This Raspberry Marshmallow Dessert is a bright, delicious dessert great for any holiday table. Continue reading
Start the day with a little holiday cheer with this Gingerbread French Toast. A very simple addition gives regular French toast a big bang of wow! Continue reading
Turn traditional cinnamon rolls into memorable Christmas Tree Cinnamon Twists!So many of us serve cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. I thought it was just my family, but then I married into The Good Guy’s family and realized that it was a much more wide-spread tradition. As I have grown older and talked with friends about their holidays, it seems like many people serve something sweet while presents are being opened. So, after I found a photo of a Christmas tree shaped cinnamon roll with no directions, I set about fixing that problem. This Christmas Tree Cinnamon Twist is sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces!
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This #thankfullysweet fusion of Pumpkin Pie and Southern Banana Pudding is a one-of-a-kind Autumn dessert that will have you sittin’ up and sayin’ “howdy, ya’ll!”
One of the interesting things I noticed upon moving to Florida three years ago, was that most restaurants serve Banana Pudding for dessert. In fact, some restaurants only serve Banana Pudding for dessert, especially if they also serve barbecue. Those two foods go hand and hand in the South. It was only fitting, therefore, that when coming up with an Autumn dessert, that I chose to make a variation of this very popular local dessert. Continue reading
Welcome to Day #3 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.
I am back with more candy, because December seems to require it. Although this stuff is as wonderful as it gets, no one seems to make homemade candy any other time of year. If grocery stores put sugar, extracts and other baking supplies on sale in June, maybe the story would be different, but our waistlines can heave a sigh of relief. December is the only homemade sweet month. ..for now. Continue reading
It was going to be so great.
But Life and my Husband got in the way. Continue reading
We were given a bag of this from a neighbor years ago. I fell in love with the first bite. I did not, however, find the recipe for years. It was a burr in my shoe that I couldn’t find it. Then, one day, I was reading through a cookbook and Shazaam! I found myself reading this very recipe. I made it for all of my friends that following Christmas. We were given another bag of these goodies this year. It was gone in half an hour. Continue reading
This is one of my favorite drinks to serve during the holidays. My kids beg for it as soon as November hits and would drink it until spring if I’d make it that often. Sometimes I add orange juice to the cider, resulting in a wassail type of drink. The spices work in cranberry juice, too. Continue reading
This is a super popular recipe. I make it all year round, but the balls are fun to make for goodie plates during the holidays, especially if you add coloring to the marshmallow mix!
- 8 quarts popped popcorn (you can use microwave popcorn, but it's cheaper to make up bulk)
- 4 sticks butter
- 1 16 oz bag mini marshmallows
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 2⅔ cups sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- food color, if desired
- In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter.
- Add the sugar and corn syrup.
- Stir constantly until it boils and then continue for 3 minutes more.
- Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and coloring if desired.
- In a huge, mega sized bowl, combine the popped corn and the mini marshmallows.
- Pour the hot butter mixture over the popcorn and stir until completely covered.
- Let sit 5-10 minutes.
- Butter your hands and form into balls, about the size of racquet balls.
- Place the popcorn balls onto waxed paper lined baking sheets.
- Wrap in plastic wrap when cooled.
There is a long standing tradition in my parents’ home that we have also adopted. It is hanging homemade gingerbread boys from our chandeliers. At the beginning of December, my kids and I bake the cookies and hang them up. Once they are up , the Christmas season has officially started. Continue reading