Happy New Year Eve

Happy New Year Eve ( Thursday) - so do you have plans today. I am planning ahead for a typical Southern New Year meal -so enjoy. What's the story behind the New Year meal? Cabbage, the star of sauerkraut, is green like money. As are collards and other sturdy braising greens, obviously. Round, disc-like lentils [...]

Christmas Eve Fun

Happy Thursday or Christmas Eve is here. And we are getting ready for the big guy and his reindeer . So grab a plate of Santa favorite cookies and feed those hungry reindeer..... What to feed Magical reindeer ? Raw uncooked oatsSugar cookie sprinklesPlastic sandwich or snack baggiesRibbon in festive holiday colorsPaper for the printable [...]

Christmas Eve Gumbo

In South Louisiana families gather together on Christmas Eve and attend Christmas Mass and enjoy a bowl of Gumbo. 2/3 C oil1 C flour1 large onion chopped2 to 3 ribs of celery , chopped1 bell pepper chopped1 minced garlic4 to 6 C water1 pkg Gumbo crabs (small)1 bag of shrimp1 lb chopped cooked okra 1 [...]

Gingerbread Cookies

Today in my virtual Cookies Recipe Swap it's Gingerbread cookie time. Have a favorite family recipe you want to share ? 15-3/4 oz. (3-1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more as needed2-1/2 tsp. ground ginger1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. ground cinnamon1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg1/4 tsp. ground cloves1/4 tsp. table salt4 oz. (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, [...]

Christmas at Home

Welcome to my Home this December ! This year I set up different themes in each area of my yard. Today is my Front Door area and tips for decorating a tree like a professional. Lisa Front Door : side yard in Vibrant Nontraditional Color Ideas. 8 of the Best Christmas Decorating Themes to Consider in 2020 Winter Wonderland Theme.Rustic Christmas.Whimsical [...]

Saturday Crafts :

Welcome to Saturday crafts with me at my Craft Table ; Today I am recycling old Christmas cards into new cards : Cards, Cards, and more cards>>> I have been cleaning out cabinets and found a stash of cards from the past. What will a crafter do ! Make new cards... Using the plain inside [...]

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 [...]