If you will glance to the right, you will notice I have posted links to Holiday Recipes.  A few years back I had a blog where I asked my friends from all around to send me some of their favorite holiday recipes.  The response was delish!

There is everything from Cornbread Dressing (Page 4) to Cajun Pralines, an Easy Egg Scramble (a perfect breakfast dish when you have company because you can make it the night before), Chocolate Gravy (oh yes, it is very delicious and no it is not very sweet), Beignets, Christmas Day Soup to Hot Buttered Rum Batter to make in advance for the drink!

AND on the very last Page (5) at the bottom are two excellent HEALTHY Christmas dishes.  Soup and chocolate mousse from my skinny Cuz Carolyn-Richards Brown.

Go check out these wonderful tried and true recipes, and tell me your own favorite holiday recipes.

Xmas Angel
Xmas Angel

This is a Christmas tale with a slightly naughty ending.  Do not write me if you become offended.  You have been warned.

Christmas Story for people having a bad day….

Four of Santa’s elves got sick and the trainee elves could not produce the toys as fast as the regular ones.  Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule.

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her Mom was coming to visit.  This really stressed Santa, even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two had jumped the fence and were out and about, heaven only knew where.  More stress.

Then when he began to load the sleigh one of the boards cracked.  The toy bag fell to the ground and scattered the toys.

Frustrated, Santa went into the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum.  When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had hidden the liquor, so there was nothing to drink.

In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider pot.  It broke into hundreds of little pieces all over the kitchen floor.

He went to get the broom and found that mice had eaten the straw end of the broom away.

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated, Santa trudged to the door.  He opened the door and there was a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.  The angel said, very, very cheerfully, “Merry Christmas, Santa.  Isn’t it a lovely day?  I have a beautiful tree for you.  Where would you like me to stick it?”

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.


Good thing I KNOW the real reason for this season… and it is not snowmen, angels or Santas!

The reason