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…]

Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Cranberry Christmas Cake I found this recipe in a baking magazine over fifteen years ago. It was such a hit with the family, we’ve made it ever since for the holidays. The dense, sweet cake is the perfect backdrop for the bright, tart berries, and it’s so pretty with a dollop of whipped cream on … [Read more…]

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

JOIN THE CELEBRATION!  This year’s event is bigger and better with lots of fun and prizes from 22 authors, celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.  The blog hop begins December 13th, so mark your calendar.The Rafflecopter is open for entries. Ho, Ho, Ho, let the party begin! Visit our hosts daily, as they … [Read more…]

Sugarwater Ranch

Sean O’Connell’s life is perfect, or it was until his partying lifestyle affected his bull riding. Now he’s ended the season too broke to leave the Northwest for the warm southern rodeos. When a wild night with his buddies gets out of hand, he wakes up naked, staring into the angry eyes of a strange … [Read more…]