those below. Alternate molding and laying bricks with your kids.

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MORE MONEY Don’t let the holiday season take a bite out of your savings. Guard your budget with this no-nonsense guide to managing spending. BY T R A E B O D G E

THE EXPER TS

WD’s go-to gurus for smart shopping tips and ways to reduce debt.

DANA VAS NUNES,

JOANIE DEMER ,

CAMERON HUDDLESTON,

senior manager of deposit products at Alliant Credit Union

cofounder of thekrazycouponlady.com

Life + Money columnist for gobankingrates.com

CATEY HILL, financial journalist and author of the upcoming The 30-Minute Money Plan for Moms

DONNA FREEDMAN, author of Your Playbook for Tough Times

KENDAL PEREZ, savings expert for Coupon Sherpa

ANDREA WOROCH,

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SPEND LESS Last Minute

Nearly three-quarters of Americans still have gifts to buy as of December 18—but don’t throw caution to the wind just because you’re short on time. Shopping and finance experts spill their secrets for maximizing a deal.

Collect cash back Andrea Woroch recommends Dosh (free, iOS and Android, dosh .cash), an app that allows you to get instant cash back on purchases from big box stores, department stores, restaurants, and more. Link your credit or debit card to the app, “then use it for your holiday purchases and apply the cash to help pay off your credit card bill later,” she says.

AVOID NEW CREDIT CARDS Don’t be fooled by store credit cards’ big initial deals, which often charge high fees to offset the discounts. Instead, use the points on your current card to save.

JOHN LAWTON/STUDIO D. PROP STYLIST: ALMA MELENDEZ FOR HALLEY RESOURCES.

Save in the short term Sign up for a free trial of ShopRunner (shoprunner.com) or Amazon Prime (amazon.com). For 30 days, you can enjoy free two-day shipping from both companies and free returns from ShopRunner. If you decide to cancel, set a reminder to do it before the trial expires to avoid being charged.

Buy in bulk If you’re a member of Costco or Sam’s Club, purchase a gift basket and divvy up the contents. “Last year, Sam’s Club sold a set of five coffee tumblers, with cocoa mix and marshmallows, for $20,” says Kendal Perez. “That’s just $4 per gift!”

Find day-of discounts For the truly last-minute shopper, Walgreens and CVS offer sameday pickup for gifts like photo books and calendars at very affordable prices.

Get instant cash off

Go in together

To save on online shopping, install a free plug-in on your Internet browser. Bobbi Rebell is a fan of Gumdrop (go to goodsearch .com/gumdrop.com and click on “Get Gumdrop for free”), which automatically finds and applies the best coupons and deals at checkout. You can also use Gumdrop to give to charity. Look for the “activate donation” button while you’re shopping online.

If your child is asking for a bigticket item that is beyond your budget, organize a group gift. Rebell recently discovered iSow (isow.com), a free service that allows kids and parents to request donations from other family members and friends toward a dream gift, like a trip to Disney World or a new computer.

Send an e-card Merchants including Best Buy, Amazon, Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, and The Home Depot offer gift cards via email within minutes of purchase, meaning you can wait until the absolute last minute to send a gift. W O M A N S D AY M A G A Z I N E

Lock in the lowest price Joanie Demer is a fan of the Amazon app for price-matching. “Even if there’s no time left for Amazon Prime shipping, scan any item at Best Buy, Toys R Us, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, or Target using the app, and if the price is lower on Amazon, simply request a price match at the register,” she says. D EC EM B ER 2017 /JA N UA RY 2018

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Help With

HOLIDAY BILLS The fun and festivities are over, and now the money is due. A recent survey revealed that Americans have around $1,000 in post-holiday credit card and other debt. Here’s how to pay it off in record time.

Use a windfall wisely After the season of giving, you may be tempted to blow cash gifts on a little something for yourself, but use that extra money to pay off some of your bills instead. Take it from Cameron Huddleston: “The best gift you can give yourself is to start the new year debt-free.”

Get free advice Think of the Clarity Money app (free, iOS only, Android coming soon, claritymoney.com) as an automatic financial adviser. The app will find discounts to lower bills, alert you to paid subscriptions that you never use, and help you stick to budgets and save toward a goal (like paying off that shopping debt).

SAVE EVEN MORE Before you shop, look at deal sites like slickdeals.net and couponsherpa.com for coupons and promo codes.

