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Vintage T-Shirts Gain New Life as Unique Holiday Gifts That sports jersey from sophomore year of high school has seen better days, but you can't seem to part with it even now. What about that hair band concert T -shirt you're too embarrassed to admit is still tucked in the back of your closet? Are the kids making fun of your college alma mater tee that has holes under the arms? T shirts hold special places in the hearts of many people. Now quirky, athletic and downright memorable tees can be turned into customized gifts for everyone on a holiday shopping list.

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Christmas through the ages • Telesphorus, the second Bishop of Rome, declared in the 2nd century AD that public Church services should be held to celebrate “The Nativity of our Lord and Savior.” • In 320 AD, Pope Julius I and other religious leaders specified Dec. 25 as the official date of the birth of Jesus Christ. • In the 13th century, St. Francis of Assisi introduced Christmas carols to formal church services. • In 1531, in Germany, the first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared. • The Christmas tree was first decorated with lights in the 16th century. It is believed that Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer, was so taken with the Christmas night sky that he added lighted candles to the tree to bring “the lights of the stars” into the home of his family. • A goose was customary Christmas fare until the early 1600s, when King Henry VIII of England took it upon himself to tuck into a turkey. • In 1643, the British Parliament officially abolished the celebration of Christmas. • The first American Christmas carol was written in 1649 by a minister named John de Brebeur. It is called “Jesus Is Born.” • Between 1649 and 1660, Oliver Cromwell banned Christmas carols in England. Cromwell thought Christmas should be a very solemn day, so the only celebration allowed was a sermon and prayer service. • A wreath with holly, red berries and other decorations began from at least the 17th century. Holly, with its sharply pointed leaves, symbolized the thorns in Christ’s crown-of-thorns. Red berries symbolized the drops of Christ’s blood. A wreath at Christmas signified a home that celebrated to birth of Christ. • In 1818, “Silent Night” was written by Austrian priest Joseph Mohr. Legend has it that his church’s organ broke on the day before Christmas. Mohr could not imagine Christmas without music, so he sat down to write a carol that could be sung by a

choir to guitar music. Later that night, the people in the little Austrian church sang “Stille Nacht” for the first time. • In 1834, Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, brought the first Christmas tree to Windsor Castle for the Royal family. • In 1836, Alabama became the first state to declare Christmas a legal holiday. • The first commercial Christmas card, produced in 1846, featured a drawing of family members happily toasting each other with glasses of wine — a shockingly decadent portrait that was immediately condemned by temperance advocates. • In 1856, President Franklin Pierce decorates the first White House Christmas tree. • In 1907, Oklahoma became the last state to declare Christmas a legal holiday. • In 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria. • In 1945, a phonograph album containing Bing

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Chocolate cake with a hint of mint This fabulous cake won third place in the state finals, Everybody Loves Chocolate contest. Developed by Lynette Shenk, of Luray, VA, we thought this would make a sensational, centerpiece dessert for your holiday table. It’s huge, dense and layered with a hint of mint — perfect for the holidays. It’ll serve about 16. Cake: 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 1.4 oz. pkg. sugar-free instant chocolate pudding 1 cup Cocoa powder 1/2 cup Canola oil 2 cups warm water 1 tablespoon Vanilla 8 egg yolks 8 egg whites 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar Preheat oven to 325°. Use a clean 10” tube pan or three 9” round layer pans. Separate eggs. Place whites in a deep bottomed bowl with cream of tartar and beat until peaks form, but it isn’t dry. Combine

dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl; then combine wet and dry. Once whites are done, fold whites into chocolate mixture, mixing until the stiff batter is smooth. Pour batter into pan(s) and place on lowest rack and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Tube pan will take longer. Remove cake(s) from oven, but do not invert pan(s). Cake will be heavier than an angel food or chiffon, but lighter than a German chocolate. Filling: 2 cups Heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon Mint extract 1/4 cup sugar Green food coloring (opt.) Cool cake completely. Whip cream; gradually add sugar while mixing then add mint flavor to taste and just a tiny bit of color, if desired. Slice tube cake into 3 layers. Spread between layers, then ice with Whipped Chocolate Ganache. Whipped Chocolate Ganache: 2 cups Heavy whipping cream 16-18 oz. dark or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped or chips Heat cream in heavy saucepan just until it starts to boil. Remove from heat; add chocolate all at once and stir until chocolate is melted. Cool in refrigerator (several hours - consistency should be like thick pudding). Whip until soft peaks form (over whipping may cause mixture to become lumpy). Frost the sides and top of cake. Using a hot spatula, warmed in hot water and dried well, offers smooth spreading. Garnish: Melt 1/4 cup white and 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips and drizzle each on top and sides of frosted cake. Source: Virginia Egg Council

