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Dear Family and Friends,
Wishing you a Beautiful Magical Holiday Season.
With love and take care,
Dan ~ Michelle ~ Jake
Posted by HippieDog on December 23, 2011 in Family and Friends, Holidays and Celebrations | Permalink
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Cookies and Cream Fudge
18 ounces white baking chocolate1 - (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk3 cups oreo cookies, chopped
In heavy saucepan on low heat, combine chocolate and milk. Stirring constantly, just until melted.
Stir in chopped oreos.
Pour in foil or parchment paper lined 8 x 8 inch square pan.
Chill for 2 hours. Cut in squares and serve.
Recipe source: Fake Ginger
Posted by HippieDog on December 22, 2011 in Baking and Cooking, Holidays and Celebrations | Permalink
Snickerdoodle coffee cocoa mix makes the cutest gifts in a jar. It's also very YUMMY!
I've been packaging my friend, family and neighbor gifts this week.
I have a few more to share with you......WOW, only 4 days till Christmas? Really?
Snickerdoodle Coffee Mix
1 cup sugar1 cup powdered milk1/2 cup baking cocoa1/2 cup non dairy vanilla creamer3 TB instant coffee1/2 tsp. ground allspice1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Whisk together and store in airtight container or canning jars.
To prepare: Add 3 TB coffee cocoa mix to 3/4 cups boiling water. I add a little cocoa mix at a time until I get it just right :)
Not a coffee drinker? That's OK, just skip the coffee part. Makes delicious cocoa.....add lots of cream!
Place snickerdoodle mix in canning jars for a darling gift. Just top with fabric and ribbon for an instant holiday gift.
Have a great day and stay warm with some cocoa :)
Posted by HippieDog on December 21, 2011 in Arts and Crafts, Baking and Cooking, Holidays and Celebrations | Permalink
This week I'll be sharing all of our Christmas baking goodies and cute gift ideas. After today, just two more days of work until vacation. Hooray!
I found this Peanut Butter M&M bark last year and made a batch over the weekend.
It looks so festive in cute little see-thru boxes. I found the boxes at Walmart.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bark
24 ounces white chocolate, meltedpackage peanut butter M&M'spretzel sticks
Place wax paper on 9x13 baking sheet and cover with pretzel sticks.
Pour melted white chocolate on top of pretzels and top with peanut butter M&M's. Make sure to push your candies into chocolate.
Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Break in pieces and store.
Recipe Source: The Domestic Witch
Posted by HippieDog on December 20, 2011 in Baking and Cooking, Holidays and Celebrations | Permalink
This is my VERY favorite time of year. The week before Christmas.
I kinda-almost have all of my shopping done and now the fun part begins......wrapping :)
I love all the fun ribbons, packaging, boxes, bows and try to think of clever ways to put things together.
I made so much jam this year, I just couldn't stop making jam! I thought I was nuts, but now I'm so glad I did because it makes darling gifts.
I bought my personalized ribbon roll over at Pick Your Plum and it just makes it! Cute! Throw in a crochet dish cloth and you have yourself a thoughtful practical little friend or neighbor gift.
So glad dish cloths are wrinkle free :)
Have a Magical FUN weekend........
Posted by HippieDog on December 16, 2011 in Arts and Crafts, Baking and Cooking, Canning and Freezing, Holidays and Celebrations | Permalink