CMMC : Close Up flowers

CMMC : Close Up flowers

My CMMC will consist of four different types of topics each month.https://ceenphotography.com/cees-midweek-madness-challenge-cmmc-2/ First Wednesday –  Macros or close ups.  The only thing I was ask is please don’t give me bugs every week. Today I am show case some wildflowers in the woods..... Lisa

Sweet Circles

Sweet Circles

This week our topic is Circles and Curves Be creative if you feel like it, and fun with this challenge this week. Remember your photos needs to be black and white, desaturated, sepia (brown tones) or selective color.  I’m looking forward to seeing what you all come up.https://ceenphotography.com/2020/12/03/cbwc-circles-and-curves/ A copper Sugar Cane cooking pot reused: The [...]

Christmas Around the World : Sweden

Christmas Around the World : Sweden

Welcome to Sweden : Father Christmas comes in two forms in Sweden: a gnome-like figure from Swedish folklore, called a jultomte, and a rather jolly old man with a white beard and wearing a fur-trimmed red suit, known the world-over as Santa! This article explains how the gnome-like figure evolved and the connections between the two of [...]

Its a Dicken of a Cookie : Christmas Cookie Swap

Its a Dicken of a Cookie  : Christmas Cookie Swap

Thursday Cookie Swap : Books, Recipes and family fun

It’s a Dickens of a Cookie!: A Companion Cookie Recipe Book to the Christmas Comes to Dickens Romance Anthology  ( Free at this time)

It’s a Dickens of a Cookie!This recipe book is a companion ebook to theChristmas Comes to Dickens Romance Anthology. In this volume you will find twenty holiday cookie recipes from romance authors featured in the anthology. Each author shares two cookie recipes along with some personal tidbits about their recipes and their stories in the anthology.

Look for recipes from these best selling and award winning romance authors:Nancy Fraser, Maddie James, Caroline Clemmons, Bonnie Edwards, Liz Flaherty, Kathryn Hills, Peggy Jaeger, Kathleen Lawless, Lucinda Race,andJan Scarbrough.

The Christmas Comes to Dickens Romance Anthology

Welcome to Dickens
a quaint New England town bustling with excitement and anticipation for the upcoming Christmas holiday. We have the annual tree lighting in the…

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Christmas Cookies with Almonds

Christmas Cookies with Almonds

Here's another family favorite Christmas Cookie recipe: But it's also great other times of the year. Lisa 3/4 lb Butter1/2 lb Sugar3 C shifted Flour2 Eggs Almonds slicesCinnamon and Sugar mixture Option : you can add 2 tsp of Amaretto liqueur to this recipe . For add almond flavor. Shift flour and sugar. Cut in [...]

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Today I start my virtual cookie exchange and fun family stories. Some of my favorite family times where when we all baked together in the kitchen sharing stories and cookies. Classic Sugar Cookies : 1 ½ cups butter, softened2 cups white sugar 4 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract5 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt In a [...]

Making Artisan Breads in the Bread Machine:

Making Artisan Breads in the Bread Machine:

Put this book on your Christmas list

Beautiful Loaves and Flatbreads from All Over the World – Includes Loaves Made Start-to-Finish in the … Start in the Machine and Finish in the Oven 

Delicious, comforting, and authentic artisan breads are expensive to buyat yourgrocery store or local bakery. Now you can use your bread machine to make them at home for a fraction of what store-bought breads cost.

Veteran chef, baker, and food writer Michelle Anderson has put dozens of models and sizes of bread machines through their paces and knows better than anyone what a bread machine can do. Would you like abouleor abaguettewith your next picnic or brunch? Would the delectable aroma of a just-madeciabattaorfocacciacreate the perfect atmosphere for your next pasta supper? Michelle shows youthe fastest and easiest ways to make these and many other rustic and comforting breads. Her recipes include breads made…

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Apple Fritters Recipe

Apple Fritters Recipe

Today is Fritters day : I am making Apple and Cinnamon Fritters with this recipe using a short cut : using a Baking Mix. You can use any kind you have on hand. Lisa Vegetable oil for deep frying  2cups Original Bisquick™ mix 1/2cup cold water 1egg 1/4cup granulated sugar 1teaspoon ground cinnamon 1large unpeeled [...]

Grandma Chocolate Meringue pie

Grandma Chocolate Meringue pie

Today on my Holiday Food Blog : it's all about Southern Pie : My Grandmother was the Pie lady in town and my Mother tried. Since yesterday was Pie day I am celebrating with : My Grandmother's famous Chocolate Pie is below ! 10 to 12 (3-inch) frozen unbaked pastry tart shells or 1 (9-inch) [...]

Tuesday : Book Club

Tuesday : Book Club

Today at the Library the Book Club is meeting : I have mulled cider in the crockpot and a fun holiday book up for discussion. This weeks Book Club Read: As December turns Lake Eden into the North Pole, the heat is on in Hannah Swensen’s kitchen to honor two Christmas promises: baking irresistible holiday [...]