Friday, December 21, 2012

Old Fashioned Christmas Recipes

Christmas, as most of us know, is steeped in a rich traditions and history, and these translate into some amazing recipes.

Below, we've compiled some recipes from Olde Europe, for a proper Old Time Christmas with authentic recipes.



                                                                  Christmas Stollen
                                            This is a traditional German Holiday sweet bread.


                                                Traditional British Christmas Pudding
                                                       A bit of work, but well worth it!

                                                              Christmas Eve Beef Stew

                                                             Roasted Chestnuts

                                                   Traditional British Christmas Mince Pie

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Let The Holiday Baking Begin!

Folks, let's face it--it isn't quite the holidays without at least a little bit of baking involved, right? At least around here, there's quite a bit of nostalgia to be had with Mama (or our best Aunt, or Grannie) knee deep in dough, sugar, and the magic of the oven, making those wonderful, time tested sweets that we know and love.

At Folk Wisdom, we're all about it--but with a slight twist! So here are some great sweets with a new take...most of these are easy, and they are definitely different AND tasty!

So enjoy! And be on the look-out TOMORROW, when we share old-fashioned Christmas recipes and a bit of history!!

Apple Pie In A Jar
(this recipe calls for pre-made dough, but you can use your own homemade version, as well)

                                                Christmas Crunch Funfetti Popcorn

                                                            Chocolate Yule Log Cake

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

7 Last Minute DIY Christmastime Projects

Merry Christmas!

With roughly  a week for Christmas holidays, we've decided to compile have a wide variety of last minute holiday projects that you can give as gifts, or enjoy, yourself. Here are 7 fun, cool, interesting and hopefully joy-inducing projects to brighten the holidays!

Just click on the red links! Enjoy!

                                                       Cute Felt Gingerbread Houses
                         Have some basic sewing skills...then skip the calories, but not the magic!

                                                Tiny Winter Terrarium In An Ornament

  Lavender Syrup

             (use it in cooking, great for sweets and pancakes or roasted pears or peaches!)

                                                                 Live Flower Ornament
                 Love live plants? Here's a way to keep 'em that way, and get 'em on your tree!