Tuesday, December 11, 2018


For those of us connected on Instagram, this will be a repeat performance in photos.

How is December treating you thus far?  As per our family's tradition, we all get colds to varying degrees.  But so far, the illness has been mild as has the weather and so December has been mostly quite joyful.  After my daughter's 16th birthday this past weekend, I put the tree up and have worked my way through wrapping quite a few gifts, a job that continues today, along with decorating the rest of the house.  Then the baking begins. Now there, in the baking department, I must file a complaint. Why have the mint chocolate chips disappeared off the shelf?  I have a recipe of whipped shortbread with mint chips that we simply cannot live without! I haven't attempted it yet, but I intend to make my own.  If you have any experience at all in the art of making flavoured chocolate chips, please share your knowledge.  I would be most grateful.

Besides the shortbread, I also require gingerbread.  I love gingerbread, with extra ginger please. And of course, the chocolates. Chocolate of all sorts is allowed this time of year, although I stick to 90-99% the rest of the year.  What are some of your "can't live without" Christmas goodies?  


  1. Hello, My son's 26th birthday was this past week. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I love the cute Nuthatches and the chickadee. Great photos. Enjoy the cookies and the rest of your week!

  2. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Mine will soon be 18th. Whew. Wonderful details on these shots.

  3. Your photos are beautiful! I've been making candy and goodies to take to our family gathering in Chicago this weekend. We always have homemade waffles and breakfast food on Christmas Eve. We started that when the kiddos were little since breakfast on Christmas morning just wasn't happening! We still do it even though all the kids are grown and on their own. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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