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Don't forget finances when making resolutions When the time comes to make New Year's resolutions, the conventional wisdom is to focus on weight. Such wisdom is understandable, as many people spend the holiday season indulging in big meals and all the treats synonymous with having fun. While it's acceptable to make healthy resolutions, a slimmer waist and a healthier diet should not be the only goals for the year ahead. In light of the last several years, it's important for men and women to make financial resolutions for the year ahead, too. No one can say with certainty when, or if, the economy will rebound, and men and women should look at the New Year as a suitable time to make some financial resolutions for the future. * Reassess your investment plan. Since 2008, the market has been up and down like a roller coaster. Those who have

weathered the storm have no doubt witnessed big gains and significant losses over the last few years, and the turn of the calendar is a great time to reassess investments and possibly make some changes. Are you taking on more risk than you're comfortable with? Is your portfolio too conservative? How well are you diversifying? Look at your investments from every angle and determine if it's time to make some changes. * Resolve to be more liquid. A 2011 poll from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling found that 64 percent of Americans would need to utilize a source other than their savings account to pay for a $1,000 unplanned expense. That percentage illustrates that most adults just don't have enough cash on hand. This year, resolve to be more liquid. Being more liquid enables you to more effectively handle emergencies, and

it also helps you avoid being forced to sell investments at the wrong time. * Shake things up. If you rely on one individual to handle all of your financial needs, such a practice needs to change. No matter how much you trust this person, don't fall into a trap where one person acts as your financial svengali. Such an arrangement proved very costly to those men and women who trusted the likes of Bernie Madoff, a once-prominent financier who turned out to be nothing more than a criminal mastermind orchestrating history's largest Ponzi scheme. This year, if you haven't done so already, make sure your financial advisor, money manager, custodian, and trustee are all different people. * Negotiate lower rates. Use the onset of the New Year as a chance to negotiate newer and lower interest rates on existing loans or credit cards. If

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As the calendar turns to a new year, the focus of men and women often shifts as well. After the hectic holiday season has come and gone, many people re-dedicate themselves to their personal health and well-being. That renewed dedication might be thanks to all those big holiday meals or it might just be a result of the new calendar year being symbolic of a fresh start. Regardless of the reasons behind this renewed vigor, the opportunities to make the next 12 months a healthier 12 months abound. While losing weight might the most popular resolution, there are a host

of other health-related resolutions individuals can make to improve their lives over the next 365 days. Resolve to reduce stress Stress is a major part of most adults' lives, and that's especially so after the hectic holiday season when men and women are pulled in so many different directions. Work is a common cause of stress, but family and personal finances, especially nowadays, are big sources of stress as well. This year, resolve to reduce stress in all aspects of life. At the office, analyze ways in which you can man-

age time more effectively, including how to best prioritize work projects so you don't always feel as if you're up against a wall. Outside the office, recognize the importance of maintaining a personal life and its relation to reducing stress. Spending time with friends and family can relax you and provide a welcome respite from the stress of the office. Resolve to eat better Losing weight and adopting a healthier diet are not necessarily the same thing. While a healthier diet might help you lose weight, the goal of adopting a healthier


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abetes should know that regular exercise lowers their risk of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent. So while exercise is a great means to losing weight, it's even better at helping reduce the risk for serious disease. When incorporating exercise into a daily routine, start slowly and gradually work your way up to more vigorous exercise regimens. Going full speed from the outset is a great way to increase risk of injury, which could actually restrict your ability to exercise for some time. Resolve to quit smoking To nonsmokers, keep up the good work. For smokers, perhaps some statistics are enough to get you on the path toward quitting smoking: * More than 150,000 Americans were projected to succumb to lung cancer in 2011, according to the National Cancer Institute. * The Canadian Cancer Society esti-

mated that 20,000 Canadians would lose their lives to lung cancer in 2011. * More than 6 percent of all deaths in the United Kingdom in 2011 were related to lung cancer, according to Cancer Research UK. If those statistics aren't enough to get men and women serious about quitting smoking, consider the negative effect secondhand smoke has on your loved ones. The American Cancer Society notes that roughly 3,000 nonsmoking adults experience lung cancer caused by secondhand smoke in the U.S. each year. When making a resolution this year, smokers' top priority should be to quit smoking. When making resolutions at the start of a new year, men and women often focus on healthy resolutions. But healthy resolutions go beyond losing a few extra pounds, and many involve dedication throughout the year to improve overall health this year and for years to come.

