Aunt Clara’s Date-Nut No Bakes, a Star

We have these every year for Christmas and times when the extended families get together. Chopped dates, roasted walnuts, crushed graham crackers, marshmallows all held together with a can of sweetened condensed milk, then rolled in flaked coconut. They mellow for a few days. Then we’re off and away. I threw in some maraschino cherries … More Aunt Clara’s Date-Nut No Bakes, a Star

Ginger Snicks with Molasses Caramel Filling, Star of The Day

It may be a good thing that today I sent a big handful of the wrapped Molasses Caramels to my mother and a few to my downstairs neighbors. Why? All the rest of the wrapped caramels are going to be unwrapped and repurposed. The caramels are indeed intensely flavored, which means that their appeal is … More Ginger Snicks with Molasses Caramel Filling, Star of The Day

Christmas with You

“Christmas with You” YouTube Link What is it about Christmas lights that make little children squeal with glee and grown-ups get their holiday groove on? I don’t put up a tree anymore, not even a fake tree, but lights? Plenty. They lift mood and help maintain it during the intense baking days. When these first … More Christmas with You