• 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    …

  • These Snickerdoodles are a combination of sugar, cinnamon and soft moist deliciousness. We make these as Christmas Cookies. #christmascookies #cookierecipe
    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
    Christmas,  Dessert,  Holidays,  Recipes

    Almond Joy Macaroons

    Almond Joy Macaroons If 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 these…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…