Mistakes

Well, shoot! I guess we all make them. Mistakes. Big, small, huge, funny, not funny, we all do it. The other day I made one. It wasn’t huge but it wasn’t little. It was mostly embarrassing because I knew better. But, the internal conversation had gone something like this: “Don’t do that.” “ I want…

Late, Late!

I’m sorry this post is so late in coming! I had been posting at least one a week or so. But somehow things got really crazy after Christmas! I got a new responsibility at Church and to top it off,  I said yes to another thing that I probably should have said no too. The…

Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge on the Planet

I just discovered this yesterday! Holy cow! I wasn’t planning on another post until after  Christmas but I had to share this. Maybe I’m just late to the party but if you didn’t know about this you should! 2 ingredient peanut butter fudge!! Takes minutes to make and tastes amazing! I’m adding this to my…

Hello Dolly Bars

I have made these bars for many, many years. Almost every Christmas. Now, It just doesn’t seem like Christmas with out them! My mother loved them. And now, my grown kids even sometimes make them in their own homes . They are super easy which makes them a great addition to cookie plates or a…

Brownies for a Crowd

This Brownie is fudgie and delicious! The recipe makes about 50 Brownies so it’s great at Christmas for gifts, parties and Christmas trays. But honestly, I make it anytime we want great brownies and lots of them! Fudge Brownies for a Crowd 1 cup butter 1 cup Shortening 4 cups sugar 2/3 cup powdered unsweetened…

December Birthdays

December Birthdays are hard. It’s my husband’s Birthday today and it’s always hard to know what to get someone this close to Christmas. In addition making a Birthday cake when it’s Christmas baking season can be tricky too. Do you go Christmasy or Traditional? One year I made a Christmas Tree shaped Cake with a…

My Best Chili

Even though it’s the Holidays ALL meals can’t or need not be fancy. You’ll still need some easy, tasty meals, without a lot of frills. Here’s my chili recipe.  It’s perfect for those busy,cold evenings leading up to the Big day! MY BEST EASY  CHILI 1 LB ground beef 1 sweet onion, chopped 1 46…

Two-tone Butter Cookies

Here’s a way to get ahead on Christmas Baking. This Cookie is pretty, easy, convient and yummy! 1 Cup Butter (No substitutes) softened 1 Cup Powdered  Sugar 1 Teaspoon Real Vanilla 2 Cups Flour Red and Green Food Coloring ( I prefer paste Food Coloring for this recipe because the colors are vibrant but you…