Wife of the Month: Sam

5:00 AM

Kicking off our "25 Days of Christmas" is Sam, from Atkinson Drive! I was so excited when she asked to be December's Wife of the Month. Love her site and her shop. Make sure to check it out!

Oh, and did I mention the giveaway? Better keep reading to see what I mean!

Hello! My name is Sam & I blog over at Atkinson Drive. I am thrilled that Emily has allowed me to share with you this holiday season!

I suppose I should tell you a little bit about myself so we can get acquainted. As I said, I am the creative force behind the Atkinson Drive blog. My wonderful husband and I have been married for just over four years {we got married when I was 19} and have an adorable little guy who's almost three. The husband is the technical director at a large church in the Indianapolis area, and I am fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home mom / housewife. I am obsessed with everything craft/DIY and spend most of my time {when I'm not playing with little man} doing projects, painting, and designing. To learn more about me, click here.

Now to get down to business! We all know how crazy the Christmas season can be, especially when it comes to fitting in all the cooking and baking for friends & family. This recipe has been in my family for who knows how long, and what a lifesaver it has been! What's that? You want to know why it's so great? Well...because there is no baking required...that's right...NO baking!

Here's What You'll Need:

2 C. Sugar
1/3 C. Cocoa
1/2 C. Milk
1/2 C. Butter
1/2 C. Peanut Butter
2 C. Oats

Combine sugar and cocoa in a saucepan. Stir in milk and add butter. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Cook for approximately two minutes. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter. Add oats and vanilla and mix well. Cook over low heat for another ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Drop by tablespoon-fulls onto a wax-paper-lined baking sheet. Chill in the refrigerator until set. Makes 3-4 dozen cookies.

Everyone I know who has ever eaten these cookies LOVES them. They're just enough sweet, nutty, and chewy to suit any taste! Wrap a few in red or green cellophane, tie with a curly ribbon, add a gift tag, and you have the perfect treat for teachers, neighbors, doctors, the mail-person, etc.

A Christmas Giveaway

Since I have the honor of being December's Wife of the Month, I am going to start the month off right with a giveaway! Don't we all love free stuff? Especially during the holiday season when our wallets seem to get smaller & smaller! Today, I am giving one lucky winner a FREE item {worth up to $10} from my Etsy shop. This is GREAT for those of you who have yet to get your Christmas cards!!! ;-)

I am also offering ALL Newfangled Housewife readers 10% off in my shop through December 17th. Just use the coupon code HOUSEWIFECHRISTMAS at checkout to redeem your discount.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner of the giveaway will be announced December 10th. You have until the night of the ninth to enter, so don't waste any time! Not to give too much away... but the winner of THIS giveaway will be announced on a post featuring... wait for it... ANOTHER GIVEAWAY! 'Tis the Season and I thought it would only make it that much more amazing if you were spoiled. Just because I'm so grateful for you!

And a special thanks to Sam for agreeing to join in the Christmas spirit! Don't forget to check out her Etsy shop as well as her blog!

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  1. those cookies look so delicious! i don't think i've gone a day without eating some sort of baked good since the holidays started!

    thank you for linking up to Saturday Morning Coffee!

  2. Those cookies look amazing! My favorite holiday recipe (while terribly old fashioned of me) is my grandmas peanut brittle recipe. My grandma used to make the most DELICIOUS peanut brittle every Christmas!

  3. I made just as you instructed and they won't stay hard unless frozen. Vanilla isn't listed in the ingredients, how much do you add? Trying to figure what I did wrong.