Caramel Pecan Candies

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”

Santa’s Top 10 Favorite Cookies That Can Be Made Ahead of Time!

santas-top-10-pin.pngI 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 CANI 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!

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Rice Krispie Treats

These are so easy to make and I know people have been making them for ages but I found the recipe in my binder and thought I’d share it. These also work well for making different shapes and for using when making fancy cake decorations! There are a million things you can add into these to make them a little extra special so let your imagination go… the kids love helping with these too! Continue reading “Rice Krispie Treats”

Rolo Cookies

I haven’t made these in a while but I was reminded of them the other night when I was talking about how much I miss having our Polar Express Parties. Hopefully, we will be able to start this tradition back up soon! Continue reading “Rolo Cookies”

Party Cheese Ball

This is the cheese ball recipe that I’ve been looking for… thankfully my Holiday Binder was still in the house and not packed away in the shed. My Holiday Binder has folders for every major holiday and party that we have celebrated and the recipes that we use for those events… such a timesaver! Kids can help with this too!

This can be made ahead of time and put in the freezer for up to a month. Just wrap the cheese ball tightly in plastic, before covering with nuts, and place in the freezer. Allow it to thaw completely in the fridge before covering with nuts and serving.

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Mama’s Best Dinner Rolls

These are not the easiest rolls to make but these are probably my favorite rolls by far. They remind me of when we would go the Ryan’s and eat many, many years ago. When you pair these with the Whipped Honey Butter and Cinnamon Butter you have a match made in heaven.

There have been many times in the past that I had requests from neighbors to make batches of these for their Thanksgiving dinners. I always tried to make more than enough but somehow we never end up with any leftover rolls.

I probably wouldn’t try this out for the first time if things are rushed because these take a bit of time to make but they are so worth it. I also use my stand mixer to make these but they would probably be just fine with a hand mixer or by hand. These could be made ahead of time and then frozen until ready to bake. Continue reading “Mama’s Best Dinner Rolls”

Old-Fashioned Yeast Rolls

This is a recipe that I had scribbled down in my Thanksgiving section of my Holiday Binder… I don’t know where I got it from so I can’t give any credit but these are delicious!

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Mama’s Old-Fashioned Green Beans

I know that we eat green beans a lot around here and often I mention them with our meal plans but it just occurred to me that I’ve never posted the recipe that we use most often. You can use this recipe for just about any kind of bean. We love our string beans and pole beans like this as well as lima beans!

You can find more green bean recipes HERE. Continue reading “Mama’s Old-Fashioned Green Beans”

Whipped Honey Butter and Cinnamon Butter

I couldn’t decide whether to make these two separate recipes or one but decided on one as we always make them together and it would just be that much simpler to have them on the same page… right?

Anyway, I’ve had to type these up from memory as my recipe binder is packed up in the shed as I really thought we’d be in our new house by now… I’ll update this if I need to once I get to my binder which won’t be any time soon:

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We really love this on fresh yeast rolls and my favorite recipe is in that same binder but the 30 minute Rolls are really good with these kinds of butter as well.

Update: I did find my Holiday Binder and I had my butter recipe stapled right to my recipe for the rollspretty smart, huh? I’ve updated the recipe to add a couple of things my memory had left out.

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Weekly Specials: November 5, 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any sales but with the holidays coming up I figure it might be a good time to let everyone know what all I’ve found. There are lots of deals… some of which may help you cross off a couple of things on your Christmas Shopping List! Don’t forget to scroll all the way down because there is a special giveaway at the bottom!

Also, don’t forget to sign up and add these money-saving apps to your browser:

The following deals are listed in no particular order… just the way they came through my emails:

(Some of these deals may include affiliate links.)

Freebies

THANKFUL TURKEY: A FUN THANKFULNESS ACTIVITY FOR FAMILIES

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Momma’s Green Bean Casserole

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe before now. I wouldn’t have realized it if my oldest daughter hadn’t asked for the recipe. I figured I might as well share it with everyone because things are getting a little hectic around here as we have packed up a few things as we prepare for our new home and who knows where this recipe might end up?

One of my fondest memories from when I was little was sitting on the back porch with my Mom-mom helping her with the beans and other goodies she had harvested from her garden.

As I got older I did this with my kids as well. I can still remember when we had a Doberman, named Mac, who loved green beans. The little stinker would run right up to the washtub and steal the beans every chance he got! Continue reading “Momma’s Green Bean Casserole”

Top 10 Favorite Fall Recipes

Well, Fall is officially in the air and I am so ready for a little cool air and hopefully fewer mosquitos and love bugs… they are so bad right now. I’m also looking forward to a bonfire or two and a Weenie Roast of course! Continue reading “Top 10 Favorite Fall Recipes”