There are so many favorite traditions that people all over the world enjoy at Christmas and through the holiday season and one of them is "cranberries"! The awesome food that does more than nourish the inside of the body, but has also been found to nourish the skin! Did you know that this beautiful little berry is bursting with vitamin C which helps skin look radiant and refreshed, has plenty of natural acids to fight oil buildup and is deep cleaning, reaching into the pores and cleansing them with freshness! After washing up in the morning or before bed, try this great home astringent recipe that I found from beauty expert, Janice Cox author of "Natural Beauty at Home"
Combine 1/4 cup of pure cranberry juice with 1/4 cup of witch hazel (an old favorite) and soak a cotton ball with the mixture and apply to the face and neck (any left overs can be stored in the fridge) - then apply your moisturizer - that's it! Try it, your skin will love you for it!
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The "White Cranberry Cleanser", cranberry juice with pomegranate and willow bark (helps fight blemish prone skin)
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Old Tyme Shortbread Cookies with Cranberries
Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees
(if your oven cooks hot, use 280 degrees)
Note: a stone-bake pizza pan works great instead of
the traditional metal cookie sheet
Leave out to soften, 1 cup butter - when soft, mix butter with 1/2 cup of sugar, gradually adding the sugar while mixing - pour out 2 1/4 cups of flour into measuring cup and gradually add the flour to the butter and sugar, all the while mixing - add your favorite dried cranberries, folding them into the batter you have just made - lightly flour a surface to turn/nead the dough on - roll out to 1/4 or 1/2 inch thickness and cut into circles, shapes, Santa's, whatever your little heart desires for this time of the year, get the kids involved and have them make fun and festive cookie shapes! It's a blast to spend the time together and create yummy cookies that everyone loves!
Bake for 20 to 25 mins (keep your eye on them, you don't want them to color, just slightly) Cool and Eat!! Enjoy!
Make merry, love deeply and cherish all the moments that life offers, be grateful and compassionate,
give for the sake of giving without receiving and Enjoy your Holiday Season!