We went to an apple orchard a few weeks back and came home with a bounty of delicious apples of all sizes & varieties. The honey crisp apples were some of largest apples I have ever laid eyes on but I also discovered my new favorite eating apple there, the Liberty apple.
We have been having apples as snack for weeks now. We’ve had sliced apples on their own, dipped in peanut butter, slathered in homemade caramel dip, apple crisp and apple pie. I won a dehydrator off of a local auction site (the extent of my excitement over this was somewhat embarrassing) and set off to make some apple chips.
A favorite Christmas treat for our family is homemade Egg Nog. This year my 7-year old daughter Hannah helped me whip up a batch for a Christmas party for our Kids’ Ministry Leaders. After sampling it for what she said was her first time ever she decided it was the most delicious thing she had ever tasted. We had to whip up another batch a few days later for our family to properly
inhale, I mean enjoy. 🙂 It’s super easy & because it’s Christmas the calorie intake doesn’t count. Enjoy!
Here’s a cookie recipe that’s a bit spendy but in my opinion, worth every penny! 🙂 Also, in my humble opinion, worth every calorie. 🙂 Enjoy!
White Chocolate Chip Island Cookies
1 2/3 c. flour
3/4 t. baking powder
Holiday Biscotti Recipe
This is a favorite Christmas cookie recipe in our house. It’s a bit of a process, but worth it! These holiday biscotti are so delicious and flavorful I’m willing to bet they’ll be a new “favorite” in your house too! Here’s the recipe…
- 1/4. c. butter, softened
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 1/4 t. salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 t. vanilla
- 1/4. t. almond extract
- 2 1/2 c. flour
- 1 1/2 t. anise seed
- 1/2 t. fennel seed
- 1 c. dried cranberries
- 3/4 c. pistachios, shelled
- 1/2 c. dried apricots, snipped (I sometimes omit these if I don’t have them on hand & I think the biscotti is just as tasty without them. But, if you’re a apricot fan, by all means, throw them in! 😉
- 1 egg
- 1 T. water
Look at what my son just picked from our garden…
our first fresh garden tomato of the season! Now, I know some of you reading are not huge tomato fans and I “get that.” Well, I get not liking tomatoes bought from Wal-mart or some other such grocery store, especially during the winter months when their color isn’t even really in the red family anymore. But,