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Resolutions for your home Many people feel a new calendar year symbolizes a fresh start. Perhaps nothing illustrates that better than the popularity of New Year's resolutions, which people make in an effort to improve their quality of life both in the year ahead and the years that follow. Popular plans include resolving to lose weight or quit smoking. But homeowners can make resolutions for their homes as well. The following are some resolutions to ensure your home has as good a year as you do over the next 12 months. * Clear away clutter. Spring is the season most people associate with clearing a home of clutter, but the immediate aftermath of the holiday season marks a great time to begin tidying up. During the holiday season, homeowners often arrive home to a mailbox filled with

holiday catalogs. In addition, extra rolls of wrapping paper, packaging tape and holiday cards can transform a normally neat and airy home into a cluttered space with little room to breathe. Instead of waiting for spring to clear out clutter, resolve to spend some time each month getting rid of any unnecessary items. Not only will less clutter make a home less stuffy (particularly during winter when the windows are closed), it will also make spring cleaning that much easier. * Reduce the energy bill. Few people are in a position to scoff at ways to save money, and reducing energy costs is a great way to do just that. This year, resolve to turn the lights off when you leave a room, lower the temperature on the thermostat during daytime hours when no one is home and

consider alternative methods of saving energy as well. Most homeowners might be surprised to learn their set-top cable or satellite boxes, when coupled with a digital video recorder, are quite possibly gobbling up more energy than their refrigerator. Such was the findings in a 2011 study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council, which found that a high-definition cable or satellite settop box, when combined with a DVR, used more kilowatt hours per year than a new Energy Star rated 21 cubic-foot refrigerator. While few homeowners are likely willing to give up their cable service or DVR, you can ask your service provider for Energy Star 4.0-rated devices to help reduce energy consumption. * Grow a green thumb. A lawn is the first thing passersby

notice about a home. No matter how beautiful the home itself is, if the lawn is not well-maintained that is what most people are going to remember. This year, resolve to grow a green thumb. Though spring and summer are considered the seasons for lawn care, winter is not necessarily a bad time to get started. Clear away any fallen branches and rake away the last of the leaves, which can be used to create a compost pile that can benefit the lawn throughout the year. Depending on the type of grass you have, late winter and early spring can be a great time to fertilize. * Make your home safer. Improving safety around the house should not have to be a New Year's resolution, but for busy homeowners it's easy to overlook safety around the house. This year, resolve to make your home safer and keep it safe and

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Much of what makes the holiday season so special is the traditions that people hold dear. While families have traditions that stretch back decades, there is plenty of opportunity to embrace new means of celebration to breathe new life into Christmas, Chanukkah or the season's other holidays. Chances are you're already hanging stockings or going caroling this year. You can add some of these and modify as they fit for your family. 1. Feed the wildlife. During the cold days of winter, birds and small animals that don't hibernate may find it difficult to forage for food. By trimming an outdoor pine tree in edible snacks you'll have a beautiful tree and one that benefits the wildlife as well. String peanuts and other nuts for the squirrels. Make little ornaments out of suet and string for the birds. Berries and corn can be enjoyed by all. Be

sure to choose a tree that is far enough away from the home, so you don't have too many scavengers hunting and pecking around the house. 2. Create a photo Advent calendar. Make your own Advent calendar that has small doors that open up to photos of different family members. Or use a collection of children's pictures that showcase how they've changed as they've grown older. 3. "Adopt" a child for holiday gifts. Each year you can bring a smile to a child in need by purchasing a present for an underprivileged kid. Some post offices sponsor "Letters from Santa" events where participants can respond to one of the thousands of letters mailed to The North Pole. Or work with a local charity that organizes events to bring gifts to children in hospitals or in foster care. 4. Holiday story countdown. Every night in December watch a movie or

