So I’ve been trying to get this quick video tour to upload but our internet has been so crappy… well you know how our internet it so it has taken me longer than expected to get this out to you. I’ve also been feeling a bit under the weather and had an ER visit on Sunday where I found out that my potassium was low… sigh… if it isn’t one thing it is another, right? The video tour will be down below but I’ll go ahead and give up a little update on the house since our last update. Continue reading “Life Update and A Quick House Tour”
Craving something sweet and warm on a cold day? Try this single-serve version of The Best Hot Cocoa and you can be sipping on a warm cup of delicious hot cocoa in just a couple of minutes! Feel free to use non-fat milk and/or try it with almond milk and omit the sugar to sweeten it with your favorite low-calorie sweetener after microwaving! Continue reading “Single-Serve Hot Cocoa”
I love to bake and decorate cakes for my family. This is my go-to recipe for decorator icing. Continue reading “Decorating Icing”
I absolutely love Papa’s eggnog but unfortunately, I don’t have permission to share it with everyone, yet. This cheesecake has not been tested with his recipe but it has been tried with other store-bought kinds and it is wonderful!
Try making your graham cracker crust with gingersnaps instead of graham crackers and use freshly ground nutmeg if at all possible!
I remember learning to make this on a wood stove when I was young. We had to be really careful not to let it get too hot and scorch or the whole thing would ruin… I miss those days! Well, some parts of them. We usually only had hot cocoa or hot tea on really cold days. We would get a cup before we left the house to walk to the bus stop which really was at least 1/2 mile uphill! The warmth in our bellies would help us get up the hill but we were always happy to see the old bus come clanking down the dirt road.
This is probably my favorite hot cocoa recipe although it does take a little bit of time and patience to make it… that just seems to make it better though. It’s really good to enjoy on a cold day or after coming in from playing in the snow which is something we don’t get to do here in Florida. Continue reading “The Best Hot Cocoa”
I just have to give in to my sweet tooth every now and then, especially around the holidays. I try to save the rich calorie-laden treats for when we have parties and get-togethers so I don’t end up eating them all by myself! These are always a winner! Continue reading “Caramel Pecan Candies”
This is so easy to make that you may never make pudding from a box again!
Made From Scratch Vanilla Pudding
- 1 1/2 c. milk, scalded
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 1/2 t. flour
- 1/4 t. salt
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 T. butter
- 2 t. vanilla
Blend half of the milk with the sugar, flour, and salt.
Add the hot milk and bring to a boil.
Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add the 3 egg yolks and whisk well.
Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat add the butter and vanilla.
Cover and cool slightly.
Chill in refrigerator.
Just another recipe I found floating around in my Holiday Binder… we love to serve Hot Cocoa when we have a Polar Express Party and this is one of the recipes I have used in the past although we normally prefer to use our Hot Cocoa recipe. This one is super simple and delicious though.
Try serving it with some Chocolate-Dipped Goodies for an extra special treat!
I’m so sorry I forgot to post the links earlier… my brain has gone on vacation or something… lol!
Hey guys! Things have been SOOO CRAZY around here this week as our house is finally here and in the process of getting set up. I’ve been running around like a headless chicken trying to get the last couple of things taken care of.
I meant to post this sale yesterday… I’ve got make sure I grab a couple of these for myself as well... but I got BUSY and forgot! I’m so sorry!
I don’t know if Santa will be visiting your house anytime soon but I think he just might stop here for a handful of cookies. My kiddos love the tradition of leaving cookies for Santa although I suspect that it may be because they get to help sample the cookies.
This year I was determined to have a little bit less stress around the holidays but sometimes life seems to just happen around you. Our new house has been one thing after another and I really wasn’t sure just what else might happen before Christmas so I really tried to get things prepped ahead of time.
One thing I did was to make a TON of freezer meals, 35+ Freezer Meals In One Day!, and I also worked on adding printable recipes to all of my existing recipes on the blog as well as to the new recipes I’ve been posting. I’ve also gotten all of my recipes from my recipe box scheduled to post and I will continue to work on some of the others I have scattered around and packed up just as soon as I can.
This is so much easier than trying to keep your screen open in the kitchen… I apologize that I didn’t do this earlier! I also went ahead and made a bunch of Freezer Cookies! (Working on that post too!)
I’m not completely against using store-bought cookie dough but I feel that homemade is ALWAYS better if you can. With these recipes, you CAN! I normally like to roll most of my cookie dough into small balls and flash freeze to make it easier to only pull out what I need. You may want to experiment with these recipes or divide them into smaller batches before freezing. Check out this article HERE for more information about freezing different kinds of cookie dough!