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Each year at the Fantasy of Trees, the Adopt-A-Trees program showcases the creativity of Knoxville area children. Students create hand-made ornaments and decorations for their school or group’s tree. All area schools and local children’s organizations are invited to participate. This year, nearly 100 special trees from the following area schools and children’s groups will be on display, and for sale, at Fantasy of Trees.


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he holidays are filled with both joy and stress. Coping with personal stress is already challenging, but when combined with workplace stress, it’s no wonder holiday cheers turns into holiday glares. We are often faced with shortened deadlines, meeting expectations for the end of the year, and coping with stressed-out clients, which are just a few of the reasons for increased anxiety. So choosing the right gift now becomes a chore! Slow down.......I cannot begin to express how I disdain shopping! However, I have found a few things that have aided me during this season. Shop during the off hours instead of after work or during the “big sales”. Typically you are less likely to feel rushed without people playing ring around the clothes rack with you. Shop alone!! While I normally like someone to participate in my anguish, I tend to be more focused and less impulsive when no one is with me. This also helps when sticking to a budget. Finally, shop local!! I like trying to find unique gifts that no one else has and shopping in small local shops insure your gift is not duplicated. Most of all remember the true reason for this time of year, the birth of Jesus!

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Did you know... Holiday shopping can seem like a dreadful task during the months of November and December. We have a few tips to make your Holiday shopping an event -not a chore. Best way to tackle holiday shopping without sacrificing time with family and friends is to make your holiday shopping a social event!

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• Invite friends or family along. Recreate the days of your youth when it was fun to meet friends at the mall and scour the shops. Plan a meeting location and have an itinerary in place. Divide shopping lists so that everyone shares the task of shopping and fatigue doesn’t set in prematurely. • Make lunch or dinner part of the day. Incorporate refueling into your shopping plans. Failure to eat or drink can lead to hunger pangs and test shoppers’ patience, two factors that are seldom conducive to successful shopping. Having an end goal to meet friends or family at a nearby restaurant & even a dining location right within the mall, can inspire intrepid shoppers to get their work done promptly. Reward yourself for a job well done over a tasty meal and maybe a cocktail. Just be sure to indulge responsibly.

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• Break up the day with a flick. Many malls have a movie theater, so plan your shopping around the movie schedule so you can take a two-hour break to rest and relax in the theater. Chances are you’ll come out of the film relaxed, refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of your shopping list. • Make it a date night. The thought of shopping may not conjure up ideas of romance, but if time is short, couples can use shopping excursions as an opportunity to spend time together. Visit a coffee shop or a bar for a nightcap afterward and enjoy some one-on-one time. Parents can enlist the help of a babysitter to keep children entertained while they enjoy some uninterrupted time with each other. Shopping fills the days leading to the holidays. Make the most of such excursions by inviting friends and family along.

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5 1. Leather Keychain Wristlet with Gold Hatching Pattern | $22 www. shopcoldgold.com, 2. Bird Eyeglasses Holder | $38 www.uncommongoods. com, 3. Aquio IBTB2BB Double-wall Steel Insulated Hydration Bottle with Rechargeable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker | $49.95; Amazon, 4. Votes for Women Puzzle | $22 Celebrate suffrage with this beautifully illustrated, 500pc puzzle. www.uncommongoods.com, 5. Garmin vivoactive 4S GPS Smartwatch | $350; REI.com


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Did you know... Weather can affect outdoor exercise enthusiasts, while busy work schedules can make it difficult to get to the gym. When unforeseen consequences compromise your ability to stick to your normal workout routine, working out at home might be your only option. The following are a handful of ways to exercise at home when leaving the house is out of the question. • Hit the stairs. Many gyms have StairMaster¨ products that can be used for high-intensity interval training, calorie-burning workouts and/or improving flexibility. While you might not be able to duplicate the effects of such equipment at home, you can take to the stairs in your home, walking up and down the staircases in your home to squeeze in some aerobic exercise. If you want to increase the intensity level, fill a backpack with some weights. • Dust off the jump rope. Jumping rope is an inexpensive, effective way to burn calories and improve muscle tone. When confined to your home, jump rope in the garage or, weather permitting, in the driveway or backyard. Jumping rope is great cardiovascular exercise and can strengthen the upper and lower body.

