Friday, December 21, 2012

Xmas Cooking

 There is a SPICE shop in the Old Mill Dist, Savory Spice... and they had this recipe, using a couple of their mixes, one for a turkey rub and another of vanilla bean sugar, with honey & Caro Syrup..they are SO good!! This is the 2nd batch i have made, going to share this one. Well i shared the 1st batch too :)
 These are Florence's cookies, she lived behind us when we lived in Aloha in the late 50's, i have made them every year since, yummo!! I have seen them in cook books as Mexican Wedding Cake??  or snowballs, but they will always be Florence's cookies to me!!!!  She was a very kind older lady.

These are just choco chip, but i added dried cherries to them.. and walnuts..
 Getting nuts ready for another batch..

Pine cones i sprayed gold.. Picked up these huge cones in Bend one day when i was there...

Here is baby Luci, saying "Where's mine????
Lots of activity, but nothing forthcoming for her :)
Take Care All and God Bless...  Glad we are all still here....................


  1. She is sooo cute and they are such beggars. They were always Mexican Wedding Cakes when my Mom made them. Such wonderful memories. With Jim's blood sugar issues we just can't have anything like that in the house.

  2. Love your wooden bowl and cutter you used on the nuts. That is neat have not seen anything like that before.

  3. yummies!! I made some goodies today too - it's a lot of fun.

  4. I used to make "snowball" cookies every year, but have not done any baking in a few years. Looks yummy, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  5. Everything looks sooooooo good.
    I was going to make some things then started reading the labels and said I better not. Way to much sugar( I know there are subs out there) and cholesterol I don't need. Or maybe I am just to lazy?
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Read about Ellen's backdrop, and i SWEAR she used one of the hill country around here..The trees, bluebonnets, the whole thing!! Do you remember that one?