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“Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.”– Mary Ellen Chase

Over the past weeks, many have been planning for Christmas Day! Now only one week away, the time has come to finish last minute gift shopping and a quick trip to the grocery store for items  needed for a spectacular Christmas dinner. Although many will enjoy holiday festivities with family and friends, many will not. […]


A Blessing of Gratitude

by President John F. Kennedy Let us therefore proclaim our gratitude to Providence for manifold blessings. Let us be humbly thankful for inherited ideals and let us resolve to share those blessings and those ideals with our fellow human beings throughout the world. On this day, let us gather in sanctuaries dedidicated to worship and […]


Tip: Have a Happy Thanksgiving – Cross Contamination Free

This Thursday, cooks across the country (and some abroad), will break out the pots, pie pans and other cooking utensils to begin the Thanksgiving holiday cooking feast. Whether you’re cooking a large meal or a small one, make sure you keep your work area free from cross contamination. From the Controlled Environments blog are some […]