Peanut Butter Balls


A couple of days ago my daughter came out to the kitchen and looked around at all the cookies. “Are you going to make Peanut Butter Balls?” I hadn’t planned on it. I don’t care for peanut butter. It’s okay and I eat it maybe once or twice a month but my family is crazy…

Grandma’s White Cookies


It was a Performing Arts weekend in our house. My son participated in his first Solo/Ensemble Festival in Michigan. He did a great job and scored a I (the highest level) and earned a blue ribbon medal. He was so very proud of himself. He was playing his piece and suddenly lost where he was…

Chocolate Meatball Cookies


This is a cookie from my childhood. I remember going to my grandmother’s house every Christmas Eve when we were young children. It was always the highlight of the year for me. I knew that the house would be filled with all the wonderful smells and foods that I loved. This was one of the…

Finding Nemo – The Musical


In Animal Kingdom you can cross into Dinoland USA and find The Theater in the Wild. This theater currently houses “Finding Nemo – The Musical.” When we were there the show was playing five times during the day. Hours of showing and number of shows vary by crowd levels and seasons. Check the Time Guides…

Eggnog Cut Outs


Cut outs are like the quintessential Christmas cookies. I have so many different recipes for cut outs from my Grandma’s White Cookies which produce a puffy light cookie to Gingerbread cut outs that are crisp and fragrant. We all have different things we look for in cut outs. When I first thought about making these…

Toffee Butter Cookies


Yes, I am still feeding my family something other than cookies and candy during the holidays. Tuesday was Day of Giving. Chivos, a local pizza place, was offering large cheese, pepperoni or sausage pizzas for a minimum donation of $10 each for the first one hundred customers and all the donations went directly to The…

Salted Almond Toffee Brownies


What are the holidays without chocolate? Boring! I have always loved chocolate. Chocolate cake, chocolate cream pie, chocolates…. It never mattered to me if it was cheap chocolate or expensive chocolate as long as it was chocolate! Now that I am, shall we say, getting a bit older my tastes are changing a bit. I…