• Christmas,  Dessert,  Recipes

    Pizzelles

    Some of y’all may not know what Pizzelles are but let me assure you, they are delicious! Pizzelles are an Italian cookie that can be found now days in grocery stores. For me, they are not Pizzelles unless they are homemade. The most popular flavor is Anise, however, that is not a flavor that my family and I enjoy so we make Vanilla and Chocolate. These cookies are also used to make cannoli shells in many families. Now these do require a special piece of equipment called a Pizzelle Iron.  The Cucina Pro Pizzelle Baker is my favorite. These cookies are very simple to make. I will tell you straight…

  • Answers To Very Important Questions About Santa
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    Answers To Very Important Questions About Santa

    Answers To Very Important Questions About Santa I heard this poem many years ago. Y’all know children have so many questions, perhaps you have even heard a few of these. Well here are the answers to questions about Santa in a beautiful poem. Can Santa be Black? It happened in the kindergarten class, Right at the table where they were having snack. Joanie asked the question and they all sat back: “Mr. Slater? Can Santa Claus be black?” Poor Mr. Slater didn’t know what to say, Christmas vacation was twenty days away. There were snowflakes to cut and Window wreaths to be hung, Christmas cards to be painted, And Christmas…

  • Sweet, spicy and nuts! Those are 3 of my favorite things! Quick, easy recipe for sweet and spicy candied nuts with the perfect touch of heat. Stop wasting money buying candied nuts when you can make them for less. These are great for homemade Christmas gifts, hostess gifts and holiday cocktail parties. #nuts #christmasrecipes #appetizers
    Appetizers,  Christmas,  Holidays,  Recipes

    Sweet Heat Candied Nuts

    Sweet, spicy, and nuts! Those are 3 of my favorite things!! You may have seen these fancy candied nuts in stores in malls, the smell wafting throughout the halls, drawing you into the store or kiosk. When you arrive, your mouth is drooling, tummy grumbling, craving whatever it is that is making this delicious aroma, willing to sell an arm or a leg to just to get a taste. These places know this and that is when they charge you the proverbial “arm and a leg” for a cone of sweet and spicy roasted nuts. Well I’m about to change all that! I can’t stop the draw of the vendor at…

  • Christmas,  Dessert,  Holidays,  Recipes

    Stained Glass Candy

    Stained Glass Candy was always a tradition when I was growing up. To me, it always looked like the big stained glass windows in Church. You can make this any flavor or color you want, I just happen to make 2 batches. One batch is Cinnamon and colored red and the other is Wintergreen which is colored green. I actually had to ask all of my family this year to see if they wanted Peppermint or Wintergreen, it was a resounding vote for the Wintergreen. This recipe is so very simple. You will only need a couple of specialized things which are easily found. The first is a large non-stick…

  • Christmas,  Holidays,  Recipes

    Homemade Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

    This recipe for Homemade Fresh Mozzarella Cheese is so easy and uses minimal, easy to find ingredients. You will never want to buy fresh mozzarella in the store ever again. Have you purchased Fresh Mozzarella Cheese in the grocery store lately? The price is out of this world. This recipe will cost you approximately $3.00 for a big ol’ ball of cheese, depending on the price of your milk. Fresh Mozzarella is actually very easy to make and the ingredients are readily available. Cheese is a staple in our homes (somewhere along the same lines as water LOL). I saw an episode of The Pioneer Woman on TV one day…

  • Breakfast,  Christmas,  Holidays,  Recipes

    Make-Ahead French Toast

    We are always on the look out for awesome recipes to share with our friends. We found this Make-Ahead French Toast recipe and boy is it delicious!! This is just perfect to make for Christmas morning as most everything is done the night before so you don’t have to give up too much of your “family” time slaving away in the kitchen. It also works well for a nice Sunday morning breakfast. French Toast is one of those things that always brings a warm happy feeling to my heart. I think it is important to sit down at the kitchen table as often as possible as a family. Usually, it is just…