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Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Recipes and Crafts


It has been a busy month. We have celebrated two birthdays in our family. My sons Andrew and David were born on Dec 11th and Dec 13th (different years, of course). We usually celebrate on the 12th with one cake shared by both boys.

I brought our duck in out of the cold and dressed her for the holidays.



We have had a lot of snow and we have been feeding the birds.



I am almost ready for Christmas. How about you.

I have posted recipes before that are very good to make around the holidays.

Hard rock candy. I make this every year and it is very easy to do and makes great gifts, too. I make mine in the microwave. Go here to see my recipe.

Pecan Pie Muffins and Nuts and Bolts. The muffins are delicious and the Nuts and Bolts are a great snack.

Fudge. Everyone loves fudge. I like the old fashioned hard kind. The kind we grew up with. Go here to see this easy and delicious recipe. If you have harvested any black walnuts or hickory nuts this year, they are very good to add to fudge.

Party Cheese Ball. My family loves cheese balls, especially my husband. I used to make these only on the holidays, but now I make them all the time.

Pumpkin Muffins.

I have also posted a lot of Christmas crafts.

Click on the ones below that you are interested in and take a look. My scrabble ornaments are very popular, I used to make them and sell them at craft shows, I would personalize them with their name or whatever else they would want on them. They are good to put on the outside of presents as name tags. The gumdrops are also very pretty! I love them and they are very easy to make.

First Christmas Ornament, Natural Christmas Ornaments, Birdhouse ornaments,
Christmas Ornaments, Cinnamon Dough Ornaments,Gumdrop Ornaments, Scrabble Ornaments

 Have a very Merry Christmas and I hope you give some of my crafts and recipes a try.

12 comments:

  1. That duck is just charming, very festive. Wow, it looks like you've had lots of snow. We haven't had more than a flurry yet here in New England. Hoping for a White Christmas, though ...

    Merry Christmas :)

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  2. I love these ducks that you can dress. I always wanted one that I could put a bikini on in the summer. I love those scrabble ornaments. I think I could make those!!

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  3. Aren't the cardinals just beautiful in the snow? We have a bird feeder and I just love watching the red birds in winter. I've always wanted to make cinnamon dough ornaments... maybe I will now. Thanks for all the recipes and craft instructions.

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  4. Joanne, I can't believe you haven't had any snow yet. You can have some of ours. Farm Chick and Pen Pen, I hope you get to try the scrabble ornaments. People really like them.

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  5. I love the Pecan Pie Muffins! I first had them a few years ago when my daughter's father-in-law made a batch and I could never find the recipe until I found your blog. I will have to come back and visit to try your other recipes and crafts. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Christmas!

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  6. Those are lovely birds (even the duck), and I wish you a Merry Christmas too. :)

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  7. I just adore feedin' the birds year round! Your duck (is it a duck or a goose...just askin'???) is all charmingly decked out for the holidays!

    God bless you Janet and may your Christmas be Merry and bright filled with warm friends, lovin' family and fudge baby, platters of rich delicious fudge!!! :o)

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  8. We Wish You a Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Christmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪We Wish You a Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♥ ♥ ♥We Wish You A Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ And a Happy New Year!!!

    Or should I be singing I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas! lol Looks like we are going to get a White Christmas this year! Stay warm!

    Merry Christmas!
    Angela

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  9. Merry Christmas, Janet! Thanks for sharing the photos of the birds, all the recipes and crafts, and for your year round generous heart.

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  10. I just love your little duck. She looks so pretty. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a happy, healthy 2011!

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  11. Sounds like some good recipes to try!

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  12. Thanks for all the links!
    I'll definitely be trying that fudge recipe. I am like you, I like the hard fudge.

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