I love it when readers get inspired to create because of something they saw here. I posted reader photos few weeks ago of two super cute houses Darlene created inspired by my Forever Gingerbread House. Do you see the tiny Santa and reindeer on the roof? You can see Darlene’s other houses [...]
Usually the week between Christmas and New Year’s is a very busy, bustling and happy time around here. There is lots of visiting, laughing, munching and merry making going on. But this year has been very quiet. As you know, my Mister had surgery on December 12th and he spent the time [...]
I remember my mom making thumb print cookies when I was wee little. I never understood why she called them “thumbprints” when she used the head of a round peg type clothes pin to make the well for the jam. Home made jam from the pantry make these cookies extra special. Thumbprint Cookies [...]
Another reason for posting recipes of my most often made cookies this week is that I often get asked by visitors for recipes of food they eat here. My middle son’s girlfriend remembered having these tarts when she was little. She said she always loved them but hadn’t had them for years and she [...]
I have decided to take a little bit of a rest this week but instead of not posting, or posting a photo only (as I was originally thinking of doing), I’ve decided to post some of my favorite cookie recipes. I realize that many of you have already done your holiday baking but if [...]
I would like to take up this bit of web real estate to say, “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays”. No matter what you celebrate this time of year I wish for you, much love, light, laughter and bright blessings.
I think I’ve told you all before how dark the interior of my house is. I’m sure I’ve whined written about it before. You see, I live in NE Ohio where there is an abundance of cloudy days and my house has deep eaves which protect the windows but keep a lot of light [...]
Country Living Magazine has always been one of my favorite lifestyle and decorating magazines. (Did you know it’s been around since 1978? I was 13 years old.) I’m not sure when I first discovered Country Living but it was a long time ago. It was one of the few magazines I got delivered to [...]