Archive for the 'Christmas' Category

12 Days of Christmas Jar Gifts – Topless Snow Globes

on Dec 11th 2012

Gift giving doesn’t have to be costly or complicated.  I’ve got a surplus of old and new jars in various sizes. These little Christmas village trees cost between 75 cents and 1 dollar.  I hot glued the bottoms of the trees and used tongs to place them in the jars.  I added a little snow […]

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12 Days of Christmas Jar Gifts – Peppermint Hand and Foot Scrub

on Dec 8th 2012

I am excited about this recipe because it is easy to make, it is inexpensive, and it is so pretty in a jar as a gift.  Since I already had some red food coloring and peppermint oil, the total cost to make this was basically the cost of 3 cups of sea salt and 3 […]

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12 Days of Christmas Jar Gifts – Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

on Dec 5th 2012

Christmas is coming quickly!  So on the 3rd day of Christmas Jar Gifts I give you Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix.  This recipe makes approximately 3 pint sized jars of mix and it only took me a couple of minutes to dump and mix the ingredients together and pour them into a jar.  I’ve adapted Alton […]

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12 Days of Christmas in Jar – Home Made Vanilla Extract

on Dec 4th 2012

Do you like the taste of real vanilla extract but hate to pay the price?  Unless you have a relative headed to Mexico or Central America who can bring you back some foreign vanilla, you would probably pay over $20 US dollars for a pint of vanilla extract.  OR you could pick up a cheap […]

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12 Days of Christmas in a Jar – Trail Mix

on Dec 4th 2012

I’m excited to be featuring a “12 Days of Christmas” series here on the blog.  In my opinion Mason Jars and Ball Jars are like the crystal of the South.  The honey we purchase comes in these pretty jars that I always save and today the trail mix is stored in the honey jar, adorned […]

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Christmas Cranberry Float

on Dec 1st 2012

This festive treat is just too easy to make.  All you need is some Cranberry Canada Dry and some good quality vanilla ice cream.  We love Blue Bell’s Home Made Vanilla flavor.  A couple of scoops of ice cream goes into a tall sundea or beverage glass, then the glass gets filled (slowly) with the […]

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Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake

on Apr 3rd 2012

While Carrot Cake is a typical Southern Thanksgiving treat, it also deserves a place on the Easter menu as well.  This cake was one of my first “from scratch” hits when I baked it nearly 25 years ago in our first newlywed love nest.  Time has deepened my love for both my husband and this […]

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My Mamma’s Old Fashioned Southern Coconut Cake

on Dec 19th 2011

Growing up I took a lot for granted. I believed my parents existed for the sole purpose of fulfilling the needs and wants my little brother and me. I never really gave much thought to the notion that my parents might actually love each other or that they might also place a higher priority on […]

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Old Fashioned Gingerbread

on Dec 8th 2011

I just LOVE Old Fashioned Gingerbread. It is a perfect Christmas treat, easy to make, and can be baked in loaves and given as gifts. This recipe is adapted from Miss Daisy’s Original Homecoming Cookbook. Miss Daisy says it came from a first edition cookbook dated 1796. I’ve revised it a little by increasing the […]

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Eggnog Cookies

on Dec 4th 2011

I’m not crazy about eggnog, BUT I think this might be my favorite way to consume it.  These cookies turned out so soft and sweet with a hint of nutmeg.  Real eggnog goes into the cookie dough and the icing for a perfect holiday treat.  I needed a plate of Christmas goodies to take to […]

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