It’s NOT too late to Make Christmas Delicious!

Have you, at any time in the last week, woken up feeling like Christmas (and all […]

Merry Christmas!

  Merry Christmas from Barb and Laura to all our readers and the family and […]

Making Homemade Marshmallows with no corn syrup

Years ago, I learned from my dear friend, Jonni McCoy, author of Miserly Moms, that […]

homemade marshmallows

Keeping some Christmas balance with fruit and veggies

Okay, I admit it…if I have lots of Christmas goodies in the house, I do […]

Veggies for juicing

Entertaining at Christmas: Keeping it Simple

There are entire books devoted to the subject of how to pull off big elaborate […]

Sanity Night Cookie table

Christmas Gifts from My Kitchen–I have a plan!

After a busy week of Christmas events, the low-level angst about Christmas gifts burst into […]

Planning Christmas gifts from the kitchen

Planning Ahead for Christmas

Yes, it’s true. In 18 days, Christmas Eve will be upon us. I can hardly […]

Christmas candle

Christmas Eve…are YOU ready?

I have to confess, I still have to make Cheesy Potato Casserole for, get this, […]

Star Ornament for Christmas Eve festivities

Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Bread (aka Portuguese Sweet Bread)

Is Hawaiian Sweet Bread part of your holiday tradition? My Auntie Joan, maker of all […]

Hawaiian Sweet Bread

Planning for Christmas Dinner

If you’re as busy as I am this week, it’s probably hard to even THINK […]

Christmas Cookies: More Goodies to Share

Christmas is a week away and the need for goodies seems to be escalating! So […]

ornaments and Christmas cookies

Dutch Almond Banket Bites: the shape of the future!

Can the Dutch almond Banket recipe be improved upon? Nope. Not a chance. BUT sometimes this […]

Four Banket Bites

Christmas Cookies: checking in here and there

We’ve been snowed in for two days and this really is a perfect time to […]

Anniversary Christmas ornament

Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen

This is a GREAT weekend to work on last minute Christmas gifts. It looks like […]

Lighthouse Christmas ornament

More Christmas Cookies

I’m catching up with our 31 Days of Christmas Cookies project from last year and […]

Christmas Angels

31 Days of Christmas Cookies

We’re deep into final exams, Christmas concerts, swim meets, Christmas parties, and SNOW! I want […]

Christmas decorations

Bourbon Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

I’m a Johnny-come-lately to the whole bread pudding scene, but I’m quickly becoming a fan. […]

Bread Pudding with Caramel sauce and whipping cream

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins!

The very last of my Thanksgiving leftovers became cranberry muffins and the very first of […]

Thanksgiving Dinner: Pecan Pie

When I needed a recipe for pecan pie, I turned to some of my closest […]

pecans for pecan pie