Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I tried to put the lens in the
places I saw my grandson
put his head, to give us
a child's view of a
Christmas tree.

Christmas tree photos.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Here's the snowflake-bedecked bedroom door.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Well I made the cookies using the recipe from the December 10th post.

Instead of individual cookies, I spread the dough in a jelly roll pan (a cookie sheet with sides) with 6 pulverized candy canes in the batter, and candy cane flavor Hershey Kisses dotting the top of each cookie bar. The dough raised up around the kisses, sinking them in a little bit. Bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
The folks went mad for them... snitching them from the bowl before hubby could get them arranged on the platters. The peppermint scent was very strong and you could smell them as soon as they entered the room.
I had been afraid that 6 candy canes wasn't enough, but we tasted the edges without the Kisses, and the peppermint flavor came through beautifully.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I love paper snowflakes.
Been hanging them on the doors. This is the library door. Everything is knob high or higher, because of the grandson.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The cards this year all look alike on the outside.
I scanned some fabric and printed it on colored card stock. The insides are all different, however, courtesy of my grandson.
I made these for the first time Christmas 2 years ago. People still ask about them, so I'll be making them again this year.
I got the original recipe from Stephanie over on mrssurvival.
Cherry Chocolate Cookies

1 chocolate cake mix,

1/2 cup oil

3 eggs

handful of shredded coconut and cherry chips

Combine into stiff batter , drop by rounded spoonfuls, bake at 375 , for about 10 minutes.
I used a cup of maraschino cherries, chopped, instead of the chips and coconut. It was a nice texture dough, very glossy; we made 48 balls - or would have if folks hadn't kept stealing the dough as they went by! They smell divine!
The tops crinkled, with a slight pinkish tinge from the cherries. Needed to sit for a few seconds on the cookie sheet before trying to remove them.
They are yummy; rather like brownies. I think they would be good as bar cookies. The texture was like a bar cookie, not like a cake.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oops, I should have posted these before the God's Eyes.