Christmas tagged posts

Not My Mama’s Divinity…

December 9, 2013 Corresponding RecipesDessertsShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

A Christmas Favorite

Regardless of what you think about Ms. Paula Deen these days, her mama’s divinity is really all you have to make when it comes to holiday “cookies”. Divinity, also known as divinity fudge, is a sweet candy confection composed primarily of sugar, but don’t let that fool you. Though the candy appears to look like meringue, complete with curled peaks. The texture of the candy is light and fudge-like. 

Ms. Deen’s Mama’s Divinity is dotted with pecans throughout, and my take on her recipe is no exception. I’ve also added cherries to the mix due to my personal love of cherries and because they add a little festive color to the decadent Christmas treat...

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Free Road Trip Food

December 2, 2013 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

So, you’re driving home to spend Christmas with your extended family and suddenly you feel a little peckish:

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Have You Ever Elfed Yourself?

November 12, 2013 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments


I hear there’s a free calender in it for you. Enjoy!

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The Feeding of the 5000 or How to Feed Your Family That’s Visiting from Nebraska, Breakfast

December 3, 2012 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesMake Ahead Madness  No comments

Here’s another recipe I’ve added to in order to improve upon it. You may find after tasting the finished product that the other 4,999 people are going to have to fend for themselves.

A pastry cutter will be useful to you in making the topping.

I recommend eating this dish with a side of bacon.

Baked Apple French Toast

The French toast:

  • 20 slices of French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling
  • 1 pear – peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 8 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

Arrange 10 slices of bread in a greased 13X9 baking dish. Spread with pie filling, evenly distribute pear pieces over filling, and top with remaining bread...

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Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies – and other Christmas Cookies

December 17, 2011 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianDesserts  No comments

I made these cookies last year for a social gathering and people raved about them.  They are one of the highest rated cookies at  (  The only part of the recipe I change is I omit one cup of oatmeal.  The cookies will be flatter when you take them out of the oven because of the this, but they’ll also be nice and crispy and chewy.  Eight days until Christmas!

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Christmas Cookie Recipes

December 7, 2011 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianDesserts  No comments

Last year I found the Joy of Baking site to be one of the best and it looks like it’s been improved upon this year.  Also good, Better Homes and Gardens’ site and of course there’s the Food Network:

1) The Joy of Baking Site:

2)  Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Shortbread Cookies:

3)  Food Network’s Twelve Days of Cookies:

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