My sister called me the other day and said she had an idea for me! I'm always down so she went on about little donut hole snowmen. After my intial confusion she described her vision and I set off to see if we could make it happen.
Powdered Sugar Donut Holes: for the body-I sued cake donut holes and rolled them in powdered (confectioners) sugar
Orange Skittle:or any small orange candy: for the nose (my daughter insisted I use Skittles-I think she just wanted to eat the rest of them)
Twizzler: the pull and peel kind: for the scarf
Black decorating gel: for eyes and buttons
Toothpicks:to hold it all together
Mini thin mints: part of the top hat
Recess Peanut Butter Cup:finish top of top hat
With all of the materials ready the kiddos and I set out to tackle this project. We decided the snowmen could hangout next to the gingerbread house we built on Christmas Eve when we were finished.
Needless to say these didn't quite come out the way we expected, however, in this case the process was way more important than the product. We had a ball!!!
What holiday edible crafts do you and your family try? Leave me a note and let me know. I'd love to try some more this year or next!
I have read posts and pins about this dip and had to try it for myself. The kicker is that there are only 5 ingredients. The recipe I used was from http://therecipecritic.com/2016/09/5-minute-million-dollar-dip/
My family loves Christmas Eve about as much as we enjoy Christmas Day and the whole Christmas season. This year Christmas Eve dinner consists of spaghetti, garlic bread and for dessert lemon brownies.
I am not a huge spaghetti fan but my family is. My husband loves pasta so I searched for an easy spaghetti recipe and found a One Pot Spaghetti recipe.
One Pot Spaghetti
Next, the garlic bread. I found an easy and delicious cheesy garlic bread recipe at http://www.cookingclassy.com/cheesy-garlic-bread/ that is definetly worth the try.
Cheesy Garlic Bread
I love most lemon flavored desserts. I found a lemon brownie recipe at http://kim-thislittlelifeofmine.blogspot.com/2014/08/quick-and-easy-lemon-brownies-3.html?m=1
1 box lemon cake mix
1 box vanilla instant pudding (small box) *lemon would probably be even better!
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup confectioners sugar (or more if you want more glaze)
zest of one lemon
lemon juice - enough to reach desired glaze consistency
As my mother-in-law was thinking about the ChristmasDay menu the idea came that the adults should bring something they like or are really good at cooking. I am no chef and up until last year I didn't even really enjoy cooking. I searched for easy side dishes, but thought that an appetizer would be fun to bring. I don't often share my cooking with others so IF I do this will be one of the first times.
I searched online and then found a recipe while watching the food network. I love watching Pioneer Woman on the Food Network. Iguess I love the way she is not afraid to use butters and cheeses and food normal families would have available. On this episode she was using puff pastry to make a variety of foods. One of the foods was Cheese Straws. They couldn't have looked better-flaky yummy puff pastry, cheddar cheese and parmasean cheese.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from a 17.3-ounce package, such as Pepperidge Farm), thawed
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 cup grated Cheddar
1 teaspoon cayenne
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 large egg
Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Lightly roll out the sheet of pastry into a 10-by-12-inch rectangle, then brush with the melted butter. Sprinkle over the Cheddar, cayenne and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan. Using the rolling pin, press the cheese into the pastry. Cut the pastry into 12 strips. Twist each strip about 5 times and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Mix together the egg and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl, brush the strips with the mixture and sprinkle over the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan. Bake until golden brown and puffed, 10 to 12 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond
There are many things to look forward to as a teacher approaching winter break. At my school we do a 12 Day of Christmas. From December 1st to the day we get out for break teachers and staff sign up to bring in yummy treats to share with each other.
I normally just buy something but I thought I'd be a little creative this year.