The Magic of Christmas

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Music is magic. It brings emotion and stirs our souls. My Christmas is not complete without music, for it is in music that I find peace and love. When selecting music for the “Magic of Christmas,” I wanted traditional carols that tell the story of the birth of Christ. I imagine the night long ago in Bethlehem as a beautiful …


Miss Ginny’s English Toffee

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Right after Thanksgiving is over and we begin the holiday season, our thoughts turn to gifts that will be enjoyed by the recipients on our lists. And when I run across something that turns my head, I have to share it with you. Miss Ginny’s English Toffee from Chattanooga, Tennessee, is my new find. I met Ginny at a local …


Happy Thanksgiving!

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I am so humbled by the wonderful blessings that I have in my life, and I want to live with a spirit of gratitude always. I want to wish you a very wonderful Thanksgiving week. One of the greatest blessings is to share life with wonderful friends on this blog. From my heart to yours, thank you for blessing me …

Holiday Special Issue Giveaway!

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There are some things that will never go out of style, and at Hoffman Media, 31 years of experience publishing extraordinary books and magazines make our work timeless. So as the merriment of the season approaches, and we all begin making our lists, it is my great pleasure to give a bundle of our stunning 2014 holiday and special edition …


Pumpkin Mousse Tartlets Recipe

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It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without something pumpkin on the table. And every year, I can’t wait to serve a new, wonderful pumpkin dish to my family and friends. You see pumpkin in everything these days—lattes, donuts, breads—but I think it really shines most in a classic dessert. The recipe below is so easy and beautiful, we knew it just had to be the cover …

Our Holiday Gift Guide is Here!

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Beautiful lights on the tree, crackling fires glowing on the hearth, and scrumptious food on the table are sights and sounds of the holidays that I long for every year. It’s a celebration of the gift of life, and it’s a blessed time of family and joy. In that spirit of joy and giving, it is my great pleasure to …