Archives for December 2012

Vanilla Bean Peanut Brittle

Vanilla Bean Peanut Brittle setting up on my silpat   Make sure you let the brittle cool at least thirty minutes before trying to break it into pieces. There is a microwave peanut brittle recipe that I got from Taste of Home magazine years ago. Over time, I have changed many of the measurements and […]

Peppermint Bark Ice Cream (No Churn)

I really wish the picture above did this ice cream justice, because I have NEVER made a frozen treat that tasted this good before. I took a no churn ice cream recipe and amped it up ‘Christmas style.’ First, I made homemade peppermint bark. I broke it into tiny pieces and froze it overnight. The […]

Merry Christmas!

Isaiah 9:66 For to us a child is born,    and the governmentAnd he will be called    Wonderful Counselor,    Everlasting Prince of Peace. As we celebrate this Christmas season with our family and friends, may we keep Jesus in our hearts and remember His love and sacrifice for us.  Merry Christmas from our home to yours! Jeff, Michelle, & Julia Pin […]

Date Balls (Double Batch)

One of my family’s favorite holiday cookies are date balls. They are stovetop cookies and don’t even require turning on an oven. I made a double batch for the Christmas season. This time I used a few less walnuts (I didn’t see the point in opening up a new bag just for 1/4 cup of them) […]

Cream Cheese Cookies w/ Nonpareils

A few days ago, I posted my grandma’s recipe for “Philly” Sugar Cookies. They were meant to be for my Christmas cookie assortment. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), they were so good that by the time we were done taste-testing, we didn’t have quite as many as I hoped we would. […]

“Philly” Sugar Cookies

Today I would like to share with you a recipe that came from my grandmother. Every Christmas she would make a huge tray of cookies…everything from brownies to hermits to these lovely cream cheese treasures. They were always the first to disappear from the tray, and it’s no wonder because they are SO incredibly delicious. […]

Payday Bars

When I saw these homemade Payday bars on Kathie Cooks, I knew immediately that I had to make them. You see, Paydays are my husband’s favorite candy bars, and for some reason they have been scarce at our local grocery stores since Halloween. This recipe has solved our dilemma. It tastes VERY similar to what you […]

Wilton’s Holiday Whoopie Pies

Wilton’s Holiday Whoopie Pies the whoopie pie molds filled with batter after being baked cooling on a wire rack (bottom side) cooling on a wire rack (top side) mounds of cream go in the center of the pies Last year my mom bought me two Wilton whoopie pie pans after Christmas. That evening I went […]

Heath Pudding Cookies

Today I have for you yet another pudding cookie recipe concoction. Using my mom’s pudding chip cookies as a framework, I used all dark brown sugar in the batter for a deep caramel taste. Instead of chocolate chips, I added a whole bag of Heath milk chocolate toffee baking bits. The result? A rich, soft […]