Rock candy has always been a tradition at Christmas time for my family. It started when my brother and I were little children. My mom always made this hard candy for us. It’s funny now that I think about it because the flavors aren’t ones that I would associate with children. I think they were flavors of her liking, but they must have grew on us over the years.
I remember always having my baggie of rock candy stashed in my bag as we got around for school. I would sneak out pieces during the school hours to carefully… Continue reading
This month’s theme for the creative cookie exchange is peppermint. I love peppermint, but it’s not one of my go-to flavors. However, my son has quickly become a peppermint lover. Every time we go to the store we have to pick up a York peppermint patty. It’s ridiculous. If he sees the king size York patty package, he’ll get that instead of the normal sized patty. Smart boy.
So, this month, I put together a peppermint macaron with a white chocolate ganache loaded with peppermint bits from Andes. If you’re thinking that this cookie has got to be overloaded with… Continue reading
So, recently I discovered that my husband loves creme de menthe pie. How does one go eight years with a significant other and never know how much they love creme de menthe pie. Strange, isn’t it? I’ve never actually had this pie, so I had to go on a search to find out what it all calls for. Fortunately, the very dependable pioneer woman, Ree, had a simple recipe that I quickly fell in love with. It does call for some alcohol, but I truly love baking with alcohol so it wasn’t a big deal for me.
This is an… Continue reading
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I relate peanut butter fudge to Christmas. Well, I relate every fudge with Christmas. This recipe came from the same woman that introduced me to monkey bread. My mom’s friend and neighbor, Vicky. There’s no neighbor like a neighbor that loves to bake and bring goodies over to your house. Unfortunately, that’s not the case where we’re living now. Everyone here pretty much keeps to themselves except for a little wire haired dog from next door. He’s the friendliest little guy. Just Sunday Wesley went to let our two dogs in and… Continue reading
I love pecans and sweet potatoes. I think they are so freaking great together. I whipped these together after Thanksgiving. We didn’t have sweet potatoes at our dinner and I sure did miss them. Luckily, I stay heavily stocked in sweet potatoes. When I finished up on these cookies they were like a pumpkin pie with a pecan pie filling in the center. uhhh-mazing. I couldn’t stop there. so I rolled my cookies in pecans.
I originally was going to post this two days after Thanksgiving, but I had ended up forgetting about it. I have to admit that I… Continue reading