Happy Thanksgiving friends!
Tomorrow is the big day.
Is your turkey staring at you when you open your fridge like mine is?
I think ours said, "Get me out of here, Red!" this morning ;)
In the mean time...
lets talk cookies, because we all know baking doesn't end at Thanksgiving.I never had the privilege of meeting my Grandfather who passed away 3 years before I was born.
He loved to cook, and he loved to keep his home nice. I think him and I would have had a lot to talk about. Today, I'm sharing his "Butter Ball Cookie Recipe" with you.
I grew up watching my Mom make these every Christmas.
In 1994 my Mom & Dad made my hubby and I a recipe book for our wedding gift.
My Mom wrote the recipe in there for me, and tucked the original in the pocket for me :)
I was enjoying her handwritten version so much, I decided it should get some attention too.
*By the way, I used walnuts for our cookies.
I think I grew up eating them with pecans.
Both work great.
Here's a picture of my Grandfather I have on our wall.
He was so handsome, and my Mom tells me he was a good Dad to her.
Sharing his picture & recipe brings him closer to me.
I think he would be pleased.
PS: Before I go I wanted to announce a new series on redheadcandecorate.com coming after the new year. It's called "Redhead's Kitchen" and I will be featuring my recipes and my favorite recipes from around the blogosphere, including some of Kristi's! I hope you will stop by and say hello. Unfortunately, with time constraints, I won't be contributing to ISBMTF after today, but I will be here on Sundays for our Inspiration Party. Kristi has been such a wonderful friend to me the last few months. She's the real deal behind the scenes, too. I will miss being her food contributor.
Thank you for sharing your followers with me Kristi!
Julie is the redhead that blogs at Redhead Can Decorate. Julie is from Buffalo, NY and is married to Rick, her college sweetheart, and they are blessed with two girls Daphne 13, & Valerie 11. Julie's passion is cooking and decorating their home with innovative, creative, DIY ideas. She shares all of it on her blog.
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