Thursday, December 4, 2014

Today is my turn!

 

Good morning!

Today is my turn! I hope you are all having fun with the hop!! A big thank you to Stacy from Buttermilk Basin for organizing another great blog hop!!!

 

As I was thinking about what to post, one of my Sisters has been trying to get a date set for our Annual Falcsick Family Sing a Long Potluck Christmas Party!!! I talked about that on the blog hop a couple years ago. It's the most fun tradition we have. Well.....all except chopping down the Christmas Tree! For years when our kids were small, and even when I was growing up, the family went to a farm to chop the tree down. It was always a great adventure, because we went to a place that was "woods" and not perfectly lined up trees. It had hills, ponds, and wildlife! We haven't gone since the kids have grown, and have just purchased a pre-cut tree. This year, my daughter Kristen wants to go back to the farm and chop one down, because her Fiancé's son has never experienced that! So we don't have our tree yet, or any decorations up either. So I have a few pictures to share of when my kids were little!

 

This is Kristen, she loved Barbies!

 

This is Kristopher! He loved Back Hoes!! Haha! And Godzilla!!

Whew, that was a lot of fun!

My kids always got up between 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning for opening presents, so we always needed a nap!! Haha!

Here is one of my favorite recipes!!

They are so easy to make, and very yummy!

You can cheat and buy a peanut butter cookie mix, if you are in a hurry!

First roll into balls, and put into a mini muffin tin!

 

As soon as they are baked, squish a peanut butter cup in the centers! These are the tiniest peanut butter cups, I really like the next size up, that you have to unwrap, but my Son got them for me, so I used them! They sort of look like penny circles! Haha!

Let them cool a bit, then pop them out with a knife, and cool the rest of the way on racks!

 

Yummy!!! My honey took a bunch to work this morning for his milk and cookie break at 9:30! I don't know how he stays so slim!

Here is your free ornament!!

 

And I'm having issues getting the pattern on here, so if it doesn't show up, Stacy will help me!!! She is awesome!!! Sorry for keeping you up late Stacy!!! I owe you!

Try this link for the pattern!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8MUisovHQFnelNiRnFOOW51Y3M/view?usp=sharing

 

The blue circle is 3 3/4" dia. And after you stitch it, lay it on a dark wool, whipstitch, and then use sharp scissors to free hand cut the zig zags!

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone, and tomorrow go check out Ali Strebels blog!!!!!

Jeni

Just in case the picture above didn't show up, here it is again!

 

46 comments:

  1. Oh Jeni - I just gained a couple pounds reading your post and my mouth is drooling...those are my all time FAV cookies!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe and your adorable ornament pattern!

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    1. I You're welcome Wendy! And thank you! Stacy will help me with posting the pattern, I wasn't able to get it on my blog!

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  2. YUMMY!!!! I love your magazine! Saw you in Houston! Love the ice skates. Shall check later for the pattern. My son always helps me on the computer. Happy holidays!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia!!! I'll have to ask my son if he knows how to figure out stuff with a blog!!

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  3. What a sweet design! The cookies look soooo good! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Vickie, and hopefully the pattern will be up soon!

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  4. Thanks for the yummy recipe and the ornament is really cute, Jenny! Hope to see you in Cali again. My husband asks often if you guys are coming back because he wants to play golf again!

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    1. You're welcome Kathy! And thank you too! We would loooove to come back!!! It was so much fun! Glen talks about that often also! Me too, actually! I miss chatting with you and Nora, and all the gals, I have got to get back into the group talks and play catch up!! Love ha, and have a very Merry Christmas!!

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  5. What a cute ornament! I try not to bake sweets since I gain weight so easily!! They sure look good though.

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    1. Thank you Lori! I bake them, but never eat them anymore, unless I make them with a non grain flour, since I have a sensitivity to wheat and other grains, as well as a lot of preservatives! But I'm still not as slim as my honey!

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  6. Thanks so much for the cute ornament! I have many fond memories of skating on the pond when I was little in New England. Thanks again! (Love your magazine!!)

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    1. You're welcome Julie! I remember skating in PA when we lived there. I was really little, so I might just be remembering pictures and my siblings talking about it! Haha!

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  7. Your recipe looks yummy - when you said to pop them out of the pan, I thought you were going to say pop them in your mouth! Lol! Cute ornament! I need to decorate my trees today, but I really just want to make ornaments!

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    1. I watched my Son pop about three in his mouth at lunchtime today! Haha! Thank you so much for commenting!!!

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  8. Oooo!!!! Nice ice skates ornament! Thank you! And for the recipe as well!

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    1. You're welcome, and Thank you!!!!

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  9. Fun cookie idea. My hubby loves peanut butter cups and peanut butter cookies!
    Cute ornament. Add it to the growing list of "hopefully get it made". : )

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    1. Those are my favorite ingredients too! My ornament to make list is growing too! Haha!

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  10. I can't wait to try your recipe! Will check back for the pattern as I am an ice skating fanatic!!

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    1. Thanks Joan! It will print small, so enlarge it until the circle is 3 3/4" diameter! Maybe I'll figure how to do it right this evening!

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    1. They are more than half gone now, thanks to my husband and son! Haha!

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  12. thanks Jeni for the recipe and for the free ornament! I love your creations...

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for commenting!

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  13. Merry Christmas! Jeni, thank you for sharing your family traditions, yummy cookie recipe and the adorable ornament!!!

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  14. Happy Holidays. I have been following your blog for a few months and now is time to comment. Thank you for the sew along. I am collecting the patterns and will make them next year. Too many UFO's now. Thanks again.

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    1. Happy Holidays to you too! You are welcome, and thank you for following along and commenting!

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  15. Thank You for sharing your pattern and recipe. I can't get the pattern to print out the right size. It only measures about 2 1/4". Will you be update the pattern?

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    1. I will try! I need some help, since I'm not technical, and its just a stab in the dark for me! You may be able to enlarge it until it reaches about 3 3/4" diameter. I hope to get it fixed though! Thanks so much, and I hope you enjoy the recipe and pattern!

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    2. The link is fixed and Jeni will post it as soon as she can on her blog. In the meantime, I put a link to click & print on my Buttermilk Basin blog if want to get started on it right away.... Have fun hopping!

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  16. The cookies look yummy and love the ornament! Thank you Jeni!!!

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  17. Thank you for the ornament and the yummy recipe. Merry Christmas.

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  18. The cookies look so good. Must make. The ornament is so sweet...making it tonight.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  19. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe and a wonderful pattern. I am going to enjoy making both

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  20. Thank you so much for the cute ornament. I loved ice skating as a young girl. The recipe sounds yummy too.
    Thanks!
    Karen M

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  21. Thanks so much for sharing the cute ornament & yummy recipe, love it!

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  22. AWESOME job girl! NO worries! It is all good!!!

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  23. Those cookies look so yummy and I love the ornament, Thank you.

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  24. Thank you for the ornament pattern. I love the variety - skates are a fun decoration for the whole winter. I've been following your sew along, and I'm so excited that I have been able to keep up with each week. I LOVE the quilt as it's coming together. Beautiful! Thank you.

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  25. Nice tree ornament. The tree tradition reminds me of family tree searches growing up also.

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  26. Love the ornament and the cookies look so yummy!

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  27. Thanks for sharing the ornament design and recipe and a bit about your family. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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