3 Easy Traditional Christmas Cookie Recipes

Attending a cookie exchange? Hosting a holiday party? Need a little something for the neighbors? This time of year, Christmas cookies are a necessity. So, I have ranked on a scale of easy to slightly more difficult - three of my favorite traditional Christmas Cookie recipes.

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Homemade Popcorn Has Ruined Microwave Popcorn

Lately, I've been obsessed with a few items that just make life more flavorful - one of them being homemade popcorn. Sure microwave popcorn tastes good, but it usually makes my stomach feel awful after eating it. Also, microwave popcorn is full of additives that are unhealthy and in my humble opinion, affect the taste of the popcorn.

5 Tips for the Beginner Hiker: Safe Summer Hiking

Make no mistake, it is very unsafe to hike in the full sun, in almost 90 degree weather without the proper amount of water. Our group had the proper amount, and we all ran out of water at the end of the hike, even though we packed more than we thought we would need. This got me thinking, if beginners don't respect the dangers of hiking in such heat, maybe I should write a few quick tips on what you should do if you go hiking in the summer to get that cool Instagram picture. I know it seems like common sense to a lot of us, but it's important for those going on their first high intensity hike to respect nature and protect yourself so you can stay healthy.