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How to Make a Birch Tree

Well, that’s not technically correct, because only God can make a birch tree. And I have all the more respect for Him after it took me hours and hours to make ten fake birch trees.

You may never need this information, but then again, perhaps[...] read more

Biscuits and Gravy

This year, I gave my family a choice: do you want our usual (biscuits and gravy) for Christmas morning, or do you want a breakfast casserole? My daughter-in-law, Brittney, jumped in before anyone else could vote. "Biscuits and gravy ... hands down." She's a girl after my own heart. Nothing against breakfast casserole ... I mean, how can you speak against bread and eggs and cheese and sausage? But there's just something about biscuits and gravy. Maybe it's the biscuits. Or maybe it's the gravy ...

Making Room

I remember -- distinctly -- how overwhelmed I felt the first time someone suggested an Advent celebration to me. Four nights. I’d have to set aside four nights during the busiest four weeks of the year. Lighting the candles sounded nice. I liked candles. Prayer was fine. I liked prayer. Sitting around a table asking questions and singing songs? That part I could do without ...

Baked Caramel Corn

My friend, Jimmy, was just telling me that he keeps a big tub handy so that when he travels to Gatlinburg, Tennessee (he’s from Georgia), he can get a caramel corn refill for just $5.00. Oh, Jimmy. Did you not know that for $5.00, you could probably[...] read more

Salted Caramel Short Bread Bites

Just a warning: don’t try these if you don’t like things that are gooey, creamy, buttery, flaky and just the tiniest bit salty. So … who’s still reading? No one? Yeah, I figured you’d all drop out at that. Guess I’ll[...] read more

Those Christmas Stockings

Guess what? Only 360 days till Christmas! Anybody out there ready? No? 🙂

I’ve had some requests to share the pattern for the Christmas stockings I posted on Facebook. And I planned to do that — to just tell you the name of the pattern and[...] read more

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