A few months ago, I spent some time doing volunteer work in Kenya through the volunteer agency International Volunteer HQ. I stayed with a Kenyan family and volunteered at an orphanage, Internally Displaced Persons camps, and with the Masai (warrior tribes in Kenya). It was an extremely moving experience. Read more.

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    Daring Bakers- Christmas Stollen

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    I didn’t grow up with Christmas.  Every December the lights would go up, the malls would get packed, and the radio would play Christmas tunes, but that would be the extent of it for me.  I didn’t really notice when I was younger, and as I got older I felt grateful that although the festivity and merriment passed me by, so did the unending stress people seemed to deal with.  Now I have the best of all worlds- I go to fun holiday parties and spend time with friends and family, but get to avoid the mall.

    I didn’t, however, know about stollen.

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