Men Love Almond Butter Crunch


Men love this stuff! Trust me! Make a batch, put it in a tin and it will be a most welcome gift!

Added December 5th.  Notice the post date above!  As of this minute - the entire tin is gone!  My man simply could not keep his mitts off of these!

Making Almond Butter Crunch is very, very easy and is perfect for beginning candy makers.

Woven Gingerbread Man Ornament


Just finished a couple more woven ornaments for Meg's Crafty Christmas Tree Challenge.

I decided after having success with my little heart, that I would see how far I could push this! There are lots of curves and nooks and crannies associated with the shape of a gingerbread man. I am happy to be able to report that it worked perfectly!

2011 Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap



It is time to bake cookies! And make candy! And bake sweet breads and sweet treats!

My favorite time of year - Winter Holidays - is here! Sunday the 27th was the first Sunday of Advent and in Holland the celebration of the Feast of St. Nicholas is already begun! It is high time to warm up the oven and bake up some yummy goodness!

A Few Tips For Surviving the Winter Holidays to Ponder Over Thanksgiving Break


Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I am so looking forward to another delicious dinner at Diane's house. And a few days off! So this will be the last post until next Monday, November 28th - time to share the contents of my stockings and announce the 2011 Christmas Stocking Giveaway!

It is almost December 1st!

Many of us are up to our ears right now in baking and cooking and cleaning and preparing for the big dinner. Others are packing their bags to enjoy a home cooked feast with family.

Snowy White Sparkly Kanzashi (and Yo Yo) Garland


Sharing a little experiment using Kanzashi templates, Pellon and craft mirrors to create a garland. Another idea that came to me in the shower!

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