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GOFIT MASSAGE ROLLER | $34.99. Made of dense, closed-cell foam, this therapeutic roller offers a soft, comfortable touch, while the rigid core provides firm, long-lasting support for your core strength training and recovery. The comfortable, foam texture and varied pattern offer muscle relief through deep tissue massages, while the open-ended design allows for a variety of strength exercises. Disck’s Sporting Goods

• Embrace crunch time. Crunches are another effective way to exercise at home. Crunches don’t require a lot of space, making them great exercises for apartment dwellers or homeowners whose homes are less than conducive to exercise. Crunches strengthen the core and can help establish muscle tone. Crunches also burn calories. Be sure to adhere to proper form when performing crunches, as the wrong form can increase your risk of injury. • Become a squatter. You can become a squatter without breaking any laws. Squats can be performed with or without weights, and either option can help tone your legs and buttocks, strengthen your core and improve your flexibility. Be sure to use proper form when performing squats. If you have never done squats in the past, first get the form down without using weights, only moving on to squatting with weights after you have mastered the form and if you feel like you want to. The confines of a home may not always be conducive to exercise. But fitness enthusiasts who find themselves unable to get out of the house can still get a workout in.

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home Ready your home for Holiday guests The Holiday season is about more than just rushing to stores to stock up on presents. Socializing and hosting friends and family members to catch up on a year’s worth of news also makes this time of year so special. Before friends and family arrive, holiday hosts must take steps to prepare their homes for guests. The following home prep plan can make relatively easy work of tidying up the house and ensuring it is inviting to your guests.

START WITH THE ENTRANCE Hosting can motivate homeowners to finish certain home improvement projects that enhance the appearance of their homes. Tidy up your home’s entryway to make it more welcoming. Be sure the front door and walkways are well lit. Give your home a welcoming look by pressure washing your driveway and walkways, hire a professional to save yourself time. Remove obstructions and trim back bushes and other plant life. Festive decorations can brighten up the space. Don’t forget a welcome mat to reinforce to guests that they are truly welcome at your home.

QUICK CLEANING Sometimes the joy of hosting can be overshadowed by the task of preparing for your guests. Although a thorough cleaning of the home is great if you have the time, but it may not be necessary. Go from room to room identifying spaces that are in need of a thorough cleaning. Or if you can, hire a cleaning service a day or two before your guests arrive for the ultimate clean and fresh appearance. Once they have done a deep clean, it’s easier to maintain. Spend time in the kitchen clearing clutter from the counters and make sure the dining space is clean and the table is presentable. A table runner and a centerpiece of festive flowers can brighten up a space instantly. Fluff cushions on sofas and chairs, give floors a quick vacuuming and wipe down any mirrors or picture frames. Always be sure the bathrooms are clean and fresh, with

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An amazing home! Stunning water-front home on 3+ acres- ON the water, private dock, private setting. Nicely updated to add a main level laundry room, pantry, and half bath. 9 foot ceilings and hickory flooring throughout, granite counter tops in the kitchen, quartz counter in master bath with marble flooring. The walk-out basement boasts a second living area with 2 flex rooms to use how you wish! Composite decking is on upper and lower decks, as well as the path leading to the dock.The roof is 2 yrs old, 3-zoned HVAC units, Culligan water filtration system, 2 hot water heaters, and ALL appliances remain. The over-sized garage allows room for rec vehicles or boat and trailer. Great home for family, vacation, escape, or permanent residence. 1040 Long Spur Tr | Dandridge, TN 37725 MLS#1090720 $675,000

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CREATE A SANCTUARY Overnight guests should have a designated space they can use as a retreat. If you do not have a guest room, consider having children bunk with one another and designating one of the kids’ rooms for your guests. Fresh linens, an alarm clock, a television and internet access are nice touches. A guest room can also be set up in a den or office with a pull-out sofa bed. Provide access to a nearby bathroom so guests can enjoy some privacy. Hosting children is easier than hosting adults because they won’t require the same level privacy and space. An extra mattress tucked under the bed or trundle bed, in your child’s room can be an impromptu place for kids to retire.

store so your guest’ needs are covered in case they forget something. Store them in zip-top bags and let guests know where these items are if they need them. Purchase a set of guest towels, sheets and pillowcases. Keep these in an air-tight storage bag or bin, so when guests arrive, they will have their own set of linens. Launder those linens after use.

STOCK UP ON FOOD Ask guests which foods and beverages they prefer and try to have some on hand. Use your spare time to prepare some meals ahead of time and freeze them. This way if someone drops by unexpectedly, you can simply defrost a meal and have it ready in no time. Keep a tin of cookies and tea bags ready for those who pop in for a snack and conversation. With the holiday in full swing, holiday hosts must ready their homes for overnight guest, but with these tips, should help make it a joyful experience for all.

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2020 Can-Am DS 90™ X™ | $3,749. For children 10 years of age and up, our DS 90 and DS 90X models are complete and comes with added features to enhance the adventure. With front double A-arm, HPG Piggyback shock, racing kick-up pegs, X-package graphics and seat cover, and a sport look exhaust, the DS 90X simply sets new standards. www.shakeandbakemotorsports.com

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Holiday Travel on Track By Matt Long For some people the process of getting from one place to the other is a pain, a chore, an experience to dread with fear and trepidation, especially during the Holidays. But there’s one form of transportation that seems to transcend the trepidation, to which most travelers fell drawn and memories are made – the train. Be it a modern high speed train in Europe or an old fashioned steam train in rural Tennessee, the train has captured the imaginations of people around the world and I’ll tell you why. An era long gone – We’re so used to being ushered about like sheep in a stall that we want to enjoy those creature comforts that have all but disappeared. True, you won’t get white glove dining on the TGV out of Paris, but you do get some privacy, peace and quiet and civility. There’s a lot to be said for that. The train in question doesn’t have to be entirely practical either. Refurbished steam locomotives take passengers on joy rides around the world to experience the sensation of old time travel and to see the world in a new way. I was on one such scenic train ride just a few weeks ago and the train was packed, every seat sold as hundreds of people jockeyed to get on board a remnant of the past. There’s just something about the experience that compels us. Little effort, maximum enjoyment – Train travel isn’t hard, especially when compared to flying. To fly in the modern era, travelers must arrive hours early in order to be processed, poked and prodded losing valuable time from one’s life. The actual flying experience itself isn’t all that remarkable. Compare that to train travel. You aren’t supposed to arrive early, that just clogs up the platform. It’s perfectly alright to arrive on time, a sensation that just feels wrong to modern travelers. Boarding happens fast and hopefully orderly and the actual experience itself is wonderful. In a plane you’re lucky if you get a few nice views, but on a train that’s all you have. I’ve spent hours doing nothing but looking across the landscape as the train has raced past farms and flower fields. This allows you have an experience that requires very little effort but gives a maximum level of enjoyment. It just works – Everything, the ease of use, the pleasant journeys and the recollections of days gone by all add up to creating a travel experience that just works. I know, I know here in the United States we’ve had some issues with our commuter train system, but I’m talking about your local locomotives or long distance traveling trains. It’s amazing to me that in the 21st century, amidst all the security precautions and fear that we can still enjoy a travel experience that is efficient and a pleasure to undertake. I can only hope that it stays that way for future travelers to enjoy.


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UNDER ARMOUR CH1 GTX HUNTING BOOTS FOR MEN | $299.99, Bass Pro Shop. Designed by renowned hunter Cam Hanes, A boot built for outdoorsmen who love the demands of backcountry hunting, the CH1 GTX combines top technologies and design to give western hunters a hunting boot dialed in on comfort, weight and durability.

GRIPTILIAN - BLACK DROP POINT | $135, Mast General Store A good pocket knife is essential for your hard-working, adventurous lifestyle. Whether you're a lefty or a righty, the Griptilian knife from Benchmade has got you covered. The knife has an AXIS locking mechanism with ambidextrous thumb-stud opener and a 154CM stainless steel blade. The sturdy nylon handle has a reversible steel pocket clip, so you can clip it to your belt or your pocket when you're on the job.

