Monday, December 17, 2007
Christmas Tour of Homes!
Welcome to Boomama's Christmas Tour of Homes! The kettle is on and there are cookies in the oven, so make yourself at home!
These ice skates are from my childhood. I tucked in some greenery and pinecones and hung them on my front door. Brrr...it's cold out here, let me show you around inside.
My entryway wreath banner spells out "snow" in glittery letters. Tiny snowflakes are tucked into the greenery on the table.
There are even sparkly snowflakes hanging from the ceiling!
This is the view while sitting on my living room couch. Candlelight makes it nice and cozy.
We have a real tree this year with white lights, gold ribbon, special ornaments and candy canes. A fun train goes around and around.
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care.
A small Christmas tree sits by the woodpile and two velveteen rabbits relax in the rocker.
Let's make our way into the kitchen...
A poinsettia and candy canes cheer up my baking corner.
My kitchen hutch is also decorated for Christmas.
Candles, bells and even a tiny Christmas tree in a teacup.
Oranges, nuts and homemade Christmas jam.
Are you hungry yet?
How do soft peanut butter cookies with chocolaty centers sound? Help yourself and here is the recipe, so you can make some for your family:
Peanut Butter Blossoms
48 Hershey's Kisses
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
2. Beat butter and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
I will be sharing more Christmas recipes this week, so be sure to come back for another visit!
A big thank you to Boomama for hosting this fun event. She has all the details if you would like to participate and see the other homes. Have fun and thank you for coming over!