Coffee Jelly with Cinnamon and Vanilla

We are down to only a few more things we want to make for our Christmas Preserve Baskets for this year!

One of them is the Coffee Jelly (with Cinnamon and Vanilla) that I made this morning! I LOVE coffee, so this just seemed the ultimate in jelly making lol!  As with most jellies, that are made with juice/liquid, I just used freshly brewed coffee to make this one.


I also have my turkey for Thanksgiving in the oven.  It is the first time that I am cooking it using the convection setting on my new oven.  I am documenting how it goes and will hopefully post it tomorrow!

For the rest of today, I am hoping to spend it at the sewing machine, getting a few more Christmas gifts off my To Do list!


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Fast & Easy Cranberry Sauce

I know that our Thanksgiving is still a week and more away, but I like to get everything… and I mean everything done ahead of time so that I can enjoy the day.  Nothing worse than hearing about your own gathering, because you were stuck in the kitchen all day cooking.

This recipe is very simple, and takes less than 15 minutes to make your own Cranberry Sauce and not the cylindrical blob of jelly “stuff” that comes out of a can!

We usually make jars of this to add to our Christmas baskets too!



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Crocheted Diaper Cover for Baby

Okay, I did end up deciding to make a Diaper Cover to go with the Teddy Bear Hat and the Baby Socks for a gift for someone I know that is expecting.

I still had some of the matching wool and the pattern I found just looked so cute!

This is how the diaper cover turned out!  Isn’t it adorable?  It is going to make a great addition to this new baby gift!

I found this quick and easy FREE pattern for the diaper cover at  Thank you to them for an awesome pattern.

Here is the full link to the pattern:

And this is the whole set, ready for gifting!



Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread

I found an awesome sounding Raisin/Cinnamon bread recipe at and couldn’t wait to try it!

Raisin/Cinnamon bread has always been Dillon’s favourite bread.  I have literally seen him sit with a fresh loaf and practically inhale the whole thing.  As I was making this, he kept coming upstairs and telling me how good the bread smelled while it was baking, and oh yes, he would take the whole pan lol!
I thought this would be great toasted but I am also going to keep a loaf to make weekend French Toast!


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Fresh Dill Dinner Rolls

I wanted to try out a dinner roll recipe before Thanksgiving to make sure it is one I would like to make for our dinner.

These go together quickly and taste DELICIOUS! They are soft and flaky and Dillon and I have already taste tested them!



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Crocheted Baby Socks 

I wanted to make a few little things to go with the Teddy Bear hat I made, so when I found this pattern on Pinterest I just had to try it!

The pattern was easy to follow and they make up very quickly 
If you are looking for a really cute addition to a baby gift, these are it!

I’m still considering making a little diaper cover to go with them.

You can find the FREE pattern here: