Today my Aunt came and decorated my hospital room! Woohoo, it's Christmas in my room! I have the little Christmas tree that my Mom made me before she passed. We are not allowed to plug Christmas lights into the wall - hospital rules - so I found these tiny battery operated star lights that are … Continue reading The Best Sugar Cookies In The World! – By Aunt Paul
This post is for my Mom who left us much too early. What is cool about this recipe is that it is from a great Mom who cooks and bakes for her beautiful family! I think that’s fitting soooooooo, What’s For Dinner Moms?!
My Mom made me shortbread cookies every Christmas! She always found a pretty round tin container with a decorative lid. She would line it with wax paper and put layers of giant round shortbread cookies that she scored to look like pieces of pie.
Now, if you knew my Mom you would know how HUGE that was! She COULD cook and bake BUT she really didn’t like to. Complete opposite of me! She made those cookies for me only because she knew just how much I loved them! Thanks Mom!
I don’t have her recipe so I thought that another Mom’s recipe would be just as great! I mean, have you seen how beautiful they look? I think crushed candy canes would look super festive!
‘Tis the season! Cookies, cookies, and more cookies! Today is a perfect day for us to stay in and bake cookies. We have a nice fluffy 3″ of snow on the ground and are expecting at least 6″ during the day. Beautiful day to stay in and watch it snow while we bake.
I am always looking for cookies that are easy to make, taste good, and look great. These cover all three. My daughter made the cookies early one day and later in the evening we dipped them in chocolate. Add sprinkles, nuts, or crushed candy to decorate as you wish.
These were super simple to make and decorate. They have a moist texture that was not dry at all. Store the cookies layered with wax paper in a sealed container for us to 5 days.
Tip: Cut the cookies before you bake them. They will be easier…
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I have no idea why this stupid - better not call it that - wonderful computer of mine is allowing me to write this post but I will try to keep it quick just in case it decides to shut me down! lol If you have ever had the pleasure of eating any of my … Continue reading Gingerbread People By Aunt Paul!!
Before I talk about this post, I have a question. Does anyone know why I only get emails for some of the sites that I follow but not everyone?
Well, this Quick Bread recipe looks perfect for the season! Can you imagine making french toast with this cranberry orange bread? Delicious!
Mmmmmmm-mmmmmm, I want some! Enjoy!
I’ll be completely honest with y’all: I have no idea what canned cranberry sauce tastes like. I’ve never tried it before in my life. Growing up, I would always see it on the table at Thanksgiving and Christmas but there was something about the mere sight of the stiff sliced rings that was off-putting to me. Why would it be called a ‘sauce’ when it resembled thin beets (which, I’ve never liked)? Plus, back then I thought it made no sense to want to eat something sweet with something as savory as turkey and dressing.
Nowadays I DO think it makes sense to eat cranberry sauce with turkey and dressing–I actually think it’s delicious…just so long as it’s homemade. Ever since I started making my own cranberry sauce it spurred a love for ALL things cranberry, specifically in baking.
I still had some fresh cranberries leftover from Thanksgiving that I…
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Here is a recipe from my wonderful friend Carol! I admit that I have never had this Christmas Pudding BUT after reading the ingredient list, I sure wish that I had. Maybe one of my readers will try this recipe and describe what it’s like?!
Day 4 of the Christmas Countdown…..I am sure I am not alone in thinking I have plenty of time Christmas is a couple of months away and then like a bolt of lightning …I realise I am running out of time and I must get a wiggle on….those of you who are super organised have probably already made your puds, cakes and sweet mincemeat…here as I live in hotter climes it is not advisable as it ferments so I make mine at the beginning of December and there is so much lovely fruit ( and booze) that they taste just as good as those either kept over from last year or made earlier…
I always used to save a Christmas pudding and a jar or two of mincemeat from one year to the next a tradition passed down through the generations…
I am maudling…I know…Get on with it Carol……
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Before I talk about this post, I would love to take a minute to tell you about my stupid computer. I can look at SOME posts by other bloggers. I can reblog them. I can respond to comments and even comment on the blogs that my stupid computer lets me see. I can even like the posts.
What I can’t do…I can’t look through the Reader! I can’t go to my site and work on ANYTHING! Damn it! Stupid computer!
Oh well, at least I can reblog posts like this one! Stuffing is a must at every Holiday dinner. I bet that you could look at everybody’s plate around the table and see stuffing on each and every one! Hey, I used to make stuffing every time I cooked a whole chicken all Winter long!
This recipe is very similar to my family’s recipe. I say similar only because we never measured anything. I remember tearing up the bread into the lid of the roasting pan. Everything went into the lid and then into the turkey. I know, I know! You are not supposed to do that! I know okay but that’s how we did it growing up and nobody died or got sick sooooooo, yeah that’s how we did it.
I like this recipe because you can make stuffing any time you want! Enjoy!
Stuffing, or dressing, is a most sought-after sidedish at holiday gatherings. A must-have at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter meals. Stuffing completes the meal. Meat, gravy, and stuffing. Yes, please.
Some people are StoveTop stuffing die-hards. That’s fine. Not me, give me some homemade stuffing alongside my holiday turkey, roasted chicken or ham.
My family has the very best made-from-scratch stuffing/dressing recipe. Seriously. The best. It’s personally one of my top recipes. Satisfy your friends and family this holiday with the best stuffing they ever will have.
6 Tablespoons chopped onion
1/2 cup butter
8 cups dry bread crumbs (about 14 slices) *use white or buttermilk bread
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon ground sage
4-8 Tablespoons chicken broth (water can be used in place of broth)
1 1/2 cup finely-chopped celery
***You can also add some…
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Here’s a great story that I just had to share! Enjoy…
I first posted this story December 2013. I kinda like it and wanted to share it again. I hope this Holiday was wondrous for everyone and may the New Year be kind to us all!
When Sebastian Phillips finished writing that phrase on his bulletin board he turned around to see what the reaction had been on his students. He was not disappointed. Because this was a first-year philosophy course he expected them to be a little green when it came to abstract ideas. After all they were just kids. Truth be told, Professor N. Sebastian Phillips wasn’t all that much older than his students.
When he looked around the room Sebastian saw surprise, humour and perhaps disbelief, it was also very quiet. Here he was, a college professor talking about a white haired, fat man in a red suit as if he were real. Well real and dead.
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I would like to start this post off with an apology. I have been absent from my blog for a couple of weeks and it may take a little time for me to be back full-time. First, I wasn't feeling well because my feeding tube, which was surgically implanted just above my bellybutton through my … Continue reading Quote Challenge – Day 2 And An Apology
So I was watching the news yesterday - that's not normal for me because let's face it, the news is pretty depressing these days - and I saw this story about a 28-year-old woman here in Ottawa who has just been diagnosed with ALS. She is married and has 3 small children. I was 27 … Continue reading Random Thoughts And Other Things – 6
I'm late with this post so I'm going to get to it and keep it short. Food Basics has great sales this week but I can't list them all! I recommend that you check out the full flyer by following the link that I'll provide. The stores are starting to have sales that will be … Continue reading Weekly Flyer Review – Groceries