• 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…

  • This creamy coconut custard pie is super easy, company worthy and MAGIC! It is a one bowl dessert that "magically" makes it's own crust! | custard pie | cream pie | one pot | Two Southern Sweeties | #pie #pierecipes
    Dessert,  Recipes

    Creamy Coconut Custard Pie

    This Creamy Coconut Custard Pie is the only pie you will ever need and it makes its own crust! I have a confession to make, I hate making pie crust!! I just never feel like my pie crust comes out good, even though I have been told it is delicious (Ok, I am kind of a perfectionist). That being said, Coconut Cream Pie is one of my absolute favorites. When I originally came across this recipe I just HAD to try it as it makes its own crust… magically!! Then I realized it was a Custard pie, well I had no choice but to make it. Coconut, Custard, and a…

  • 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…