“It’s Almost Christmas Day”, a Forte Friday Post

 "It's Almost Christmas Day", from "The Birth of Christmas" album, is a song to remember for the season by my friend and fellow musician, Charles M. Barnes. "It's Almost Christmas Day!" . . . a favorite song for Christmas You might be saying, "It's Almost Christmas Day!" And, rightfully so because Christmas is upon us! Just a few days left to shop, plan, cook, bake, and decorate! Well, you probably have already decorated. But, I'm pretty sure you still have some things left to do before Christmas Day. With that said, have you made your Christmas playlist? Will it include familiar Christmas hymns? Or, will it be more contemporary Christmas music? One of my favorite albums for Christmas is "The Birth of Christmas", an album by my … [Read more...]

Mississippi Mud Cookies for the holidays!

These Mississippi Mud Cookies are both beautiful and delicious. With all the flavors of Mississippi Mud Brownies, they will be a delightful addition to your holiday dessert choices.  Mississippi Mud Cookies, a beautiful cookie for the holidays! In my attempt to find a cookie recipe to make for one of the girls at Candace's shop, Lynea, I found several recipes for Mississippi Mud Cookies. I knew she liked chocolate cookies, so this one looked like a good choice for her birthday. Candace came over and gave it a "thumbs up", so I knew it was a GO. I also took some to my grandchildren who take piano from me, and Benson said, "Grandmama, when you come back, will you bring some more of these cookies?" That's a "Two Thumbs Up" as far as I'm … [Read more...]

Cranberry Pecan Rugelach, a Hanukkah sweet treat!

These Cranberry Pecan Rugelach Cookies are a new favorite! The cream cheese dough is filled with a cranberry pecan mixture, then rolled to create these delectable crescent cookies for the holidays. I'm sure they will be a favorite of yours too! Cranberry Pecan Rugelach, a sweet treat for Hanukkah! Last evening was the beginning of Hanukkah, and we hosted a Hanukkah Celebration Dinner for friends. I had decorated the table with the appropriate dark blue and gold, and made a vegetarian dinner from a Jewish Vegetarian cookbook I have had for several years. I also made a couple of Jewish sweet treats. One of these was the Cranberry Pecan Rugelach by Wayne Harley Brachman. I found the recipe on the Food Network website. Jesus and Hanukkah … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Pecan Frostbite Cookies for the holidays!

You will LOVE these "frosty" Oatmeal Pecan Frostbite Cookies. Full of scrumptious ingredients, they are a perfect choice for the holidays! Oatmeal Pecan Frostbite Cookies, "Frosty" cookies for the holidays . . . In looking through my cookie recipes for my "The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies", I came across this cookie: Oatmeal Pecan Frostbite Cookies! Just the name itself reminds me of Christmas! Last December, I found this Oatmeal Pecan Frostbite Cookies recipe. I thought they were so unusual, and looked exactly like the recipe title. . . like "frost" upon the landscape on a cold morning. Plus, these cookies have two of the ingredients my husband loves best: oatmeal and pecans! (The original recipe didn't have pecans. . . I … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Cookies!

The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! "Deck the halls with boughs of holly! Falalalala Lalalala! 'Tis the season to be jolly! Falalalala Lalalala! " And so it is!!!  And this season is also  the season of Christmas Cookies! In this post, 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, are family favorite cookies as well as new ones that have been added to our Christmas Cookie List. Some are relatively easy, but some require more time and effort to make. Over the next several days, check out these Christmas Cookie Recipes. Some can be made in advance and frozen, like Mama's Pecan Tassies, Oatmeal Pecan Frostbite Cookies, and the Sugar Kiss Cookies. This will help you as Christmas Day gets closer. Some are recipes to make with your children or grandchildren, … [Read more...]