Warm Reuben Spread Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

Warm Reuben Spread Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

This warm Reuben Spread recipe from “Bronner’s Flavorful Favorites” staff cookbook is perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day party! After all, just mix the ingredients in a crockpot, cook for two hours, and it’s ready to serve. In fact, you only need five ingredients to make this scrumptious spread. Of course, they’re traditional reuben flavors: sauerkraut, corned beef, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. And the last is everyone’s recipe favorite – cream cheese. To confess, I’m not a huge

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Facebook Live-Video Santa Visits

Facebook Live-Video Santa Visits

In lieu of regular Santa visits for 2020, Bronner’s hosted four Facebook live-video visits with Santa. You can watch these fun segments any time! Our first visit aired, November 27. Santa joined Wendy from Grandpa Tiny’s Farm to meet their reindeer on Thursday, December 3. Mrs. Claus joined the fun on December 10, Part 1 and Part 2. Our last visit for the season with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Tinsel the Elf aired on December 17. Santa enjoyed talking to

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Christmas Traditions And Giving Back

Christmas Traditions And Giving Back

So many aspects of our lives influence the Christmas traditions we bring to our holiday celebrations. Where we grew up, when we grew up, who we grew up with … all play a part. Simple? Extravagant? Quiet? Loud? Since 2020 has been such an unusual year, we thought we’d explore some family Christmas traditions and safe ways to give back this holiday season.

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5 Top-Voted European Christmas Markets

5 Top-Voted European Christmas Markets

PLEASE NOTE: This post on European Christmas markets was drafted before the COVID pandemic, which is causing travel restrictions. We’ve decided to share it as inspiration for when we can freely travel once again. (Instead of dreaming of sugar plums – you’ll surely have visions of Lebkuchen dancing in your head this Christmas😋!) I have a wanderlust heart. Unfortunately, as soon as cold weather hits, I’m in hibernation mode. Traveling in winter wasn’t something I’d ever really considered. That is

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Pet Rescue: Penny’s Story

Pet Rescue: Penny’s Story

Our First Pet Rescue Penny’s story really begins with the story of our first pet rescue. Since I grew up having dogs, I was anxious to get our first dog after my husband and I were married in early 2019. We finally adopted our first rescue dog in July 2019. When we met Walleye, a nine-year-old Chiweenie (Chihuahua/dachshund mix), he had just been neutered and had four staples in his head from a recent surgery. In addition, he had a

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How Germany Celebrates Christmas

How Germany Celebrates Christmas

Christmas … the holiday celebrated around the world! Traditions, some of them hundreds of years old, fill European Christmases. With this in mind, let’s look at how Germany celebrates Christmas through Advent, gift-giving and Christmas trees. Advent in Germany Advent is the four weeks leading up to Christmas. During Advent, many families in Germany display an Advent calendar and Advent wreath. Advent Calendar (Adventskalendar) The calendar countdown begins December 1. Each day children (or adults!) open a numbered door/window to

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Irish Blessings & Colcannon Recipe

Irish Blessings & Colcannon Recipe

Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but wish to keep it simple? Decorate with Irish blessings and devour a warm bowl of colcannon! I must confess that I delight in decorative touches in my home for various holidays. However, I don’t wish to invest a great deal of time or money. Christmas is a bit of an exception, but even then I’m looking to spend time and money wisely. Choose from Many Irish Blessings I decided to start by choosing

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Experiencing Easter Through Semana Santa

Experiencing Easter Through Semana Santa

“When Lorene Bronner shared with me her experience of Semana Santa in Guatemala last year, I was captivated by her story. Semana Santa is the celebration through Holy Week leading up to Easter. I invite you to take a trip to Latin America with me as Lorene vividly and reverently recalls her encounter with Semana Santa and the Guatemalan culture!” – Aileen Libbey

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