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. Measure all ingredients and preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, thoroughly mix together skim milk and all-natural peanut butter. Be sure that you are using all-natural peanut butterRead 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. What you will need Mason jars – either pintRead 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, ifRead More →

Can you believe it’s just 15 days until Christmas? 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 ofRead 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. Something so simple always brought we such joy. It didn’t matter if he brought we everything that I asked for. The act of writing the letter was so much fun. If one or more of those things I mentioned ended up under theRead 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. 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 we own, some are my favorites. There is a mix of new andRead 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 leadup to it. From the first sighting of Christmas decorations in the store, which I admit happens a bit early now, setting out a plate of cookies 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 Christmas spirit. Over the years, I have developed a few Christmas traditions. Some of these are throwbacks to my childhood, while others my husband, son and I have developed overRead More →