Month: December 2011

Gingerbread Snowflakes

Why not gingerbread men? Well, I did bake gingerbread men, and then came to the realization very quickly that I am nowhere near artistic enough to decorate them. Trust me, I tried. My husband was even sweet enough to come into the kitchen and…

My Corner Of The World

Jack Frost Look out! Look out! Jack Frost is about!| He’s after our fingers and toes; And all through the night, The gay little sprite Is working where nobody knows. He’ll climb each tree, So nimble is he, His silvery powder he’ll shake. To…

An Attempt At My Grandma’s Divinity

I cannot tell you how thankful I am that my grandma never owned or knew how to operate a computer. Why? Because I have some of her handwritten recipes and handwritten notes here and there in some of her cookbooks. Handwritten in a font…

Cranberry and Pepita Bark

This is so easy! Also a great recipe for kids to help with as long as there’s supervision with the melting of the chocolate. The options are endless, you can really put anything you feel like on top. Crushed pretzels, all different types of…

Nut Clusters

So…this recipe comes with one warning and one disclaimer. The Warning:   Under NO circumstances should you allow children to help with this recipe. Melted sugar is hot and will burn your arm off if you get it on you. Personally, I wouldn’t even allow…

Double Chocolate Chunk Rum Balls

What’s better than a booze laden rum ball? A double chocolate chunk booze laden rum ball, that’s what. Chocolate Rum Balls (These need to snuggle up together in the refrigerator and rest for at least 5 days before serving.) 1 1/2 Cups Pecans, finely…

A Cheesy Lunch

Do you ever have one of those days where it’s hard to get out of bed, it takes forever for your face to wake up, and all you can think about is comfort food? Well, I probably don’t even need to say it, but…

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

I’ve spent most of the morning surrounded with ribbon, tissue paper, gift wrap, and the absolute cutest gift tags you’ve ever seen. I’ve also watched 3 holiday movies, compliments of the Watch Instantly feature on Netflix. Yesterday I had to make a little trip…

A Reprieve From The Daily Grind – My Corner Of The World

Ahhh…how I love it when life is organized and things that have been in complete chaos are back in order! Yesterday I was finally able to wrap up a long list of little things that needed to be done so I could focus on…

Gluten Free Pantry’s French Bread

Bread is obviously the number one thing that people who have to go gluten-free miss the most. Or maybe I should say real bread, that really tastes like bread. Since I went gluten-free I’ve only found three breads that I like. Udi’s breads and…

Pineapple Pick Me Up

I love smoothies. They are fast, easy, and you can get as creative or “un”-creative as you like. You can make them healthy or make them more like a dessert or milk shake. I’m fighting off a cold and for some reason, when I…

The Maiden Voyage…

The house is finally done! Well, when I say done, I really mean “done”.  There’s still window treatments to be hung, caulking to do, paint touch ups, decorating, etc. Most of the major things we set out to do have been accomplished. (More pictures…