I am having fun today searching my blog for special treats and recipes I shared over the last seven Decembers. You can click on the posted link and it will take you to the original blog post and the recipe! I must start out with my favorite sugar cookie recipe!Christmas always means Sour Cream Coconut Cake at our house!Looking for a few colorful recipes this … [Read more...] about Christmas Past …
Christmas is quickly approaching! And you know what that means!? Party time! Christmas parties and potlucks are some of my favorite get-togethers of the whole year, but there's always the question of what to bring. No one wants to be the person whose dish doesn't get eaten. So how do you know what will be popular? My advice, bring a classic. Stick to the normal crowd … [Read more...] about Take the Cake
Who doesn't love fall? If you don't, you can just leaf! Okay, that pun was not my best. But let's be honest, fall is arguably the best time of year. It's finally cool enough to wear those cute sweaters, drink pumpkin lattes, and light cinnamon bun candles in every room!My nephew, Destin, just had his first birthday a few weeks ago, so my mom and I drove all the way to … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Muffins and the Pumpkin Patch
Last week I was given the gift of spending time with my niece Crystal and her family. After 6 years of classes, while raising three children and still working part of that time, Crystal realized a life-long dream of becoming a registered nurse. We attended her graduation and then the pinning ceremony later that day. Soon she will take her NCLEX (National Council Licensing … [Read more...] about Family, Friends, & Heritage Food: Pecan Puffs, Peanut Clusters, Fudge, Scotch-a-roos
Christmas Gift Card Giveaway!How about we kick off December with a gift card giveaway? Yeah, I thought you might like this! There are three ways you can enter to win this gift card.1 - Click on the link within the entry box and name your favorite holiday recipe! (Easy)2 - Click the follow @nopayshipping on Twitter (again Easy)3 - Unlock a BONUS entry after … [Read more...] about Christmas Giveaway!
Buckle up and hold on because this meat sauce recipe is going to take you over mounds of bacon and onions and right down sugar-lane filled with sweet maple syrup and a beautifully rich balsamic vinegar!Last year at this time I suggested DIY Homemade Vanilla Extract as a lovely gift-giving idea. Vanilla is still a wonderful gift idea, but it is best started around the … [Read more...] about Jack Bac Jam for Holiday Gift Giving
I haven't ever made a cheese ball before now. Sigh. I know - crazy huh? I had company coming and thought some cheese and crackers would be nice upon their arrival since it was too late for lunch and too early for dinner. When I stopped by the cheese ball counter at my local grocery store there was one. One cheese ball. Take it or leave it. Cheddar. I picked it up and on … [Read more...] about Homemade Cheese Balls with Crushed Pecans
Happy 4th of July weekend! After spending the last 31 days out of our country, this 4th of July has a very special meaning to my Chief Traveler and I as we come home to Tennessee!I hope that you will find time this holiday weekend to join in the celebrations while also giving thanks to God for blessing this terrific nation of ours. Please join me in also giving thanks to … [Read more...] about God Bless America