December 23, 2011
has everyone else scampered off from blogland for the holidays now? well. i'm still here. are you still there? we don't start our Christmas traveling until 4 am the morning after Christmas, and i still have recipes to rave to you about, so today (and maybe tomorrow) things will be up and running around here.


i like to be cozy at Christmastime. like, extra extra cozy. like, going out of my way to fill life with little luxuries. i think it's all the little twinkle lights. here are some of the ways i've been pursuing coziness this year..

waking up early to read by the light of the Christmas tree
keeping a Holiday pandora station on 24/7
sipping hot chocolate from my red stripey mug
taking my mini Christmas tree from the kitchen up to our bedroom at night
new pajama pants! (totally Christmas, right?)
thickly thick socks
hot chicken chili at least once a week 
watching a Christmas movie every day (and re-watching, lots)
reading the Christmas chapters in my bible every day
late night batch of hot carrot fries 
singing carols and wearing scarves around the house
bundling up with a quilt and turning down the heat (it's not that cold this year)
listening to my favorite acoustic Christmas album and soaking in the tub
spreading a blanket on the floor to make a gift-wrapping station
feasting on candy coconut sprinkles 
today's tradition: is brand new. i am going to be making these sprinkles every Christmas from now on. honestly. i won't forget about them, because i am completely addicted. they taste like browned butter and exactly like Samoa girl scout cookies! (hint. there is a yummy peanut butter ball recipe coming your way!) 

candy coconut sprinkles

2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
2 T. coconut oil, melted
2 T. honey
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. vanilla
pinch cinnamon

in a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. using your hands, mix all together, making sure to incorporate the honey throughout the mix. spread sprinkles onto a large baking sheet. bake at 200 degrees for 30 minutes, then re-set your oven temp for 325 and let them continue baking another 15 minutes as it heats. you'll know they're ready when the sprinkles look golden brown and smell toasty.

these may be the best thing that hit your mouth this Christmas.
use on top of yogurt. ice cream. peanut butter toast. brownies. cake. and please eat them plain!


Liz said...

Summer! This recipe seems like a great alternative to the "bad" sweets at Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

I can't wait to try on my plain greek yogurt. YUM!

P.S. Merry Christmas :)

lauren said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're still plugged in! I wish my man liked coconut so that I could make these without eating them all up myself!

Nessa Bixler said...

Oh yum! Sounds like my new toping for yogurt!

becca said...

hippie samoas!

I love how they are like freeform cookies, or fun little candies. and made with such good, simple ingredients. thanks, thanks!

Amanda said...

Your list of coziness has me wanting to curl up with a book by my tree! And you're right, new pajamas are definitely Christmas!



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

"If Christ be anything, He must be everything."
-C.H. Spurgeon

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