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!

 Easy. 

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!

Love,

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20 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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)

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  6. Cookies look delicious, Merry Christmas!

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  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

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

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  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

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  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!!

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  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.

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

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  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

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  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 :)

    {{hugs}}
    Kerin

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  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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    Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com (^‿^)✿ petons

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  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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