These Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect to add to your holiday baking list.
I try to come up with a few new cookie recipes each year. This one was actually created after I went through my pantry and wanted to use a few chocolate chips and toffee bits that I had leftover. There was a big jar of peanut butter looking at me, so the idea came to me instantly. The cookies have big flavor, so they had to have a big name. Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies! Continue reading PEANUT BUTTER TOFFEE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
A Christmas visit from the Clauses is really a perfect, memorable event to share with your children or grandchildren.
When one of my grandsons was younger, he lived Christmas every day. When he was playing with other children, he always wanted them to play Christmas..no matter the time of the year. His birthday is in November, but when he was turning 4, my daughter decided the theme for his party would be a Santa Claus party. It developed into “A Christmas Visit from the Clauses”.
She was able to hire a Mr. and Mrs. Claus that were wonderful when they came to the house. Continue reading A CHRISTMAS VISIT FROM THE CLAUSES
I believe that most of us become emotional when unpacking our Christmas decorations. They are not just “things” but are precious memories that we get to re-live each year. Afterwards, we then lovingly put them away in a safe spot until next year.
Continue reading CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND SPECIAL MEMORIES
This delicious, hearty, beef and vegetable soup will help keep you warm on these cold, wintery days we have been having.
Continue reading HEARTY BEEF AND VEGETABLE SOUP
Deer Camp time is here again. Today is the opening day of buck season with a gun in WV. To my husband (Grandpa Bob) this is a national holiday. This is the day he plans for a year. He is like a little boy on Christmas morning.
Continue reading DEER CAMP AND GRANDPA BOB
Sharing my holiday breakfast-brunch recipe collection today, sweet and savory, just in time for all of the upcoming holidays.
November and December are always busy and many times it involves hosting overnight guests. Sometimes you just want to fix a special breakfast for your family. Hosting a holiday breakfast-brunch is also tradition for many people. Continue reading HOLIDAY BREAKFAST-BRUNCH RECIPE COLLECTION
I am so excited to be sharing a recipe that I created for the Cape Cod Select Holiday Blogger Recipe Challenge.
I made this Rustic Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Cobbler Roll for my entry.
This blogger challenge requires creating a recipe using Cape Cod Select Premium Frozen Cranberries. I received these in the mail last week and could not wait to open them. Every cranberry in the bag was perfect and such a vibrant color.
Continue reading RUSTIC CRANBERRY-ORANGE-PECAN COBBLER ROLL
Traditions are defined as the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation. Our Thanksgiving traditions are created from memories and gatherings of people sharing their blessings.
When I was growing up, I remember that my mother cooked and baked for days preparing foods for Thanksgiving. I believe that I can still feel the warmth in our home and experience the wonderful smells coming from the kitchen. One of the Thanksgiving traditions our family observed was that everyone came to our house to eat. This included grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. Continue reading THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS SHARED BY GRANDPARENTS
Thanksgiving dinner can be a very difficult time for empty nesters.
I would like to share some ideas for a Thanksgiving dinner for empty nesters. My husband and I have a blended family consisting of 8 children, their spouses/fiances, and 13 grandchildren. The first 10 years of our marriage, 7 of the 8 children lived with us so every meal was a feast and Thanksgiving always involved days of baking and cooking. They are now grown and have their own homes so we are rarely able to all be together for Thanksgiving.
The Thanksgiving dinner should still feel like a special meal of the year. My husband is a hunter and Thanksgiving week is the highlight of hunting time in WV. He hunts until around mid-morning and then comes in for a few hours.
I try to make it special by using fresh flowers, candles, and linen napkins. The foods do look a little strange to me served in such small dishes, but if you fix your plates and carry them to the table, it will feel like you are not missing a thing. (It is a bit more quiet though than with the family here) Continue reading EMPTY NESTERS THANKSGIVING IDEAS
These super sandwiches are great to serve as a meal while the weather is still hot. They are light, yet filling and delicious. I wanted to share this post again for National Sandwich Day!
Continue reading SUPER SANDWICHES FOR A SUMMER SUPPER