Day Three – Virtual Cookie Exchange/Giveaway Blog Hop

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  1. You did not bore me in any way! I like reading about other people’s holiday traditions. The recipes look super yummy! My mom was well known for her Phanny Farmer Fudge. She made it every year. Even burned out a mixer one year because she left the mixer running and forgot about it. LOL! 🙂

  2. Maryellen McAuliffe says:

    Great traditions and I also love fudge, Thanks.

    • Roseanne says:

      Good Morning Maryellen,
      I hope you try and like the recipes. I especially like the fudge. I appreciate your visit and comment, and Merry Christmas. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. farmquilter says:

    When I am home with my DH, the whole family meets at his parents’ home for dinner and gifts on Christmas Eve. The last 7 years, since my mom’s death, I have spent Christmas in another state with my dad. My tradition here is to go to Christmas Eve services around 11 PM at a church close by his house. I love family traditions! Thank you for the cookie and fudge recipes!!

    • Roseanne says:

      Good Morning,
      I love the late, candlelight service at church! Our last song is Silent Night and it would be around midnight or Christmas Day. So moving! This year they bumped the time up to 10pm so we’ll finish before the actual day starts. It’s so nice that you get to spend some time with your dad. I hope you enjoy the recipes. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. LJ says:

    Thanks for both of your recipes. We always made cut-out cookies when I grew up and they were frosted. I wasn’t a frosting person so when my kids were little we used an egg(yolk) mixed with a bit of water and food coloring. Then the cookies were decorated BEFORE baking. They bake up to be shiney and bright and perhaps a bit healthier. You use water-coloring paint brushes. Lots of fun.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi LJ,
      That sounds like fun, using a paint brush to decorate the cookies! I’ll bet they look pretty all shiny and they would have to be healthier. Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment – I hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Brenda Hulsey says:

    We really don’t have any more traditions. We are lucky with everyone’s work schedules to even get together!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Brenda,
      Boy howdy, I hear you on the work schedule thing! This year it wasn’t a huge issue since Christmas Eve is a Sunday. We do have a police officer and nurse in the family though so we’re working around that. It is a gift that we can still all get together. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment – I hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Kathy h says:

    We also make fudge at Christmas from my husband’s mother’s recipe. We have to use the dish she used to have it perfect.!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Kathy,
      Well certainly the dish you serve it on does make an impact! I hope you enjoy the recipes. Thank you for visiting and commenting, and I hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. selina says:

    Thanks for sharing your family recipes and traditions. Sounds lovely and tasty.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Selina,
      I hope you give them a try and let me know if you like them! Good luck on the giveaway. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    That fudge sounds terrific. I could eat fudge any time of the year, too. Great family traditions. You sound like a close bunch. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Karen,
      We are a rather close bunch, in a good way. I look forward to everyone coming over – less than three weeks! Eek. ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Jan N. says:

    I’m going to have to try your fudge recipe because I love Fannie May’s fudge. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Sounds like you have a blast on Christmas eve.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Jan,
      We do have a blast! And I hope you let me know if you like the fudge if you try it. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting – I hope you come again. Merry Christmas to you and your family. ~smile~ Roseanne

  10. Your family traditions sound great. I also have to say that fudge definitely counts as a cookie in that it’s a one-bite dessert. Not that one should eat all sorts of things in one bite, but then again it is hard to resist. I have a friend that makes fudge all year long and doesn’t eat any of it due to dieting. I’m always suspicious of bakers who refuse to eat their goods!!! Anyways, her fudge has nuts and I’m allergic but word on the street is…that her fudge is mighty good. I think I would like yours better as you share a piece for yourself at the same time…..just saying. elanagoldberg5@gmail.com

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Elaine,
      I am allergic to nuts, too! I’ve have made the fudge with nuts, and word up is that it is great – but usually I leave them out so I can enjoy it too. Who ever heard of a skinny baker?!! That’s not me. HAHA Thanks so much for visiting and commenting – I hope you let me know if you make the fudge. ~smile~ Roseanne

  11. Did I mention a Christmas Story is on for 24 hours straight….LOL

  12. We always hang up stockings on the fireplace, eat the same things for Christmas brunch each year and always watch White Christmas while decorating. At night A Christmas Story is always on….mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Allison,
      That sounds like a fun tradition! I love watching White Christmas and have been waiting for it to come on. That and The Holiday. Good luck on the giveaway! ~smile~ Roseanne

  13. joan says:

    Great post! I do love reading about traditions. Who wouldn’t love the fudge and sugar cookies. Auntie Claus…that’s a new one to me and I love it! Merry Christmas to you!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Joan,
      When the kids were little, they totally bought the Santa’s sister thing. Their eyes got so big, and we kept it up throughout the whole year. Now we have a new young one to continue it on with. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment! I appreciate it very much, and hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  14. Christi says:

    I used to make lots of cookies and candy. Now it’s just cookies. Love the idea of fudge.

