Oreo Balls

Oreo Balls have always been my go-to dessert for parties or gatherings. After making 400 for our wedding favors, I thought I would never make them again, but that didn’t happen because, before I knew it, they were being requested by family and friends. These don’t rank high on the healthy rating scale, but they sure are easy to make and delicious! 1-16 oz package Oreos, crushed 1-8 oz package cream cheese, softened 1 package of chocolate almond bark optional: {Read More}

About Caroline Harries

Caroline Harries works for the corporate world during the day, but during her nights and weekends enjoys spending time with her husband of two years, hanging out with friends, being outdoors, traveling the world and blogging over at http://www.in-due-time.com.

Better-For-You Oatmeal Cookies

I grew up on cookies made from Better Homes and Gardens recipes. That old pink gingham cookbook was a staple at our house. Times have changed and my family is more health conscience. I wanted to present an old-fashioned favorite without all the unnecessary fats and sugars. So I tweaked that old book’s oatmeal cookie recipe. One of the joys of being an adult cook is that if you don’t like raisins, as I don’t, you simply omit them! The {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

A while back, I was sitting in one of my classes, Spiritual Formation to be exact, where we were all sharing special traditions. One lady explained how her mother would make cookies every Sunday afternoon to put in her children’s lunches all week. I was fascinated, what a glorious tradition! The Horner Homemaking House, where I live and work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has a ministry of offering beverages and cookies to guests who arrive to fix appliances, make {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Cake and cookie designer Ally Plummer shares her recipe for sugar cookies today that’s perfect for a Valentine treat. To add elegance to sugar cookies, frost and monogram with your Valentine’s initial. This is a wonderful gift idea for neighbors.  Attach a note that says, “We are blessed to have you as neighbors.” 2/3 cup shortening, 3/4 cup sugar, 6 ounces butter at room temperature (1 1/2 sticks), 1 egg, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 3 1/2 cups {Read More}

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Spider Cookies

Spider cookies are the perfect treat to make and eat while reading a Cobweb Christmas. 1 6 oz. bag chocolate chips 1 6 oz. bag butterschotch chips 1- 12 oz. bag of chow mein noodles 1 cup peanuts (optional) Melt chips together, add chow mein noodles, and heap on wax paper until hardened. About Brenda SainBrenda Sain is a homeschooling mother of five who has a wonderful husband encouraging her to be the woman that God has created her to {Read More}

About Brenda Sain

Brenda Sain is a homeschooling mother of five who has a wonderful husband encouraging her to be the woman that God has created her to be. Together they are very intentional about spending time together as a family. She considers her daily life with her children as her ministry and has found many avenues to encourage others to live a lifestyle of learning. She is the founder of an online homeschool community, Our Lifestyle of Learning (http://www.ourlifestyleoflearning), and a curriculum review site authored by a group of well-known homeschool bloggers, Curriculum Choice (http://www.thecurriculumchoice.com). She blogs about their homeschool journey and family traditions at Tie That Binds Us. (http://www.thetiethatbindsus.blogspot.com).

Chips Galore Cookies

First layer: 1 cup sugar, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt. Second layer: 1 cup old-fashioned oats Third layer: 2/3 cup packed brown sugar Fourth layer: 2/3 cup each of milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. On the recipe card: 1 cup softened butter or margarine, 1 cup peanut butter, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, and peanut butter. Add eggs, {Read More}

About Laura Leathers

Laura is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is the founder of Tea Time Treasures, a ministry promoting Biblical Hospitality (www.teatimetreasures.net). Currently she is employed as an administrative assistant within a detention center—ministry in the marketplace. Laura received her Women's Ministry Certificate Advanced Degree from New Orleans Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Speak Up with Confidence Seminars (Basic and Advanced) and CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speaker Services). Over the years she has served as a Bible teacher, conference speaker and a free-lance writer.

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Loi Palmer 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup oil, 1 cup shortening, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring, 4 cups unsifted flour, 3 teaspoons cream of tarter, 1 teaspoon salt, 12 oz package chocolate chips, 1 cup nuts. Mix well: sugar, oil, shortening, eggs, vanilla, almond flavoring. Blend in dry ingredients along with the chocolate chips and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees on ungreased cookie sheets 10 to 12 minutes. Cool a couple {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.

Make Ahead Cookies

Make ahead cookies for parties and snack-time! 1 cup butter, 1 packed cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup finely chopped pecans, 2 and 2/3 cups sifted flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 2 large or jumbo eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Work in dry ingredients a little at a time. Add nuts and vanilla. With your hands, work dough into rolls about the diameter of a 50 cent piece. Dough will make 5 {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Make Now, Bake Later

If you will be needing cookies for parties or homemade gifts, make the cookie dough now and freeze it. When it’s time to bake that’s all you’ll have to do. A few of my favorites include chocolate chip cookie dough along with the following: Snowball Cookies Kellie Renfroe 1 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar, 2 cups plain flour, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 cup pecan pieces. Mix all and shape into bite-size balls. To freeze, place in Ziploc bags. {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.