Pirate Kitchen

A Truck, A Tree & Alton’s Hot Cocoa

Beverages, Chocolate, General, Holiday | December 13, 2011 | By

Truck & Tree

Our truck is one of my favorite things ever. We just returned from getting our Christmas tree (9 feet-YAY!), with the four of us crammed in the cab, and it is so proud. It should be. This truck has assisted in numerous landscaping and home improvement projects and this past Summer we fit one whole above ground pool in it (minus water, but still…). We not only lived to tell, but actually enjoyed swimming the rest of the Summer. The truck is also our magic carpet for joyrides in the countryside and who knows what yard sale or cool stuff you might see when you’re out and about? So, thank you Truck, we love you.

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Pecan Pie Bars

Baking, Cookies, Desserts, General, Holiday | December 4, 2011 | By

Pecan Pie Bars

Cookies are a sentimental journey and my favorite thing to bake for the Holidays. There was a great variety of homemade cookies when I was growing up and they were bright spots on the visiting map – Phyllis’ Butter Cookie Press Cookies, Donna’s Jam Thumbprints, Aunt Anna’s Italian Wedding Cookies (for Christmas AND Easter!) and Grandma’s Pepper Cookies. I had one aunt who made Rice Krispies Treats for the kids and the grownups got all the other cookies! I remember being offended by that. Even though I loved the treats, I didn’t understand the distinction being made, but never said a word. I might be over it 40 years later!

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