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THE ELF ON THE SHELF® ADVENTURE IN DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE Santa is sending Scout Elves to Downtown Knoxville again! The Knoxville Scout Elves will land in town to begin an epic holiday scavenger hunt on Friday, November 29, and Santa has granted them permission to remain here until Sunday, January 5. Just like all elves, the ones here are sneaky, hiding in cups of hot cocoa, converses, candies, and other hideouts. So, pick up a North Pole Pass to help guide you through the adventure of finding these elves, and you will also find fun, treats, and prizes along the way. You can pick up North Pole Passes at any of the participating businesses listed on our website: www.downtownknoxville.org/ holiday/elf

THE POLAR EXPRESS : HOLIDAY FILM SCREENING When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of selfdiscovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. $9.00 & $7.00 (PLUS APPLICABLE FEES) Movie at 3pm | Doors at 2pm Tennessee Theatre 604 S Gay St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 WIVK CHRISTMAS PARADE Join us for everyone’s favorite parade, the 47th WIVK Christmas Parade. Bands, dancers, lighted floats, characters and Santa Claus parade down Gay Street and brings fun holiday spirit to all!

A PARK CHRISTMAS HOSTED BY FROZEN HEAD STATE PARK & NATURAL AREA Join us for a night of community and celebration! Our 3rd annual Park Christmas is a FREE event with much to offer! •Evening Hay Rides •Live Music •Ornament Making •Astronomy •Campfires with S’mores! •Refreshments •Special Guest: Santa! Santa’s Gift Shop will be open for your holiday needs! The event kicks off from the Frozen Head State Park Visitor’s Center. We will be collecting gently used coats to benefit a local charitable organization. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE - FREE SCREENING - KNOXVILLE TVA EMPLOYEES December 15 2pm-4pm! Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union presents free screenings of this beloved classic on the big screen in honor of their 85th Anniversary. It’s a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit! There will be screenings at 2pm and 6pm. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. This screening is free and open to the public. Tennessee Theatre 604 S Gay St., Knoxville

A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CLARENCE BROWN THEATRE The miserly boss, Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to face the true cost of his behavior in a series of supernatural visits from ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future. With stunning costumes, beautiful carols, and $10 tickets for children 5 to 12, the heartwarming “A Christmas Carol,” returns to the Clarence Brown mainstage November 27 through December 21. At each performance, patrons can enhance the experience by enjoying holiday treats at the concession stand and taking pictures with “Scrooge and Tiny Tim” in a specially designed photo experience which will be stationed in the main lobby.

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CHEROKEE CAVERNS PRESENTS CHRISTMAS IN THE CAVE 2019 December 6th- December 21st. Come join us again this year as we celebrate a little bit of Christmas. Walk the Christmas Cave path among the Stalactites and Stalagmites with thousands of twinkling Christmas lights and enchanting Christmas Music! Visit with Santa and have your picture made with him. Watch out for the Grinch, he will be meeting you around the turns and twists of the Cave as he tries not to capture the Christmas spirit and grow his heart 3x the size!! What could be more fun this Christmas than joking around with Cousin Eddie from Christmas Vacation inside of Cherokee Caverns this Christmas Season!!! We will have lots of shopping and food and fun for the whole family!!! Tickets are $10 with $1 off per a non perishable food item donation per ticket for Second Harvest Food Bank! NORTHPOLE LIMITED TRAIN RIDE As our most popular annual event, North Pole Limited train rides have been a family tradition since 1999. During the magical holiday season, trains take riders on an imaginary journey to the North Pole. Along the way, you’ll be treated to refreshments, storytelling, and occasional sing-a-

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longs. As the Christmas train gently rolls down the rails, a number of lighted displays can be seen outside. Once the train pulls into the “North Pole,” a special guest boards for a visit. During the return ride, Santa makes his way through the train cars to greet every child and presents a keepsake item to all the children. This event has become a family tradition for many...now in its 20th year!

FOOD MARKET SQUARE FARMERS’ MARKET: HOLIDAY EDITION The MSFM is open on Saturdays in December for all your holiday (and every day!) needs. In addition to fall produce and farm products like honey, meat, eggs, and plants, you’ll find special treats like chocolate, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts perfect for the season of giving! Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville on Market St, Union Ave, and Market Square. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region. With Knoxville’s Holidays On Ice on Market Square and a variety of surrounding local shops and restaurants, the MSFM is a perfect family destination this holiday season!

VICTORIAN HOLIDAY TEA SPONSORED BY EST8TE & PRESTIGE TUXEDO Join us for a scrumptious afternoon tea in the Victorian tradition. Historic Westwood is the perfect setting for a memorable event with friends and family. The main floors of the home will be turned into beautifully decorated tea parlors just for this occasion. Enjoy delicious homemade treats and special surprises. Adult tickets are $42.00. Tickets for children age 10-17 are $24.00 and can be purchased online.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA & THE GRINCH Come One Come All......Breakfast with Santa & The Grinch. Come Meet Santa & The Grinch at Applebee’s 5316 Central Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37912 From 8:30am-9:30am. Santa has a toy for each child and enjoy Yummy Green Grinch Pancakes with Candy Sprinkles on Top! Limited Seats Available only $10.00 each person. CALL DIANA 865556-3955 TODAY!!!!

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Gingerbread, nutmeg, and peppermint are classic flavors during the colder months, but there’s a reason that cinnamon spice is associated with everything nice (and it isn’t just because it’s an easy rhyme). It’s just so good, and it comes with some pretty sweet health benefits too. So why limit your use to just desserts? Check out these sweet and savory ways to use cinnamon that prove it may just be the most versatile spice in your cabinet.


CINNAMON BROWN RICE PUDDING W/ALMOND MILK 4 cups water 1 cup brown rice 4 cups almond milk 2 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 2 Tbsp butter 1/2 cup raisins Boil 4 cups of water and stir in brown rice. Lower to medium heat and simmer rice for 30 minutes, uncovered. Stir occasionally. Drain water and transfer rice back to its original pot. Put the lid on the pot and let steam for 10 minutes, away from the flame. After 10 minutes, transfer rice to a bowl and set aside. Bring almond milk, sugar, honey and spices to a low boil. Stir often so the milk doesn’t burn. Add the rice, butter and raisins, stir often. Simmer until milk cooks down, about 30-45 minutes. Serve cold or at room temperature with a pinch of cinnamon on top. Add raisins to your liking.

SIMPLE CINNAMON PUMPKIN PANCAKES 3 eggs 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/3 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 1/2 cups almond milk (regular milk is fine too) 5 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons baking powder (yes, tablespoons!) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon a pinch of nutmeg, cloves, and/or all spice Whisk the eggs, pumpkin, olive oil, brown sugar, almond milk, and Greek yogurt together until smooth. Add the whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. Stir until just combined. Preheat a skillet or griddle to medium high heat. Pour 1/3 cup batter onto the hot griddle and let cook for 3-5 minutes until bubbles rise to the top and the edges look dry. Flip the pancakes and let cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove and keep warm until ready to serve. Top with butter and maple syrup. Keep leftovers in the fridge for a few days or freeze them to enjoy later.

MAPLE CINNAMON CHEESECAKES WITH GINGERBREAD CRUST For the crust 1 heaping cup pecans 6 medjool dates 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp cinnamon For the cheesecake 2 cups raw cashews (soaked overnight) 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 tsp cinnamon Juice of 1 lemon 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/2 tsp sea salt These Maple Cinnamon Cheesecakes are vegan, gluten free and paleo. For the crust: Combine all the ingredients in a food processor . You will see the mixture start to get to a crumbly like consistency. Be careful not to over process or you will end up with pecan butter. Once the mixture looks done, you can press a little into the bottom of each muffin cup. I used standard sized pans . Place them in the fridge while you make the cheesecake part.

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For the cheesecake: Make sure your cashews have been soaking overnight. Drain and rinse them. Place them in a food processor with all the other cheesecake ingredients. Mix until everything is smooth. Spoon a little of the cheesecake mixture into each muffin cup. Once that is done, place them in the fridge to firm up. It can take up to 12 hours for the cheesecakes to get fully firm.

CINNAMON SWEET POTATO AND CARROT SOUP 2 cups sweet potatoes, chopped 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups carrots, chopped 1 1/2 cups warm water 1/4 teaspoon EACH ground cloves, nutmeg, and allspice Steam sweet potatoes and carrots. Combine with water in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add onion, coconut oil, and spices, blending until well mixed. Reheat in saucepan on low, if desired, or serve cold.

