• 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…

  • On Santa's Team
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    On Santa’s Team

    On Santa’s Team is about a lesson taught by one Grandmother to her Grandson on the true meaning of Christmas and Santa Clause. My grandma taught me everything about Christmas. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: “There is no Santa Claus,” jeered my sister. “Even dummies know that!” My grandma was not the gushy kind, never had been. I fled to her that day because I knew she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told the truth, and I knew that the truth always went down a whole…

  • These are the best gingersnap cookies. You will never be able to eat just one of these gingersnaps
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    Can’t Eat Just One Gingersnaps

    Can’t Eat Just One Gingersnaps These Gingersnaps are absolutely AWESOME!!! You can’t eat just one, honestly, you can’t!! We even call them “Crack Cookies” LOL. When I had heard about these cookies, I called my mother in law (now former mother in law) and asked her to send her recipe. She sent me the recipe and the next day I decided I would whip up a batch. Aileen came over and sat at the kitchen table working on her laptop while I started mixing these little jewels up. The dough smells heavenly, just like Christmas to me. I rolled the little balls of dough into the size of marbles and…

  • The White Envelope
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    The White Envelope

    The White Envelope is a touching story about how a new family Christmas tradition began. In 2016 this post literally went viral and broke our website. The White Envelope is brilliant! I think we will be adopting this tradition. Christmas Story:For the Man Who Hated ChristmasBy Nancy W. Gavin It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years. It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas. Oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it—overspending and the frantic running around…

  • How to get paid to shop
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    How To Get Paid To Shop! Yes, REALLY!

    How To Get Paid To Shop If you are shopping – and NOT using this – you are literally throwing your money away!! It may be hard to believe, but I (and MANY others) have found a way to “get paid to shop”. I know, you may be thinking this couldn’t possibly be true, however, it is! With all that is going on with the Coronavirus, more and more people are forgoing the stores for the convenience and safety of shopping and ordering online. It is nice to just have to click on something, enter your information and then have it delivered to your doorstep. ALERT ALERT ALERT…. Right now,…

  • Appetizers,  Christmas,  Holidays,  Recipes

    Pine Cone Cheese Ball

    This Pine Cone Cheese Ball would make a beautiful hostess gift or a cute and delicious little something to give to neighbors for the Holiday season. Oh, and let’s not forgot it is also a great Game Day food as well! Your friends and family will be impressed as it looks like this took hours to make, but…… I’ll let y’all in on a little secret. This pine cone cheese ball is super simple to make and doesn’t take much time at all. We have seen this done with both the pecans as pictured and also with almonds. Both look beautiful. Make sure you toast the pecans or almonds, whichever…

  • Homemade Microwave Caramels… made in 6 minutes with only 5 ingredients! These will be the easiest candy you will make this holiday season! #caramel #candy #easy #easyrecipe #holiday #holidayseason #holidayseason #microwave #recipe
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    Quick and Easy Microwave Caramels

    Quick and Easy Microwave Caramels These little gems are so quick, easy and delicious you will be making them often. I make a lot of candy during the holiday season but caramel is just one of those things I had never made. To me it was too intimidating to make sure that it wasn’t over done or under done (yep, I know, SILLY!!) Well this recipe changed my world! Alright, not my world but definitely my entire perception of making caramel. TweetSharePin104Share13117 Shares