Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas from The Ranch Kitchen & Holly Jolly Christmas Bark

This Christmas was another great one with our family.  The year has flown by.  With getting ready for the holidays along with school activities, our Hereford involvements, jobs, and most importantly our middle daughter Bethany graduating from Texas A&M, this year was full and very special. 

The week before Christmas my girls were in my kitchen cooking, cleaning (they don't like that party) and learning to make a few new dishes.  They're always a huge help and right there with me, but this year and more than in the past, they truly planned what they wanted to make to add to our sweets and meals we served our family.  It makes a momma proud when you love cooking as much as I do and see the joy of it start to happen in your daughters. 

This past week my daughters made several great sweets much to our delight. Ilissa's Holly Jolly Christmas Bark was a fun and festive to make. Using holiday inspired Oreo Cookies, white almond bark, red and green M&M's Candy's and stick pretzels this candy was a snap to put together on waxed paper. 
Click here for the recipe for Holly Jolly Christmas Bark!

Later on this week I'll be sharing Bethany's Turtle Candies that have become very addicting!

We hope your day was spent with those you love and remembering those who have gone before us with cherished memories.  Especially during the holidays I remember those taken far too soon and my grandparents who always made our holidays so special. 

Best wishes for a wonderful rest of your Christmas day, weekend if it continues with family like ours, and may we all remember the reason for the season.

Our annual Christmas Eve matching pj's picture.  Our youngest Audrey is so excited that she can FINALLY get matching ones that fit like her sisters (waist ban is rolled a few times)!
Our western themed tree. 

Merry Christmas from our ranch to your home from all of us at The Ranch Kitchen!

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