Showing posts with label Holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holidays. Show all posts

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Candy Cane Kiss Muddy Buddies Recipe

Tomorrow is the BIG moving day! We close on the house late afternoon and will start moving stuff after that. It's a great feeling to be spending our last night in the apartment! We are so blessed to have this opportunity to purchase a home through Habitat for Humanity!

Last Saturday was our dedication ceremony. Habitat has this celebration to invite friends, family and members of the community to come see the house and meet the family. It was alot of fun! Here are some pics of our day!

My daughter and I in front of our new home! I'm getting the green house I've always 
wanted!



Some of my favorite people came to celebrate with us!



It was a full house!



We also made some amazing food for the dedication ceremony! This recipe for Candy Cane Kiss Muddy Buddies was a hit! It's SO stinkin easy and wonderful for any holiday celebration. I don't know about you, but I have a slight addiction to Candy Cane Kisses. They are my favorite Christmas candy! Here's the recipe and enjoy!



Sunday, December 8, 2013

Candy Cane Poke Cake Recipe with Eggland's Best Eggs and a Giveaway!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Fun Halloween Pudding Parfaits Recipe

I have another fun Halloween recipe for you today! This is one recipe that is super easy to whip up. My daughter and I started making, and finished eating these pudding parfaits in no time at all! Delish!

These would be fun to make for any holiday, not just Halloween! The Dollar Tree always has cheap, holiday stuff which makes them so affordable. The pack of at least 10 skeletons were only $1! What a steal! Have fun and use your imagination! I'd love to know what you came up with, if you make these!



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Halloween Skeleton Bones (Easy to Make Recipe)

I'm super excited to share this fun snack with you today! My daughter and I had a blast making them! 

Today's post is for Halloween Skeleton Bones! Since Halloween is coming fast, and my daughter is learning about the skeletal system at school right now, I thought this would be a fun snack to try! It's SO easy to make and perfect for the kiddos to assemble! These would be a great addition to a Halloween party or would look so cute in a Halloween snack gift baggie! Have fun! :)



Saturday, June 29, 2013

Patriotic Dessert: Berries with Mascarpone Cream Recipe

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far! We spent most of the day going to garage sales and found some awesome deals! I'm such a garage sale junkie! Its one of my favorite things about summer!

Today's recipe is perfect for the 4th of July, super easy to make and delicious!! After making the mascarpone cream, my brother and I realized it tastes just like the cream puff filling my Mom used to make when we were kids, minus the hard work that went into it. It is amazing!! You can use any fresh fruit you have on hand if you don't like, or don't have berries! Enjoy!





Berries with Mascarpone Cream (print recipe)

What you need:

Cream:
1- 8 ounce container mascarpone cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries

Directions:
Whip the mascarpone in a medium sized mixing bowl with an electric mixer. Add whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip until thickened. Refrigerate until serving.

Layer berries and cream in single sized serving dishes. 

Recipe source: Necessary Indulgences (slightly adapted)

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On the blog.. one year ago: Creamy Coleslaw with Pickles



This recipe may be shared at these fabulous blogs!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe




I've never been much of a cookie baker, but with Christmas right around the corner, my daughter and I have been trying alot of new cookie recipes. I found this recipe browsing online recently and I knew it would be so perfect for the holidays. I just love the flavor and texture of these cookies. The white chocolate chips add a perfect touch. I suggest splitting this batch in half, or making a second batch using green food coloring instead of red for "green velvet" cookies. Then you can have a mixture of both colors. They are so perfect for the holidays! Enjoy!

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies (print recipe)

What you need:
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons red food coloring
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon corn starch
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white chocolate chips plus extra for garnish

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Mix butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add vinegar, mix until combined. Add egg, mix until combined. Scrape down sides of the bowl. Add vanilla and red food coloring, mix until combined.

To the butter mixture, add flour, cocoa, corn starch, baking powder and salt. Mix on low until combined. Stir in the white chocolate chips. 

Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into ping pong sized balls and place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes. When you take the cookies out of the oven, gently press a few white chocolate chips tip side down, into the top of the cookies for garnish.

This recipe was slightly adapted from: Gonna Want Seconds

If you liked this recipe, follow the Hot Eats and Cool Reads Board on Pinterest here!

On the blog... one year ago:
Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe was shared at: 
Christmas Blog Hop at Katherine Martinelli
Weekend Potluck at 4 Little Fergusons
Tasty Thursday at Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
Work it Wednesday at High Heels and Grills
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations
Holiday Cookie Party at Dash Recipes
Whimsy Wednesday at Smart School House
Cast Party Wednesday at Lady behind the Curtain
Trick or Treat Tuesday at Inside BruCrew Life
All My Bloggy friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training
Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy's Recipe Box

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Creamy Cranberry Salad Recipe




I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! We are expecting snow in Minnesota tonight and tomorrow, so Ella and I will be at home trying out some new recipes after we go see Santa later today!

This cranberry salad is such a beautiful dessert and is so perfect for the holidays! I brought it to Thanksgiving at my Mom's house and we really liked it. It's easy to make and it part of it can be prepared the night before! Enjoy!

Creamy Cranberry Salad (print recipe)

What you need:
1- 12 ounce bag fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1- 6 ounce package red jello (I used raspberry)
1- 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
3/4 cup orange juice
1 apple with peel, grated
1 cup pecans, chopped
2 cups whipping cream
1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

Directions:
Process cranberries in a food processor or blender. In a bowl, pour cranberries over sugar. Stir to dissolve.

Bring 3/4 cup water to a boil. Stir in jello and cool. Stir cooled jello in the cranberries and add pineapple, juice, apple and pecans. Mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight. 

Whip the cream and beat in the cream cheese. In a glass serving dish, layer half the cranberries, the whipped cream and then the remaining cranberries. Refrigerate until serving.

Recipe source: All Recipes

If you liked this recipe, follow the Hot Eats and Cool Reads board on Pinterest here!

On the blog... one year ago:
Snow Flake Hot Cocoa

This recipe was shared at:
Homemade by You at Pincushion Creations
Foodie Friends Friday
Weekend Potluck at The Better Baker
Foodie Friday at Simple Living
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Tasty Thursdays at Mandatory Mooch
Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations
Whatcha Whipped Up at DJ's Sugar Shack
Wonderful Food Wednesday at At Home Take 2
Wednesday Extravaganza at Hungry Little Girl
Whimsy Wednesday at Smart School House
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training
Mealtime Monday at Couponing and Cooking
Mix it Up Monday at Flour me with Love

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Big Crunchy Sugar Cookies Recipe




Ooh, ooh, ohh! I love me some Christmas cookies! I figured since it is the beginning of December, I really need to get a move on making some goodies for Christmas. I just got Gooseberry Patch's "Big Book of Holiday Cooking" cookbook from the library and oh man, are there some fabulous recipes in this book. I had to put it on my Amazon wishlist because there are too many great recipes I want to try, and there's no way I can make them all before this book has to be returned. There are so many different types of recipes in this cookbook. Great for the holidays and anytime of the year. You will not be disappointed!

These cookies started off being pretty messy! In my rush of getting the dough together, I started dumping the sugar in with the butter while the hand mixer was running. Bad idea. I had sugar flying all over the kitchen. Have I mentioned baking is not my friend? 

Thankfully these cookies turned out amazing! They are so thick and soft. I just love the crunchiness from the sugar on the outside. Both my daughter and I give them 2 thumbs up! Your family will love these! Thanks to Gooseberry Patch for sharing such a wonderful recipe!

Big Crunchy Sugar Cookies (print recipe)

What you need:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
assorted decorating sugars

Directions:
Beat butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until smooth. Add egg and vanilla, beating until blended.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture, beating until just blended. Shape dough into a ball, cover and chill for 2 hours.

Divide dough into 3 portions. Work with one portion at a time, and store remaining dough in the fridge. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, roll ball in decorating sugars. Place Place 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets. Gently press and flatten each ball to 3/ inch thickness. Bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes, until edges of cookies are lightly golden. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheets, remove to wire racks to chill. Makes 1/1 2 dozen.


 
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If you liked this recipe, follow the Hot Eats and Cool Reads board on Pinterest here!

On the blog... one year ago:
Hootenanny or Oven Pancake

This recipe was shared at:
Christmas Blog Hop at Katherine Martinelli
Holiday Cookie Party at Dash Recipes
Whatcha Whipped Up at DJ's Sugar Shack
Wonderful Food Wednesday at At Home Take 2
Wednesday Extravaganza at Hungry Little Girl
Whimsy Wednesday at Smart School House
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training
Mealtime Monday at Couponing and Cooking
Mix it Up Monday at Flour Me with Love
Weekend Potluck at The Country Cook
Foodie Friday at Simple Living
Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Tasty Thursday at Mandatory Mooch
Homemade by You at Pincushion Creations 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels Recipe

This is another great pretzel recipe for DIY gift bag goodies or just snacking! Just about as simple as the pretzels in the Spiced Honey Pretzels post. They turned out so good! Everyone will love these!

What you need:
3/4 of a 16 oz bag pretzel twists
1 stick butter, melted
½ cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Pour pretzels into a roasting pan. In a medium sized bowl mix together melted butter, cinnamon and sugar. Pour over pretzels and stir to coat. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes, removing twice to stir.


 Makes about 6 gift/goodie bags.



Spiced Honey Pretzels Recipe

So here I am, a few days before Christmas, and just now starting to make some homemade gifts! I am so last minute this year. There is no snow in Minnesota, and it just doesn't feel like Christmas without a beautiful coating of fresh, white snow! These Spiced Honey Pretzels are a great snack, or as I'm doing, a quick DIY gift! These are super easy to make and Ella had so much fun getting them all made and put together!

What you need:
4 c. thin pretzel sticks
3 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder


Directions:
Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with foil; coat the foil with cooking spray. Place pretzels in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, combine the honey, butter, onion powder and chili powder. Pour over pretzels; toss to coat evenly. Spread into prepared pan. 

Bake at 350° for 8 minutes, stirring once. Cool on a wire rack, stirring gently several times to separate. 


 Makes about 3-4 goodie bags. 



Source: Taste of Home (slightly adapted) 

This recipe was shared at:
Manic Monday at Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Recipe Round Up at Gooseberry Patch


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