Category Archives: HOLIDAYS

Today I had a Dentist appointment.  Ugggg…grrrr…..  I believe that this is the very first time since Motherhood ruined my teeth and my body, that I didn’t have a single cavity!  I just about passed out….really. I figured since it was such a momentous occasion I needed to celebrate by coating my polished pearly whites with […]

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    Look at this fabulous dessert! I couldn’t resist posting this Recipe ….also from the Taste of Home Magazine. Each month it comes, it’s loaded with Delicious looking recipes & pictures. I haven’t tried this torte, but it sounds simple, and I betcha it’s really, really good. I plan to use Oreo cookies when […]

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This Recipe comes from my Taste of Home magazine. These cupcakes will be perfect for St. Patrick’s day. Pistachio pudding mix is added to the cupcake batter. You could use Cream Cheese Frosting, tinted with green food coloring, or you could even use Cool Whip, that has been tinted for the Frosting. This recipe will […]

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click for a larger picture Look at this adorable creature! My daughter (Shannon) brought this home from work (Robert’s Crafts) yesterday. One of the sweet employees (Heidi) made these for each of them After looking it over, we decided that she used this cookie A Mallomar that was piped with sweet frosting, topped with sprinkles. […]

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I think these Christmas Santa’s from Taste of Home, are pretty darn cute! YOU WILL NEED: Ingredients:  1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix  1 can (16 ounces) or 2 cups vanilla frosting, divided  Red gel or paste food coloring  Miniature marshmallows, chocolate chips, red-hot candies and flaked coconut  Directions: Prepare and bake cake according […]

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Here’s another favorite holiday cookie, that is so flaky and delicious. They are made with ready puff-pastry. They look difficult to make, but are very simple. Be sure to make these cookies for your holiday table! YOU WILL NEED: 2/3 CUP CHOPPED ALMONDS, WALNUTS OR HAZELNUTS 2 TABLESPOONS SUGAR, PLUS EXTRA FOR SPRINKLING 1/2 TEASPOON […]

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I love hazelnuts, so any recipe that uses them, I usually love. Here is another favorite. Walnuts, pecans or almonds can be used instead of hazelnuts, but they must be finely ground. These are a pretty cookie for your Christmas plates. Sometimes I add 1/2 tsp. almond extract for a different taste. YUM! YOU WILL […]

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Here is one of my favorite cookies. They require some effort, and I usually place them on Christmas plates for neighbors, with toffee & caramels, because they look so pretty. Here’s the delicious recipe. They are worth the effort! YOU WILL NEED: 1/2 cup Heavy Cream 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons honey […]

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  We have a Christmas Party to attend tonight, and I needed to bring something yummy. These cookies are one of our favorites. I like this recipe, because you can make two different cookies with one dough. They melt in your mouth! (I double this recipe) YOU WILL NEED: 1 Cup butter 1 Cup powdered […]

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Here’s a great idea from my Taste of Home Magazine. Make a chocolate cupcake into a spider by adding a half-marshmallow “body” under the frosting, licorice legs and mini M&M eyes. Add chocolate sprinkles for a “hairy” effect.   YOU WILL NEED: *1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup baking […]

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Pillsbury came up with some clever ideas for Halloween. I thought I’d share a few with you, just in case you have to take appetizers to a Halloween Party! These are all so simple, but something most everyone would enjoy eating. INGREDIENTS:  1 (11-oz.) can Pillsbury Refrigerated Breadsticks  6 small slices pepperoni  12 (2/3-oz.) slices […]

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Here is another cute idea to take to a spooky Halloween party!  INGREDIENTS: 1can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls  or  1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated flaky dough sheet  2 1/2 slices American cheese, quartered  10 large hot dogs Cooking spray  Mustard or ketchup, if desired  DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat oven […]

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Another fun, easy Halloween idea from Pillsbury. INGREDIENTS:  1 can (7 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated breadsticks (6 breadsticks) 1egg white, beaten 1tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese  1/2teaspoon dried basil leaves  1can (8 oz) pizza sauce, heated DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll dough; separate at perforations into 6 breadsticks. Roll […]

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In case you missed it, here it a creepy, cute idea from Pillsbury. Bugs in a blanket, kids & adults would love these. If you make these for a party, make sure that you insert the legs, just before serving, that way, you won’t have limp bug legs! INGREDIENTS: 1 can (11 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated […]

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