Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Recipe : Christmas Fruitcake Cookies

Christmas Fruitcake Cookies

Ingredients :

1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice
1/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
1/2 cup of raisins
1/2 cup of snipped dried apricots
1/2 cup of chopped dates

Method : 

Cream together the oil and sugar. 
Add the egg. 
Then blend in the remaining ingredients. 
Drop by spoonfuls onto a lightly oiled baking sheet. 
Bake in 350 F oven for about 10 minutes. 
Cool on a wire rack and store in a tightly closed container.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lovely Christmas Thought !

Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child.

~ William Saroyan

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

~ Washington Irving

Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving,and of families united.

~ Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, October 12, 2007

Inspiring Christmas Quotes

Are you willing to forget what you have done for other people, and to remember what other people have done for you ... to remember the weakness and loneliness of people who are growing old ... Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest ting in the world ... stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death... Then you can keep Christmas! But you can never keep it alone.
~ Henry van Dyke

Christmas gift suggestions from Oren Arnold:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.
~ Edna Ferber
Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind.
~ Valentine Davies

The Christmas spirit--love--changes hearts and lives.
~ Pat Boone

Christmas--that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia.
Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
~ Dale Evans

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Beautiful X’Mas Quotes

There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.
~ Bob Phillips

For little children everywhere A joyous season still we make; We bring our precious gifts to them, Even for the dear child Jesus' sake.
~ Phoebe Cary

Selfishness makes Christmas a burden, love makes it a delight."
~ Unknown

"Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love."
~ Lucinda Franks

Christmas is Love come down to earth, a gift of infinite worth."
~ Life Research Universal

So stick up ivy and the bays, and then restore the heathen ways, green will remind you of the Spring, though this great day denies the thing, and mortifies the earth, and all, but your wild revels, and loose hall.
~ Henry Vaughan

"Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience."
~ Handel H. Brown

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Great X’mas Quotes

"Christmas, in its final essence, is for grown people who have forgotten what children know. Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man."
~ Margaret Cousins

"Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence."
~ Joan Mills

CHRISTMAS is C-hrist's H-istoric, R-emarkable I-ncarnation S-tory, T-elling M-essiah's A-waited S-alvation.
~ Jose B. Cabajar

Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
~ Dale Evans

Great little One! whose all-embracing birth Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth.
~ Richard Crashaw

And in our world of plenty We can spread a smile of joy Throw your arms around the world At Christmas time.
~ Bob Geldof and Midge Ure

O come all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
~ Frederick Oakeley

Of all dear days is Christmas Day the dearest and the best.
~ Margaret E. Sangster

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Good X’mas Quotes

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world - stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death - and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas."
~ Henry Van Dyke

"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone."
~ Deborah Whipp

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small.
~ Eva K. Logue

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love.
~ Ada V. Hendricks

Earth, strike up your music, Birds that sing and bells that ring; Heaven hath answring music For all Angels soon to sing:Earth, put on your whitest Bridal robe of spotless snow: For Christmas bringeth Jesus, Brought for us so low.

"Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles."
~ Unknown

Monday, October 08, 2007

'Top 10' Christmas Quotes

Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words.
~ Harlan Miller

Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years... Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.
~ George Mathhew Adams

If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away.
~ Unknown

"The purpose and cause of the incarnation was that He might illuminate the world by His wisdom and excite it to the love of Himself."
~ Peter Abelard

"Love came down at Christmas; Love all lovely, love divine; Love was born at Christmas, Stars and angels gave the sign."
~ Christina Rossetti

"Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries. He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries."
~ George W. Truett

"Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold!"
~ Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

"There is no name so sweet on earth, no name so sweet in heaven, The name, before His wondrous birth, to Christ the Savior given."
~ George W. Bethune

"I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses."
~ Taylor Caldwell

"Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth, And there He lives and dies."
~ Alfred Noyes

Saturday, October 06, 2007

X'mas Recipes - Hard Sauce

Hard Sauce

Perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving pies or bread or even by the spoonful


1 stick of butter, softened
1 egg
2 boxes of powdered (confectionary) sugar
Sherry (Harvey's Bristol Cream works well)


1. Mix butter and egg
2. Add sugar slowly, mixing as you add.
3. As it gets thicker, add a little sherry at a time until it is desired consistency (generally like icing for a cake).
4. Refrigerate

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Merry X'mas

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
~ Agnes M. Pharo

The merry family gatherings-- The old, the very young; The strangely lovely way they Harmonize in carols sung. For Christmas is tradition time, Traditions that recall the precious memories down the years, The sameness of them all.
~ Helen Lowrie Marshall

The star of Bethlehem was a star of hope that led the wise men to the fulfillment of their expectations, the success of their expedition. Nothing in this world is more fundamental for success in life than hope, and this star pointed to our only source for true hope: Jesus Christ.
~ D. James Kennedy ("Following the Star" in Christmas Stories for the Heart)

The only blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
~ Helen Keller

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas - Just 3 Days To Go....

Christmas is not in stories, but in the hearts of people.~ Unknown

The Christmas season reminds us that a demonstration of religion is always much better than a definition of it...especially in front of the kids.
~ Unknown

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty founder was a child himself.~ Charles Dickens

"One of the nice things about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with a present."
~ Author Unknown

Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we'll be seeing six or seven.
~ W. C. Fields