He knows if you’ve been bad or good

Fruit Salad
Fruit Salad

. . . with a few cookies here, some chocolates there.

This kid friendly fruit salad (prepared by the kids in this kitchen) makes any holiday meal look good. 

We’ll ration the figgy pudding and double up on fresh fruit the rest of this season.




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