• My Favorite Christmas Story
    Christmas,  Family

    My Favorite Christmas Story

    My Favorite Christmas Story is a peek into Christmas at my home with my family and the wonderful story that has come out of it. A story that will now be read every Christmas. Like most everyone else, things have been a bit tight for my husband and me this year. This is one of the reasons I asked him for a Christmas gift that was from his heart. Well, he did not disappoint! I slowly opened the last present of Christmas, curious as to what it was. Inside I found a frame with green construction paper inside. My daughter, son-in-law, grandson, and husband all watched on as I started…

  • 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…

  • Stained Glass Candy has been a family tradition in my family for many years. This hard candy is super simple and is basically just corn syrup and sugar with flavoring and food coloring. This Christmas candy looks just like the pieces of a stained glass window. #christmascandy #christmasrecipes #christmastraditions
    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…