Christmas gatherings

Christmas gatherings

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

farmhouse Jan.

wrap around portch

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gerald arrived today and Christmas cookies.

Wendy "Ravenwood Whimzies" had a 12 days of Christmas countdown with a giveaway.
If you haven't looked at her blog please go there for wonderful tutorials and some wonderful
recipes. At the end of the countdown she had a giveaway and I was the lucky winner.
Wendy is a wonderful lady and crafter. I love snowmen because you can leave them out all Winter.
Gerald is just adorable, thank you Wendy, I love him!!!
Today was such a wonderful day, I love baking Christmas cookies and listening to Christmas carols while I am baking the cookies. Of course I am singing along and eating part of the cookie dough,
I know we aren't supposed too, but it is so good.

I will share photo's of the cookies that I made,
Maybe next year I can also give the recipes for these cookies. I like to use real butter in my cookies, I think it gives them a wonderful flavor. And the chocolate chip recipe is on the toll house chocolate chip bag. It calls for 2 sticks of butter, I use 1 1/2 sticks of butter, I don't like a flat cookie and I think 2 sticks of butter makes them too flat.

Snowballs, I always make them for my dad

Noel bars, one of my husbands favorite

No bake cookies, I learned to make them in 7th. grade

toll house chocolate chip cookies


  1. Congratulations on winning one of Wendy's handsome snowmen he's adorable!
    Have a wonderful Christmas Lecia!

  2. oooh...yummy. Glad Gerald arrived safe and sound! I hope next year when I do a Christmas blog hop (instead of my 12 days of Christmas) you will feature one of your tasty recipes!
    Merry Christmas dear friend! God bless you and your family this holiday season! Hugs

  3. Wendy's snowman is so cute...I enjoy her 12 days of Christmas. Congrats on your win! The cookies look delish!
    Merry Christmas,
    Be blessed,

  4. Congratulations on winning Wendy's snowman!
    The cookies look so yummy!
    Merry Christmas!


  5. Congrats on winning Gerald. He is cute. Janice

  6. Congrats on a wonderful win Lecia!!!
    Yum ~ Cookies ~ I didn't make any this year ~ I'm drooling!
    I wanted to pop in and wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful day creating new memories with family and friends!
    Blessings to You

  7. Congratulations on your win at Wendy's blog Lecia, Gerald is wonderful! Your Christmas cookies look delicious, bet there aren'the too many left :O)

  8. What a great win! he is sooo cute. Just found your blog today - now following on FB! Happy New Year, Jane


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I have been married to my sweetheart Ronnie for 30 years.We live in the beautiful shenandoah valley of Va. We have 2 beautiful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am a christian, and am blessed with two wonderful jobs. I am a hairdresser and also a nurse, I am proud of my nursing degree which I got at age 47. I give the Lord much praise for this. I also enjoy primitive crafts, antiquing, cooking, reading and gardening. My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in WV five years ago and it was ancient, floor rotted out in the kitchen, no bathroom, bats flying around, mice. Scary, well now five years later we have most of it completed, working now on a roof for the wrap around porch.We sand blasted some of the walls so they would be original, we also took all the old weatherboarding off of the outside of the house, planed it and put it back on some of the inside walls. We also have added a wrap around porch. Since we have remodled the old farmhouse, that is how I came up with my blog name.