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Christmas Baking 2016 – RAISIN OATMEAL COOKIES

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11, and Grandmelina to 2! Yup.  We like our Christmas desserts.  No doubt about it.  Each of the kids (at home) makes a dessert to share at Christmas.  The kids who aren’t home get a tin of our favourite desserts to enjoy too!  And of course, we make a …

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Kris Kindles – an Advent Tradition

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! We start Kris Kindles (KK’s) today, the first day of Advent. This literally means “Christ Child”.  We choose names from a bowl and treat that person as the Christ Child for the Christmas season.  This is our gift to Christ on his birthday – …

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Jesse Tree – an Advent Tradition

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! The first Sunday of Advent is the day to start the Jesse Tree. What is the Jesse Tree?  Jesse was the father of King David in the bible.  Jesus was born of the line of David.  So the Jesse Tree is a compilation of …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11, Grandmelina to 2! source I’ve been making and selling fudge for years now, and chocolate peanut butter fudge is always a favourite.  I’ve decided today to share that recipe with you.  Just remember, if you see me set up somewhere with my fudge, come say thank you by …

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Christmas Joy Continues

“Christmas joy continues & increases as you meditate on what wonders My birth brought & set into motion. I came; the Angels came rejoicing, praising God & proclaiming the Good News that I had come. Humble shepherds responded in haste to come see what had been made known to them. Abba, Father, hung out a …

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A Final Gift from my Dad – Christmas 2011

Dad had been diagnosed with cancer since September and the doctors weren’t sure he’d make it until Christmas, but the one thing Dad wanted was his family to be together with him for Christmas.  Plans were made and the family aimed for Boxing Day.  My brother and his family would even fly in from the …

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Christmas Joy

Christmas Joy “Yes, Christmas is a time of exceeding joy, a reminder that I, thru Whom the Father created all things, have come to redeem mankind & with mankind all creation. I, the Word, became man so mankind could be restored to the loving intimate fellowship Adam & Eve enjoyed in the beginning. As great …

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Printable Christmas Carols

source The morning of Christmas Eve and I’m searching the internet for printable Christmas Carols.  Thought I’d post what I found in case you’d like to print some off too! A Mom’s Take has a beautiful booklet to print off – 20 pages long. I printed off the last 2 pages of Rob’s Totally Awesome …

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Christmas Baking 2015 – Apple Pie

An apple pie and ice cream is a delicious ending to a delicious Christmas meal – if you still have room.  This is the recipe that we use.  You can simplify the recipe by buying frozen pie shells.  I usually use McIntosh apples, but the best pie my husband ever made was made with miscellaneous …

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Christmas Baking 2015 – Date Squares

Each of the kids chooses a dessert to make for Christmas and one of the boys makes these every year.  This recipe was adapted by me to be dairy free.  The recipe even won first prize at the fair.  Prepare the date filling first.  Feel free to make extra date filling if you like lots …

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