It’s National Pigs in a Blanket Day!

It's National Pigs in a Blanket Day! Today is National Pigs in a Blanket Day! How will you celebrate it? Will you prepare and serve Pigs in a Blanket for your family as part of your dinner? Or, will you serve them as an appetizer? Anyway you choose, these pastry encrusted wieners have been, and continue to be, a favorite across America. I made them for my children, and I have also made them with my grandchildren. Who doesn't love Pigs in a Blanket? You are never too old to like Pigs in a Blanket! Kids and adults alike seem to love Pigs in a Blanket. Some like them prepared with link sausages, others with different types of wieners. Some like the crust to be biscuits, others prefer crescent roll dough wrapped around them. Because of … [Read more...]

Christmas Chex Mix for a Christmas snack!

Christmas Chex Mix for a Christmas snack! This year, for our family Christmas get together with my children and grandchildren, we decided to have a Breakfast for Dinner menu featuring Grandmama Hall's Buttermilk Pancakes and her Buttermilk Biscuits. In years past, I have always made our traditional Christmas menu: Huntington Chicken, Potato Casserole, and a multitude of other dishes and desserts. So, when we chose to have breakfast instead, then some questions arose: What kind of snack foods do you have with a breakfast menu?  Candace suggested a Christmas Chex Mix, which would be a savory snack. Then the next question was, what about dessert? The answer: NONE! I found a recipe for a Christmas Eve Chex Mix on a new blog, Half Baked … [Read more...]

Peanut Snow Mix, a delicious treat!

A Holiday Tradition . . . Snow Mix has become a holiday tradition! And, now, I'm adding Peanut Snow Mix to my list, which is a variation of the original. In fact, I think it is actually better than the original Snow Mix. In my previous post, I shared with you that on Saturday, Trey and his children came over for me to help him make Snow Mix. It has been one of my favorite "munch" type snacks to make during the holidays for years. It is both colorful and delicious. Plus, you can change it for the seasons by changing the color or type of M&M's you choose to use. Making Peanut Snow Mix . . . Peanut Snow Mix is a really easy treat to make, which is perfect for the holiday season. You simply stir a few ingredients together, set … [Read more...]

Making Christmas Treats with Family!

Making Christmas Treats with Family! Today was a great day to make Christmas treats with family! Trey and his children came over so we could make Snow Mix and Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Christmas. (The Pretzels were originally a Halloween post, but you can change the sprinkles to make them for Christmas.) Both are delicious treats for both children and adults during the holidays. The Snow Mix has been a favorite of both family and friends for years! When I was still teaching, I would make a batch or two, bag it up and give it to some of the teachers who helped me with my Christmas Musicals as a gift. THEY LOVED IT!!! In fact, one of my teacher friends commented on Facebook recently about how much she liked it:) I've been retired for … [Read more...]

Homemade Cracker Jacks, a yummy treat!

  Cracker Jacks for a snack! When I was a child and would visit Grandmama and Grandaddy Hall, they would often have boxes of Cracker Jacks for us. Sometimes Grandmama would have them for our after school "treats" that she always had for her seven grandchildren. I can remember how delicious the Cracker Jacks were, and how excited I was to find the "prize" in the box! LOL! Who remembers this??? So, I decided I would try to make some homemade Cracker Jacks. I had bought popcorn for the popcorn balls. And, I also had extra peanuts from making the Monster Munch. I had everything I needed to make homemade Cracker Jacks EXCEPT the prize!!! LOL! So, the next obvious step was to find a recipe for this delicious old-fashioned treat. Making … [Read more...]