The Best Christmas Tea ever!

Christmas Tea Recipe

Everyone knows that Southern food just can’t be matched…and drinks are no exception.  I had this
Christmas tea a few years ago, at our small-town bank during a Holiday party, and I was willing to do anything for the recipe. It’s that good. Turns out, it’s from a hometown cookbook that’s just about as old as the town itself. So, if you’re  looking for an autumn tea or Christmas tea recipe, you’ve found it. Look no further. Close all those other recipes you’ve got open, cause this is the one you want to go with.

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Christmas Tea Recipe Ingredients:

2 Cinnamon sticks
2 TBSP WHOLE cloves
3 Cups sugar (Haven’t made it with Splenda, but I’m sure you could!)
1 qt. boiling water
1 qt. strong tea (REALLY REALLY STRONG)
Juice of 3 lemons (Or lemon juice)
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
3 quarts boiling water (You can sub some of this for apple cider!)


Bring 1 qt water (or cider) to a boil, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and sugar.  Boil for 5 minutes, then strain out spices.   Add tea and remaining ingredients.  Serve hot or cold!
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After making this a few times, it’s always best the next day. It’s great fresh, of course, but it’s even better after sitting overnight in the fridge. You can drink this hot or cold. The cinnamon and cloves mesh so well with the tea flavor — and the citrus notes are just the perfect finish. I promise you, if you make this, you will be asked for this Christmas tea recipe, if not crowned the king or queen of the party!

Apple Bread


Enjoy with this easy caramel Apple monkey bread or while you are making cookies.

Easy sugar cookies recipe

While I am drinking my Christmas tea. I am working on my under $5 gift idea

holiday traditions

 What will you do while drinking your Christmas tea?

Super Simple Coleslaw Recipe

Super Simple Coleslaw Recipe


It’s officially coleslaw season again!  As summer approaches, our dinner menus begin to change.  This is the time of year when my husband starts grilling and I simply have to prepare side dishes.  For me, it’s a bonus because I have a recipe box filled with summer sides, including fresh salads and vegetables.  After a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is put together a whole meal.

Our local farmer’s market just opened and, with all the fresh vegetables available, our family’s dinner side dishes no longer consist of frozen vegetables.  We’ll be enjoying zucchini, tomatoes, cabbage, radishes, green beans, bell peppers, peas, cucumbers, and asparagus fresh from the farm.

This family favorite simple coleslaw recipe is one which I adapted from my days of following The Flylady.  Instead of chopped cabbage and carrots, the recipes calls for these ingredients to be shredded.  My family is not fond of sweet coleslaw so this coleslaw, which is more on the tangy side, pleases everyone.

Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…]

Toll House Cookie Skillet Recipe

Toll House Cookie Skillet

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I am the first to admit that I love a good cookie. What is better than one cookie? How about a Toll House Skillet Cookie?

The truth behind my love of this recipe is that I love the idea of baking cookies. However, once I make a sheet or two, I am over it. Once I’ve mixed up the batter, I don’t want to be getting up every ten minutes to take cookies out of the oven and fill up the cookie sheets again. That’s why I decided try a cookie skillet instead of individual cookies.

After seeing the idea on Pinterest, I decided it was worth a try. I loaded the next batch of cookie batter into a skilled and baked it until done. This is favorite new way to bake cookies. [Read more…]

Bacon Garlic Butter Recipe

Bacon Garlic Butter Recipe

Bacon Garlic Butter Recipe

I hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July!  I don’t know about you but here in TN it rained pretty much ALL weekend.  Even with the rain, we still managed to shoot off some fireworks and grill in between the bouts of rain.  I am a very recent steak eater (never did like it until I gave it another try a few months ago) so this weekend was my first time having steak grilled at home.  I knew I wanted to make it special.

