Simple & Savory Ideas for Holiday Turkey Leftovers

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Should you find yourself with leftover turkey this holiday season, rejoice! There’s no end to what you can do with leftover turkey. (Or chicken, for that matter. In fact, just about any leftover meat can be put to a myriad of culinary uses.) This easy-to-make soup includes a host of holiday ingredients: carrots, green onions, […]

Create The Perfect Holiday Dinner with The Cultured Cook!

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One-Pot Green & Red Pasta Penne Alfredo with Kale & Broccoli What to do with hearty garden greens? Make pasta! Now that the weather is cooler, kale and chard and beet greens and turnip greens are enjoying a growth spurt. Luckily, they’re so versatile that you can use them in everything from soups to stir-frys. […]

Feed Your Goddess: Gift Yourself a Day of DIY Luxury

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It isn’t a shock that December can be one of the most stressful months of the year. You have shopping, decorating, wrapping, baking and errands galore! You might feel like there isn’t any time to relax. This year, gift yourself a day of luxury with at home spa treatments you can make yourself or buy […]

Celebrate Your Mama This Mother’s Day With Special Gifts!

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Next Sunday is a special day for moms: Mother’s Day. Now is the time to honor and celebrate your amazing mama! But what to get the woman who did everything for you? For the mom that loves to cook/bake: Get her cooking or cake decorating classes to let her skills shine Buy her cute cooking […]

The Anti-Valentine’s Day

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Do you remember in the movie “Valentine’s Day” when Jessica Biel’s character holds her annual “Anti-Valentine’s Day Party”? It was an interesting take in a movie celebrating “Valentine’s Day” to have all the different point of views on the day. Some people with lover’s eyes adore this day, taking in all the chocolate and roses […]

The Commodification of Love

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There’s another holiday lurking somewhere around the corner. Valentine’s Day. Mother’s Day. Sweetest Day. Birthdays. Christmas. We’ve programed ourselves to give and receive gifts on these and many other holidays to show our love for one another. We’ve even been told that gift-giving is one of our “love languages.” This idea is utterly ridiculous, and […]

Enjoy The Holidays With A Movie in December

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New Year’s Eve Director Garry Marshall follows up his surprise hit Valentine’s Day with this all-star ensemble film featuring a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, and Ashton Kutcher. Genre(s): Comedy, Romance Run Time: 118min. Theatrical Release Date: 12/09/2011 Director(s): Garry Marshall Starring: Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank, […]

A Message of Thanks From HAVEN

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Dear ASK Readers, This holiday season, we are grateful that our mission holds a special place in your heart. Through your generosity and commitment, HAVEN was able to serve 29,203 women, children and men last year. We were able to provide resources and reassurance to over 6,000 callers to our toll-free, 24-hour crisis and support […]

Creative Gift Idea: Give an Experience Gift

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{Guest Post Feature: Lily Himmelsbach of Let’s Gift It} Looking for just the right gift that’s out of the box? Well this holiday season we’re excited to bring you the newest trend from across the globe: Experiential Gifting. We’ve seen it happening for years and now consumers are calling for it too, they are looking […]

The Joy of Blessing Everything

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You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you. –Sarah Ban Breathnach In […]