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Tammy Maltby is big on making Christmas memorable, delicious and fun for the kids. So it’s no surprise that her book, The Christmas Kitchen, is chock full of ways to do just that. “The White Christmas mix is one of my favorite activities. It’s Rice Chex, Wheat Chex, almonds, cashews and pretzels. Then I add red and green M&Ms—regular and peanut—and pour white chocolate all over it. Then I put the mix into bags and tie little ribbons around them,” the author tells Not Just Talkin' the Talk host Linda Goldfarb. “I make this with my kids, then I get terracotta flower pots and line the inside and put the mix in with a plastic pointsettia. Then the kids write a card to their teacher saying ‘Thank you for helping me grow.’ On the back they list three or four ways the teacher has helped the child grow that year. It’s an inexpensive, memory-building activity—that also goes over very well at school!”
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