Oh the weather outside is frightful........... LOL - not frightful yet - but I did awake to our first snow. We have about 2" on the ground right now and maybe another inch coming. I know there are a bunch of folks east of our state that are supposed to get hammered with snow. I am so sorry!!!!!!
People here act like they have never seen snow before - on the first snowfall of the year. Wrecks and panic bread and milk shopping! CRAZY.
It will be gone in a couple days, so I think we will survive here. If the weather is nasty - well my suggestion is have some fun indoors. BAKE!!!
Here are a few old timey recipes that are both easy and pretty frugal. Most can be handled with what you have in the pantry. Stay warm and have fun.
Mix sugar and cocoa in a large saucepan. Add milk and butter. Stir well and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 1 1/2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper or parchment.
Delish and so very easy. The first cookie I ever made all by myself!!! I learned about these in 4-H. Still a favorite today!
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So frightful weather or not - have fun. I love easy and old time recipes. They bring back a bit of childhood - and that is magical to me.
We are just a little over a week out on Christmas - so let's get baking. Share with a neighbor or a friend or family.
Stay safe and warm and MAKE MERRY!!!!
What a great post Cheryl, thank you and Merry Christmas to you!ReplyDelete
Love from Pam in Texas.x
Hope you find something to make and share and enjoy!!!!Delete
You are welcome and Merry Christmas!
The first time I ever had those no-bake cookies was at school lunch. lol. My kids have always loved them. These are some really great recipes--but now sure I would eat our snow lol. xo DianaReplyDelete
I think we may have had them in school too. I would eat the snow as soon as it falls - just wouldn't leave out there very long! I figure I won't get any more yuckies from it than processed food!!Delete
Have a good one.
Snow ice cream! What a great memory, so good.ReplyDelete
YES!!!! Some good times.Delete
Oh my now I want to cook again! Love all of these ideas. Especially the pralines yum.ReplyDelete
I think you have baked enough girl! Yeah, can't get any easier than the pralines.Delete
Love, love, love this post! So many good ideas and from items in the pantry. Thank you! You must be just East and may be a little south of me? I'm on the far northern fringes of this weather system, and we only had a few flakes this morning and some afternoon, but coming off the Lake. Not quite ready for measurable snow just yet. Merry Christmas, if I don't get back here next week!ReplyDelete
Well I am glad you like this.Delete
I am smack dab in the middle of Indiana. I am never ready for snow! Heck it is supposed to be in 40's in a couple days. You just never know.
Merry Christmas to you as well.
I love the no-bake cookies! They are awesome. Merry Christmas,ReplyDelete
It is amazing how a childhood treat is still a favorite of so many adults! I love it. Merry Christmas to you as well.Delete
We have ice here so I am staying home.ReplyDelete
I love no bake cookies. Chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite food groups. :) Thanks for the recipes. They sound so good.
Oh no - good idea to stay in. Ice is the worst.Delete
Those are two very good 'food groups' I agree!!!!!
You are welcome
Baking is always done here on those dreary days. Nothing cheers a person more than the smell of fresh bread, or a cake in the oven.ReplyDelete
Isn't that the truth. Baking - the wonderful smells - and maybe a little Christmas music playing - all is good!!!!Delete
No bake cookies are one of my girls' favorites. I saw a variation on Pinterest that placed a Hershey's Hugs kiss in the center. My Aunt Oris made the peach pit/cobbler. Being southern, she said it was a quick dessert for unexpected guests. I used to make it a lot and called it Aunt O's cobbler.ReplyDelete
Supposed to warm up some next week for a few days and then back to winter weather. Monday is the shortest day and then we gain a few minutes of daylight each day (which I find very encouraging!).
Oh neat idea on the cookies.Delete
It is a great dessert and so easy. Old timey - you helped prove that!
I am excited about those extra moments of daylight - now that gets me excited!!!
Another favorite and easy dessert is a wacky cake. Makes good cupcakes too. Several times the girls would announce that they needed to take a treat to school or a meeting. Wacky cake to the rescue!ReplyDelete
I just love quick and easy ideas. I remember coming home from school to homemade goodies!Delete
No snow here as yet, but I love your suggestion of baking its my favourite place to be in the kitchen.ReplyDelete
We had a little - nothing like some places got. So many goodies come from the kitchen this time of year.Delete
You are very welcome!Delete
Oh, easy cookies!!!!! Yesssss!!!!!ReplyDelete
Greetings from the "North Pole"!
LOVE easy!!!!! It should be my middle name!Delete
It has been ages since I made the no bake cookies and they are soooo good. When Sarah was still home, she and this one friend made those all they time. And a lot of times they would have to collect the ingredients from both homes.ReplyDelete
I haven't made any in quite while either. I love them too.Delete
That is cute - when you want something - you want it - even if you have to acquire the ingredients from all over!