Easy Home Made Hot Chocolate

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(*Contains affiliate links*) We LOVE hot chocolate, but I don’t love all the unhealthy ingredients like hydrogenated oils, powdered milk, high fructose corn syrup, etc that are in the mixes you buy in the stores (although I’m not above using them every now and then).  Fortunately a healthy, home made version is actually really easy to make and doesn’t take long at all. Here’s the recipe we use.  What’s great about making it yourself is Read More

Gen’s Mashed Potatoes

This is one of our most used recipes for holidays.  I got it from my mother-in-law who got it from her mother-in-law, Gen.  It doesn’t qualify as “healthy”,  but it is delicious for special occasions and you can prepare them the day before, refrigerate and bake the day of. Prepare a buttered 9×13 pan 10 medium potatoes, cooked and mashed (don’t add liquid to them) Add and beat til fluffy: 1 pkg cream cheese 8 oz sour cream 1 package Ranch Read More

Christmas Brunch Casserole

Here’s one that can be made the day before Christmas, to make your Christmas morning less stressful!  It’s even gluten free if that’s what you’re looking for! Christmas Brunch Casserole 1 lb bacon cooked and crumbled OR 1 c real bacon bits (You could also substitute cooked, crumbled sausage or sliced sausage links) 2 small onions chopped 2 c fresh sliced mushrooms 1 T butter 4 c frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed OR use your Read More

The Wilson’s Favorite Christmas Goodies-White Trash

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Let me preface this recipe by saying, “I did not name this”.  The recipe came with this name and I am not sure what to change it to even if I wanted to.  But this recipe is by far one of our recipient’s favorites!  It works well to put in Christmas tins-The Dollar Store ones work really well!  It also a great recipe to involve little helpers in the kitchen! White Trash 2 c Cheerios 3 Read More

The Wilson’s Favorite Christmas Goodies-Haystacks

Another great sweet and salty.  These are super quick and easy. Ting O Lings or Haystacks 1 c chocolate chips 1 c butterscotch chips 3 ounces chow mein noodles (found in Asian foods in your grocery store) 1 c salted peanuts Melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a double boiler. Stir in noodles and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls on waxed paper.  Smaller is better.  Let set or freeze til hardened.  This recipe doubles easily.

The Wilson’s Favorite Christmas Goodies-Almond Roca Squares

Almond Roca Squares 2 1/4 c. brown sugar 1 c butter 1/2 t cream of tartar 3/4 t baking soda 1/2 c ground almonds 1 1/2 c chocolate chips Saltine crackers Layer the bottom of a jelly roll pan or 9×13 with foil and grease well.  Line with saltine crackers. In a medium saucepan, bring first 3 ingredients to a boil, stirring constantly.  When bubbly, add baking soda and stir til foamy.  Pour over crackers.  Read More