Dec

11

Posted by : Becca | On : December 11, 2008

It’s that time of the year, you know! Sending out holiday greetings is part of the Christmas and winter holiday traditions. It’s not too late if you haven’t gotten your cards yet! Whether you need holiday cards for your family or business, there’s a place online where you can order gorgeous holiday cards.

The Gallery Collection has a terrific selection of Corporate Holiday Cards and personal cards. GalleryCollection.com is sponsoring several promotions right now. They are even giving away cards! They are sending out emails to customers who haven’t yet placed their orders and giving away holiday cards to the first 100 people who place orders of up to 250 cards. No Scrooges there!

Speaking of Scrooge, they are sponsoring a delightful giveaway on DailyLit.com – FREE downloads of the famous tale “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens! Revisit the wonderful story of Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchett and Ebenezer Scrooge.

Check out the great sales on holiday cards while you still can! The site is so easy to navigate and they have a wonderful selection of holiday cards, photo cards, birthday cards and just about every occasion you can imagine. They even have assortment boxes you can order so you always have the right card on hand for any occasion.

So, if you haven’t gotten your cards yet – check them out. You won’t regret it!

Dec

25

Posted by : Becca | On : December 25, 2007

For Christmas Cookies, that is! So I tried a different recipe this year that a friend said I could find here. Living in Colorado, one generally needs to slightly vary recipes because of the altitude, but I didn’t mess with this one at all and oh my Christmas goodness, were these heavenly! The dough was really easy to roll out and cut, and they turn out this perfect texture.

In a big bowl, cream 1/2 cup of shortening (I used the non-butter flavor) and 1 cup cugar. Add in 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla and beat till fluffy. Stir in 1/2 cup sour cream.

In a seperate bowl, mix 3 1/4 cups of flour (I used regular all-purpose flour), 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp sale and 1/2 tsp nutmeg.

Gradually add in the flour mixture with mixing. You can use a mixer, we did it by hand.

Roll out on floured surface 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Go to town with the cookie cutters. Decorate and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes till just lightly browned.

A trick we use when decorating with the sprinkles and sugar is to just take a tiny bit of milk on your finger and spread very lightly over the cookie before sprinkling with sugar. It helps the sugar stick and not fall off the cookies.

So even though it’s Christmas Day, it’s not too late for cookies. I’m going to have to bake another batch because these are almost gone!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day with loved ones!

Merry Christmas! Here’s a little video message for you. I’m the short one. ­čÖé