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Easy Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Thumbprint Cookies

Making cookies any time of year is a lot of fun, and Christmas is no exception. In my mind, cookies made at Christmas time should be different than cookies made the rest of the year – something you wouldn’t make just any time. I have fond memories of working on elaborate and time consuming creations. Stained […]

Six Simple Christmas Crafts for Kids

Simple Christmas Crafts

  When I asked the kids what they wanted to be sure to do this Christmas season, the girls both said crafts. I don’t have any original ideas right now, so I thought I’d share a few of the simple Christmas crafts we’ve been making from other bloggers. Some can be used as Christmas cards, others […]

Crisp and Creamy Celery Salad

Celery Salad

The farmer’s markets have closed. Most vegetable gardens have gone to sleep. Even my cold-hardy kale was apparently done in by our first snow. Fresh vegetables at the grocery store don’t seem very plentiful or appealing. But there always seems to be a lot of celery. Celery may seem like a humble vegetable, but my family loves it many ways! […]

New Neighbors and The Liebster Award

Liebster Award

This week I get to introduce you to some of my new neighbors online.  And if you read all the way through, you’ll learn a little more about who I really am! A few weeks ago Dara from Living Story nominated Joy In My Kitchen for a Liebster Award. Thank you, Dara! Liebster is a German […]

Simple Thanksgiving Craft: Noodle Feather Turkey

Simple Turkey Craft

I don’t often think about making holiday crafts until the day itself rolls around. Planning ahead usually means looking up some ideas the night before. So, if we’re actually going to make something, I need to have the supplies on hand. Maybe that’s the reason that most of the Thanksgiving craft ideas floating around recently haven’t attracted much notice from me. These […]