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A fun, and tasty tradition you will find in the Boyer house at Christmas time is DONUTS!

For years, now, Rick will make these yummy treats some of the evenings during the season. They are very simple to make, and it’s a great recipe to allow the kids to work alongside you.

When they are done- turn down the lights, gather around the tree, and enjoy it’s glow while you eat donuts! Read More…

Snowman Cupcakes

Snowman Cupcakes


Here’s a snowman you can “build” inside!

  • 1 package (18.5 oz.) yellow or white cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare mix
  • 2 containers (16 oz. each) vanilla frosting
  • 4 cups flaked coconut
  • 15 large marshmallows
  • 15 miniature peanut butter cups
  • Small red candies and pretzel sticks
  • Green and red decorating gel

Preheat oven to 350◦. Line 15 regular-size muffin pan cups and 15 small (about 1-inch) muffin cups with paper muffin cup liners. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake 10-15 minutes for small cupcakes and 15-20 for large cupcakes or until cupcakes are golden and toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans to racks; cool completely. Remove paper liners.
For each snowman, frost bottom and side of 1 large cupcake, and coat with coconut. Repeat with 1 small cupcake. Attach small cupcake to large cupcake with frosting to form snowman body. Attach marshmallow to small cupcake with frosting to form snowman head. Attach inverted peanut butter cup to marshmallow with frosting to form the snowman’s hat. Use pretzels for arms and small red candies for buttons. Pipe faces with decorating gel. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.

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How YOUR Family can share the Gospel this Christmas!

nativityChristmas is about the Gospel. Christmas is also a time of year that is full of opportunities to share this good news. I have listed just a few ideas that you might find doable for your family this season. These are activities and projects that have become traditions in our family each Christmas. Maybe at least one of these will spark your interest. Include your whole family. Take the time to do it!
~Every year we make Christmas cookies and take them to the Emergency Services people in our community, volunteer fire departments, sheriff’s departments, rescue squad. We include a note to express our appreciation and  to thank them for their services in behalf of our community as well as a gospel tract. Read More…

Presidential Gingerbread Houses

Presidential Gingerbread Houses(they’re festive, fun, and educational!)

This idea was so fabulous, I just had to share it with you. Some friends of ours, the Wises, another homeschooling family, makes gingerbread houses at Christmas time. Each year they all make houses to fit a certain theme. This year, each person chose a U.S. president, researched to find out where he lived during his lifetime, and thought of a way to make a gingerbread representation of his house! During the process they learned all kinds of interesting information about their chosen president. When I saw these pictures they took, I just HAD to share the idea with you! Read More…

A Christmas Tradition – Annual Bonfire

For many years now we have enjoyed opening our home during the Christmas season. We love to get many of our friends through our home. We do so by having a “Bonfire Christmas Party.” We invite lots of friends for supper and Christmas foods. Then we head out to the backyard bonfire where we sit on bales of hay and sing Christmas carols together. Read More…