Make a payoff plan To break your debt into more manageable chunks, choose a specific date, say three or six months from now, by which you hope to pay it off. “This approach will help you calculate how much money you should put toward your debt every pay period,” says Perez.

Prep for meals on weekends According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly one-third of our food dollars go toward eating out. Add one homemade meal per week until you’re eating every breakfast and almost every dinner at home and brown-bagging your lunches at least three times a week.

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Put that savings toward your bills. “Hopefully, you keep the habit and apply the money you save toward next year’s holiday celebration,” says Donna Freedman.

With Wells Fargo’s Save as You Go option, $1 is transferred from checking to savings every time you make a purchase or pay a bill with the bank’s online bill-pay service.

Save automatically

Pay twice a month

Several banks offer free ways to save without thinking about it. Bank of America’s Keep the Change program rounds up each purchase to the nearest dollar and transfers the difference from your checking account to your savings account.

If you don’t have the extra funds to pay more than the minimum on your credit card each month, pay half the minimum twice a month, which will help you save on the interest being charged. Set up automatic payments to avoid having to think about dates.

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Ballack loves his bin.

T H E C AT ’ S M E O W Preserve a pet’s place beneath the mantel with this embroidered velvet stocking. Available in red or green with block, italic, or script font. ($25, merrystockings.com)

CHOW DOWN Get creative with the background color, name, and font for this bowl, perfect for a cat or a small dog. (Cat Face Personalize It Bowl, $24, zazzle.com)

Paw Pleasers

GIFT BASKET Personalize this collapsible bin with a pet’s name and photo, plus pick a color combo. ($28, pridebites.com)

FOOD FRENZY Create a profile for your dog and—based on her age, size, activity level, and love of lamb, chicken, or salmon—Purina will mail a custom food blend with her name on it. (Starting at $20, justrightpetfood.com)

PICTURE PERFECT

TRIM THE TREE Ohio artist Emma Thompson handpaints portraits in surprising detail on small frosted-glass ornaments. Allow about two weeks for delivery. (CreativeInCleveland, $35, etsy.com)

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Customize an 18” x 18” polyester pillow with a cute photo and your favorite background color (say hello to WD Art Director Andrea Lukeman’s Boston terrier, Rafi, left). ($39, canvaspop.com)

PILLOW: DANIELLE OCCHIOGROSSO. SOFT GOODS STYLIST: KRIS JENSEN. BIN: @BALLACK-THE-BULL.

Custom gifts for all the pet lovers on your list.


1. In between pillows on bed. 2. Underneath wooden bench.

Fresh Step® with the power of Febreze™ eliminates litter box odors so well, you might start wondering where your cat went.

Visit Freshstep.com for more games & rewards.

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Family / PET TALES a call every day that he was hitting himself, pulling his hair, scratching his face,” says Maria Gentilella, John’s mother. “We needed a different place for him.” At Green Chimneys, John works with camels as part of a therapy program designed by his social worker. The camels were donated

John Gentilella, center, cares for camels at Green Chimneys with staffers Miyako Kinoshita, left, and Shauna McWilliams.

Force of Nature provides a healing home for animals and kids.

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t’s a tuesday afternoon, and John Gentilella, a teenager who has attention deficit disorder (ADD), is taking a camel named Sage on a long walk at Green Chimneys school in Brewster, NY. The 175-acre nonprofit farm provides therapeutic education and life-skills training for kids with special needs and a safe, permanent home for animals, some of which were once mistreated. Founded in 1947 by Samuel Ross, Ph.D., the K–12 school has expanded from a single building with only 11 students into a nonprofit with more than 500 employees, two campuses, and a $35 million annual budget. Of its students, 204 live at or commute to its Brewster campus and 40 attend a middle school in Carmel, NY. Thanks to state funding and private donors, all students who go

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to Green Chimneys do so for free. Every day at the farms, the kids feed and care for sheep, goats, birds, and horses, among other creatures, and train shelter dogs. “These tasks help children learn responsibility,” says Samuel, who at 88 still lives and works (alongside his wife, Myra) on the school’s Brewster campus. “The kids also learn that if they take good care of the animals, the animals will give them unconditional love.”