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Home,, Family,, Friendss & You The Kitchen Diva by Angela Shelf Medearis Check holiday lists twice! As the holiday season approaches, many of us have holiday parties and gatherings to plan. In these tough economic times, we face the daunting task of keeping alive our family traditions without breaking our budget. The good news is that by being creative and planning carefully, and making lists, you still can make this season fun and memorable. Most of your budget may be spent on purchasing food for the holidays. The following budget-friendly tips and my easy, meatless recipe can help you save money and have fun at the same time. 1. Establish your budget and how much you can afford to spend. Design a menu around your budget and what is seasonal or on sale at the grocery store. Next, write a list of who will be invited. Your budget will guide you on the number of guests you can comfortably invite. 2. Keep a grocery list so you’re less likely to make an impulse purchase. A list also should prevent you from making extra trips to the store. Stick to your list for added savings, but stay flexible if you come across a sale. 3. Use coupons! In most cases, grocery stores have great sales on holiday staples like turkeys and hams. Their goal is to get you into the store with the hope that you’ll buy lots of other products that are not on sale. Use this to your advantage, but only buy items you need. Check for online coupons as well. Start with the website of the store where you shop or of products you use. Shopping on double or triple coupon days can save you a lot of money. 4. Buy in bulk. If the price is right and the larger size fits your criteria, go for it! Prices can be deceiving, so pay attention to unit prices to ensure you are getting the best deal. Bigger is not always cheaper. Make sure you will use the food before it spoils. 5. Save on store brands. Buy generic and you could save up to 40 percent a year on your grocery bill. In taste tests, most consumers cannot identify the difference between generic and store brands.

6. Shop high and low. Bargains are usually on the top or bottom shelves. The worst deals are at eye level. 7. Pay attention at the checkout. Don’t lose out on a great deal because an item scans incorrectly. 8. If you’re hosting a holiday gathering, ask for help with meal preparation. This will help relieve some of the financial burden. Contact everyone on your holiday guest list and see who can bring a dish to share. Guests traveling from out of town may not be able to bring perishable items, but they can grab some nonperishables on their way in. Make sure you coordinate who’s bringing what to avoid overlap. 9. Include a variety of meatless dishes, like my recipe for Penne Pasta With Pumpkin Sauce. You may have some of the ingredients on hand from Thanksgiving, or they may be on sale. Meatless meals are often cheaper and, as a bonus, generally healthier, too. 10. Help others. How about serving some homemade food or giving a grocery-store gift certificate to a family in need? This is the greatest investment you can make for your money during the holiday season. Happy holidays! (Additional info provided by Damaris Karanja, MA, nutrition and health education specialist, St. Louis County, University of Missouri Extension.)

Penne pasta with pumpkin sauce If you don’t have poultry seasoning on hand, you can add in a tablespoon of Italian seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg and cinnamon. Salt 1 pound whole-wheat penne pasta 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups chicken stock 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree 1/2 cup cream or evaporated milk 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon hot sauce or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1. Heat water for pasta, salt it and bring to a rolling boil. Cook penne until it’s tender but still firm, about 8 to 10 minutes. 2. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic to the pan, saute 3 minutes. Stir in chicken stock and combine with pumpkin, stir in cream or evaporated milk. Season sauce with poultry seasoning, hot sauce or cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper, stirring well. 3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 to 6 minutes more to thicken. Drain pasta and combine with sauce. Sprinkle pasta with grated cheese. Serves 4 to 6. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Smart, safe entertaining ideas (NAPSA) — When the party’s at your place, you can be sure to feel secure that safety is in attendance if you follow these tips from the experts at the Electrical Safety Foundation International: • Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and make sure your home is protected by an adequate number of alarms. Both types of alarms should be installed on every level of the house and outside each sleeping area. You should also put smoke alarms inside each bedroom. • Share your family fire escape plan with any overnight guests. • Make sure halls, stairs and doorways are properly illuminated and free of clutter that could hinder an escape during a fire emergency. Use night-lights in hallways and bathrooms. • Inspect all decorations, cords and outlets for damage before use. • Avoid overloading electrical outlets, which can overheat and start a fire. • Don’t run electrical cords across doorways or in high-traffic areas, where they pose a tripping hazard. • Keep decorations, gifts and other combustibles at least three feet from heat sources or open flame. • Never leave an open flame unattended, including the fireplace. • Stay in the kitchen when something is cooking. Unattended cooking is a major cause of home fires. • Use space heaters properly and safely. Keep them out of high-traffic and exit areas, and at least three feet from anything that can burn. • Turn off and unplug all decorations before leaving home or turning in for the night. Keep young visitors safe by preparing your home before they arrive: • If your home is not already “childproof,” install

When decorating for the holidays, avoid overloading electrical outlets with too many lights, cords or appliances.

tamper-resistant receptacles or use safety covers on all unused electrical outlets, including on extension cords. • Store breakables, candles, matches and other potentially dangerous items in inaccessible or locked areas. • Don’t forget to put away small items, like buttons, coins and jewelry, which are choking hazards. • Use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairways to keep babies and toddlers safe. • Make sure children are supervised at all times in the kitchen and anywhere space heaters, candles or fireplaces are being used.

