* The winner of the previous giveaway is: Carapace.
For all of you tired witches out there, I offer you this Christmas basket giveaway. Though I cook everything from scratch, I keep some very high quality mixes on hand for emergencies. I have often been asked to whip up a cake or scones or bread at a moments notice and in case I don't have the ingredients on hand, I will resort to a mix. This almost never happens but as a child of depression parents, I live in fear that I will run short on food.
When I returned from Salem I had an idea to have some custom made witch hats and pot holders to give to some of my friends. I picked out some fun fabrics as you can see above. A hat and two pot holders are included in this giveaway.
So after the holidays when everyone needs to relax, you could open this basket of mixes from King Arthur Flour and make some scones or bread or any of these tasty mixes. I've also included a spatula from Le Creuset and some chocolates from Harbor Sweets. You can enter by joining to follow me and leaving a comment. If you already follow me, just leave a comment. I will draw the winner on Christmas morning!
December 18th...getting short on time here.
Micah. It seemed that everybody was bringing presents to the new baby. Micah did not have any money or toys, but he did have the drum that he and his father had made. At least he could play it for the baby. He had heard that his friend Naomi was going to play her recorder, and he thought she might need him to accompany her on his drum. He would have to be careful not to play too loudly; the last time he had drowned her out and she was not happy.
Ruth. Ruth has a special lace in the nativity scene, for the bible tells us that she was a direct ancestor of David, who in turn was an ancestor of Joseph. The story of her love and devotion to Naomi, her mother-in-law, also connects her to the spirit of Christmas. She is shown coming in from gathering wheat in the fields. It will not be long before Boaz, the wealthy owner of the land, will be attracted by her beauty and humility, and they will be married.
I am not sure if I am done baking or not.
I've made over 600 cookies so far.
I usually make Christmas Kringles but I might pass on them this year.
I made these thumbprints yesterday.
I always toast the nuts lightly in advance to enhance their flavor.
These are also one of my old Christmas staples.
I fill them each with a white confectioners sugar icing.
Please enjoy a few.
I’ll take a mini vaction.
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