Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Homemade Gifts: Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy

I have a confession: I am addicted to the Food Network.  I feel like I really know those people personally because they cook in my house everyday.  I am also addicted to HGTV, but that is another post.  Back to the Food Network.  I love making Christmas goodies....cookies {see more here}, hot chocolate mix {see more here}, and now (thanks to Trisha Yearwood) slow cooker chocolate candy with peanuts.  Second confession of the day: this recipe is not mine, I saw it on Trisha's cooking show.  I am here however to tell you how absolutely delicious and easy it is to make (and gift).




Monday, December 19, 2016

Chocolate Ritz Peanut Butter Cookies

When I was growing up, we always made Christmas cookies for my teachers, neighbors, and friends.  As a parent, I have continued that tradition with my children, and they love helping me make them.  These cookies are chocolate covered Ritz and peanut butter cookies.



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Holiday Home Tour

It's the most wonderful time of the year....Christmas.  My family and I love decorating for Christmas.  We love it so much that we do it after Halloween.  I know, I know, there are many mixed emotions on that front.  However, I think that we can all agree that Christmas is a fun time to decorate, both inside and out.

We live in Katy, Texas, which is just right outside of Houston.  This means that our Christmas season is often times warm instead of cold.  Because of this, we still use our front porch this time of year so I like it to be cozy.  



The Norfolk Pine on the table makes me think of Christmas, but it is actually a tropical plant that works well outside down here in Texas.  This plant also makes appearances inside of my house because it is also a great houseplant.