We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~ Aristotle


The Kids and I make this every year on Christmas Eve, that's our "thing" :)

Five-Minute Fudge Wreath


  • 1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 9 ounces (3/4 of a 12-ounce bag) butterscotch morsels
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8-ounce) can walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup (a couple of handfuls) currants
  • 8-inch cake pan, lightly greased with softened butter
  • Candied cherries, red and green, for garnish, optional


Place a heavy pot on the stove and preheat it over low heat. Add chips and milk and stir until chips are melted and milk combined. Save the empty condensed milk can. Stir in vanilla and remove fudge from heat. Add nuts and currants and stir in immediately.

Cover empty condensed milk can with plastic food wrap and center it in the greased cake pan. Spoon fudge into pan around can, making sure to recenter can if it drifts.

The fudge will set up almost immediately. Garnish can only be added in the first minute or 2 the fudge is in the pan, so work quickly. Decorate your wreath with "holly" made from cut candied red and green cherries. A wreath left plain can be garnished with a pretty fabric bow when serving. Chill covered in the refrigerator and slice fudge very thin when ready to serve, a little goes a long way.

 Recipe courtesy of Rachel Ray : 


Our family's favorite Granola Recipe very easy to add variety!

Easy Low-Fat Granola

Wow, granola recipes just do not come any easier than this. This granola recipe may even be a little too simple for some. But, if you enjoy simple recipes, this granola recipe is just right for you. Of course, you could always add a few more things to this recipe if you are so inclined. I would recommend some coconut, and maybe some chopped dried fruit if you feel like this granola recipe needs more ingredients. The fact is that this granola recipe is simple, tastes great, and delivers important nutrients to your body to keep you healthy. This granola recipe is so easy that it is a great place to start if you are new to granola making. Rather than get your granola from a cardboard box loaded with artificial ingredients, make your granola at home using these all-natural ingredients.
Time: 30 min.

Granola Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted nuts
  • 1 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Granola Recipe Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Toast oats in oven, stirring often, until golden
  3. Stir in other ingredients
  4. Allow to cool
This is an excellent, simple granola recipe you are going to enjoy. The oats, nuts, wheat, and raisins contain important nutritional elements, and will keep your body energized, healthy, and strong. Honey or maple syrup serves to sweeten this fine granola recipe, and gives it a particularly delicious sweet crunchy flavor.

Dee's Cereal