Christmas





12/22/2015
Let’s go to Germany for great lebkuchen (aka, gingerbread)! Aside from great beer and sausages, you will find that this is one of the country's ancient but addicting Christmas treats.
12/9/2015
Gifting is more enjoyable when you know that the gifts you are giving are environmentally conscious and a lot of fun, plus the recipients will be totally in love. VivaGreenHomes.com released its annual eco-friendly gifts list this year with everyone in mind: men, women, children and pets.
12/5/2015
Authentic stollen is moist, buttery and crammed full of dried and glace fruits and nuts.
12/5/2014
Use saltine crackers to make a sweet and salty candy. Coated with marshmallows, chocolate, and toffee, it is the perfect treat to give or enjoy this Christmas season.
12/24/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Pennsylvania homesteading mama Michelle reflects on how she lost the Christmas spirit of her youth — and how she got it back.
12/23/2013
These are buttery, not too sweet Dutch cookies with a yummy cinnamon sugar and walnut topping.
12/20/2013
Every now and then we need to re-evaluate our thoughts, just as we re-evaluate our things. Learn about making cloth Christmas gift bags and find out how walking barefoot in the grass is good for you.
12/17/2013
The Yule Goat is an ancient Scandinavian tradition which predates Christianity. Learn about how our oldest farm animal became the symbol of Christmas.
7/5/2013
If you want a live Christmas tree, plan ahead and take steps to help it prosper after the holiday season.
12/17/2012
Christmas is just about upon us, and here's a very easy, quick and simple fudge recipe. You can embellish it any way you want with several options for fruits, nuts, and liqueurs. Your taste buds will thank you (not to mention friends and family).
12/10/2012
In the hollows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this true Christmas celebration was simple, inexpensive and rich with tradition.
12/7/2012
During the holidays it is nice to have a rich, creamy, yummy cheesecake as a sophisticated dessert to share.
12/3/2012
Tips on how to choose the best Christmas tree and what to do with it after the holiday season.
12/28/2011
Michelle and Cam continue to debate whether a real tree or a fake tree is the better choice from an environmental perspective.....
12/24/2011
A Christmas Wish for all, inspired by the magic of the honey bee.
12/22/2011
Former editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares the lessons of holiday simplicity she learned as a young, busy, working mom.
12/16/2011
You don't have to go to Italy to turn out an authentic Italian Panettone for Christmas. Here's how, so now you don't have to go to a bakery or supermarket to get one.
12/16/2011
Mistletoe is such an interesting parasitic plant! Have you spotted it in your treetops?
12/16/2011
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
12/2/2011
I enjoy the sweet, simple memories of Christmas that the comforting smell of a cedar tree brings to my mind.
12/1/2011
Two years ago, the Natural Home & Garden staff had the honor of decorating President Obama's guest house with sustainable and handmade holiday decor. Try some of these "president-approved" projects yourself!
11/20/2011
17 ideas to lower the cost of holiday gifting, entertainment, decorating and office parties.
1/3/2011
Cam hates shopping but occasionally he is forced to venture out....
12/27/2010
 Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
12/13/2010
Simplify the Christmas season with these 12 tips for gifts, gift wrapping and decor—as well as steps you can take to make your celebration light on the planet.
12/2/2010
How to make tallow candles from bison suet.
12/2/2010
Making tallow container candles out of bison fat.
12/24/2008
Wish your friends and family happy holidays with our free, fun and animated e-card.
11/26/2008
Shopping and lack of shopping is a hot topic right now with the economy, but it's also a question of what your holidays are all about. What would your celebrations be like without (or without so many) presents?
11/24/2008
You can find great reports from the field and footage of rare bird species at the American Bird Conservancy's Bird News Network. Plus, find tips for winter birding and check out highly entertaining footage of the moonwalking manakin bird.




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