• 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    …

  • Simple & full-proof recipe to make a beautiful medium rare, Sunday Dinner Roast Beef. This is just like my Mama used to make! Medium Rare Beef, Christmas Dinner, Best Roast Beef Ever #roastbeef
    Entrees,  Recipes

    Best Roast Beef Ever

    Two Southern Sweeties Best Roast Beef Ever When I was growing up, my Mama used to make a nice roast beef dinner at least once a month. Now I’m not talking a pot roast, I’m talking about a delicious, medium-rare roast beef. She would make mashed potatoes and a delicious au jus to go with the beef. Of course, there was always either a salad or some other vegetable served with it, however, I was never a huge veggie person when I was younger. The prize of the dinner was this mouthwatering roast! Over the years, this recipe has completely intimidated me! I don’t think that I have ever actually…

  • 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…

  • Baked Brown Rice
    Health,  Recipes

    Easy Baked Brown Rice

    This easy baked brown rice is a staple that everyone should have in your refrigerator. Ok, I admit it, I am a carb fanatic!!! I have been trying to eat a bit healthier and these past several years, I just haven’t been able to wrap my tongue around “brown rice” …UNTIL NOW!!! This is very flavorful and almost tastes like white rice. It works well with everything, including eating it plain right out of a bowl (one of my favorite ways, truth be told. When you keep a pan of this in the fridge you can easily add it to a soup or a stew. It is also great to warm…

  • 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…

  • 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 Pot Pie

    Homemade Turkey Pot Pie Hey Y’all!! Here it is, the Home Made Turkey Pot Pie 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…