These buttery melt-in-your mouth cookies, also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes, make a great holiday gift or cookie exchange addition. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided 2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Nutmeg, Ground 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 cups flour 2 cups finely chopped pecans 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar and vanilla, nutmeg and salt; beat until well-blended. Stir in flour and pecans. 2. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. 3. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheets. Immediately roll hot cookies in remaining 2 cups sugar. Place sugared cookies on wire racks to cool. When cool, roll again in sugar. Makes 4 dozen, or 24 (2 cookie) servings. • Each serving: About 214 calories, 15g fat, 20 g carbohydrate, 22mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 1g fiber, 2g protein. For more holiday recipes, visit (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

A relatively recent component of holiday shopping -- or any shopping for that matter -- is the gift receipt. Keeping gift receipts organized can take a little effort on the part of the shopper to ensure each gift recipient is in possession of their respective receipts. Gift receipts are advantageous to people who are receiving presents. Should the item not fit or be a duplicate of something they already have, a gift receipt enables them to return the item effortlessly. It also clearly indicates where the gift was

purchased so one is not driving around trying to find the store for a return. Plus, should the item have been recently reduced in price, a gift receipt will allow the full value of the gift to be received. Returning an item without a receipt could result in lost value and the sale price being rescinded. Although having a gift receipt will not entitle one to a cash refund, it will equate to a store credit in the amount of the original price purchased. Keeping gift receipts organized may

take a little trial and error. One idea is to keep two envelopes and a pen handy when shopping. Write the names of the gift recipients on the master receipt or put their initials beside their purchased items. Place those receipts in one envelope where you'll keep your copies of the receipts. On the gift receipts, write the names for whom the gifts are intended. Place those receipts in the other envelope that will hold all gift receipts. When it comes time to wrap gifts, refer to your gift receipt envelope and match up the receipts to the correct gift. Remember, the gift receipt will not display the price or sometimes even a product description. It will usually only have a bar code that will refer to a UPC, or product number. You may be able to match the receipt to the number on the product tag. But again, this is why writing the name of the person on the receipt at the time of purchase can make the process easier. Attach the receipt to the gift in some way and wrap.


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Many people take advantage of year end automotive incentives to trade in their cars for something shiny and new. There's a good chance that incentives will be even more enticing this season thanks to events that occurred in early 2011. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that ravaged Japan in March 2011 impacted the production and supply of many vehicles. Furthermore, many "domestic" cars are built or are comprised from parts that are made outside of their native countries. Therefore, it's not just Japan-

ese brands that have been affected by extreme weather this past year. What this spells out in dollars and cents to the average consumer is the ability to save some money on a new car simply because automotive retailers are looking to move merchandise and recoup some of the losses from earlier in the year. Many automakers are extending incentives until the first few months of 2012 to capitalize on postholiday spending. Some industry experts predict low interest rates, competitive rebates and other wheeling and dealing to attract customers.

Although the sales prices may be available, customer interest might still be tepid because of the ongoing recession. However, there just may be ample opportunity for those with spending cash to save on a new vehicle. When heading to the dealership, keep these tips in mind. * Know the invoice price on the car by doing your research. It will help you negotiate the lowest price available. * Don't appear too anxious to buy a car at a particular dealership. Tell the salesperson you're shopping around.


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inventory and recover from the slump in production caused by last year's tragic earthquake in Japan.

* Check out the safety reports and crash test ratings of the vehicle you're considering. Also, research the resale value if you're not planning on keeping this car for a long time. It could make a difference in the make you select. * While some dealerships may not be open to negotiating price, they may be offering a low interest rate, which can save you money. Also, certain extras

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New year, new car?

* It's best to negotiate for the lowest total price of the car, NOT the lowest payment. Sales strategies often enable salespeople to work the numbers to get you your payment. But that could mean a longer loan term, which would raise the overall cost of the car due to interest.

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winter sale

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