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To All The Moms and Grandmas Running Around Today

This week I have been overwhelmed with the feeling that I am the woman in charge of putting on our Christmas.

Albeit for a very small group, but none the less, even if I plan on picking up a pre-made meal from Whole Foods I still have to plan it.

All of the wrapping, cooking that goes on this week. A lot of it by the matriarchs in our families. Today as I bundled myself up trying to feel better from a cold I thought, no wonder my mom so frequently got sick at Christmas!

I openend our newly acquired piano bench, a hand me down from my parents divorce, and in it was a piece of paper with my grandma’s handwriting.

She had listed a Christmas list of songs to play. She could not see well and she never had formal training. You merely had to hum a tune and she could play it.

Music and Food.

That’s what I associate with her visits during the holidays. And peace.

A peace would descend over my house while she visited.

I hope your holidays are nice. I hope you don’t stress yourself out too much over the details. And I hope they are filled with music, food and good company.

To all you grandmas and moms out there doing your best to provide warmth for your family, my hat goes off to you.


Cinnamon and Sugar Pinwheels

Posted by Co-creator Jessica CribbsLadies and Gentlemen, I give you…..a holiday tradition.

These lovely delicacies, are simple and easy…and something my mother always made with the scraps from her pie crust at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Ok, I’m getting a little ahead of myself and skipping over Halloween…but my brain is on November and December…my favorites.

I do bake…thank you mom. My children always help me make these. They know when I am using pie crust for anything, these are a given. Heck, I’ve been known to just make pie crust specifically for these!



1 Pie Crust (Homemade or Store Bought)

1/2 Stick Butter

1/2 c Sugar

1/4 c Cinnamon


1 Roll out your favorite pie crust (or leftover trimmings from the apple one you made for the party yesterday)
2 Thinly slice the stick of butter and lay them randomly on the rolled out crust
3 Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar to your liking
4 Roll it up and cut into pieces
5 Place the pieces cut side down on a greased cookie sheet
6 Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes (depending on how thick you cut them)
7 Devour
This recipe is so simple, I’m sure it’s been done for ages. I’d love to hear about your modifications or added ingredients to the simple treat!
Pretty little fingerprints…like I said, the kids love to help.
Use more or less ingredients…whatever you choose will work! Just be sure you have enough butter. 🙂

Cut your pieces about 1/2″ to 1″ thick

The finished product. Perfect with a cup of coffee!