Is this not one of the yummiest times of year?!? I just love it! I'm so the typical person who starts her new year's resolutions in January and works on my weight and health, but over the holidays all bets are off!! Lol
I know in a previous post I showed you the reindeer cookies and faux turtles that we make. And you now have my prized sugared pecans recipe. But here a few more things I like to make through the holidays.
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My Grandma's cut-out cookies. Sorry if pictures are not as clear. My camera is charging so took them with my phone so I could get this out while I have the time this morning. If you click on the photos you should be able to make them bigger also. I loved when my Gram would make dozens of these cookies for all the family and friends that would come visit at Christmas. She had a huge 3 season porch full of windows and in the winter she would keep them in containers out there because they would keep nice and cold.
Here's the photos of my Gram's house again and the whole front lower level where you see all the windows is a porch and where these yummy cookies would dwell at Christmas.
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These pear custard bars are out of an old Taste of Home magazine I've had for years and still use many of the recipes from it. I often have made these in the Fall as well, but they're a wonderful Christmas time dessert. Where I live pears are one of the few fruits that are still yummy in the winter and with all the cinnamon spice going on they scream Christmas.
These next bars are one of my Mom's favorites and she always requests I make them
Yummy Almond bars. Again, please excuse the phone quality photos that's why I blew them up bigger so you can hopefully see the recipe clearer. They are so luscious and creamy with crunchy almonds on top and a slight cherry flavor and just say Christmas in each bite. SO good!
I thought it might be fun to end with a non-sweet recipe for the last one. This is a recipe we make for every holiday dinner (Thanksgiving too).
My hubby's family Calico Bean recipe. Notice the stains on the well-loved recipe card. Lol! We always double the recipe, brown the 1st ingredients on the stove, then put in the crock pot to simmer away. If we didn't make these we wouldn't be allowed to participate in the family meal!
I can't wait to go get some sweet dreams and ideas from the other Blogmas folks! I'm linking up Blogmas Day 10 with Sandra Diary of a SAHM