Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! Our evening started out as a quiet night at home, with my parents who are still visiting. Some friends called around 9:00 and we ended up having an impromptu party at our house. After all the cooking at Christmas, we decided to take the easy route for New Year's and just ordered in pizza. I did make some chocolate chip turtle cookie bars, though...yummy!

Click HERE for the recipe from the Betty Crocker website.
It's traditional to burn a bayberry candle on New Year's Eve. You're supposed to burn it down to the nub, and peace, prosperity and happiness will follow for the coming year.

Hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year's. Join Michael at Designs By Gollum for Foodie Friday.


  1. Happy New Year. I have not heard of burning a bayberry candle down to the nub. Where does that originate? Last year I learned that you should eat black eye peas for New Years and I never knew that either.

  2. What a lovely tradition. Hope you have a fabulous New Year!

  3. Hi Tammy,

    I linked from Bunny Jeans and love your blog, especially the food pictures :) Your home is gorgeous. Looks like you live in a cottage in a story book.


  4. How funny we ate pizza for New Year's Eve too! I did make some shrimp scampi too..crazy combo. Your desert looks fabulous! Happy New Year. Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  5. Well, I am definitely getting a bayberry candle for next year! The chocolate chip turtle bars look delicious! Have a wonderful, joyful New Year!

  6. That burning of the bayberry candle is news to me... will a bayberry air freshener work?

    Hope your year gets off to a good start :)

  7. Yummy is right... those look fantastic! That's interesting info on the bayberry candle too.
    I'm having a little New Years Give away too... stop by and enter if you get a chance...
    ~Really Rainey~


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