The Man and The Birds

Paul Harvey was a radio broadcaster that I grew up listening to each and every week.  I had not heard any recordings of his stories for several years.  Then, yesterday, before our Christmas Eve family dinner, my husband played the audio of “The Man and the Birds”.  Such fond memories of my childhood and such tremendous meaning in that story. Today, Pastor Wes at our church (Berean Baptist) also read this story.  Once again I was reminded of the meaning of the story.  There are many in our society who have not fully grasped the meaning of Christmas and the significance … Continue reading The Man and The Birds

Holiday Candy

Last year I discovered a couple recipes for making candy the easy way – in the microwave. So, this year, I decided I would try to find a few more recipes.  And, since fudge is a traditional holiday treat, I thought I would try a few microwave fudge recipes. I found two different types of recipes – one using sweetened condensed milk and the other using evaporated milk and marshmallow fluff. Peanut Butter Fudge 3 cups Peanut Butter Chips 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup Peanut Butter 1/2 cup finely chopped, salted peanuts 1  cup dark chocolate chips 1/2 cup … Continue reading Holiday Candy

Holiday Baking – Thumbprint Cookies

Day Two of holiday baking included several different of Thumbprint Cookies Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies Cookie: 1 cup butter 3/4 cup granular sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 eggs (yolks only) 2  1/4 cup flour Filling: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup butter 3 Tbs heavy cream Combine 1 cup butter, sugars, egg yolks and vanilla and beat until creamy.  Add flour and beat at low speed until well mixed.  Cover and refrigerate for one hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough into 1″ balls.  Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets, 2″ apart.  Make an indent in the center of each … Continue reading Holiday Baking – Thumbprint Cookies