Wassail

1 quart of strong tea (can use 2 if you have large pot) 3 sticks of cinnamon 1 can of orange juice (46 oz) 1 1/2 cups of sugar 1 can of grapefruit juice (46 oz) 1 can of pineapple juice (46 oz) 1/2 cup of grape juice 1/2 cup of lemon juice 12 cloves Add water to taste, simmer until warm but be sure you do not let it boil. Serve or let cool and reheat in microwave in {Read More}

About Beckie Stewart

Beckie Stewart has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years. They have five children, the youngest adopted from Kazakhstan. She loves Jesus and discipling others to love Him too. She enjoys writing, reading, scrapbooking, and watching the Lord work in prayer. Her writings can also be read on Exploring Adoption, Mommies Magazine, and Ministry-to-Children.

Christmas Cranberry Chicken

Dawn Oldham, December 2006 MMCW website 1 pack boneless chicken breast, 1 can whole cranberry sauce or apricot preserves ( your choice), bread crumbs, 1 can mandarin oranges, 1/2 bottle sweet and spicy French dressing, 1/2 envelope onion soup mix. Skin chicken breast, roll in bread crumbs, and place in a 9 x 13 dish. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees until tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Serve over rice. About {Read More}

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Chocolate Dipped Spoons & Pretzels

Chocolate melting spoons paired with a coffee mug and a hot cocoa mix make a nice gift for friends and teachers. To make, purchase heavy-duty plastic spoons. Party City has a wide variety of colors such as gold, silver, red, and green in packs of 50 for around $4. Purchase melting bark (dark or white chocolate) at Wal-Mart on the baking aisle for $1.76 a block (will make approximately 20 spoons). Plastic lollipop bags are available at any craft store {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Herb Turkey Breast

5 to 5 1/2 lb. turkey breast, 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 cloves minced garlic, 1 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper. Rinse and pat the turkey dry. Loosen the skin from the turkey without totally detaching skin. Combine the olive oil, minced garlic and rosemary. Brush about one-third of the oil mixture under the skin. Replace the skin. Sprinkle breast with salt and pepper. Place the turkey in a roasting pan. Cover loosely with {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Crock-pot Wassail

1 (46 oz) can pineapple juice, 1 (24 oz) bottle apple cider, 1 (6 oz) can frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 (12 oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 cinnamon sticks, 4 whole cloves, 1 cheesecloth bag. Tie cinnamon and cloves in cheesecloth bag. (If you don’t have a cheesecloth bag you can improvise with a coffee filter tied with a twisty tie.) Add spices in cheesecloth to crock pot along with other ingredients. {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Peppermint Chocolate Pie

This simple pie is a snap to make and it is one of my family’s favorites. It will also make a nice gift to bless your neighbors with this year. 1 package (8 ounce) semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/3 cup water 1 package (8 ounce) softened cream cheese 1/4 cup sugar 1 tub (12 ounce) Cool Whip 1 (6 ounce) chocolate Graham cracker crust * 1 package Andes peppermint baking chips Stir chocolate with water over low heat until melted; cool. {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes

Jill Hamilton We love to make chocolate-dipped candy cane cocoa dippers. They are easy to make and fun to hold onto while stirring hot cocoa. Just melt some chocolate in a double boiler, take some unwrapped candy canes (large ones work best). Hold onto the curved end and dip the straight part of the cane into the chocolate and hang to dry. I bundle them into groups of two, three, or more and wrap in candy cello bags tied with {Read More}

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