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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Encouraging Hearts and Home 12.10, 2020

Family Traditions when your Family isn't Traditional, English Toffee Cookies, Chewy Choco Chips, and Nuts Cookie Bars, How to Make A Beret (with free pattern), Homemade Marshmallows, and Quilted Star Ornament are this week's featured posts!

Hello and Welcome!

We took delivery of our new hanging light over the dining table. But wouldn't you know it, even the clear bulb casts a yellow glow...I guess I will need to learn some additional photo editing skills! I do however love my electric bill from the new LED lights in the house, but I miss that clear bright light from the bulbs used in the past...

We have been quite busy with work, holiday shopping, and general living around here. So much so that we have been patching dinners together most evenings! We definitely need to get back to menu planning, I must admit, it does work very well for busy folks, even us! Because of this, I haven't had much opportunity to think about the recipes I hope to share in the coming days, save these two. There will be no Christmas morning without homemade eggnog, and these easy GORP cookies are last-minute easy, and we all can use a recipe like that! 

Look for the following two recipes to enjoy before Christmas arrives. As I said, the eggnog is a part of our Christmas morning traditions we look forward to each year. 

Eggnog for Christmas Morning, this new recipe will be coming soon!

Especially homemade Eggnog. Until I learned to make my own eggnog, I thought I didn't like it. The commercial variety in the dairy case is too thick for me, almost like drinking a pudding, but this is creamy and smooth. As you can see from this photo, a few simple ingredients, is all you need!

Good Old Raisins and Peanuts Cookies, this recipe coming soon!

And these Good Old Raisin and Peanuts Cookies. One of our favorites that will be fun to share, plus they make a great last-minute gift for the friend next door or even down the block! 

Remember if you are looking for a recipe drop me a line, I love the hunt for treasured recipes!

And now, for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!


Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!

The post with the most views from last week: This is a happy surprise, we had a 3-way tie for most views!

Family Traditions when your family is not Traditional, a top viewed post.

English Toffee Cookies, a top view post!

Chewy Choco Chips and Nuts Cookie Bars, a top viewed post!


A few of my favorites from last week are:

How to Make a Beret, with free pattern!

How to Make a Beret with Free Pattern.  I love sharing craft ideas and patterns to make for yourself or for a gift. 

Homemade Marshmallows!

Homemade Marshmallows! So fun, plus I love marshmallows! 

Quilted Star Ornament.

Quilted Star Ornament.  The perfect scrap project. 

Use the form below to share your family-friendly posts this week, and please consider these nice things you can do:

  • Follow and/or subscribe to your host's blog.
  • Visit a few other bloggers and show them your support. We all love getting comments, and who knows what inspiration you may find? Be sure to share the love--that's what a blog hop is all about!
  • Check out our Encouraging Hearts & Home Pinterest board where each host pins her 10 favorite posts each week.
  • Join us every Thursday!
  • If you are interested in co-hosting, contact Linda at Apron Strings & Other Things!

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Would you like to comment?

  1. Melynda,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! I know how much time it takes so it is greatly appreciated! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Debbie, thanks for sharing with Encouraging Hearts and Home! Enjoy the snow and have a great week ahead! Take care.


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