Pentatonix Sings Carol of the Bells

Pentatonix Carol of the Bells

Beautiful Version of the Classic “Carol of the Bells.” I was a music major in college and voice was my specialty.  I cringe, most of the time, today when I hear the way most groups destroy my favorite Christmas music…

20+ Fudge Recipes for the Holidays

20+ holiday fudge recipes at thegardeningcook.com

23 Holiday Fudge Recipes Do you love fudge? So do I.  I don’t eat it during the year because I just don’t have a lot of control when it comes to fudge. But during the holiday season, I always have…

Pumpkin Recipes for Thanksgiving

Round up of Pumpkin Recipes from Soup to Drinks!

Round Up of Pumpkin Recipes for Thanksgiving. It is that time of the year. The pumpkins are everywhere and it’s time to think of new and tasty ways to use them after the carving is done and it’s time to…

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Printable Recipe – Vegan Peanut butter fudge. This recipe for vegan peanut butter fudge is easy to do and makes delicious fudge very quickly. Many sweet treats can not be made easily for vegan diets because vegans do not eat…

Best Christmas Wreath Ideas

Round up of 11 great Holiday wreath ideas

Decorate your Door with A Festive Christmas Wreath. From Halloween through Christmas, it seems that many doors have a wreath of some sort decorating the entry.   Some of these wreaths are simple, and some are very ornate. Some are store…

Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

Festive Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

Printable Recipe:  Gumdrop Cookies These festive gumdrop cookies are easy to make and very tasty. They would make a lovely addition to your annual cookie exchange. The cookies are full of flavor with a nice mixture of brown sugar, vanilla…

Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge

Bailey's Irish Cream Fudge - Just plain delicious!

Printable Recipe – Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge Are you looking for an idea for a great handmade Christmas present?  This recipe for Bailey’s Irish cream fudge is sure to please your friends. The fudge is easy to do.  If you…

Easy DIY Block Christmas Tree

DIY Block Christmas Tree Project

Child’s Block Christmas Tree Imagine how cute this Christmas Tree would be in an nursery or child’s playroom?    The block Christmas tree uses child’s toys, building blocks and some small holiday odds and ends. The project is so easy to…

DIY Cinnamon and Nut Wreath

DIY Cinnamon Nut Wreath.

Make your own Cinnamon and Nut Wreath This is the time of the year when most homes have wreaths on their front doors. But before you add your Christmas themed wreath, how about this Cinnamon nut wreath? The wreath is…

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

Indian Corn Cake Centerpiece This do it yourself project for Indian Corn cakes will really brighten up your Thanksgiving table.   The cakes are authentic looking and are easy to make. To make this project, you will need: 1 yellow cake…

DIY Pine Cone Christmas Trees

DIY Pine Cone Christmas Trees

Fast and Easy Pine Cone Christmas Trees These do it yourself Christmas Trees are my favorite kind of project.  They make use of things in the house and garden and require very little in the way of anything that needs…

Meringue Christmas Stocking Cookies

Meringue Christmas Stocking Cookies

Printable Recipe:  Meringue Christmas Stocking Cookies These delicious meringue stocking cookies will be the highlight of your Christmas dessert table. The cookies are brimming with the flavors of cream cheese and cranberries and are so pretty and festive. The base…

DIY Clay Pot Candle Holders

DIY Clay Pot Candle Holders

Make Your Own Terracotta Pot Candle Holders Gardeners will love these Christmas candle holders. The main part of the design is made by recycling old terracotta pots. To make these cute candle holders you will need the following supplies: 6…

DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments

DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments

DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments These Christmas cookie ornaments do double duty. They can be made as Christmas cookies and also used to decorate your tree with a few extra steps. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature 1/3 cup…

Christmas Ornament Rescue

7 DIY ornament rescues. Turn trash into treasures

Renew Worn out Decorations with an Ornament Rescue We’ve all been there.  You open up your boxes of Christmas ornaments, only to find that many of them look ready for the trash. Perhaps they have rubbed together and the surface…

The Traditions of Christmas Greenery

The History of Christmas Greenery - the Christmas tree, wreath, holly, mistletoe and more

What is the Story behind Christmas Greenery? Each year during the festive season, our homes get decorated with all manner of holiday greenery.  Whether it be holly and ivy, Christmas trees of fir or spruce, Mistletoe balls and sprigs, or…