Southern Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree
Oh, Christmas Tree
How lovely are thy branches




For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.


Merry Christmas to all! Check out today’s lagniappe for never fail divinity.




Deck the Halls with Thoughts from Over the Rainbow

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Blessed with Grace’s Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

The Gypsy’s Corner’s Three or More Tuesday

Today’s Lagniappe:  Never Fail Divinity
I had a little trouble with my divinity this past weekend. My wonderful friend from high school Tamara Gouge Ketter sent me her recipe for Never Fail Divinity. Tamara says, “This recipe was contributed to THE NINETIES COOKBOOK by the Garvin County, Oklahoma Extension homemakers by May Lacy.  I made this for my dad who was a divinity aficionado and he loved it.” Thanks so much Tamara – no more trying to beat egg whites in the Southern humidity!

1 1/2 cups sugar                   1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup water                        1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 one pint jar marshmallow creme

Combine sugar, water and salt in saucepan.  Cook to 250 degrees on candy thermometer, hard ball stage.  Place marshmallow creme in large mixer bowl.  Add hot syrup gradually, beating consistently until soft peaks form.  Fold in pecans and vanilla. ( If it still seems too soft I had a little powdered sugar, maybe a teaspoonful.)  Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.  Let stand until firm.  Yield:  20 servings.






8 responses to “Southern Christmas Tree”

  1. Doylene Brents Avatar

    Everything is so beautiful on your blog. I love it. I have never made divinity but I might try since you say it’s never fail. Merry Christmas, Doylene

  2. Dirkjogt Avatar

    Greetings from Belgium. Merry Christmas and enjoy the Holidays !

  3. Carrie Avatar

    How wonderful to have multiple trees!
    Have a Merry Christmas,

    My link:

  4. Lisa@blessedwithgrace Avatar

    Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT. Have a blessed Christmas with your family and friends. Loved the trees!

  5. Sherry Avatar

    I haven’ t made divinity since I was a little girl. I love it though! I might have to try this!

    Merry CHRISTmas!

  6. Mrs. P. Avatar

    I’ll have to give this a try. My dear Grandmother-in-law was a Divinity Pro and I have never even tried to make it. This looks simple enough 🙂

    Your trees are gorgeous!

    Merry CHRISTmas!

  7. Maggie Avatar

    Your trees all look gorgeous, thanks for the recipe this is a new one for us.
    Merry Christmas from Normandy.

  8. Rainey Avatar

    SO beautiful and SO festive… I have a tall slender tree like that and I LOVE it…
    Merry Merry
    ~Really Rainey~

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