Monthly Archives: December 2007

Toffee Bar Crunch Biscotti

We put a bowl of this on the coffee table at the open house. After the party there were only two pieces left. It smells *wonderful* while baking and tastes as good as it smells. I’ll be making it again. ~~Rhonda Toffee Bar Crunch Biscotti 6 T. butter, melted 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup […]

Daniel’s Cookie Bar Bites

My son Daniel enjoyed making chocolate chip cookies when he was younger. Still does. 🙂 He used the recipe on the back of the Nestlé Toll House chocolate chips package and often doubled it to make cookie bars. I don’t remember when the idea came to me to use the cookie bars to make these […]

Spiced Cranberry Punch

This is a delicious hot (or cold) punch. My all time favorite hot punch. I served it at the home extension Christmas party this evening. ~~Rhonda Spiced Cranberry Punch 1 c. sugar 4 c. water 12 whole cloves 4 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks 2 T. minced ginger root 8 c. cranberry/apple juice cocktail 2 c. orange […]

home extension Christmas party

This evening my home extension group came over for our annual Christmas party. The weather was cold and cloudy all day. Around 4:00 p.m., we began to get a little sleet and some freezing rain. A few women had to cancel as they live out of town and didn’t want to risk the roads, but […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

This recipe is a crispy yummy ball of peanut butter goodness. We have open house guests who look for this particular goody each year. Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles 1 c. crunchy peanut butter 1/4 c. butter or margarine, softened 2 c. crisp rice cereal 1 c. powd. sugar 1 package (14 oz.) chocolate candy coating […]

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

If I could make only one kind of cookie for Christmas, this would be the one *everyone* would ask for. Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Cream: 2 c. sugar 1 c. shortening Add and mix well: 1 c. sour cream 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (or 1 tsp. vanilla or lemon, but almond is the […]

a good time was had by all

We really had a wonderful time at the open house yesterday. Many thanks go to all those who helped, especially my sister Genny who comes several times each year to help decorate, set up trees, cut greenery, etc. Though by Saturday I was wondering (as I do each year) if we would be able to […]

a great party

We had a wonderful time at the open house. I have been too busy prior to it to post, but will spend some time tomorrow putting up pictures and talking about the prep. Here are a few pics from around the house today. Cookie Buddies – my friends Laurie, Bethany, and Gary kept the kitchen […]