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Mull on Something Amazing

Piper & Leaf Mulling Spices are finally here and they're truly something special! Grab a bag and brew something delicious for your friendsgiving dinner, holiday parties, and family gatherings this year. You can brew a hot, unique beverage that'll be the talk of the party. See how easy we made it! Below I'm gonna walk you through brewing a batch of mulled apple cider! This recipe makes a half gallon of cider, so you'll be able to do this five times with one bag of mulling spices. :) Here's what you need! Piper & Leaf Mulling Spices (of course) 2 Quarts of your favorite apple cider* 1/4 Cup of dark brown sugar (if you like your cider extra sweet) A...

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Family Christmas Traditions: Santa Lucia Day

When my sisters and I read Kirsten's Surprise (an American Girls story about a pioneer girl from Sweden), we were inspired to recreate the Swedish tradition of Santa Lucia Day. Santa Lucia Day, also called St. Lucy's Day, is on December 13. It celebrates the legend of Saint Lucy bringing food to persecuted Christians in the catacombs during the 3rd century. Legend says that she carried candles in a wreath on her head, so that she could see while keeping her hands free to bring provisions. Because it used to be celebrated on the shortest day of the year, Santa Lucia Day has become a festival of lights. In Scandinavia, girls dress in white dresses with a white sash, with...

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