12 Days of Christmas-Day 11

One of my new favorite Christmas Cocktails is a White Chocolate Peppermint Martini. It’s more of a dessert than a cocktail. Ingredients Crushed ice 4 parts Godiva white chocolate liquor (4 ounces) 2 ½ parts vanilla vodka (2 ½ ounces) 1 ½ parts peppermint schnapps (1 ½ ounces) Red sugar sprinkles for garnishing the glass … [Read more…]

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop-Day 10

I’m amending this post to include the birth of our grandson this morning at 1:30. This will be a Christmas memory we’ll cherish forever. Welcome, Tucker Douglas Bochenek. My most cherished Christmas memory-I’ve loved horses for as long as I can remember. My parents are born and raised city people. My favorite Christmas present was … [Read more…]

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop-Day 9

Today is What’s Your Favorite Dessert Day Again. With so many mouth-watering food this time of year, it’s hard to pick just one dessert. No it’s not. Because–Cheesecake! Peppermint cheesecake! Because I eat very little sugar or flour, cheesecake is the perfect dessert for me. I can use one of the good tasting non-sugar substitutes … [Read more…]

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop-Day 8

The topic for today is our favorite Christmas Carols. The one I love the most is Christmas Eve by The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The light show, the electric music, puts me in the holiday mood.  Click on the link and enjoy. And the featured author of my blog hop is Abigail Sharp. Who Wants to Marry … [Read more…]

12 Days of Christmas-Day 7

Finger foods is the subject of today’s blog. One of our favorites is Roll-ups, quick finger food that tastes good and is easy to prepare. Roast beef: 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro. I love cilantro. 2 to 3 tablespoons minced peppers 1 garlic clove, minced ½ pound thinly sliced … [Read more…]

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop-Day 6

Today’s topic is ornaments. Our tree has never had a theme. The ornaments have been gathered over the years for the kids and later, for me. We have ornaments dating back to the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century from both my husband’s family and mine. We’ve got blown glass balls and wooden … [Read more…]

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop-Day 5

My featured appetizer today is a recipe for Hot Crab Dip my son brought home over ten years ago. You can use chips, crackers or garlic bread to dip this luscious treat. 1 lb fresh crab meat or 2 cans, drained and flaked 11 oz of cream cheese, whipped 4 Tbl mayo 1 small onion, … [Read more…]

12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop-Day 4

For under $10, the Precision Kitchenware-Ultra Sharp Dual Julienne Vegetable Peeler is an implement we’ve used all summer long. With an abundance of zucchini this summer, we learned to love it baked, French fried or julienned, we love zucchini. With this peeler, you can substitute zucchini for spaghetti noodles, and I’ve got to tell you, … [Read more…]

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop-Day 3

CHOCOLATE BLITZEN is one of those things that combines the best of all worlds. With Bailey’s Irish Cream and Creme de Cacao what could be better? This chocolaty delight could cause a chocolate coma if you’re not careful. Oh, what the heck, you only live once. CHOCOLATE BLITZEN 1/2 oz. (15ml) Vodka 1/2 oz. (15ml) … [Read more…]

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Our question for today is, “What is your favorite Christmas Movie?” Some of the best movies ever made are holiday themed, but if I have to choose a favorite, it would be It’s a Wonderful Life, because who wouldn’t love having a guardian angel? It’s a Wonderful Life is a based on a short story, … [Read more…]