Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Craft Show and Cookies

Our final craft show of the season was in Lone Butte

These are requested bookmarks - I am almost finished

Every year I make three kinds of cookies for Christmas.  The recipes are from my childhood, and I follow the ingredients to the letter.  Almond balls are my favourite, especially the maraschino cherries in the middle.  But this year, one container of cherries cost $9.00 - and I often need two!  It was very shocking - I just could not bring myself to buy them.  It was tough, but I decided to use cashews instead (I know, not even remotely similar!)
They look the same on the outside.

This decision seemed to alter everything, and when Ron suggested we dip the shortbreads in sprinkles, I didn't even hesitate...

The only original cookies are the Swedish tea-rings

The cookies do look festive!

Monday, December 5, 2011


walking through the woods

our house through the trees

the original ranch house on our property