"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world."

-C.S. Lewis

Monday, December 21, 2009

Yule Goodies~

*Our resident snow fairy*

Well, I had the most wonderful weekend with my family. Part of what I love about this time of year is the nice times at home wrapping, baking, making cards, and playing in the snow. I am a homebody, I'll leave the busy traffic and last minute shopping madness to others. Obviously, the holidays have become much too commercial, and in my opinion there is nothing like a freshly baked plate of cookies, or a gift that is made from the heart. Our tree has become heavily laden with paper snowmen, and santas that my daughter, the budding artist, has cut out and decorated. Apparently every square inch of our tree wasn't covered, so she decided to fill it up. My husband was on wrapping duty this weekend and our tree now looks like it is being held up by presents.

I spent alot of my weekend in the kitchen. I made snickerdoodles, chocolate-pecan fudge, yummy homemade turtles, my famous salsa, and chicken spaghetti. I still have to bake some bread, make a pecan pie, and a potato recipe that I will take for our big holiday dinner later in the week. I thought I would share my turtle recipe with you all. They are SO simple and delicious! If you need a last minute treat to give away or take to a gathering, these are amazing and easy peasy.


*waffle pretzel

*Rolos (any carmel filled chocolates will work)

*halved pecans

Heat oven to 250ยบ. Lay pretzels out on baking sheet and place one carmel/chocolate on top. Bake until the chocolate just starts to melt. This was about 3 minutes in my oven. If you let it go too long, the carmel spills out and won't set up. Remove from oven and immediately press a pecan half into the top. Let them cool and firm up.

These are so delicious, I had a hard time keeping my hands off of them! But then again, I have absolutely no will power when it comes to chocolate. I have given up trying to fit into that little dress this holiday and decided to enjoy myself! Curvy is in...at least that is what I am telling myself! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!


Autumnforest said...

Oh, you definitely have the holiday magic in your home! You just make me want to sit by the fire and eat one of those pretzel nummies. You're making fantastic memories for your little one.

In the Light of the Moon said...

What a wonderful time of year and you have the spirit of it inside your heart and home...save me some cookies...yum!!Warmest Regards,Cat

Thyme2dream said...

Sounds like so much fun!! I love the Snow Fairy:)

joanne May said...

Wonderful Snow Fairy and yummy chocolate cookies!
Have a magical Christmas.:)

Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

THanks, everyone! Hope you all have a magical holiday!

ruthie said...

i agree wit you totally, i too am a home buddy and can think of nothing lovelier than being home, making & baking with my family. I love your snow fairy! hope you have a fab christmas x

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Snickerdoodles sound great! Like you I spent alot of enjoyable time in the kitchen preparing yummy home made treats for the family.

Happy Christmastime to You & Yours


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