• Christmas,  Holidays

    Twas The Day After Christmas

    Have you ever wondered what happens on the day after Christmas? What Santa and the reindeer do? Well keep reading to find out exactly what takes place the day after Christmas Twas the day after Christmas and Santa was beat. Rudolph was soaking his soar reindeer feet.     The Sleigh was covered with soot from the night, And all of the Reindeer were looking a fright.     The runners were worn, and the seat cover torn. “Twas good to be Home, on this good Christmas Day Morn.”     All the elves had gone on vacation As the sleigh full of toys flew over the nation    …

  • Not Finished With Your Christmas Shopping
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    Not Finished With Christmas Shopping????? We Got Ya Covered!!

    If y’all are like me, you may not be completely done with your Christmas shopping. For some reason the season has gotten away from me. Well, I am the kind of person that instead of completely breaking down in a heap and crying “woe is me” (ok, I may have lost it for about 5 or 10 minutes) I pick myself up and figure out the solution. Now I am someone that has a lot to prepare for here at home and I really do not have time to run out to the crowded malls. So, I figured since I was going to be last minutes gifts and deals online…

  • We took some time to compile a list of the 8 Christmas Cookies you need to make so that you didn't have to go searching. Now you have them all here in one place. Gingersnaps, macaroons, stained glass candy, pizzelles, butter ball cookies, fruity cookies, snickerdoodles, spritz cookies #christmas #cookies
    Christmas,  Dessert,  Holidays,  Recipes

    8 Christmas Cookies You Need To Make

    We took some time to compile a list of the 8 Christmas Cookies you need to make so that you didn’t have to go searching. Now you have them all here in one place. Our first Christmas Cookie is a delicious ginger cookie. These cookies are so addictive that are called “Can’t Eat Just One Gingersnaps” CAN’T EAT JUST ONE GINGERSNAPS Our Butter Ball Cookies are buttery mounds of goodness with chopped nuts inside and rolled in powdered sugar. They are fantastic for tea parties, Christmas cookies and even just everyday treats. BUTTER BALL COOKIES Nonni’s Snickerdoodles are a combination of sugar, cinnamon and soft moist deliciousness. This is a…

  • Butter Ball Cookies Buttery cookies with pecans and rolled in powdered sugar. Christmas Cookies, Tea Cookies #christmascookies
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    Butter Ball Cookies

    Two Southern Sweeties Butter Ball Cookies Our Butter Ball Cookies are buttery mounds of goodness with chopped nuts inside and rolled in powdered sugar. They are fantastic for tea parties, Christmas cookies and even just everyday treats. These have been a traditional Christmas cookie in our home since I was a little girl. I used to love helping my Mom roll them in the powdered sugar when they were still warm out of the oven. Of course, a few always managed to pop into my mouth. One of the reasons I love making these at Christmas is that I always make dozens of cookies and candies to mail out to…

  • Christmas,  Holidays

    The Christmas Truce

    The Christmas Truce is a touching story about how even enemies can put down their arms and share peace together, even if just for a short time. This is the perfect story for Christmas. We hope y’all will enjoy and pass it on for all to read and experience. by David G. StratmanFrom his book We Can Change the WorldIt was December 25, 1914, only 5 months into World War I. German, British, and French soldiers, already sick and tired of the senseless killing, disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with “the enemy” along two-thirds of the Western Front (a crime punishable by death in times of war). German troops held…

  • Christmas,  Recipes

    Nonni’s Snickerdoodles

    These Snickerdoodles are a combination of sugar, cinnamon and soft moist deliciousness. My daughter Brianna absolutely LOVES Snickerdoodles!! So, a few years ago I added this awesome cookie to my list of Christmas cookies that I make each holiday season. To me, family recipes are always the best. I have been working hard at getting our families recipes together to share with our children and their children. This is one of those recipes. This recipe comes from my Mama, or Nonni as my children call her. She is the absolute best cook I have ever met. So when she told me she had this recipe for Snickerdoodles I KNEW they…

  • Almond Joy Macaroons
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    Almond Joy Macaroons

    Almond Joy Macaroons It it has coconut, chocolate and nuts…I’m in!!! I just love those things mixed together. When it comes in the form of a recipe that only has 4 ingredients and is perfect for any occasion both formal and informal, well that just ROCKS!! Not to mention it’s a sweet little morsel of goodness! Almond Joy Macaroons are so easy to make, just mix the ingredients together, scoop them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake. Ta Da!!! Yes, they really are that simple and quick. I usually make a double batch of these as they tend to disappear quickly, especially around Christmas time. **When you scoop…

  • Fruity Cookies
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    Fruity Cookies

    I know, “Fruity Cookies” sounds a bit funny. I am really not sure where the name came from, possibly my Mama, but I just love saying it. These have been a tradition in my family at Christmas time since, well since I can remember. Fruit Cake is one of my very least favorite Christmas treats, although my husband absolutely loves it. These little cookies resemble them ever so slightly, however, I don’t believe I have met someone yet that has not loved these. They are also terrific to enjoy while dipping into a hot cup of coffee. I really hope that you will make a batch and try them. I…