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  • Let smoothies help get new year off to healthy start

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    2016 is here, and for most of us the new year comes with lots of plans and goals … and unfortunately, a few extra pounds.

    This year, instead of backing away from the table and ending up hungry (and not a very happy person to be around), I’ve decided to simply fill the table with healthier foods. I am not going to make the same mistake as last year by beginning a rigorous exercise routine with a hungry belly.

  • Several tasty ideas to spice up your New Year’s Eve

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    My New Year’s Eve celebrations are usually spent at home with my husband and children and maybe a few close friends and family.

    But just because its spent here on the farm, playing board games, drinking sparkling grape juice and trying to stay awake till 12:01 a.m. doesn’t mean that I don’t put a lot of effort in to what snacks I will serve. Since both of my kids really like to help out in the kitchen, I need to make sure this is something they want to help prepare and eat.

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  • Santa Letters

    Editor’s note: The following letters were either sent too late for last week’s edition or experienced technical difficulties.

    Dear Santa,

    Our names are Avery and Harper Monroe. We are 4 months old. We are new at this so our big sister Caitlyn is helping us write you. She says we have to be good all year. Mommy and daddy say we have been good girls so far.

    Will you bring us walkers and some fun toys you think we will like. We will leave milk and cookies for you and food for your reindeer too. Be safe as you fly around the world.

  • Leaving Santa some cookies? Give this favorite a try

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    Over the years I have found that Santa isn’t very picky when it comes to the cookies we leave him.

    I know that because there have been times that I’ve gone to great detail to make him the cutest sugar cookies with decorations and sprinkles all over them and then to the other extreme when I had my son just a week before Christmas and had no time for baking cookies so I ran to the store and got some that I thought he’d like.

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  • Truffles make a great gift idea

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    A few years ago, I was searching for a Christmas gift for a friend of mine who has everything. Needless to say, I resorted to food.

    And because she is a chocolate lover, I decided to make her some truffles. They turned out to be some of the best truffles I’ve ever eaten.

    They are easy, fun, and a very attractive gift for any chocolate lover, including myself. Not only are they a great gift, but they’re also a perfect treat to serve at a Christmas party.

  • Bluegrass theater to present Fruitcakes

    The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present its Christmas show, “Fruitcakes,” at the Grand Theater on Dec. 3-6.

    “Fruitcakes,” written by Julian Wiles, is a moving story of alienation, understanding and reconciliation that will provide a heaping helping of holiday warmth and Christmas cheer.

  • Osborn-Mitchell

    Scott and Linda Osborn of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Caty Osborn of Lawenceburg, to Stephen Mitchell Jr. of Frankfort, a son of Stephen and Nancy Mitchell of Frankfort.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Roselyn Brandeberry and is a personal health coach for Humana.

    The groom-to-be is a sales coordinator for Lowe’s in the Louisville market.

    The wedding is planned for May 28, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. at Shiloh Christian Church, which is located on Willisburg Road.

    Everyone is invited.