Sharing Holiday Cheer


What Was Your World Like When You Were A Child?


What was your world like when you were a child? Can you remember? Sometimes it’s hard, but I want you to truly put your mind to it.

Try to remember a time when you were happy, a time when you were really excited about something. Maybe you were looking forward to your father coming home, or a treat from your mother. A loving glance or a hug. Maybe playing with a pet. Try to remember a time when you felt really happy. Maybe it was just being alone, and playing all by yourself. When was the last time you felt this same sense of pleasure? Can you remember? Once again, put your mind to it. Accept whatever answer comes to you. It’s possible that you have never ever again experienced that same sort of happiness. It happens.

Here’s something very important for you. You can be every bit as excited and enthusiastic as before, and you can do this often.  It’s an art form, and it’s one that you can learn. Start now by imagining that scene from your childhood, that time of total immersion in your moment of pure pleasure. Then repeat this wonderful game any time you wish.

Welcome to The Holiday Season

The Holiday Season! The Best Time Of Year!

Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Thanksgiving Day Recipes

16 scratch-made Thanksgiving recipes including Jive Turkey, Cola-Cola Glazed Ham, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Mama’s Cornbread Dressing, Southern Style Green Beans, Sweet Potato Praline Casserole, Zucchini Pie, Squash Casserole, Collard Greens, Holiday Cranberry Salad, Chocolate Delight, Pecan Pie, Italian Bakeless Cake, Sour Cream & Raisin Pie and Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Delight. Get the recipes at SouthYourMouth!

Homemade Simmering Spices

Homemade simmering spices – how to make your house smell amazing during the holidays

Simmering Fruits


5 cups water
2 navel oranges, peeled
1 apple, sliced in half
3 cinnamon sticks
3 star anise
1 teaspoon-sized knob of fresh ginger
1 teaspoon cardamom pods
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon dried orange peel


Combine all ingredients together in a saucepan and heat over low heat until simmering. I have kept this going for a few hours, adding additional water when needed. You can also throw everything in the crockpot and set it on low or high with the top off.



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