Red Christmas Box Mystery

Hearing the musical doorbell tones, Beth rushed downstairs just in time to see a late-model black SUV speeding out of her short but slippery driveway. Peeking through the side glass panel next to her front door, her eyes fell on a plain brown shopping bag leaning against a partially rusted metal rail. Slowly opening the door, she immediately felt light snow rushing … Continue reading Red Christmas Box Mystery

The Christmas Fruitcake: History and a Recipe

  Fruitcake is a delicious sweet treat that has been a southern U.S. Christmas holiday tradition for many years. The Claxton Bakery (company) located in Claxton, Georgia has been making their version for more than 100 years. The U.S. Army contracted the company to bake the cake for the military when the bakery first opened … Continue reading The Christmas Fruitcake: History and a Recipe

Thanksgiving Remembered

In just a few short hours my husband and I will load up the Patmobile and drive miles away from home to join family members for Thanksgiving dinner. On this day we will feast on thoughtfully prepared food made from heirloom recipes or newly found one pulled from Martha Stewart, Pinterest or one of own family's heirloom wonders. … Continue reading Thanksgiving Remembered

Saving Thanksgiving

The day after Thanksgiving usually marks the beginning of the Christmas season (Black Friday).  Yet when I went into the local department store, after Halloween, I saw Christmas goodies all over... everywhere!  Christmas trees, stockings, santa and elves were displayed everywhere. Where did Thanksgiving go, I wondered. Off I went to the household goods section of the store … Continue reading Saving Thanksgiving