Julekage (Christmas Bread)

Last Christmas I tried a different recipe for Christmas Bread. Most of you did not notice that I slightly altered tradition. Aaron did, he recognized it right away. The ingredients are basically the same, and of course contains raisins and […]

Cranberry Bread

Like the majority of my cranberry recipes this came from Mrs. Harkner of Milston, Wi. She passed on her favorites to my mother and they quickly became our favorites also. I am including the nuts, they are of course, optional. […]

Classic Spritz Cookies

After years of trying various recipes with varying success I have settled on this version. It came with the Pampered Chef cookie press. After years of varying success and frustration with getting the cookies to press out of the tube […]

Chapel Windows

Because the original recipe has eggs in it and no cooking required I altered it slightly.  Remember when adding eggs to hot liquids beat the eggs separately and add small amounts of the hot liquid into the eggs, beating after […]

Snicker Bar Fudge

Every year I make these, every year the layers separate. I have tried several methods of avoiding this but have yet to be successful. However, these are a standard at Christmas. I will give the recipe at it is written. […]

Applesauce Cake

Applesauce Cake was a Christmas favorite when I was growing up. Mom made it in loaf pans, a 9×13 pan or muffin tins. It works as quick bread or a cake. The caramel frosting was as special as the cake. […]

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I found myself with an exceeding amount of cranberries in the freezer I began to search for more ways to use them. I came across this recipe on Cooks.com. I left out the nuts it called for and added […]


My Dad remembers these with the story that his mother made them at Christmas and they ate them until Easter. Perfect cookies to go with coffee and hot chocolate. Make them little, as in donut hole little. Get some help, […]

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Before Aaron and Meghan were married they liked to cook in our kitchen. We all know how Aaron cooks! One night they made this recipe, it comes from Meghan, and the mess, was worth it! she gave me the recipe […]

Poppy Seed Cookies

One of our all time, must make for Christmas cookies, the recipe comes via Gail Schaeffer from Middleton,WI. We did a cookie exchange one year and she brought these.  For best results, use butter, real butter and I use the […]