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I promise to share my toys with my sister (is that good?).
- Max, 3, Vancouver, British Columbia.
My puppy and I just checked the chimbley for you to make sure everything is okay and she barked and wagged her tail!!
- Kathleen, 3, Port Hope, Ontario.
I would really like to know where the secret meeting place is for Santa and Mamas and Daddys. My Mama told me they had to meet to discuss things but I couldn't find out where until I became a Mommie.
- Danielle, 5, Flomaton, Alabama.
Dear Santa, I would love all the presents I asked for but my mom deserves them more. I have been getting presents all year from my mom and she works hard to get them for me. My mom doesn't know how much I love her that's why I want her to have all my presents. Love, Victoria
- Victoria, 12, Syracuse, New York.
I hope a lot of other kids in the world get what they really want for christmas to. In school we have been taking donations for the needy to be able to get what they need.
- Derek, 9, Pelham, Tennessee.
Father Christmas, I hope you have a good journey over to Merry Olde England.
- Henry, 8, Manchester, England.
We wish you a Merry Christmas from Scotland
- Shane, 9, St Monans, Scotland.
I love how you and your Elves can work together so well to get all the presents done by Christmas.
- Alexandra, 9, Fall River, Nova Scotia.
I promise to be better and do as my mommy says because I don't want underwear and coal from you again this year.
- Andy, 4, Rogersville, Tennessee.
Don't eat the cookies they are burnt(my dad made them!) Benny age 5
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You Will Need:
(1/3) cup molasses
In a skillet over low heat, combine the lemon juice and zest with the wine and 1/2 cup of the brown sugar. Add the pears and bring to a slow simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the pears are just tender. Remove from the heat and gently stir in the raisins.
Heat the oven to 350 F. Spray a tube pan with baking spray. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar in the bottom of the pan. Arrange the pears, slightly overlapping, over the sugar.
In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, granulated sugar, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl between additions. Add half the milk followed by half of the flour, mixing before adding the remaining half the milk and flour. Spoon into the prepared pan over the pears.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then place a large overturned plate or platter over the cake. Invert the cake so it is standing on the plate. If any of the pears stick to the pan, carefully remove them and return them to their place on the cake.Nutrition information per serving: 300 calories; 90 calories from fat (30 percent of total calories); 10 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 45 mg cholesterol; 50 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 29 g sugar; 4 g protein; 105 mg sodium.
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