Merry Christmas – Baking, Baking and more Baking!

Soon it will be Christmas! I have been busy baking my heart out. I’ve made dozens of cookies, chocolate chip, Portuguese Bisquits, and oatmeal raisin.

Portuguese Bisquits
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Portuguese Bisquits
More Portuguese Bisquits

As I was cracking eggs to begin baking I came across 5 double yolk eggs – one egg with two yolks (fraternal), and the other four with twin yolks out of a dozen. I have never seen this many double yolks in one dozen. I had to snap a photo of a few of them.

Double Yolk Eggs
Double Yolk Eggs

Please help yourself to some of these cookies. My gift to you to show thanks for all your support of my books this year. Thank you for all the wonderful reviews of my books!

This has been a wonderful year for Jemsbooks. Watch for my newsletter recapping the years’ happenings of my books. I am grateful for all my blessings and pray that you have had a wonderful year too. I look forward to a busy year in 2020 and more good things to come with God’s help and blessings.

Jemsbooks Christmas Book Tree (MG/PT/YA Series – Davey & Derek Junior Detectives and Abby & Holly Series)
Abby & Holly School Dance at Readers’ Favorite Award Ceremony – Bronze Medal Winner!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! Stay well and keep reading every day.

All Jemsbooks are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble or by clicking on covers to the right of this post. Happy shopping! Still time to purchase before Christmas!


Jemsbooks – 25 books and counting – watch for more books coming in 2020!

Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 35 books: 17 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 26 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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22 Responses to Merry Christmas – Baking, Baking and more Baking!

  1. Darlene says:

    The cookies look wonderful. I’ve been baking too, lemon tarts, mincemeat squares, orange chocolate cupcakes and apple squares. The problem is I always sample and now my jeans are a bit tight. Oh dear. Have a great Christmas!!

    • jjspina says:

      Sounds wonderful, Darlene! I know what you mean about sampling. I’ve done my own a lot! Sigh! I would love your lemon tarts recipe. I will share my Portuguese Bisquits on my blog. If you would like to share one of yours on my blog too, that would be great! Thanks! 🤗 🎄 🎁 ❤️

  2. Mary Smith says:

    They look delicious, especially the Portugese Bisquits. Recipe? I’ve been busy in the kitchen making different kinds of tablet (fudge), Christmas cookies, stuffed dates – didn’t take any photos, though, so must remember next year. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  3. noelleg44 says:

    Yum, Janice! I have finished, I think – rum balls, chocolate crinkle cookies, butterscotch gingerbread cookies, peanut butter and chocolate square. Will take pictures when I box them up for friends! Merry Christmas!

  4. Amy Caudill says:

    Happy Holidays Janice and family!

  5. Merry Christmas!

    I did loads of baking recently too.

  6. That really is interesting, Janice. I have never seen more than one twin or double yolk in a box. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  7. macjam47 says:

    Wow! You were busy. They all look delicious! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Love and hugs.

  8. cav12 says:

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas, Janice, and those biscuits looked amazing. I bet they tasted just as good too 😀 x

  9. kidsincovid says:

    Those look so yummy! I’m hungry now. Come visit my site: kidsincovid! We recently posted new recipes that the whole family enjoyed. If you went to my site, it would mean a lot!

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