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Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies

I found a delectable recipe one day floating around on facebook, so I traced it back to it’s source to get the full set of directions. After all, who doesn’t love molten chocolate oozing out of the center of something yummy, like a cookie??

My first (double) batch I made for our Sister Splash women’s night at church… and they disappeared like… well, not like hotcakes, but like hot cookies! Ooey-gooey cookies!

I made them again for my small group last night, and again they were a hit! I think I may have found my new go-to recipe when I need to bring a desert. So here is the recipe for you:  (more…)

A Spoonful of Jelly Makes the Oatmeal Go Down!

I love oatmeal. It is just one of those yummy comfort foods that’s great any time of the day. The other day I was in the mood for a bowl, so I grabbed some quick oats and started microwaving them. I then began looking for the brown sugar and cinnamon to put on them. I searched high and low, but the brown sugar was not to be found! Well, now what was I going to do? Plain oatmeal isn’t all that great.


Chinese Chicken Bake

This is one of those recipes that I found on a box somewhere – but I have no idea what box it came from. The picture looked good, so I decided to try it. And it is delicious! I have made it quite a few times, and it never disappoints. (more…)


Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wand’ring
So fair to be seen.

Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too;
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year
And God send you a Happy New Year.

Have you ever wondered about that song? I often wondered what “wassailing” was. In college, I found out. ‘”Wassail’ comes from the Old Norse ‘ves heill’–to be of good health. This evolved into the tradition of visiting neighbors on Christmas Eve and drinking to their health.” (Cited here.) (more…)

Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Crackles

Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies are awesome cookies that I found in a butter package a few years ago. They are fabulous for Christmas and disappear quickly!

If you have little ones around the house, you can get them involved in the candy cane crushing process. Just put them in zip-lock baggies, give them a spoon or wooden meat tenderizing hammer, and let them pound away! (more…)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I really enjoy making these muffins! They are perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas. And they are so yummy that they disappear quickly.

A couple of handy notes:

1. You will need a rather large bowl to mix the batter in, because one batch makes 3-3.5 dozen muffins.

2. You may want to substitute plain applesauce for the oil (it is a 1:1 ratio) if you do not want to use that much oil. It works – I’ve made them both ways. (more…)

Hot Chocolate Mix

With the weather starting to turn cool, I love curling up with a mug of something warm. One of my favorites is hot chocolate with a little flavored coffee creamer added. (It’s better than marshmallows – try it!)

My favorite hot chocolate mix is a homemade recipe – I have no idea where it came from, but I love it!  (more…)

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