Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Date Nut Bread

One of my favorite recipes is this 
Date Nut Bread.    

It is a heavy dense tea bread packed full of flavor.
I have been making this recipe for 40+ years now.  Read over the recipe prior to making it.

You will need:
1 cup chopped dates
1 Tablespoon butter
1 cup boiling water.
Place dates and butter in a small bowl, add boiling water.     Cover and cool.

2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix these 3 ingredients together and set aside

1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
Mix together in a large bowl.

Alternate adding flour mixture and date mixture into the egg mixture.   Stir well, but do not beat.

Add 1 cup chopped nuts as a final ingredient.

Pour into a greased and floured loag pan.   Let set for 20 minutes, then bake.  50 - 60 minutes at 350.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Easy Christmas Wreath Cookie

This cookie recipe is easy to make and will surely add a festive look to your cookie tray.

Easy Christmas Wreath

20 ounces white chocolate - broken into pieces
1 teaspoon green liquid food coloring
5 cups cornflake cereal, crushed
3 tablespoons cinnamon red-hot candies

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and coat with nonstick spray.

Melt chocolate in microwave or top of double boiler over simmering water; stir until smooth.
Stir in food coloring, making sure it is well incorporated.  Then stir in crushed cornflakes until evenly mixed.  

Drop onto cookie sheets by generously rounded tablespoon one inch apart.   Dip a chopstick in warm water, stick down in center of each cookie, making a whole for the center of the wreath.   While still moist, arrange red-hot candies on wreaths to mimic holly berries, using 3 -5 per wreath.

Place sheets on refrigerator until wreaths are cooled and firm.

Makes about 30 wreaths.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


I would like to share with our followers some of our favorite


each week.


1 cup flour
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup chopped pecans
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/8 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients - mix well with hands.   Place dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes.   Form in balls about 1" round OR crescent shapes.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet  350  15-20 minutes.

Let cool and prior to serving sprinkle with Confectioners Sugar.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015



Before I announce the winner of our Angel Ornament

I want to THANK each and everyone that joined in

this wonderful Blog Hop set up by

Brenda Griffith of The Rusty Thimble.

This was a lot of work for her to set this up and get it all in motion for us.   

Thank you Brenda for all you do and have done.

Now, the winner of our sweet ornament is Vicki Jo !!   Congratulations.....I will be contacting you for your mailing address.