Do You Make a Mint with your Cookies? Favorite Christmas Cookie Series

I just had to share this updated recipe. Do you like mint? I do, but I find things can get entirely too minty, especially around Christmas. So, what to do? Make these, a new take on the chocolate chip cookie recipe: 1 1/3 cup butter (no substitutes!) 1 cup sugar 1 cup packed brown sugarContinue reading “Do You Make a Mint with your Cookies? Favorite Christmas Cookie Series”

Is Your Jelly Jolly? Favorite Christmas Cookie Series

You may think, “What kind of title is that?” and you would be right. The title refers to a favorite Christmas cookie of mine: jolly jellies. Some people call them thumbprint cookies, but we have always referred to them as jolly jellies. Originally, I suppose the recipe came from our favorite Betty Crocker Cookie CookbookContinue reading “Is Your Jelly Jolly? Favorite Christmas Cookie Series”

We Wish You a Jingle Jolly…

When I was a little girl, my dad made up new lyrics for “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” It became an instant classic in our house. It went like this: We wish you a jingle jolly; We wish you a hot tamale! We wish you an enchilada; And a taco or two! An absoluteContinue reading “We Wish You a Jingle Jolly…”

What Do You Want Out of Life?

What is it you dreamed of when you were a child? Did you wish to be an astronaut? A dancer? A painter? A doctor, perhaps? Or maybe a parent? I was thinking about this today, as my oldest is struggling some with life choices. She is working at a fast food restaurant, yet she isContinue reading “What Do You Want Out of Life?”