Christmas Recipe Roundup – Homemade Candies

by Lana Stuart on December 18, 2014 · 7 comments

Christmas Candy Collage from @NevrEnoughThyme

Well, here we are in the final few frenzied days before Christmas. If hope all of you are super organized and have everything finished and are just sitting back relaxing until next Thursday. However, if you’re anything like me, you’re still running around trying to finish about a million last minute details. Shopping, cooking, wrapping gifts. I just keep humming “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” as a reminder to myself. The humming isn’t really working.

Since I haven’t had much time in the kitchen the past few days, I thought I’d do a little round-up for you of some of my favorite Christmas candy recipes. One of the things I do enjoy most everything Christmas is having time to make homemade candies. I’m planning to set aside this Saturday afternoon just for candy making. The recipes I’ve included are some of the ones I’ll be making. A few are new, but most are old family favorites. Hope you find one you’d like to try.

Keep reading…


Oxtail Stew

December 11, 2014
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Okay, I know I’ve already lost some of you just based on the recipe title. Oxtail Stew. Yes, oxtail stew. Don’t look at me like that! This is slow cooked, browned meat deliciousness. Wipe your plate with a roll deliciousness. I know it’s one of the more odd cuts of meat, but it is also […]

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Pork Loin with Creamy Celery Sauce

December 9, 2014
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Brrr. It’s cold outside! Today has been one of those blustery, overcast days that just make you glad to stay inside. Looking out my front window, almost everything I see is grey. Grey clouds and grey leafless trees. Yuck. This is what I call “stick season.” You know, that time of year when all the […]

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Quick Pickled Cucumbers

December 5, 2014
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This time of year with all the rich, hearty foods we enjoy, I often find myself craving something light and refreshing. Something to kind of cut through the heaviness of winter comfort food. Often I satisfy that need with a salad. Sometimes with a piece of citrus fruit. And sometimes, all I need are pickles! […]

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Herbed Drop Biscuits

December 1, 2014
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This post is sponsored by AeroGrow/Miracle-Gro AeroGarden  via the KitchenPLAY network. All opinions are my own. I hope you all remember a post from last month where I introduced you to the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden ULTRA LED. Well, today I have an update for you. Those little seedlings that you saw in that post took off […]

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Pecan Tassies #ProgressiveEats

November 25, 2014
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It’s the last Tuesday of the month and you know what that means – Progressive Eats! Progressive Eats is our monthly virtual progressive dinner party. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats, a theme is chosen each […]

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Skinny Fried Chicken from QVC’s David Venable

November 21, 2014
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Are you familiar with QVC? Of course you are! I can’t remember when I first started watching QVC, but it had to be sometime in the early 90’s. It was one of the channels I zeroed in on when we first got cable where we lived. One of the things that has always made QVC […]

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