At the restaurant we went to where I first had a steak, they put this really yummy bacon garlic butter on their steak.  After trying it, I just knew I had to work on recreating this taste at home. You guys, not only is this super easy to make, it really adds some awesome flavor to steak. You could also spread it on some toast, use it in savory recipes, and more! I wish I would have tried it sooner.  Are you ready for how easy this is? Really it takes about 5 minutes, ha!  [Read more…]

Chicken Ranch Sliders Recipe

Chicken Ranch Sliders Recipe

Chicken Ranch Sliders

At 2:30pm today it will be the official start of summer in our home! It’s my favorite time of year. As a WAHM I get the luxury of spending the summer hanging out with my daughter. This means days of playing at the park, staying up late to play Mario Kart together, and making lunches together. This also means that my usual lunch of peanut butter and crackers just isn’t going to cut it. So I’ve started meal planning and thinking of things that are quick, easy, and that we will both like.  [Read more…]

Super Easy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

Super Easy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

Super Easy Chicken Caeser Pasta Salad Recipe

Summer will be here before you know it! For work at home moms like me, that means I’ll have another little mouth to feed during lunch time, so my usual lunch of cheese and crackers, or the muffin I never finished at breakfast just isn’t going to cut it. So I needed to think of some recipes that are easy to make, quick to prepare (because just because my child is off during the summer doesn’t mean I am!), and something we would both enjoy. What is better than a cold pasta salad on a hot summer day? Not much I tell you! And this Super Easy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe has quickly become a favorite in my house, so I wanted to share!  [Read more…]

St.Patricks Day Cereal Treats Recipe

St.Patricks Day Cereal Treats Recipe

St.Patricks Day Cereal Treats Recipe

Now that Valentines Day is over it’s time to start thinking about the next upcoming holiday, St.Patricks Day! Green is my favorite color so I love some St.Patricks Day treats and decorations! So over the weekend my daughter and I were grocery shopping we noticed a magical cereal was on sale, and we decided to make a spin off of a popular treat, and what we came up with turned out yummy and pretty cute if I do say so myself. So if you are looking for a fun St.Patricks Day treat then I got you covered! Let’s check it out: [Read more…]

How To Make Easy And Fun Heart Shaped Fruit Hand Pies

How To Make Easy And Fun Heart Shaped Fruit Hand Pies

Fruit Hand Pies Recipe

How To Make Easy And Fun Heart Shaped Fruit Hand Pies -Valentines Day will be here before you know it! Every year my family and I make sure to make it a fun themed day for all to enjoy. This includes heart shaped everything, pink milk for breakfast, fun decorations and more. When I was growing up my parents made a big deal out of every holiday so I aim to do the same for my daughter. And lucky for me we are in a school district that still allows us to bring homemade treats on holidays so my daughter and I always love to get a little creative in the kitchen for her classmates! [Read more…]

Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies Recipe Perfect for Valentines Day

Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies Recipe Perfect for Valentines Day

red velvet crinkle cookies

Valentines Day will be here before you know it! I know a lot of us are still trying to recover from the holidays, but it’s time to move on and start thinking about love! One thing I love any time of year is an awesome cookie recipe! Cookies are fun anytime of the year, but it’s always fun to whip up a batch of themed cookies for a holiday! My daughter will be having a Valentines Day party in her class and we have all been asked to send in a treat! What is better than the taste of Red Velvet? I’ll tell you what, it’s my Easy Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies Recipe! What could be better than all the flavor and moistness from a cake, in the form of a portable cookie right!? Would you like to learn how to make them? Keep reading!  [Read more…]

3 Ingredient Raspberry Pomegranate Jello Treat

3 Ingredient Raspberry Pomegranate Jello Treat

Looking for a fun treat this Valentines Day treat the kids and adults will love? Check out my Easy Raspberry Pomegranate Jello Treat! It only takes a few minutes to make and it tastes oh-so-yummy!

Easy Raspberry Pomegranate Jello Treat Recipe   Happy 2016 ya’ll! Who is ready for a brand new year!? I know I am! Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to get back to work, which for me means coming up with fun posts to share with you guys! As bloggers we are always looking ahead, which means that it’s Valentine’s Day central in my house this week! I’m getting crafty, loving, and cooking up some sweet treats that you guys are going to love! My first creation was this 3 ingredient Raspberry Pomegranate Jello Treat!   I just thought this was SO adorable and it tastes awesome. Cupid would approve. Would you like to learn how to make it? Let’s check it out!  [Read more…]