Category Archives: Christmas

It’s a Marshmallow World

Making Marshmallows is not as hard as you think Continue reading

Posted in Arkansas, Arkansas blogger, Christmas, Cooking, do it yourself, Family, Farm life, Home, recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

I wanted to compile a list of things (or gadgets or do-dads) that have made my life a little easier over the years and maybe give you some ideas for last-minute shopping.  One would think, since I garden so much, that … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, compost, Cooking, Garden, Garlic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Vanilla Extract Update and Hot Chocolate Mix

An update on the vanilla extract project.  Last month, I added 20 vanilla beans to a 750 ml bottle of plain vodka. After doing the math, and adding more people to the gift giving list,  I went back to the liquor store to buy … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Cooking, Garden, recipes | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Bread in a Jar

Let’s face it.  As much as I love cooking and eating around the holidays, it can become mighty overwhelming when there is food everywhere you look.  What if there were a way to make treats you could eat up to a year … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Cooking, Garden, Home, recipes | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Christmas with the Kranks

Have you read this book or seen the movie? When the daughter decided she would not come home for Christmas, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas and go on a cruise.  Then, when she surprises them with the announcement that … Continue reading

Posted in Arkansas, Christmas, Family, Garden, Home | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments