Do you want to be the favorite guest at all the holiday parties you attend this year, AND assure that your name stays on the party list for years to come? BRING. FOOD. Not just any ol’ food mind you, but my very favorite treat to make at Christmas.
Now I know that recipes are among the LEAST favorite types of posts I do, according to my recent reader poll. But what you don’t know about me is that I have in my possession some pretty amazing recipes! I come from a long line of great cooks and this recipe is a family favorite.
So I’m not going to apologize for sharing a recipe today, but I will try to appease those who prefer home-decor-only types of posts.
I’ll save the special treat for the end and start with some pictures of our den all decked out in woodland decor for Christmas.
If you saw my Christmas Home Tour last week, you saw that the Christmas decor in other areas of my house was all done in soft colors, and glitter, and French Country goodness. Not so our den.
This is the room where we spend most of our evenings in winter. If we aren’t entertaining friends you’ll likely find us cozy in our PJ’s, warming ourselves by the fire while reading, watching movies, or simply being entertained by our dogs.
As an aside, on a psychological scale of anywhere from “normal” to “out there,” our dog obsession might – possibly – score nearer the high end. My youngest daughter once had a boyfriend who voiced his amazement at how much time we spent just watching our dogs. When I asked him how he and his family interacted with their dog he said, “We keep him locked in his pen in the garage most of the time.”
Needless to say, this boy didn’t continue to be the boy-friend for long.
You can find a tutorial for this Baby It’s Cold Outside Chalkboard Hearth Bucket HERE
All snuggled into our den at night we enjoy warming our old bones over some steaming hot cocoa or tea (Mr. OTN is actually more of a diet Pepsi person but I learned long ago that you can’t change a man until he’s ready), along with something sweet and crunchy and buttery delicious.
That’s where the recipe that I want to share with you comes in. The MOST Delicious Homemade Almond Roca! Click To Tweet This recipe originally came from an old family friend, and since lifelong friends are like family I’ve taken the liberty of claiming it as our own. Thank you Helen P.
You can find a tutorial for making a rosette wreath HERE.
Note: My Woodland Den is really pictures from last year (photos I never shared) because, as I said in my previous post, we aren’t decorating for Christmas this year. We do however have some interesting things happening behind the scenes here in our grand girl, The Southern Colonial. I’ll share with you as just soon as I can 😉
Look at these babies? Can you see now, why we are so enamored of our dogs? By the way, if you want to read 19 Signs You are a Crazy Dog Person, I found an very informative and amusing article HERE.
Thank you for coming by to visit me today. I’m truly thankful for those of you who share in my little piece of Blogland.
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