A NEW ENVIRONMENT The animal-based therapeutic programs are offered as an alternative to traditional schools for students with mood and developmental challenges such as bipolar disorder and autism spectrum disorder. John transferred to the school in 2013 after he was diagnosed with ADD. “[At his old school], I was getting W O M A N S D AY M A G A Z I N E

Working with animals is not something every kid gets to do, but it’s fun and relaxing,” says John Gentilella. Maria has seen positive changes in her son’s decision-making and problem-solving skills. John too has noticed the effects of his bond with the camel. “Sage used to have a lot of temper tantrums where she’d be wide-eyed and kick her legs, so I would have to be patient and wait for her to get it out of her system,” he says. “Now I use that patience with schoolwork too. I know that it’s going to take a while, but I have to get through it.” Samuel is motivated to continue expanding the school’s mission. “It’s been great to see the tiny school that I built transform into all that it is today,” Samuel says. “Children come here to do better. This is my life’s work.”

COURTESY OF GREEN CHIMNEYS.

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CHRISTMAS AROUND THE HOUSE

COVER RECIPES

FOR THE COOKIES:

Using floured cookie cutters, cut out bears, llamas, letters, and presents from sugar cookie dough (womansday .com/sugarcookies). TO MAKE THE POLAR BEARS AND LLAMA:

Outline and fill each cookie (leaving the polar bear’s sweater area unfilled) with white royal icing (womansday.com /royalicing). To make polar bear noses and llama faces, pipe a mound of stiff royal icing in one spot and let sit until almost dry, then press on mini brown M&M’S for the polar bears. Pipe on faces, then decorate sweaters, scarf, and hat as desired using royal icing. Teddy bear cutter, $20, coppergifts .com. Llama cutter, $7, etsy.com. TO MAKE THE LETTERS:

Outline, fill, and decorate each cookie as desired using royal icing, sanding sugar, and sprinkles. Alphabet cutters, $3 each, jbcookiecutters.com. TO MAKE THE PRESENTS:

Outline and fill each cookie, then sprinkle with white sanding sugar. Let sit until dry, then pipe on red royal icing ribbons. Square cutters, $14 for 6-piece set, amazon.com. FOR THE TREES:

Wrap green sour strap candy around foam cylinders, attaching with toothpicks in the back, or hot-glue as needed.

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Criss Cross With Knit Fur Pillow Cover, $60, potterybarn.com. Gurli and Vigdis Cushion Covers, $4 and $7, ikea .com. Snowflake 18” Square Pillow, $80, macys.com. Red Chain Stitch Pillow With Snowflake, $35, pier1.com. Red and Green Woven Holiday Lumbar Pillow, $30, worldmarket.com. Antique Silver, White & Gold Elegant Links, White & Gold Grid, and Solid Gold Wrapping Paper, $8.50 to $10, containerstore.com. Green Solid Decorative Gift Wrap Paper Roll, $2.50 per yard, luxepaperie.com. Green Glitter Trees on Kraft Roll Wrap and Snowy Trees Wrapping Paper, $9, papersource.com. Entertaining With Caspari Continuous Gift Wrapping Paper in Christmas Berries Roll, 8', $10, amazon.com. Sugar Paper Gold Foil Big Dots on Red Wrapping Paper, $6, target.com.

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WREATH CAKE ACTIVE 45 MIN. TOTAL 1 HR. 30 MIN. (PLUS DECORATING) ✦ SERVES 20 COST PER SERVING 43¢

FOR THE CAKE

Oil, for the pan 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp kosher salt ½ tsp baking soda 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 tsp pure almond extract 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1½ cups granulated sugar ½ cup dark brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 cup strong prepared coffee or milk FOR DECORATING

½ cup plus ½ cup granulated sugar 3 small sprigs rosemary 1 cup cranberries, thawed if frozen Gingerbread cookies, mini candy canes, and candied orange slices, for serving

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FOR THE FROSTING

3 large egg whites ¾ cup granulated sugar Pinch salt 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Oil a 10-cup tube pan and lightly coat in flour; tap out excess. 2 In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In a second bowl, combine sour cream and extracts. 3 Using a food processor, pulse together butter and sugars until combined, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, pulsing until incorporated before adding the next. Pulse in sour cream mixture. Add flour mixture in three parts, alternating with coffee, until just incorporated. 4 Transfer batter to prepared cake pan and bake until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Transfer cake to wire rack and let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto rack to cool completely. 5 Meanwhile, make decorations. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place ½ cup sugar and 1 cup water in a medium pot and cook on medium until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and let boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Dip rosemary into syrup, then remove, shaking off any excess, and coat in remaining ½ cup sugar; transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with cranberries. Set aside to dry. 6 Just before serving, make frosting. Fill a medium saucepan with 1 in. water and bring to a simmer. Place egg whites, sugar, and salt in the large bowl of a stand mixer and place over the pan of simmering water. Turn off heat and whisk mixture constantly until sugar melts, 3 to 5 minutes. Test by rubbing a little of the mixture between your fingers (it should not feel grainy). With a stand mixer, beat mixture until stiff glossy peaks form, 7 to 10 minutes. Beat in vanilla extract. 7 Spoon onto cooled cake and decorate with sugared cranberries, rosemary, cookies, candy canes, and candied orange slices. PER SERVING 335 CAL, 12.5 G FAT (7.5 G SAT), 4 G PRO, 185 MG SODIUM, 54 G CARB, 2 G FIBER

