Mama’s congo squares cookie recipe has been in this family for over 60 years. I can almost smell the congo squares in the oven. In 1954, the Tate family lived in Pendleton, SC. We loved to gather round and “lick the bowl” while they baked! Mama always made congo squares for church picnics, long trips in the car to visit relatives, and of course at Thanksgiving and Christmastime.
Note: “Lick the bowl” involved using a long wooden spoon to scrape the bowl of unused dough and eating it — yes, uncooked! Read the rest of this entry
What are the best gifts for cooking enthusiasts on your list? Your favorite cook has a big birthday on the way? You don’t have to be a gourmet cook or an excellent baker to choose gifts your cooking friends and relatives will enjoy.
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Abundant BBQ Grilling Gift Baskets for Men and Women
Gift baskets for grillers are such an appreciated gift. Your special champion of the grill will enjoy experimenting with his new basket full of toys. Read the rest of this entry
Welcome to my collection of gifts for people who like birds. Every year, it seems more and more friends are watching the birds – perhaps we need to return to nature for a bit of peace. During these hectic and stressful times, it does help to take a few minutes every day to watch what is going on in our own back yards. Gifts for bird watchers can range from bird feeders to bird houses to a new pair of binoculars or a great bird book. Whatever you choose, encourage each other to spend some time with the birds. It’s good for all of us. Read the rest of this entry
Fans of the now famous and beloved PBS series will appreciate any of the Downton Abbey gift items featured on this page.
We want to remember the special series that brought us all so much great drama every season.
For Christmas, birthdays, Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion, you will watch Downton fans’ faces light up with joy.
Better yet, have a Downton Abbey party to watch an entire season on your Roku and give these for door prizes.
You’ll find fabulous Downton Abbey gift items here for everyone on your gift-giving list. Male or female. Young or old.
There’s something here for everyone.
These gift items from Downton Abbey can be placed in gift bags, gift baskets, Christmas stockings, and so on. Be creative and have fun mixing things up a bit. Read the rest of this entry