When Christmas isn’t the Most Wonderful Time

Always for some of us there is a month, and a day of the month, and an hour of the day when life is sadder colored than its usual wont, when we have need to lay hold of strength that is greater than ours, and when, indeed, we enter into our closets, and shut our…

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Aenisguetzli: A Traditional Swiss Christmas Cookie Recipe

Aenisguetzli, mailanderli, schweizer schenkeli, brazeli. The names of Swiss Christmas cookies don’t exactly trip off the tongues of most Americans and I doubt many have eaten them, either. I grew up very ‘Murican–through and through. It wasn’t as if my family wouldn’t have enjoyed generational traditions, it’s just that our ancestors apparently took the whole…

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