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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 8 February 2016

No Place Like Home # 14


There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. ~ Jane Austen



Hello dear friends and welcome to No Place Like Home!

We had another snow storm the other day so I made some 'storm cookies.' These being Spider Cookies. Some folks may call them chocolate macaroons but they're not as chewy as a macaroon. You may check out my recipe here.



We just finished painting our kitchen-dining rooms on the weekend. It's really good to have that job done. Got some spring cleaning done along with it. 



Last Friday as I mentioned earlier in my post, we had another snow storm and I was dreaming about summertime. I set out a tea in pink using my summery teacups, pink teapot, and pink tulips. We munched on spider cookies too. 
More snow is on the way including blizzard warnings. My imagination helps to whisk me away from it all. You may check out that post here.



Now on to my features. You all share so many wonderful ideas and recipes each week. You really are a talented group of ladies and I am grateful for your participation. 


Housekeeping Tips
Mrs T @ Across My Kitchen Table  shared a fabulous tea rack which her hubby made for her kitchen. Every tea lover should have one of these!



Tablescape
Janet @ Rosemary and Thyme shared her gorgeous tablescape to celebrate friendship. Love the soft colours!



Tea Time
Sherry @ The Charm of Home shared a lovely tea time reflecting on the Author of Love.



Home Decor
Debbie @ Debbie-Dabble  decorated a winter wonderland tree in her den. Love it! 



Recipes
Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen shared a recipe for these beautiful Linzer sandwich cookies; perfect for Valentines Day with heart cutouts.



And for the main course how about Thel's Hearty Vegetable Soup.  Love her blue china.




Crafts
Faye @ Wild Rose Vintage shared her sweet crochet bag adorned with a cute flower. 



Congratulations ladies! 

Now let's see what you are creating in your home to make it a cozy place to come home to for your family, your friends, and yourself.


Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy love and let Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place. - Edgar A. Guest




 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Spider Cookies

Today we will live in the moment 
unless it's unpleasant in which case 
we will eat a cookie. ~ Cookie Monster


Happy Weekend sweet friends! After the snow storm we had yesterday, which blanketed us with more centimetres of the white stuff, it is bright and beautiful but quite cold outside. I am so thankful that Hubby arrived home from work before it got really treacherous out there!

Yesterday I promised you my recipe for Spider Cookies. I would imagine most of you have made these or grown up eating them. My children grew up on them and they still love them as does my hubby. Hubby always likes to have a cookie with his tea.



Spider Cookies

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter/margarine
7 TBSP cocoa powder
dash of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup flaked coconut

In a saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, cocoa, and salt. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently.



When it has reached a rolling boil, lower heat and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove pan from heat and mix in the vanilla, oatmeal, and coconut.



Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Be sure to work quickly. Let cool. Store in an air tight container.

Yield about three to four dozen. These cookies freeze well too.



Quick and easy. Perfect cookies to make during a snow storm. Thanks for your visit and enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi
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