Hi Everyone! Just to update you all – a week ago today my mom passed away after a 10 month long fight against squamous cell skin cancer that had metastasized through her body. She fought hard & I am beside myself with grief. We were incredibly close as I was her only child. I am trying to find comfort in the fact that she can be with me all the time now – it’s just not the same.
So as you can imagine – I am swamped with all sorts of things to take care of & plan. I will be having some of my dearest blogging friends here guest posting frequently to ease my schedule during this time. One of my closest & most beloved friends – Kim – from Little by Little will be hosting you all here for the duration of Project 52 to finish out the year. Please give her a nice warm welcome!!! Kim’s sharing these tasty treats she made 🙂
Candy Cane Crinkles
Now that December is in full swing it is time to start baking. I love finding easy cookie recipes that our family can make and enjoy without the stress of overly complicated recipes.
I saw these Candy Cane Crinkles on Pinterest. I decided to kick off baking season with these because everything I needed was already in my pantry. That is a huge score for spur of the moment Christmas baking!
The cookies were really good. We enjoyed them with Christmas music in the background and we could feel our jolly rising!
Even our elf, Kringle, thought they were keepers.
Candy Cane Crinkles would be a great cookie exchange take-along cookie.
Link for pin https://www.pinterest.com/pin/157344580704859294/
Thank you so much Kim for all your love, help & support. It’s so greatly appreciated!
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I am sorry for your loss. I know the holidays can be especially rough when we have lost our loved ones. My son’s friend, 19 years old, just passed away a few days ago. The tears still flowing for a life cut short. This will be a tough week for his family. Sad for my son too. So very sad. The ones left behind are always sad.
Tamar Strauss-Benjamin says
Gina, I am just sending you love and healing thoughts.
Please let me know if you need anything,
Loss of a parent is always difficult at Holiday time, be it last week or decades ago…but they are always here. As long as we remember.
kim at picking poppies says
Gina, I’m so very sorry for your loss…my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! xo
And Kim, thank you so much for sharing this recipe, it looks so yummy!
Love you Gina!
Gina, I am so deeply sorry about the loss of your mom. i have been keeping you and your family in my prayers. much love to you. hugs, my friend.
Kim – the cookies look fantastic. i might have to get busy and start baking. how sweet of you to help Gina out.
Ida P. Krause says
Gina, I have been wondering why I hadn’t been getting notifications of your posts (something must have went haywire) so today I saw your name on someone else’s blog and clicked here only to learn of this vey sad news. Please know that I truly am sorry for the loss of your mom. (I dread the day that happens for me) and I hope that you will be comforted during this holiday season with the assurance that your mom is in heaven now and no longer in pain or suffering. May you cherish every memory of her and hold them dear in your heart. May the love she instilled in you shine forth in your heart and in your children’s hearts for many generations to come. God Bless you.
Kristy, Life-n-Reflection says
I’m already miss you Gina! These are adorable Kim!!
I know we do not know each other, but I feel your pain. I lost both of my parents and I still miss them. It’s especially hard around the holidays, but I just know that they are with us everyday. Our prays will include you too.
Gina – keeping you in prayer as you deal with your great loss. My heart breaks for you.
Kim – thank you for taking over for Gina so she can have time to grieve. Those cookies look delicious! My kids would love them!
Jen Nikolaus says
Oh Gina. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family to get through this hard time. XO.
I’m so sorry to hear about your mom Gina. Prayers to you and your family. I know you must miss her terribly. ((hugs))
Sandra Beeman says
May you find the strength you deserve to get through your grief.
I’m very sorry to hear about your mom. Wishing you and your family well. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party.
So sorry for your loss, your family will be in my thoughts. I appreciate you linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday.
Stephanie Chan says
Gina, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. Thinking of you.
Gina Kleinworth says
Thank you so much Stephanie – that truly means so much to me.
Gina, I’m so sorry for your loss….sending lots of prayers your way! Thank you Kim for the cookies! Thank you for linking up at the Christmas hop!