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eat Secrets to Holiday Baking Success Provided by Independent Pampered Chef Consultant Cajun Graham

Roll out dough then store your pin safely with the Marble Rolling Pin & Holder Set. The weight of this beautiful rolling pin does the work for you, and the smooth surface keeps dough cool and prevents it from sticking to the barrel. The holder keeps your pin safe on the countertop or in a cabinet. Marble Rolling Pin & Stand, $53 Pampered Chef Independent Consultant Cajun, visit her store at www.pamperedchef.com/pws/cajun

Baking is popular come the holiday season, when baked goods are often gifted or shared with family and friends at holiday gatherings. Individuals turn out sweet treats left and right, and these treats are often gobbled up by appreciative holiday revelers.

For perfect cookies, flatbreads, appetizers and other goodies, nothing bakes better than our Stoneware Cookie Sheet. Its large size lets you bake big batches, so there’s enough for everyone. The built-in angled handles make it easy to remove the stone from the oven without touching your food. Stoneware Cookie Sheet, $37 Pampered Chef Independent Consultant Cajun, visit her store at www.pamperedchef.com/pws/cajun

Although some people have mastered baked goods, others can benefit from a few tricks of the trade. Utilize these tips to make holiday baking that much easier. * Overworked cookie dough may result in dry cookies. Try not to handle dough more than is necessary to roll it out to desired thickness. When rolling the dough, put it between two pieces of waxed paper to reduce flour usage on the rolling pin. * When baking brownies or other bar-type cookies, line the inside of the pan with greased aluminum foil. This way you can lift out the dessert and cut it neatly instead of risking sticking. * The same technique can be used when baking cookies. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and bake as directed. The cookies should slide right off when done, and you won't have messy pans to wash afterward. * Double-check your oven temperature with a reliable thermometer to make sure it is accurate. This will help you bake more efficiently and adjust the time or temperature accordingly. * Many cookie doughs can be refrigerated or even frozen, so you can make a big batch and then spread out your baking as needed throughout the season. 32

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Make big batches of cookies, pasta, pastries, and pie lattice in a fraction of the time with the Rolling Cookie Cutter Set! The specially designed handle keeps pressure in the right place so your treats are uniformly cut and bake evenly. Rolling Cookie Cutter Set, $43 Pampered Chef Independent Consultant Cajun, visit her store at www.pamperedchef.com/pws/cajun

The gorgeous design of our Fluted Cake Pan is sure to impress. The interior has a nonstick coating that ensures an even bake and easy release. The blue enamel coating gives it a vintage look that’s gorgeous in any kitchen. Fluted Cake Pan, $22 Pampered Chef Independent Consultant Cajun, visit her store at www.pamperedchef.com/pws/cajun

The Mini Pie Gift-Making Set has everything you need to make homemade gifts! Includes the Mini Pie Pan (with pie dough cutters), Marble Rolling Pin, and Mini Cake Box Set. Mini Pie Gift-Making Set, $85 Pampered Chef Independent Consultant Cajun, visit her store at www.pamperedchef.com/pws/cajun


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Build Your Own (24pc) | $28 Schakolad is determined to stay true to the nostalgia and personal service of the corner family owned chocolateria by making their chocolates fresh, on premises, at each location. Schakolad Chocolate Factory 10944 Parkside Dr. Knoxville,TN 37934 865-675-2626

Happy Pappy (24pc) | $12.99 - $52.99 Creamy White Chocolate + Real Chunks of Apples + Real Butter This original cookie pairs genuine Apple Pie Moonshine with rugged oats and the sweet smoothness of white chocolate. It is tamed only by the savory aroma of real apples and a perfect blend of spices. Topped with a light glaze, this cookie is sure to make everyone a Happy Pappy, except for Granny- she doesn’t like it when a cookie upstages her pie! Makes great corporate gifts as well! Moonshine Mountain Cookie Company 10205 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922 865-357-5722

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Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it's time to make sure your Christmas playlist is equipped with all the right songs. From timeless classics to obscure & new hits, these holiday tunes are necessary listens every year.

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HUshh Holiday Edition  

We're Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree with these funs gifts, tips & events! Make sure to pick one up!

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We're Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree with these funs gifts, tips & events! Make sure to pick one up!

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