Not Fruit Cake Cookie

Not Fruit Cake Cookie I enjoy fruitcake. I grew up having a piece of fruitcake and eggnog on Christmas eve. I tried to pass on this tradition to my children but so far none of them like fruitcake. A few of my kids do like this cookie though, so give it a try! I brought a […]

Blueberry Shortbread Thumbprints

Blueberry Shortbread Thumbprints I can remember helping my grandma make thumbprint cookies as young child. Getting to smash each little ball was fun! I decided that a nice shortbread cookie would be good with some Blueberry jam baked into the centers. These are great year round but were created to go in my Christmas cookie […]

Gingerbread Men or House

Gingerbread Men or House This is a tradition that is new to my family. I always wanted to make one as a kid but our family didn’t.  I made sure to add this to our families Christmas. We make either gingerbread men or a house every year.  This year we are making men.  Gingerbread Men […]

Day 28: Anise Hard Candy

Day 28: Anise Hard Candy Anise candy always reminds me of my mom. I remember her standing over the stove making it on Christmas Eve. She would put green food coloring in it and I would have to try my best to be patient as she made it. Anise Hard Candy Ingredients: 2 cups sugar […]

Peppermint Truffles

 Peppermint Truffles Mint and chocolate, chocolate and mint, anyway you say it I love it. These actually melt in your mouth. The center stays all gooey and you just want to gobble these all up. Peppermint truffles will definitely be on our dessert table this Christmas! Peppermint Truffles Recipe Ingredients: 4 cups powdered sugar ½ […]

Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

  Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies Eggnog in a cookie! Even people that don’t like eggnog like these cookies. They are soft and scrumptious. Eggnog Snickerdoodle’s are a nutmeg flavored cookie. Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe Ingredients: 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg ½ cup butter […]

Day 24: Butter Crack Candy

Day 24: Butter Crack Candy ’ Crack candies are easy and cook pretty fast. I remember my mom making different kinds when I was a kid. Butter Crack Candy Ingredients: ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup butter ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoons vinegar ½ cup water 1 tsp vanilla Directions: Combine all the ingredients except […]

15 minute EASY Peanut Butter Fudge

15 minute Easy Peanut Butter Fudge I seem to have a great deal of peanut butter this year. Usually I seem to have lots of mint. Any how, this is really easy fudge. You can have it done and cooling in less than 15 minutes.That is easy! Its also a perfect last minute gift for […]

Buckeyes and Peanut Butter Balls

  Buckeyes and Peanut Butter Balls Peanut butter balls are the first candy I ever made. They are super easy. The recipe I started with was very sweet. I have adapted it and come up with this yummy recipe. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate! Buckeyes and Peanut Butter Balls Recipe Ingredients: […]

Molasses Cookies

 Molasses Cookie Molasses cookies make me think of my Great Uncle Hubert. He used to make them up and they were delicious. He always bragged about his famous recipe. This is not that recipe, but it is a good one, just as worthy of bragging rights. Molasses Cookies Recipe:  Ingredients: 1 cup butter softened 1 […]

Painless Chewy, Creamy Caramels

Day 20: Chewy, Creamy Caramels By far my VERY FAVORITE candy! Caramels are just chewy and creamy and amazing. These are actually pretty easy to make. It’s a great beginning candy along with melting chocolate. Heat it to the correct stage& stir and it will come out. Chewy, Creamy Caramels Ingredients: 1 cup butter (not […]

Finest Peanut Brittle Candy

 Finest Peanut Brittle Candy I love peanut brittle. There is nothing like making a batch from scratch and tasting it as soon as it cools. This is actually really fast to make. Start to finish is about 30 minutes. Make sure you measure the butter and baking soda ahead of time. The temperature goes quickly […]