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Monday, December 23, 2013

CANDY LAND....


Only a few days left to...

GET IT TOGETHER !!!


TODAY is

CANDY MAKING DAY.....

We start off with candy made from the infamous
                 BARK.

I always have a batch of
PEPPERMINT BARK.... 

 ....and VANILLA COCONUT


and....CHOCOLATE CHIP MARBLE

and
PURE PECAN

and a favorite behind PEPPERMINT...


CRANBERRY PECAN with 
TOASTED COCONUT ON TOP...

 















YES, MA'AM...

we made candy today.

Tonight, I plan to make my mama's recipe of 
DATE NUT LOAF....
OOO, I do love it and she made it every single Christmas since I got my first tooth !!

and

PECAN DIVINITY is on my list to make but.....not today.
It's CLOUDY .....a little RAINY.....
and I've been told all my life that DIVINITY won't "set up" on these kind of days.


 MR. SWEET  SANTA just came thru and said he sure hoped
he'd have a plate of these candies waiting for him on 
CHRISTMAS EVE.....

 

 and I said,
"You bet your black, shiny SANTA BOOTS you will...."
 
 They do look mighty good, don't they....

CHRISTMAS COOKIES, coming up next !!

MERRIEST CHRISTMAS, YA'LL 
**********************

A CHRISTMAS  P.S.

I just made a wonderful SIMMERING POTPOURRI
that has every room in our new home smelling like HEAVEN.

Orange peels and a few slices....
cinnamon
whole cloves
slices of lemon
add  water.... 


put it all in a RED pot and simmer, keeping a watchful eye on it.
O HONEY

Mr. Sweet just stuck his head in the kitchen door, sniffing like a hound dog
and wanting to know "when can we eat it...?"
Not to eat, my good man...
just a
CHRISTMAS SMELL-GOOD TREAT...
give this a try instead of using candles and room spray, for a change....
now I want to do the CLOVE/ORANGE thing....:>) 

Joining Brenda at her COZY LITTLE HOUSE for Tweak It Tuesday. 

16 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering. Yummy goodness all the way around!!!

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  2. your candy is wonderful and the air sweetener is just my styl, I am deathly allergic to scented candles and plug in thingies, natural is much better anyway! Merry Christmas my friend, I'm so glad I found you again, I enjoy my visits here so much,

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  3. BJ your candy all looks so good. It is so true about the divinity. My precious mama made the best in the world. She would tint some pink and leave some white. So pretty and delicious. I make dry potpourri and put in pretty containers and give for gifts. I love making it and I use the spices you use plus a few more. I had leftover from one year so I stuck it in the freezer. It was as good as the day I made it when I got it out the following year. Merry Christmas BJ. Your new home is just beautiful. Love, Becky

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  4. Yum! I will have some of each, Please! :-D I have not made candy in several years now - don't need the temptation around the house.
    Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!!!

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  5. BJ,
    Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas, dear friend!!!
    I love all your candies. . .just like "Mr. Sweet"!!!
    My MoMa said the same thing about divinity...only make it on a clear, sun shiny day!!!
    No Christmas baking this year, we're going to our son and daughter~in~laws.
    Christmas 2014 will have me pulling out all the favorite recipes.
    Maybe, a new one or two, also!!!
    Thanks for sharing and blessings to you!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  6. All kinds of special goodies, looks like you'll have a wonderful celebration BJ! Merry Christmas-enjoy:@)

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  7. Well, aren't you guys just so ambitious? lol I made Velveeta Cheese fudge yesterday...but not sure I did it properly..so not sure it's eatable...ha! ha! Enjoy your blessed Christmas!

    Blessings on this HOLY Christmas Eve!

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  8. You know how to hurt a guy. All those wonderful goodies so far away. Is there anything you cannot cook? I admire those that can and enjoy it. I just bought me some divinity. The little place really makes great candies. Enjoy some some of yours for me. Nothing but the best is wished for you and family on Christmas day.

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  9. That's great! I loved Mr. Sweet sniffing around looking for something good to eat. They're all the same, aren't they? Merry Christmas to you both!

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  10. What a scrumptious post for Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to my "sweet" online friend..
    Balisha

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  11. Ooooh, those candies look good! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family ;>)

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  12. Yummy, BJ!!! Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family! God bless you all!!

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  13. Looks wonderful, sweetie! Merry Christmas!

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  14. My mother would be helping you eat this, BJ. She loves candy.

    Merry Christmas to you and all you hold dear.♥

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  15. All of your candy looks delicious. Wish I was able to have some. Great post for this Christmas Eve. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and happiest of New Years. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj