Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Favorite Holiday Songs

Don't Christmas songs just put you in the holiday mood! I just added my favorite Christmas song to my playlist.....Silver Bells. Leave a comment naming your favorite Christmas song and telling why (if you want to) and I'll add it to the playlist. I think it is the Christmas and holiday images evoked by the lyrics of Silver Bells that makes it my favorite.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I've been working on......

Christmas gift tags!!! What fun to take vintage pictures and get creative with glitter and are some of the ones I made.

My next glitter and glue adventure will be handmade Christmas cards....starting today!!!


These cookies are a family favorite, passed down from my great-grandmother, and are a Christmas tradition on my side of the family (although I've noticed that one of my stepsons seems to like them quite alot too)!

P.S. Santa LOVES these cookies!!!


Preheat oven to 350*. Spray cookie sheets with non-stick spray.


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs

Mix together and add 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. soda, 1 tablespoon heavy cream, 1/4 tsp. salt. Chill dough before rolling out.


1/2 lb. dates,
1/2 cup chopped nuts (we use pecans)
1 cup sugar

Put ingredients in heavy saucepan and add water to cover. Cook until soft. Cool before filling cookies.

After the dough is chilled, roll out on a lightly floured dough board and cut into circles. You will need two circles for each cookie. Put a spoonful of the cooled filling mixture in the center of one circle. Cover with another circle and press edges together with a fork or with your fingers. You can make these cookies as small or large as you like; ours are about 2-3" in diameter. Bake until lightly brown, about 10-12 minutes.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tuesday - Tequila Cookies - Just for the fun of it!

Tequila Christmas Cookies

1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar
1 tbsp le mon juice
4 large eggs
1 cup of nuts
2 cups of dried fruit
1 bottle of Tequila

Sample the Tequila in a large glass to check quality. Take a large bowl, and check the Tequila again, to be sure it is of the Highest quality. Pour one level cup and drink. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point, it's best to make sure the tequila is still ok, so try another cup. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the fallen fruit and cup up off the floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the tequila to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Check the Tequila. Now shift the lemon juice and strain the nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 350 degrees and try not to fall over. Put the bowl through the window, finish off the Tequila and make sure to put the dirty stove in the dishwasher.


Sunday, December 2, 2007



This recipe was given to me by Sharon Stout, a lady I had the pleasure of working with in Oklahoma City in the late 1970s. They are a delicious shortbread type cookie and are wonderful with a cup of your favorite hot tea.

Mix well: 1 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Add: 1 T. water
3 tsp. baking powder
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt

Roll out on floured board and cut with cookie cutter. Bake at 375* until lightly brown, about 10 minutes. Makes 4-5 dozen small cookies.