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    Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Ideas

    If you’re feeding a crowd this holiday season, here are some Christmas breakfast or brunch ideas to help stretch your budget. • Overnight Casseroles – These are perfect for making for all your guests while not putting too much work on your schedule. You can choose from sweet or savory casseroles. • Easy-to-Grab Food – Often the morning is full of opening presents and thinking about getting dinner ready. So, if you want to, you can make a variety of finger foods so that everyone can wake up and grab food as they will. Muffins, individual quiches, oatmeal are fine for Christmas brunch. If you want to be creative, make…

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    Holiday Mocktail-Cinnamon and Cumin-Infused Cranberry Spritzer

        Cranberries and cranberry juice are on sale just about everywhere so it’s the perfect time to put together this fun and very refreshing holiday mocktail. Prep time: 5 minutes, plus chill time Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 c. fresh or frozen cranberries ¼ c. honey ½ c. water 2 T whole cumin seeds 4 cinnamon sticks 3 c. unsweetened cranberry juice 2 medium organic oranges, each cut into 8 wedges 3 c. sparkling water Optional Garnish: Additional cinnamon sticks 6 long rosemary sprigs, lower leaves removed, and threaded with fresh cranberries Directions: Add cranberries, honey, water, cumin seeds, and cinnamon sticks to a small saucepan…

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