  15. Pat says:

    Thank you for the yummy recipes. I have enjoyed reading your blog today. Thank you for sharing … 🙂 Pat

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Pat,
      Aww, that is so sweet of you to say! I hope you enjoy the recipes. I really appreciate your visit and comment, and hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  16. Yes, fudge can officially be eaten all year round! Yummy recipe!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Denise,
      That’s exactly what Sue’s sister Janice says. All year, any day. I had to make her some for the 4th of July once. I thought it was way too hot but she enjoyed it and even shared a bit. That’s so much for visiting and commenting – I hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  17. connandvansmom says:

    We have a new holiday tradition that I started last year. I had a gingered party for all the children in the family. They all came I had gingerbread houses galore that I pre assembled. They got to decorate to their hearts content and decorate gingerbread cookies I had made also. They got to gobble up holiday candy and cookies and pizza too and it was a wonderful event. We are having it again this year. It is next weekend…I can’t wait to see their faces as they do this. My table looks like a candy store exploded …So much fun.
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    • Roseanne says:

      Hi,
      That sounds like fabulous fun – for all involved. I can only imagine the huge selection of housing and landscaping decorations you have pulled together – and for munching too. That sounds like something we can do when Dominic gets a little bigger. Thanks for sharing and visiting today. I hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  18. slmrn1 says:

    I love cut out sugar cookies too. So much fun and laughter when the family gets together to decorate them.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi,
      We do have a fun time decorating, even without the use of sprinkles!! Different colors of frosting is always good, and I picked up some of those tubes too. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting! I hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  19. Carla says:

    These recipes look fantastic, thank you. I really enjoyed reading your post. It sounds like a lot of fun with friends and family. Congrats on your first hop and thanks for the giveaway!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Carla,
      Oh, thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the recipes – they both are a ‘must’ every year. Good luck on the giveaway! I appreciate your visit and comment, and hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  20. Theresa says:

    Thanks for the recipes and for sharing your traditions!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Theresa,
      I hope you enjoy them and visit the other bloggers – lots of good stuff shared. Merry Christmas to you and your family! ~smile~ Roseanne

  21. Cecilia says:

    Thank you for the fudge recipe. I make Divinity every year for family and friends.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Cecilia,
      Oh, Divinity! My mom used to make that when I was a child. Oh so good and melt in you mouth. I’ll have to dig around and see if I still have her recipe. Thanks for that fond memory, and for visiting/commenting today. I hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  22. Carol S. says:

    I totally enjoyed reading about your traditions (wasn’t bored to death at all!) Your party on Christmas Eve sounds like a blast. Thanks for playing along and sharing traditions and recipes. I loved this post and the fudge looks delicious!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Carol!
      Christmas Eve is a blast, and I look forward to it each year. I have enjoyed the cookie exchange so much! ~smile~ Roseanne

  23. Daryl says:

    No more traditions since the kids are grown.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Daryl,
      Thank you so much for commenting and visiting today. I hope you enjoy the recipes. Merry Christmas to you and your family. ~smile~ Roseanne

  24. Colette says:

    Not too sure. I guess this will be a year with new traditions. My daughter and I will attempt to make Jeff’s families super secret cookie recipe. I guess the one tradition that I have continued is to donate, just in a different way now that Jeff is gone.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi again,
      Oh, a super secret cookie recipe. I hope you can replicate it, and then write it down! That’s the kind of thing that needs to be passed down through the generations. ~smile~ Roseanne

  25. lewisnancy54 says:

    Since my kids are grown, married, and live in different states. I send them a package each year for Christmas, and always include some dried, homemade noodles. They love mom’s noodles and look forward to getting them each year.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi again,
      Oh my, homemade noodles. I can see why they would LOVE to receive that package (can you adopt me?!). YUM. I have never made any myself but it always looks so hard when I see it on cooking shows. ~smile~ Roseanne

  26. lewisnancy54 says:

    I am one of those people that could eat fudge any time. In fact, I’m going to try your recipe today!!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Nancy,
      Oooh, I hope you like it! I truly do make it every year and it’s always a big hit. Merry Christmas to you and your family! ~smile~ Roseanne

  27. Thanks for sharing your traditions and recipes with us! Merry Christmas!

  28. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    One of our traditions is to make Lefse, a Norwegian flat bread, a tortilla cousin but made of cold mashed potatoes & four. Rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Rosalind,
      I have had that and it is delicious (I have a Norwegian background). Thank so much for visiting and posting! I hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  29. Patty says:

    We like to make and decorate gingerbread houses.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Patty,
      That is a big undertaking! I can remember when Sue was teaching first grade, and she did that with her class. It was a lot of fun decorating them. ~smile~ Roseanne

  30. Vicki in MN says:

    What size pan do you use for the fudge?

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Vicki! Great question – I guess I should add that to the recipe! I use a lightly butter-greased 9×13″ pan and sometimes an additional 8×8″ pan if I don’t want the pieces too thick. AND if my niece Andrea is cutting the fudge (she makes HUGE pieces) then we would need a third pan. HAHA ~smile~ Roseanne

  31. Thank you for sharing your traditions~ It is so nice to have such a close family!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Anita,
      I am SO blessed for that and many other reasons. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I hope you come again. ~smile~ Roseanne

  32. Susan says:

    I really liked hearing about your Christmas Eve traditions. I would like to be part of your family. =) Thank you for recipes that make LOTS! I have cookie plates to make, and I think I’m going to put the fudge on there, too!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi again,
      Yes, that cookie recipe makes a LOT which is a good thing for our family! The fudge is really good – I’ve made it as long as I can remember. Merry Christmas to you and your family! ~smile~ Roseanne

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