Creating Family Tradtions: Beth Curtin’s tips + resources

[ 0 ] December 22, 2011 |

Meet Beth Curtin. Read her Meet-A-Parent (MAP) interview here.

traditions: tips / resources

favorite magazines

  • British Country Living
  • Marie Claire Idees
  • Living Crafts

favorite books

  • Christmas Tree Memories by Aliki
  • A Time to Keep by Tasha Tudor
  • Things I Can Make by Sabine Lohf
  • Festivals, Family, and Food by Diana Carey and Judy Large

favorite blogs

recipe: Christmas Roll Cookies
2 cups flour
1/4 t. salt
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 325.  Combine flour and salt with a wire whisk. Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed.  Add egg and vanilla and beat until well mixed.  Add flour mixture.  Blend until combined.  Do not over mix.  Gather dough into ball and flatten into disk.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour until firm.  Roll out to 1/4″ thickness on floured board.  Cut with floured cookies cutters and decorate with colored sugar.  Bake 13-15 minutes until barely browned.


Category: food + recipes, holidays, meet a parent, seasonal

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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