Homemade Almond Joys

Candy making is fun to make at home during the holidays.  Especially with few ingredients.  These Homemade Almond Joys are full of soft, chewy coconut filling and super easy to make.  You are going to love the results!   Almond Joys  Almond Joys do taste better than store bought, with rich chocolate, plenty of creamy sweet coconut, and a roasted almond in the center, and they are easier to make than you think. As soon as I saw the recipe for Homemade Almond Joys , I knew they would be going in my Christmas gift boxes this year. I have to say they taste like the real candy in the stores. They are soft and creamy on the inside, and with the bite of the almond and all that coconut, you are in yummyville!!!

Christmas White Trash

Looking for a last minute treat?   Christmas White Trash is the perfect treat to make. Calls for few ingredients takes fifteen minutes to make and looks impressive when packaged in cute treat bags. I am going stop baking and go ahead and post my Christmas White Trash recipe. I have had several requests for the recipe, and it is so quick and easy to make.

Sharing Treats That Go In My Christmas Boxes

In the past few years, I have been making Christmas Boxes with treats in them for our family and friends. I thought I would share some of my family's favorite treats at Christmas . It takes a lot of hours to get them all made before Christmas and then I still miss making some of the treats I wanted to because I run out of time. So I have already started baking to get them ready on time. You can scroll down through the pictures below and click on the title at the end for the recipe. M e r r y C h r i s t m a s ! Double Divinity Tiger Butter Pecan Pie Bars Classic Chocolate Peanut Clusters Oreo Truffles Monster Cookies (Use Christmas M & M's) Millionaire Fudge Chocolate No Bake Cookies Hello Dolly Cookies Corey's Treats Cookie Dough Truffles Chocolate Drizzled Cherry Delights Join the fun here !

Cherry Nut Cake {Granny's Recipe}

Cherry Nut Cake , three layers of spice cake with a blanket of rich caramel filling adorned with candied cherries and walnuts scattered throughout each layer.  Family traditions during the holidays are what makes memories. My Mother would always make this  Cherry Nut Cake  around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Pumpkin Butternut Squash Soup

As soon as the pumpkins came out this year, I knew I wanted to make Pumpkin Soup . This is a simple pumpkin soup with the addition of butternut squash that has been roasted.   I came across this recipe for Pumpkin Butternut Squash Soup over at Joy The Baker and liked her combination of the butternut squash along with the pumpkin. As she says, this is a creamy and super healthy soup that can be made in so many directions.

Baked Ham {Great Grandmother's Recipe}

Traditionally Baked Ham at our house growing up was served for special occasions like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  My Mother-in-law always cooked her hams low and slow, and she never put a glaze on it.  She used the ham juices to baste with. Jim's Mother's recipe for baked ham was relatively easy and yielded an absolutely delicious result. This is because she cooked her ham low and slow in the oven without adding a glaze, and the end result was melt in your mouth.  Her secret to cooking an amazing ham was to add water to the pan, cover with foil and baste with the ham juices occasionally during the cooking, approximately every 30 minutes. Pure Deliciousness!

Buttery Fresh Herb Tea Biscuits

Little Fresh Herb Tea Biscuits,   a sweet fluffy biscuit dipped in buttery fresh minced herbs, a perfect accompaniment to stews and soups or brunch with a bit of ham in between them. We enjoyed these  Little Fresh Herb Tea Biscuits  with a bowl of   Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel .

Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel

Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel is a hearty stew that is warm and cozy.  The perfect one pot dish that can feed any one's love for comfort food! For a long time, I have wanted to add some flair to my Simply Beef Stew recipe, which we love. Who doesn't love one pot meals? You might say that this stew is a layer and layers of flavors all in one pot.  The stew begins with the beef coated with flour and seasonings.  Then I add onions, fennel, and carrot, then onto the butternut squash and potatoes, and ending with a slow simmer with a bay leaf and sprigs of thyme.  What else can I say, this Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel is a wonderfully aromatic dish that can feed any one's love for comfort food! The recipe for those cute little biscuits is here ! Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 lbs. beef stew meat 1/4-12 cup flour 1 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 teaspoon

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes , drop an oreo in the bottom of cup liners and pour cake batter on top. Bake and frost topping them with another oreo. Yummy goodness!   Cookies and Cream Cupcakes  are the rage right now on the web.  Who doesn't like these little chocolate jewels?  You are going to want to grab a glass of milk.

Pineapple Chess Pie {Granny's Recipe}

Pineapple Chess Pie,   all the ingredients of a regular chess pie except for the addition of a small can of crush pineapple. When I think of some of the pies that my Mother would make during the holidays, I think of this wonderful Pineapple Chess Pie that is so rich and delicious.