it’s baking day!

Geoff and the boys just left to go skiing/snowboarding.
This means it’s “just the girls” day.
Mommy and Addie are going to do some baking.

First we are going to make these super easy Cranberry Nut Bars:

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/3 cup butter (soft)
1 1/4 fresh (or frozen) cranberries
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs until thick, gradually adding sugar. Stir in butter
and flour, fold in cranberries and nuts and bake for 40-45 minutes in a 8″x 8″ greased pan.

Then, we are going to *try* and make my Grandpa Hall’s fudge. I’ve never made it and I think it’s about time I tried — and yes, I said grandpa!

If we have time, we’ll try for some of these as well.
They are a really nice, not-too-sweet gingerbread cookie that stays soft and dips really well into cocoa or egg nog.

Thank you for expressing so much love and concern for Kathy’s family.
I made some good progress on an 8×8 scrapbook last night.
I’ll be sure to share it when I’m done!


  1. Thank’s for the Cranberry Bar recipe, I bought a really large bag at Costco the other day to make sauce and still have more than 3/4 leftover so I am getting my hands in every recipe I can I refuse to let them go bad (plus I just found the leftover cranberry bag from Thanksgiving 2009 in my freezer!)

  2. I’m making Lime cookies, the dough is chilling right now and later I’m going to try Divinity. Your Cranberry bars look yummy!

  3. oh my goodness gracious, those bars look heavenly. I’m going to copy down that recipe, thank you!

  4. bea medwecky says:

    Thanks Stacy,
    I might just make these bars today. I am about to start baking three different cookies. Love how wonderful the house smells with all the baking.

    Have a very merry christmas.


  5. Very sorry to hear about Andrew and there are no words really to express the sadness. It is a life changing loss. My neighbor just lost her brother, someone she spoke with everyday of her life. Another life changing loss. Hugs to everyone who remembers a loved one on Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season.

  6. Listening to the Roundtable episode…are you doing a LOM for 2011? I read somewhere that you weren’t…if you are any idea when?

  7. Hope you and Addie got a lot done, they sound yummy!

  8. I kind of want to pick my sleeping son up from his crib and give him an extra squeeze after seeing your post. That makes me SO SAD to read about it and brings tears to my eyes. I can’t imagine the pain.

  9. Good memories are always made when baking together. My girls helped my Baba bake yesterday. Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

  10. Damiane Lucas says:

    Thank you for the cranberry bars recipe. The bars look super yummy!

    Please let little Andrew’s family know that we are praying for them. Stacy, if I were making the scrapbook, I would add many, many comforting Scriptures. In fact, numerous are coming to my mind right now.

    A powerful one is Romans 8:35-39. The Apostle Paul tells us that nothing, not even death, can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

    Others that I would add are: Romans 6:5; Romans 8: 16,17; 1st Corinthians 15:35-55; John 14:1-4; 2nd Corinthians 5:1-8: 2nd Corinthians 4:8-18.

    I could go on (and on), for we serve a wonderful God who promises good things for those who love him.

    I wish Andrew’s family lots of peace and comfort during this difficult time. God knows their pain, and will bring forth a healing because it is written: “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5).

    Merry CHRISTmas to all.

  11. Thanks for sharing the recipe for the Cranberry Bars, they sound so good.
    I’m so sorry for the pain that Andrew’s family must be going through right now. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

  12. Thanks for sharing the bar recipe—gonna try that one—
    Today is my baking day.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  13. jersey girl anne says:

    what kind of nuts do you like to use in these bars? They look sooooo good and just wondered which taste the best in them!!

  14. Nothing better than baking day!! Its my all time favorite!

  15. cooking grandpas are the best, we still make ‘grandpa’s salad’ in summer like my great-grandfather made, I have fond memories of licking the mixerhands after my grandpa made whipped cream each sunday and I am lucky enough to still get to enjoy a meal at my grandparent’s once in a while, my grandpa almays makes me his ‘famous’ meatballs and cauliflower!
    I’m sure all the baking you did was appreciated by your family ;-)

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