Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve!

Where, oh where,

 did 2014 go?
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A cup of Christmas tea... (Salted Caramel by Bigelow) hits the spot...

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And Christmas cookies... I will tell you, I had plans to try some

intricate iced gingerbread snowflakes... was going to post the results here...

Didn't happen!

(BTW, the piece of architectural "Gingerbread" is from my Great-Great

Grandfather's house... and did you notice the sweet little Patience Brewster

"Elf-Artist" on the tea towel? How could I possibly resist??)

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My husband did, however, make his mom's recipe for "Haystacks"...
just slightly different than the usual, with the addition of mini marshmallows...
Juanita's Butterscotch Marshmallow Haystacks

1 cup butterscotch chips

1/2 cup peanut butter

2 cups chow mein noodles

1 cup mini marshmallows

Melt the butterscotch chips in the microwave or double boiler (we actually

used a make-shift double-boiler with a large Pyrex mixing cup in a pan...)

Mix the peanut butter into the melted chips and add the marshmallows

and chow mein noodles (you can also add 1/2 cup peanuts, but we don't),

coating well. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.

That's it!


My kind of recipe!

(Who am I kidding?...I don't even make this one!)
Merriest Christmas wishes and Happy New Year to you all!




  1. Your tea and treats look wonderful! From our home to yours, Merry Christmas!

  2. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I recently tried some salted caramel green tea, very nice. Your treats look yummy.

  3. Merry Christmas, Anne! Hope your New Year is filled with awe and wonder! :)

  4. Merry Christmas, Anne and family, and a Happy New Year!

  5. Merry Christmas my friend ;o) Great post ;o) Thanks for the recipe ;o) 2014 went too fast! Here's to a great 2015 ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

  6. Cookies look delicious, Merry Christmas!

  7. Hi, Anne. I see you're really in the Holiday Spirit--it all looks wonderful (really like the header, too). Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season as well!
    best, nadia

  8. So wonderful to see your delightful Merry, Happy Post!! Merry Christmas to you and yours and the furs. See you in 2015 :-)

  9. Merry Christmas to you, dearest Anne! What yummy goodies.....
    I hope you are having a day full of love and joy.
    Thank you for YOU! :)
    Much love and warm hugs from MN,
    ~ Irina

  10. As always, lovely photos and who could resist those goodies!! I hope your day has been an enjoyable and memorable one! Thank-you for your kind comments you've left on my blog, and your friendship that I look forward to continuing in 2015.

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ .·´Merry Christmas from all of us at Golden Pines!!

  11. Dear Anne - hope you had a wonderful Christmas - I missed getting a card or email off to you - so sad but time just slipped away from me. I am now wishing you and your family and furry friends the best New Year. Hugs - PS - those haystacks your hubby made looks delicious.

  12. Hello Anne I hope you & your family had a wonderful Christmas. I look forward to following you again in 2015!

  13. Hi Anne, hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Have a great 2015, Love to you and those sweet pussy cats. Love from Lisa & Rosy xxxx

  14. Hi Anne.
    I didn't make it here to wish you a Merry Christmas, but I'm here now to wish you a very Happy New Year!!
    May it be the best yet :)


  15. En arribar a aquest dia, no puc deixar de pensar en la infantesa, aquells moments plens de màgia, que tots hem viscut en la nostra infància

    Feliç Nit de Reis ♕ ♕ ♕

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    . . . ✿•*¨`*•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´*¨`*•✿ . . .
    ……...…♥ •.¸.•´♥…………… (^‿^)✿ petons

  16. Oooh Anne, those haystacks look easy enough for even me to make! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you a wonderful New Year.


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