A Merry Little Gift Guide

Having trouble figuring out what to give some of your family and friends? Some of these ideas may help you out! And all of these items can be purchased online if you don’t like fighting the holiday shopping crowds! There’s still a few weeks before Christmas, so you should be able to purchase any of these items!

  1. The Coffee & Chocolates Gift Basket. Who doesn’t love coffee and chocolate? This gift basket has a collection of fine chocolates, truffles, cookies, biscotti and more, along with a collection of premium ground coffees. It’s always fun to receive a gift like this in the mail! Have this basket of goodies sent right to your recipients’ home! Mug not included. At GourmetGiftBaskets.com.
  2. Local Hive Honey. Natural, raw, unfiltered honey…created by bees as if “it was from your own backyard.” Give honey from your local area or from your recipient’s local area—choose from 16 different local varieties like Local New England, Local Colorado, Local Florida, Local Texas, and more. Makes a great gift for people who love honey and who love to eat healthy! At LocalHiveHoney.com.
  3. A new Christmas album by pianist and composer Paul Cardall. Simply titled “Christmas,” this soundtrack has a stunning instrumental collection of timeless Christmas classics, such as “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “Joy to the World.” Some selections feature vocalists, including CeCe Winans’ extraordinary performance of “O Holy Night.” A wonderful collection and a great gift…you may want to buy a one for yourself, too! At PaulCardall.com. Also available at Amazon.
  4. An Old-Fashioned Christmas. A holiday gift book filled with a collection of inspirational, humorous, and classic Christmas quotes that celebrate the meaning and spirit of the Yuletide season. Perfect for any book lover—and it makes a great stocking stuffer too! At HatherleighPress.com. Also available at Amazon.
  5. Handcrafted Lip Balms. The perfect gift for the DIY-ers in your life: a great make-your-own lip balm kit that includes 5 lip balm pods, beeswax, easy-release silicone mold, and instruction booklet for making all-natural lip balm. All packaged in a handy kit! At Quarto and Amazon.
  6. (in)courage Devotional Bible. Features 312 devotions by the (in)courage community writers. Includes resources for women to explore the Bible and dive deep into Scripture, with 10 thematic reading plans, stories of courage about 50 women of the Bible, and journaling space for personal reflection. At DaySpring.com and Amazon.

Happy shopping and hope you are enjoying the holiday season!


Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge

If you have some extra candy canes, here’s a yummy sweet treat you can make! This Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge is super-easy and the dark chocolate-candy cane combination tastes really great!

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Christmas Sugar Cookie Drops

I first posted these Christmas Sugar Cookie Drops last year, kind of late in the Christmas season. So I thought I’d post them again a little earlier in the season just to remind you about these cookies, because it really is a yummy recipe! I originally called them Sugar Continue reading


Thanksgiving is such a great holiday because it gives us a chance to (hopefully) slow down and reflect on the blessings in our lives. There really are so many things we can be thankful for! Praying you have a special Thanksgiving Day with family and friends and that you’re reminded of God’s goodness in your life!

He surrounds me with loving-kindness and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things! PSALM 103:4-5 TLB

Peanut Butter Slab Pie

Peanut Butter Slab Pie 1 @ NancyCThe giveaway is now closed! I’m reviewing a new cookbook, Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet and Savory Slab Pies, and I’m  also having a giveaway of this book—2 winners will each receive a copy! Continue reading below for details on how to enter the giveaway! 

Slab Pies have become such a popular food trend—traditional round pies are good, but slab pies take pie-making to the next level! They’re not only sweet, there are some Continue reading