Why Every Wedding Should Have a Christmas Tree

One final thing about the wedding Leah and I attended last week: they handed out books. It was a brilliant idea, and fitting with the season—put books specially picked out for individual wedding attendees underneath a Christmas tree. My prize was a rare collection of Edgar Allan Poe stories. I’ve written a bit about my …

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Strawberry Banana Muffins (Or, How to Use up Mushy Fruit!)

This recipe was inspired by the repulsion that Jeff has for ripe bananas (Jeff: anything not green is gross). The bananas that are best for muffins are very ripe and give off an odor that is very off-putting to my husband (Jeff: it's true). The strawberries that I used were fresh from the farmer's market; …

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