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Taste of Home December 2018

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Every issue is jam-packed with 100+ delicious, home-style recipes & tips—all made with easy, everyday ingredients—and all shown in FULL COLOR!

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contact us

For account information, subscriptions, payments and other inquiries, contact Customer Care. customercare@tasteofhome.com tasteofhome.com/customercare TASTE OF HOME CUSTOMER CARE PO BOX 5294 HARLAN IA 51593-0794 To find us online tasteofhome.com facebook.com/tasteofhome pinterest.com/taste_of_home instagram.com/tasteofhome twitter.com/tasteofhome To submit a recipe tasteofhome.com/submit To contact our editors TASTE OF HOME 1610 N 2ND ST STE 102 MILWAUKEE WI 53212-3906 tasteofhome.com/feedback To find single issues and learn about other Taste of Home products shoptasteofhome.com To advertise in Taste of Home kathy.west@TrustedMediaBrands.com Consumer information Taste of Home may share information about you with third parties for the purpose of offering products and services that may interest you. If you would rather not receive such offers via postal mail, please write to Taste of Home Customer Mailing List, PO Box 3115, Harlan IA 51593-0181. You can also visit www.tmbi.com/preference-center to manage your preferences and opt out of receiving such offers via email. Please see our Privacy Policy at www.tmbi.com/privacy-policy.…

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timeless traditions

Many were started by my great-grandparents, while others were added over the years. One year, after learning how to make ravioli, my mother decided we’d make hundreds of them on Christmas Eve day. We’d gorge on them for dinner and freeze the rest to enjoy all year long. This tradition lasted almost 20 years. One tradition I try to observe every year is to make fruitcake—one that people won’t turn their noses up at. I’ve been pretty successful with it so far, but this year, I think I’ve come up with the best one yet. I combined fruitcake with my favorite upside-down cake recipe to create a delicious mashup, and everyone who’s tried it has loved it (page 48). Our visual production director, Stephanie Marchese, couldn’t imagine a Christmas without a giant…

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more toh

HOME, SWEET (GINGERBREAD) HOME There’s something magical about decorating gingerbread houses—it transports even the most cynical of us back to carefree childhood. So in “Building Memories” on page 70, we share ideas, tips and recipes for hosting a party guaranteed to bring out your inner kid this holiday season. Then, find even more wondrous party ideas online: tasteofhome.com/gingerbreadparty NEXT STOP, GINGERBREAD BOULEVARD If you’re in New York City from Dec. 6 to 19, stop by Madison Square Park and discover the magic of our life-size gingerbread house. This is our fifth year hosting the holiday treat. If you can’t experience it in person, follow the fun on Facebook and Instagram. And check out our slideshow from last year’s event. tasteofhome.com/gingerbreadboulevard FIELD EDITOR SPOTLIGHT Meet Darlene Brenden, Salem, OR The talent behind the stunning Christmas Star Twisted…

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merry little christmas

Candy Cane Chocolate Mini Loaves I used leftover candy canes to add peppermint flair to chocolate bread.—Shelly Platten, Amherst, WI Prep: 25 min. • Bake: 35 min. + cooling Makes: 8 mini loaves (6 slices each) ¼ cup butter, softened1⅔ cups packed brown sugar4 large egg whites, room temperature2 large eggs, room temperature¾ cup strong brewed coffee½ cup vanilla yogurt¼ cup canola oil1 Tbsp. vanilla extract¼ tsp. peppermint extract3½ cups all-purpose flour¾ cup baking cocoa1½ tsp. baking soda½ tsp. salt1½ cups buttermilk1 cup (6 oz.) miniature semisweet chocolate chips TOPPING 2 oz. white baking chocolate, melted3 Tbsp. crushed candy canes 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat eight 5¾x3x2-in. loaf pans with cooking spray. Beat butter and sugar until crumbly, 2 minutes. Add egg whites, eggs, coffee, yogurt, oil and extracts. 2. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa,…

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Stuff We Love Head to our website to find all of these gift ideas, plus even more of the cool, clever things we love. tasteofhome.com/stuffwelove…

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