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LEMON POPPY SEED JELLY DOUGHNUTS ACTIVE 35 MIN. ✦ TOTAL 1 HR. 15 MIN. (PLUS RISING) ✦ MAKES 8 TO 12 COST PER DOUGHNUT $1.47

¾ 1 ¼ 2 2 1 3 2 1 1 1

cup whole milk 1¼-oz pkg. active dry yeast (2¼ tsp) cup plus 1 cup sugar large eggs Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and softened tsp kosher salt cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface quarts (64 oz) canola oil, plus more for greasing Tbsp plus 2 Tbsp poppy seeds tsp plus 2 tsp lemon zest cup raspberry or strawberry jam

1 In a small bowl, microwave milk until 100°F to 110°F. Stir in yeast and ¼ cup sugar. Set aside until frothy, about 5 minutes. 2 Transfer to the large bowl of an electric stand mixer. Add eggs; beat gently by hand to combine. Add butter and salt, mixing to combine (it doesn’t matter if some lumps of butter remain). 3 Add half the flour, 1 Tbsp poppy seeds, and 1 tsp zest, stirring to form dough. Gradually add remaining flour, then, using an electric stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, knead on lowest setting for 5 minutes (dough will be sticky). 4 Lightly oil a large bowl; transfer mixture to bowl. Cover with a damp towel and set aside to rise at room temperature until doubled in size, 1 to 1½ hours or overnight in refrigerator

(can freeze overnight at this point). 5 Lightly oil a large baking sheet. Lightly flour work surface; scrape dough from the bowl. Lightly dust top of dough; press or roll until ½ in. thick. Cut out rounds with floured 2½ to 3-in. cutter and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Gather scraps into a ball. Repeat rolling and cutting out rounds. Cover rounds lightly with a damp towel; let rise until puffed, 30 minutes. 6 Meanwhile, heat oil in a large deep saucepan or deep fryer over medium heat to 350°F to 360°F. In a large bowl, whisk together remaining 1 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp poppy seeds, and 2 tsp zest. Working with 3 to 4 at a time, carefully transfer doughnuts to hot oil and cook until golden brown, 1 minute per side. Use a large slotted spoon to transfer doughnuts to the bowl with sugar mixture, tossing to coat. (You will have some left over.) Let cool on a large rimmed baking sheet. 7 Fill a large piping bag fitted with a ½-in. round tip with jam. Cut a narrow slit in side of each doughnut. Push tip into each slit and gently squeeze jam until just coming out of hole. PER SERVING 485 CAL, 15 G FAT (3.5 G SAT), 8 G PRO, 270 MG SODIUM, 81 G CARB, 2 G FIBER

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17. Publication of Statement of Ownership: Will be printed in the December 2017/January 2018 issue of this publication. 18. Signature and Title of Editor, Publisher, Business Manager or Owner: Kassie Means, Publisher. I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete.

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Classic Recipe Makeover FROM THE WOMAN’S DAY ARCHIVES DECEMBER 1950

Lemon Poppy Seed Jelly Doughnuts See page 137 for recipe.

BACK THEN

Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) are pillowy Hanukkah delicacies, deep-fried to symbolize the miracle of the oil that lasted eight days. They became popular in the U.S. in the 1920s, after Jewish refugee Adolph Levitt invented the first doughnut machine in New York City. TODAY’S T WIST

STEVE GIRALT. PROP STYLIST: KARIN OLSEN.

QUICK TIP Don’t have a piping tip? Make a shallow hole in the doughnut with a skewer, then fill with jam using a resealable sandwich bag with the corner snipped.

We simplified the ingredient list by taking out the shortening and corn syrup. We also added lemon zest and poppy seeds to the dough and sugar coating, as these traditional ingredients are often associated with the holidays in Eastern Europe.

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