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2014, Merry Christmas

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  Luke 2:11

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December 2014 Noel

Merry Christmas!

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Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies, Gingerbread Houses, and a Lovely Gift

Chocolate Peppermint cookies

The scent of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, molasses, chocolate, vanilla, and peppermint have been swirling around my kitchen for the past week.  Dozens of cookies baked, packaged, and given out as gifts.  One of the recipes I made was Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies.  A wonderful chocolate cookie topped with a sprinkle of crushed peppermint candies. It’s a basic chocolate cookie recipe that could easily be changed for other occasions by replacing crushed peppermint with toffee, peanut butter morsels, white chocolate chips, or other toppings.

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Winner of the Giveaway & More Packaging Ideas

Packaging, Christmas-peppermint sprinkles

Thank you to all of you for your wonderful comments on packaging gifts and thoughts of the Christmas season!

The winner of the packaging giveaway is Betsy from A Plateful of Happiness.

In Betsy’s recent blog post she made, Lamb and Dried Apricot with Tagine from Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook, Around My French Table.  Afterward, she gave her opinion about the recipe along with  Howard’s thoughts after he tasted it.  click here to visit Betsy’s website.


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The Christmas Season, Favorite Things, and a Giveaway…..

Christmas  favorite things

A little dusting of snow on the ground,
temperature in the 20s and 30s,
the warmth from the wood stove,
Christmas decorations in the house,
and the sounds of Christmas music…
what a nice start to the season,
or as Bing Crosby would sing it…

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”

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December Advent Calendar

December 2014, advent calendar

December is just a day away.

What better way to begin the season than to start counting down the days till Christmas, is what my kids would say.

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