Archive for December, 2014

Glazed Pumpkin Cookies ~ Santa’s Favorite

Glazed Pumpkin Cookies ~ Santa’s Favorite

I leave these pumpkin cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve. ~ Every year, he leaves a clean plate, not even a crumb left. The recipe for these cookies was given to me way back in 1973 by my college, freshman roommate, Allison Chenoweth. I’ve made them every year since. It’s not Christmas without a batch of these […]

By December 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Sugar ‘n’ Spice Pecans

Sugar ‘n’ Spice Pecans

My lovely friend Cory makes these sugar ‘n’ spice pecans to give at Christmas time. It was Cory who shared her delicious Mexican Coleslaw recipe on my website. Well, her sugar ‘n’ spice pecans are also worthy of a post. They have a touch of cayenne pepper in the sugar coating. Not enough to make them hot, but just […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Holiday Toffee

Holiday Toffee

It’s beginning to feel like Christmas at my house. Yesterday, I dug out the ornaments and decorated our tree. We have a very old-fashioned tree with colored lights, silver tinsel, strands of beads, and tons of glass ornaments. Richard and I have been collecting figural glass ornaments for the past 30 years. Each year we add a  few new ones to the tree. This Eiffel Tower […]

By December 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Dyeing Silk Scarves ~ What Fun!

Dyeing Silk Scarves ~ What Fun!

This past week my crafting friend Margie called to say she and her friend Mary were going to dye silk scarves. She asked, would I like to photograph it for a blog. I said, yes, I would love to! As it turned out, not only did I get material for a blog, I got to paint a scarf. When Mary […]

By December 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Merry Murder Mysteries

Merry Murder Mysteries

Yeah, the Holiday season is here. To get in the Holiday mood, I’ve been spending my evenings settled in front of our fireplace with some Christmas cookies, a bit of port, and a few light hearted Christmas mysteries. I’m an avid reader of mysteries. My favorites are classic English mysteries from the 1930’s and 40’s and vintage American detective stories by authors like Dashiell Hammet, Raymond Chandler, Ellery Queen […]

By December 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →