This is a bit of a challenge!!

I've made the move and I'm now officially blogging on WordPress! Ask me in a month and I will probably give you a different answer, but today, I'm not sure if switching was the right thing for me to do. It may be because I'm "older" and not as computer savvy as many,  but honestly, I'm finding it fairly overwhelming.  I can't even do something as simple as change the font in this post or add a signature without going through some elaborate procedure.  (Which I have not as yet … [Read more...]

Do you prepare a Nativity Tray?

A week from today is Christmas Eve and I want to share with you a relatively new tradition in our home.  I think this Christmas Eve will be our tenth year to prepare a Nativity Tray, which is a medieval English custom. I first read about it in, Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach.  I thought it was such a wonderful thing to do and to me, it epitomizes the spirit of, "good-will toward men".  If you have the Simple Abundance book you can read all about the Nativity Tray on the … [Read more...]

Yummy Christmas Recipe ~Christmas Magic Cookie Bars ~

This is a variation of an old standby.  Very easy to make and extremely delicious to eat!!  CHRISTMAS -  MAGIC COOKIE BARS   1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup white chocolate chips 1 cup dried cranberries (Craisins) 1 cup cups flaked coconut 1 cup chopped nuts (your favourite, I usually use pecans or walnuts)   Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees for … [Read more...]

Yummy Christmas Recipes ~ Christmas Morning "Husband" Saver ~

We make this every Christmas Eve and pop it in the fridge.  In the morning you just add the crumb mixture and bake.  Serve with fresh cut up fruit and hot cinnamon rolls, the perfect Christmas morning breakfast!  This recipe was originally called Christmas Morning "Wife" Saver.   Well, in our house my husband always made the big Christmas breakfast so I felt it was only fitting to rename it!! Christmas Morning "Husband" Saver   18-20 slices bread, crusts removed Cooked ham slices or … [Read more...]

Yummy Christmas Recipe ~ Surprise Dip ~

PHOTO FROM  FREECHRISTMASWALLPAPERS.NET My daughter makes this dip every Christmas and we usually have it on Christmas Eve.  There are many variations on this recipe, hope you enjoy our take on it.   Surprise Dip   250g (8oz) cream cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 250g (8oz) can small shrimp, drained 1 cup seafood sauce 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese 1 large tomato seeded and diced 1 green pepper diced 3 green onions diced   Cream first three ingredients … [Read more...]

Banana Chip Muffins….these are so delicious! {Recipe}

Today I had some bananas that were getting over ripe.  Usually I make banana bread or peel the bananas and freeze them for future banana breads.  I love banana bread...but, quite frankly, today the thought of another one just held no appeal.. So, I headed off to look through my trusty cookbooks.   Several hours later I emerged from a pile of cookbooks, recipe cards and magazines and asked myself...what was I looking for??  Oh yes, something to do with the dreaded, rotting bananas.  So, … [Read more...]