How to Make Peanut Butter Balls

For as long as I can remember, Peanut Butter Balls have been a Christmas tradition in our home. We always make them, often a double or triple batch. Christmas just wouldn't seem the same without them. Back when I was first married, every December, I would spend hours pouring over recipe books and magazines in search of the perfect holiday treats. Then, my mom and I would get together a couple of days before Christmas for an epic, daylong baking session. By the end of the day, we would be very … [Read more...]

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

  For as long as I can remember, Shortbread Cookies have been a Christmas tradition in our home. Back when I was first married, every December, I would spend hours pouring over recipe books and magazines in search of the perfect holiday treats. Then, my mom and I would get together a couple of days before Christmas for an epic, daylong baking session. By the end of the day, we would be very tired; but it was well worth it because we would each have tins full of cookies, squares, and other … [Read more...]

Cranberry Sauce Two Ways

This may sound a little strange, but one of my favourite parts of a big turkey dinner is the cranberry sauce. Sure, I like the main event. The turkey, squash, brussel sprouts, corn, mashed potatoes, gravy and especially the dressing, but I LOVE cranberry sauce.  For me, every fork full of turkey and dressing is always covered in gorgeous, ruby-red, cranberry sauce. Yes, you can buy canned cranberry sauce in the grocery store, but, don't. Honestly, it is so easy to make and tastes so … [Read more...]

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2018!

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you, the readers of Older Mommy Still Yummy for making this past blogging year so much fun for us! Whether you glance through an article or read every word, comment or not, enter a contest or drop by for a recipe; we are so thankful you have taken the time from your busy day to visit with us and our blog. Honestly, it means so much and gives us such enjoyment. We are taking a few days away from blogging to recharge our batteries and spend … [Read more...]

Do You Prepare A Nativity Tray?

Christmas Eve is tomorrow...YIKES...and I want to share with you a tradition in our home. This Christmas Eve will be our sixteenth year to prepare a Nativity Tray, which is actually a medieval English custom. I first read about this custom in the book, Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. I thought it was such a wonderful thing to do. To me, it epitomizes the spirit of, “goodwill toward men”. If you have the Simple Abundance book you can read all about the Nativity Tray on the … [Read more...]

CBC’s Harbour Lights Campaign

Even though it’s December 15th...and I am relatively prepared for the upcoming holiday, it didn’t actually “feel” like Christmas until this morning! Leaving the Harbour Lights/CBC 2016 Christmas special Today in the pre-dawn hours I ventured out in the minus 12 degree cold and hit the road for the 30 minute drive to Saint John to meet my sister.  We then headed to the Saint John City Market for the annual CBC Saint John Harbour Lights show. All proceeds raised from this special event go … [Read more...]

A Homemade Hot Chocolate Tradition

For many of us, Christmas is a blend of past and present experiences. The sights, sounds, smells and memories of the season often trigger an avalanche of emotions that take you back to the Christmases of yesteryear. For some it’s the aroma of those special cookies baking, you know the recipe I mean, the one that’s been part of your holiday since childhood! For others, it may be the smell of freshly cut cedar or the careful unwrapping of that special ornament that has been in your family for … [Read more...]

CLOSED ~ Kellogg’s Treats Make a Difference! {Giveaway}

It’s that wonderful time of year again when snowflakes fall, and festive lights brighten the sidewalks. It’s also time to celebrate the fifth annual Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys program! To make sure no child goes without the magic of the holidays, the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys program has once again partnered with The Salvation Army to encourage Canadian families to create a toy-shaped Rice Krispies treat and submit a photo on TreatsforToys.ca or share it in social … [Read more...]

Santa Claus, Fact or Fiction? The Man Behind the Myth

I must admit that as a young child, I suppose like many young children, I never really thought a whole lot about Santa Claus. Don't get me wrong, I certainly was aware of him, and like most children I nervously awaited and anticipated his annual visits. However, the origins of his story were far beyond the interests or attention span of an overactive youngster. That type of information was best left for the adults in my life. Something to be learned when I was much, much older, like say in my … [Read more...]

Hello Dolly Squares {aka Magic Bars} ~ Special Edition

This recipe has been around for as long as I can remember. Just about everyone I know has some version of the super popular, Hello Dolly Squares (aka Magic Bars). I have no idea where the name of these squares originated. However, in my active mind, I imagine this scenario: Fifty, sixty, seventy or one hundred years ago someone created these squares. She (yes...c'mon, it had to be a woman who created these delicious layers of yumminess!) had no name for them, they were just a layering … [Read more...]

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2016!

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you, the readers of Older Mommy Still Yummy for making blogging so much fun for us! Whether you glance through the odd article or read every word, comment or not, enter a contest or drop by for a recipe; we are so thankful you have taken the time from your busy day to visit with us and our blog. Honestly, it means so much and gives us so much enjoyment. We are taking a few days away from blogging to recharge our batteries and spend some … [Read more...]