Festive Holiday Pretzels

For many years our annual family Christmas cookie baking day was interjected with great drama regarding these holiday pretzels. First, the original recipe used small round pretzels, which were only available at one store on the other side of town. In order to add the...

Grandmommie’s Cherry Chocolate Cream

Nabisco introduced their Famous Chocolate Wafers in 1924 and, not long after, the original “Icebox Cake” recipe appeared on the back of the Famous box. This “cake” became popular during the World War 2 era because of its use of premade...

Inside Out Cookies

Sporting a chocolate cookie and white chocolate chips, we’ve always called these “Inside Out Cookies.” We enjoy them throughout the year, but also always have them on the Christmas cookie tray to satisfy the many chocoholics we know and love!...

Snowball Cookies

Snowballs, Sandies, Italian Wedding Cookies…the list can go on and on. This popular cookie comes with many names and in many shapes. We like making small balls that you can pop in your mouth in one bite. Grandmommie used to use the same recipe, but shaped them...

Holiday Holly Treats

Every holiday cookie plate needs these festive holly treats. They are simple to make and so yummy – but not too many, kids. If your tongue starts to look green, it is said you may be turning into The Grinch! Ingredients for Holiday Holly Treats 1/2 C. butter 30...

Grandma’s Cranberry Bread

This delicious cranberry bread was adapted from one of our favorite Thanksgiving storybooks, Cranberrry Thanksgiving. We continue to make it throughout the holiday season and are often nibbling a slice as we open our Christmas gifts. (And by the way, it also makes a...