There is something about molasses based cookies around Christmas. Those flavors, combined with the festive spirit, as the perfect combination. There are plenty of molasses flavored cookies out there, such as gingerbread cookies, but each one is unique in its own way. Soft baked molasses cookies are fairly similar in flavor, however, their soft texture and sugar coated outside make them a completely different cookie. This recipe was shared by a friend of mine and has quickly become a family favorite. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Gather and measure all of your ingredients. In a bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and eggs until they are lightRead More →

As you prepare for the Christmas holidays, don’t forget about your dog as you buy gifts and do your holiday baking. Making your dog homemade peanut butter dog treats for Christmas is a great way to show him or her how much you love them. These treats are easy to make and use very few ingredients. Be sure to cook up a batch of these soon so that your dog can enjoy them on Christmas morning. Peanut butter dog treats The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commissionRead More →

When it comes to winter meals, my family prefers those that are healthy and filling. This is why when stocking our pantry in preparation for winter, we take the time to make several freezer meals. These meals provide us with plenty of food while giving us a few nights off cooking, which is great when your day is filled with shoveling snow. One of our favorite freezer meals is vegetable lasagna. Now only is this meal very filling, but gives us a healthy dose of vegetables – something that becomes expensive and hard to come by in the winter. Making these meals well in advance helpsRead More →

There are so many great Christmas crafting ideas out there. This year, I wanted to try my hand at several of them. Some of them were easy, like the clothespin snowflakes, while others seemed quite complicated. After looking over several options, I decided to try doing some mason jar Christmas decorations. This craft looked fairly easy and didn’t take too many materials to make. The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Mason jar Christmas decorations What you will need MasonRead More →

When it comes to holiday baking, the first thing that comes to mind is gingerbread cookies. There is something about the cookies that just screams Christmas. I remember eagerly waiting for these cookies to be baked as a child so that I could decorate them. Of course, the best part was actually eating them. Though my fondness of these cookies remains, I know that these aren’t exactly the healthiest of options. So, I decided to search out a healthy version. My friend Kristin, over at Tales From Home, agreed to help me out with this guest post by creating a keto gingerbread cookies recipe. However,Read More →

Can you believe that Christmas is coming up? I hope you have started your shopping. For those who haven’t, perhaps I can help out a bit. We all have people in our lives that can be hard to buy for. Perhaps if your uncle who owns two of everything already, or your neighbor who has eclectic tastes. I can’t guarantee that I can help with them, but I can help with what to get for the gardeners in your life with this gift guide for gardeners. The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of theseRead More →

Christmas is fast approaching. We are now just a little more than two weeks away from the big day. Lately, I have been thinking about being a kid at Christmas. I have always loved Christmas, and even now, I turn into a big kid as the holidays approach. One thing I miss from my childhood days is writing a letter to Santa. It was a Christmas tradition back when I was younger, but I fell out of the habit as I aged. Something so simple always brought us such joy. It didn’t matter if he brought us everything that I asked for. The act ofRead More →

Christmas is fast approaching. There is something about this time of year that makes me stop and enjoy the joys of life. Seeing all those decorations in the stores and around my house leaves me feeling happy. Taking the time to carefully place each decoration on a tree or table creates a special feeling and enhances that space. Of course, making your own ornaments is also a great activity. Our tradition of putting up the tree and decorating it is one of my favorites. Of course, even in doing that, I feel happy seeing certain ornaments. Though I love all of the ornaments that weRead More →

There is something about the holidays that makes me want to craft. This year, I embraced that feeling and made several crafts. A couple of years ago, I remembered seeing a picture of clothespin snowflakes and I thought the idea was really neat. Seeing snowflake decorations everywhere, I was reminded of this craft and decided to give it a try. This craft was very quick and easy to make, and could very well become part of my family’s Christmas traditions. The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a smallRead More →

Christmas is just 20 days away! I am so excited. I have always loved Christmas. Part of what I love about this holiday is the lead-up to it. From the first sighting of Christmas decorations in the store, which I admit happens a bit early now, to putting out a plate of cookies on Christmas eve, and the excitement of seeing everyone open their gifts. Christmas is just so full of joy, it’s hard not to be filled with the Christmas spirit. Over the years, my family has developed a few Christmas traditions. Some of these are throwbacks to my childhood, while others my husband,Read More →