• Fruity Cookies
    Christmas,  Holidays,  Recipes

    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
    Children,  Christmas,  Holidays,  Life Lessons

    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
    Christmas,  Dessert,  Recipes

    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 is a touching story and family tradition. This tradition has gone viral on our website and the White Envelope Project has taken off worldwide. The man who hated Christmas #thewhiteenvelope #whiteenvelope #christmastraditions
    Children,  Christmas,  Holidays,  Life Lessons

    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
    Christmas,  Holidays,  Tips

    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,…

  • Homemade Turkey Potpie - Your family will absolutely love this simple and delicious potpie recipe. It can be made with either Turkey or Chicken.
    Entrees,  Holidays,  Recipes,  Thanksgiving

    Homemade Turkey Potpie

    Homemade Turkey Potpie Hey Y’all!! Here it is, the Home Made Turkey Potpie Recipe!! Well it took me a bit to get this blog post out as things around here have been rather hectic these past couple of days. Now I want to say that there are two ways to do this. You can pick your vegetables from your garden and cut them up to use, which is fantastic. Or, you can grab a bag of frozen “mixed vegetables” from your local grocery store and use those. Both work just as well and we are well aware that there are those of you that work or don’t have a garden.…

  • Holidays,  Recipes,  Thanksgiving

    Best Ever Turkey Gravy and Turkey Stock

    As I promised, here are a couple more recipes to help you get the most out of your turkey! So here we go, turkey gravy and turkey stock. First, I wanted to answer the major question that was asked after yesterdays post “Super Easy Overnight Roast Turkey”. How many meals do you “actually” get when you cook your 20-22 pound turkey? As I am sure you can imagine, that will be subjective based on how many people you are feeding as well as how large your servings are. My family LOVES to eat so our serving sizes are pretty good size. Here is the breakdown on what we had from…

  • super easy overnight roast turkey
    Entrees,  Holidays,  Recipes,  Thanksgiving

    Super Easy Overnight Roast Turkey

    This super easy overnight roast turkey recipe is great because it will free you up to be taking care of the other things on Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas…such as enjoying your family and relaxing Here are just a few things that people have said about this: Carla – “My mom used to do this too. Watch out you will be really hungry all day from waking up to such a wonderful smell lol!!” Debbie – “My sister’s mother in-law cooks her turkeys like this. They are very moist and flavorful.” Pat – “I have always done my turkeys like that. They turn out great.” Tina – “I have always prepared…