Holiday Confusion

I hope you take the time to read this important post. And Little Bird Flies is definitely worth following!

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There is much confusion regarding domestic abuse and the holiday season. Many people believe that DV increases during the holidays due to stress, more time spent together, money woes and alcohol consumption. I have spent some time looking through research in this regard and to my surprise, the research does not support the perception. In fact according to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, calls to the DV Hotline (1-800-799-7233) go down instead of up during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Years.

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The reasons for this are unknown but I have my own, all be it, un-researched opinions. I think that the victim, usually the woman, is doing her best not to ‘ruin’ Christmas. She is working really hard at keeping the peace and saving the holiday for the sake of her children and her self. I’ve known women who tried to keep it together and planned to…

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Christmas Etiquette

This will probably offend a great many people but if even a few take this advice to heart it will be worth it. For many people you know Christmas is not a time of joy. It is a time of sadness, loss, and loneliness. If you are enjoying the season please be aware that many are not and employ a little Christmas etiquette.

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Puff Pastries with Peg

My dear friend, Peg saw the Tasty’s puff pastries 4 ways video and wanted the two of us to try making them. I was a little intimidated when I watched the video. After all, what would I do if they didn’t turn out absolutely perfect? After giving it a little thought I realized that, when things go wrong in baking, you get to eat the mistakes! Then I realized when things go right in baking you get to eat those ones, too! Win, win! So here is my adventure in making Puff Pastries with Peg.

Impress your guests with these easy to make puff pastries

Puff Pastries

Peas with Caramelized Red Onions & Balsamic Vinegar

Entrees would be nothing (well, not as good) without delicious side dishes. I grow a lot of peas each summer and we eat them all winter long. But peas with salt and butter are pretty plain so I like to jazz things up from time to time. Peas with caramelized red onions & balsamic vinegar are a great way to serve peas in a new way.

Peas with caramelized red onions & balsamic vinegar

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Garden Things to do in Winter

I originally posted this last March and it’s amazing how accurate it is today! Just like in March, we’ve had two snowstorms very close together. And I’m still not able to escape winter with a quick trip to the Bahamas so I’m back to dreaming about summer and doing what I can to be ready when garden season comes around again.

Garden things you can do in winter

Garden Things to do in Winter

Steak Sandwiches with Roasted Tomato Jam

I know a lot of people think that steak sandwiches should be a summertime meal but I’m not one to say no to steak no matter what the season. I’m an unrepentant carnivore and free beef is right in my price range. So when I got a couple of free ribeye steaks I decided to go all in and make Steak Sandwiches with Roasted Tomato Jam.

Steak Sandwiches with Roasted Tomato Jam is a hearty meal your family will love!

Steak Sandwiches with Roasted Tomato Jam

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Meet and Greet Link — Dream Big, Dream Often

The party at Dream Big, Dream Often is still going on! Drop by to meet great new people and find great new blogs!

The Meet and Greet continues today and will conclude this evening so be sure to jump in and have some fun! And don’t forget, you can leave your link multiple times!! Meet and Greet Link

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