The Best Sugar Cookies In The World! – By Aunt Paul

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

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

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!
Enjoy!

What's for Dinner Moms?

‘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.

Verdict:

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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Gingerbread People By Aunt Paul!!

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!!

Christmas Recipes…Christmas Pudding

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?!
Enjoy!

Retired? No one told me!

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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……

But before…

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Santa Claus is Dead?

Here’s a great story that I just had to share! Enjoy…

Butterfly Sand

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!

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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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Quote Challenge – Day 2 And An Apology

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

Random Thoughts And Other Things – 6

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

Quote Challenge – Day One

My quote for day one is perfect considering my health condition and my constant fight to live my life to the fullest. I will admit that while I could recite most of the poem, I had to look up who wrote it! My endless amount of useless knowledge apparently does not extend to names - … Continue reading Quote Challenge – Day One

Random Thoughts And Other Things – 4

Today I woke up knowing the date. This never happens to me but today is a day that I will never forget. On this day, five years ago my husband, my love and my friend passed away after his struggle with ALS. I miss him very much! His battle with ALS was very different from … Continue reading Random Thoughts And Other Things – 4