December 7, 2017

Merry Fruitcake


Merry Fruitcake!
Only joking. Unless, of course, you like it!
In which case, INDULGE~~ ‘tis the season!

But if you don’t...
Let us wish you a rich and delicious holiday season
Bursting with fruits in bright colors and memorable dates,
Studded with ample nuts to make it interesting,
an abundance of cinnamon and warming spices,
and liberally laced with spirits
that impart a soft, mellow glow over all....
The next best thing to Fruitcake!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Chuck and Penny


"Merry Fruitcake"
Verse ©2017 Penny Pefley | Photo ©2017 Chuck Pefley

December 11, 2016

Christmas Tins


She sent her love each Christmas
baked into stars and bells,
green trees with colored sprinkles,
red Santa minus his elves.

And maybe we love fruitcake
(but not the store-bought kind)
because Grandma mixed brandied fruits
with all of us on her mind.

Call back those kinder, gentler times.
Let our better angels appear.
Remind us how to really care.
It all begins right here.

Wishing you a simple, joyful Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Chuck and Penny

"Christmas Tins"
Verse ©2016 Penny Pefley | Photo ©2016 Chuck Pefley

December 12, 2015

Springerle Pine Cone

Tie your hope for peace to
   every tree and wreath.
Wrap your gift of love and gently
   place it underneath.

Welcome estranged and strangers
   to your door and to our land;
   let the gems of Christmas be
   your open heart and hands.

Resolve that discord will not win
   nor darkness steal our mirth.
Let harmony and peace prevail
upon our Planet Earth.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Chuck & Penny

Springerle (German for “Little Jumper”) are cookies made from hand-carved wooden molds, dating back to 16th century Bavaria.  Making them from replicas of the antique original molds is a thrill, knowing this very image has been seen and enjoyed by generations.



"Springerle Pine Cone”
Verse and Springerle cookie © 2015 Penny Pefley
Photo © 2015 Chuck Pefley