Friday, December 15, 2017


I went to nutrition a few weeks ago and saw these buildings or churches as decorations.  It turns out Fred (he is a regular customer) brought these in - his daughter-in-law made these.  They are made of graham crackers with frosing and other candy decorations.  Fred said she showed him how to make one and he did.  I asked which one of these was his.  He got red in the face and said his wasn't here - he ate it.  Well, today I got pictures of them.  They haven't been eaten yet - but they sure are pretty. I tried to get front and side of each of them.  Think you might enjoy these.

Sorry for this coming on so late.  I set the timer wrong.

Thursday, December 14, 2017


These pictures were taken of the trees in my backyard after the snow we had.  I am not for snow, but there are many people who are.  We have to live with it in Upstate New York.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017



1 cup soft margarine
1 cup shortening
2 cups light brown sugar
3 eggs
2/3 cup milk
2 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
5 to 6 cups flour

Cream sugar and shortening and margarine until light.  Add eggs.  Combine dry ingrediets and add alternately with milk and vanilla. Chill overnight.  Roll dough on floured cloth.  Use as much flow as neededd.  Cut with cutters.  Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 300 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.  Cookies should be light.  Take out when just golden.  Grost and decorate when cooled.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Pierre's - "The Bark"

Here is my new Christmas picture with Santa Claus.  Mom just went down and got copies made to send to friend's in her Christmas cards this year.  A couple of people didn't get pictures of me last year, so they are going to be the first this year.

As I ask every year, if you have some extra money please consider giving food and toys to peoples dogs, cats, fish, etc. Maybe if you had a little extra money you could afford to give them money or gift certificate to get their pet shots and a look over by the vet.    Also, please consider the Humane Society, too.  They could use food, dog or cat toys, blankets,  and more.  They could also use money, too.

While at the Humane Society, maybe you will find a dog, cat, fish, etc. that would fit in your home family.  Puppies and Kittens are great family members, but also consider the older pets, too.  I was three years when Mom and I got together. We are perfect family.

I don't want anyone to take from their money that they need - but if they have a little extra.

Thank you so much.  I was lucky to get a great home, but not all pets are.

Merry Christmas,


Friday, December 8, 2017


Menonite Farm house I took pictures of.  If you look real close in picture 2, you can see two children in that one. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017


When I went years ago - all the bakery was was a couple of shelves.  They have grown into a section of the store.  It is really something to see.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


I make the clusters for Christmas, every year.  In putting it on here, I cut the recipe in half.  Also thought you might enjoy Rudolph Sandwiches for the children.  If there is any recipe you would like, please ask.  Will see what we can do to obtain in for you.  Jean


1 lbs white chocolate
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
1 1/2 cup salted peanuts
1 1/2 cups small marshmallows

Melt white chocolate over hot water.  Mix rest of ingredients with melted chocolate in very large bowl.  Stir in marshmallows just so they don't melt.  Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper.  Chill. 


2 slices bread
2 maraschino cherries cut in half
peanut butter, creamy
8 pretzels
8 raisins plain or chocolate covered

Butter bread and spread with peanut butter.  Cut bread in half diagonally.  With longest end of triangle at top, place 1 pretzel on each side to resemble antlers.  Place raisins for eyes and half cherry for the nose.  Yields 4 sandwiches.