Don’t throw that tree out yet!

Although in some counties the landfills are ready to accept and recycle your Christmas trees, it would be a shame to throw it out just yet. After the hustle and bustle of gift giving and visiting with friends and family, now you could just enjoy your Christmas decorations and your beautiful Christmas tree. Plus, Christmas more

A break!

Don’t bother removing all the snow from your driveway yet…. Just in time for Christmas Winter will give us a break. From Friday on temperatures in the Mid-50s are expected for the Deep Creek Lake area. Seems like we will have to change plans for the weekend a little, from skiing to a walk or more

More cookies?

Here is another easy Christmas cookie recipe. It’s done in no time and without coconut macaroons there really is something missing during Christmas. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee, after lunch or dinner or simply whenever you feel like having one. Coconut Macaroons (yields 50 macaroons) 3 egg whites 210 g (7.4oz) confectioner’s sugar more

Christmas Essentials: Christmas cookies!

What would Christmas be without homemade Christmas cookies?! In Germany there is a huge variety of Christmas cookies, the bakers usually start baking the goodies shortly after Thanksgiving. Here is one very simple recipe for traditional German “Butterplaetzchen“: “Butterplaetzchen” (yields approx. 80 cookies) · 250g (approx. 9oz) all purpose flour · 325g (approx. 11.5oz) confectioner’s more

Christmas Treasure Hunt

From December 3 until December 24, 2013 you can go Treasure Hunting in beautifully decorated Downtown Oakland! Pick up your 12 Days to Christmas map from the Cornish Manor, the Cornish Cafe or the City Hall. Then take a nice stroll through downtown Oakland, MD and match the businesses to the ornaments they are displaying. more