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Fun and Delicious Cookies for Christmas Party My Darling Daughter and I have been preparing for our annual Christmas party. She has been a great help as we check off today's list of 'Things to Do'. She's my awesome sous chef! Awesome Salty-Sweet Cookies  She made the dough for the Pretzel Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies and called … [Read more...]

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Christmas Cookie Exchange Link Party

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Click on any picture or the link below it to see your favorite cookies! Everyday Home | Atta Girl Says Southern Color | Deja Vue Designs Shabby Art Boutique | All Things Heart and Home Town and Country Living | Worthing Court Lilacs and Longhorns … [Read more...]

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Christmas Cookie Exchange

The Everyday Home Christmas Cookie Exchange

 At Christmastime we share the joy of love and of giving….we smile more, we sing more and we bake more! I adapted a recipe with Dearest in mind. He loves coconut and he loves pistachio. I found this amazing confection, Coconut Ice. I decided to add an extra layer of deliciousness - a green layer filled with chopped Pistachios. Confection … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Gingerbread Houses We have been decorating Gingerbread houses for years - since my children were very little. I would make the houses, assemble them and supply the children with as much variety of candy to completely cover the houses. When we moved here, we included my Mother-in-Law in the Gingerbread House Christmas tradition. As the … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Good morning, Dear Ones. Well, I did it! I had been wanting to transfer my blog to another platform. I saw the advertisement on At The Picket Fence - followed the link - liked what I read and took the plunge. I'll share more with you about this very soon. I like doing things myself - and with Kristi's (Addicted 2 Decorating) clear-detailed … [Read more...]

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Christmas Party Recipes

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Favorites Each year, I try to make something new while making the much requested favorites. This year, I think we have an all-time new favorite. With it being a Christmas Party/Surprise Birthday Party I thought we should have some more substantial food in addition to the finger-food type dishes. I asked my Mother-in-Law to make … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Contentment Good morning Dear Ones. I apologize for the delay in getting this party going. I was called in yesterday to replace someone who couldn't make it to work. This put a crimp in my day's plans, but I was pleased to be able to help out. Life is never a steady stream of expected and planned activities - … [Read more...]

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Tea Time

Ginger Pound Cake

  Ginger Pound Cake         While looking through my Victoria Christmas books for ideas and recipes, I came across this delightful pound cake recipe. My husband is a great fan of pound cake and I thought it would be nice to have for a wonderful afternoon tea.   The recipe is in The Heart of Christmas. I found it to be refreshing. My … [Read more...]

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Christmas Morning

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  Breakfast Bread   Every year, my family looks forward to our Christmas breakfast. If I didn’t make this bread, I think I could very well disappoint them all!                       I do appreciate you stopping by! I am sure you’re … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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  Homemade Gifts   Christmas is just a few short days away, but I think there’s  still time to make a few homemade gifts, or something to bring to a party!       From Your Heart and From Your Hands that will be greatly appreciated! I am taking my inspiration from special books I was perusing this afternoon.    While … [Read more...]

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