Soon, the commercial and store-baked “stollen” will begin to appear in the stores, and it’s as dry and tasteless as a slab of styrofoam piled an inch thick with confectioners sugar. Authentic Stollen is moist, buttery and crammed full of dried and glace fruits and nuts. Don’t let the length of this recipe deter you! There’s nothing too difficult for a beginning bread baker. I’ve broken the recipe down into small steps and sections.
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.
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.
These are buttery, not too sweet Dutch cookies with a yummy cinnamon sugar and walnut topping.
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.
The Yule Goat is an ancient Scandinavian tradition which predates Christianity. Learn about how our oldest farm animal became the symbol of Christmas.
If you want a live Christmas tree, plan ahead and take steps to help it prosper after the holiday season.
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).
In the hollows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this true Christmas celebration was simple, inexpensive and rich with tradition.
During the holidays it is nice to have a rich, creamy, yummy cheesecake as a sophisticated dessert to share.
Tips on how to choose the best Christmas tree and what to do with it after the holiday season.
Michelle and Cam continue to debate whether a real tree or a fake tree is the better choice from an environmental perspective.....
A Christmas Wish for all, inspired by the magic of the honey bee.
Former editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares the lessons of holiday simplicity she learned as a young, busy, working mom.
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.
Mistletoe is such an interesting parasitic plant! Have you spotted it in your treetops?
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
I enjoy the sweet, simple memories of Christmas that the comforting smell of a cedar tree brings to my mind.
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!
17 ideas to lower the cost of holiday gifting, entertainment, decorating and office parties.
Cam hates shopping but occasionally he is forced to venture out....
 Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
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.
How to make tallow candles from bison suet.
Making tallow container candles out of bison fat.
A Life Cycle Assessment from Ellipsos, a sustainable development strategy firm, suggests that natural Christmas trees generate fewer greenhouse gases per year than artificial trees.
After weeks of planning (and a little bit of panicking), the Natural Home team finishes decorating the Blair House and State Department for the holidays with a selection of fair trade, artisan-made items that benefit our planet and its citizens.
11/23/2009 by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
Wish your friends and family happy holidays with our free, fun and animated e-card.
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?
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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