Last Minute Gifts From The Kitchen

merry christmas 2014

It's almost here! I know this time of year we get to bustling about. Trying to find one more gift, get everything wrapped, get any last minute groceries we need in anticipation of Christmas morning. But a long time ago, on that very first Christmas, the earth grew silent in the middle of the night as a star rose in the sky and angels appeared to shepherds to tell them the glorious news. It was ... Continue Reading

Gingerbread Play Dough

gingerbread play dough

Be the amazing Mama or Grandmama who pulls out this gingerbread scented play dough for the kids to "make" their own cookies with! Have jars packaged up for them to take home for more fun later because this makes a great gift! Grandmothers have a special kind of magic. They just seem to think of everything and it's the little touches done out of love that mean the most and have the longest lasting ... Continue Reading

Christmas Day Roundup Recipes & More

Christmas Day Roundup SouthernPlate

Christmas time's a comin'! Christmas time's a comin'! Christmas time's a comin'! And I know I'm goin' home!  It's almost here, that most blessed day filled with love, hope, and memories. I've gathered up a fun collection of Christmas Day recipes, decorating tips, and more from some of my friends on blogs around the web to share with you. I hope you enjoy them! Be sure and visit as many of the ... Continue Reading

Sister Schubert Giveaway!

sister giveaway

Congratulations to Mary Jost! Her comment was chosen at random to win this prize package! Today I'm excited to bring you a fun giveaway from my new dear friend, Sister Schubert! I had such a wonderful time visiting with her a few weeks back, learning how to make her melt in your mouth rolls, and partaking in her amazing hospitality. I have never met a kinder, more thoughtful person - It's no ... Continue Reading

Olaf Marshmallow Sticks – Build A Snowman!


 I'm gonna preface this by saying it's not like I'm a Frozen fan or anything crazy like that. I mean, everyone has the soundtrack memorized, including the songs that didn't make it into the film, right? That can't be just me. And I haven't seen them but I'm sure all of the other moms and daughters have matching Anna outfits too, don't you think? It's not like we could go see the sing-a-long ... Continue Reading

10 Favorite Christmas Candies

Favorite Christmas Candies

Yesterday I shared with you my Must Make Christmas Cookies (see that post by clicking here) and told you this post was coming. Well, I just barely have time to get this up and out to you today because we are about to commence to making an awful lot of what you see pictured in this post! My son wants gifts to take to school and we have candy trays to make for for a few upcoming parties for ... Continue Reading

My Must Make Christmas Cookies

must make christmas cookies

I have so many family Christmas recipes that I tend to rotate them each year, never making all of them in one particular season but some this year, and different next. There are a few, though, that are absolute must makes every holiday season. These must make cookies are the ones I'm sharing with you today. How I do my Christmas baking I don't do all of my baking at once, but spread it out ... Continue Reading

Cream Cheese Mints

Cream Cheese Mints

  These delicious little mints melt in your mouth, are a cinch to make, and disappear quickly. Even better, since they're so easy, you can turn out a whole platter of them for a party or work function in no time flat. We’ve already made three batches this season. I made two to send to my husband’s work and when they requested more, Katy made a batch all by herself. All that is needed is to mix ... Continue Reading

How To Deep Fry A Turkey – Plus Buffalo Ranch Turkey Recipe

How To Deep Fry A Turkey

John and his wonderful wife have been friends of mine since we first met. They are an amazing family and run a company anyone would love to work for. Today, John shares tricks, tips, and guidance on how to deep fry a turkey. And he should know, he invented the indoor turkey fryer! Get the recipe for John's Buffalo Ranch Turkey below! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:598] ... Continue Reading

5 Great Dessert Recipes From My Visit With Sister Schubert!


Last week I had the privilege of going to visit Sister Schubert (yes, the one of rolls fame) in her home in south Alabama. I was joined by four other bloggers and getting to spend time with those sweet ladies in addition to Sister was just icing on the cake. Talk about a blessing! But first, a little about Sister. Yes, everyone calls her that, even her sweet husband, George. In fact, she ... Continue Reading