Christmas Recipes

No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars

November 27, 2011

Say hello to my new best friend, No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars….you had me at Oreos! No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars (photo courtesy of the Picky Palate) Ingredients One 16 oz package of Oreo 5 cups Large Marshmallows 4 tablespoons butter Place Oreos in food processor and pulse until ground.  Melt marshmallows and […]

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Candy Cane Cocoa

November 26, 2011

This is a great mix to give as a gift.  You can store it in any type of jar and decorate with ribbon, scrapbook paper, etc to spruce it up a little.  Just be sure to add instructions : ) Candy Cane Cocoa Ingredients 6 candy canes 2 cups powdered sugar 2 cups non-dairy powdered […]

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Santa Pretzel Hats

November 25, 2011

These are such a fun little Christmas treat!  Something even kids can make! Santa Pretzel Hats Ingredients Mini Twist Pretzels White Chocolate Almond Bark Red Sugar Crystals (found on baking isle) Mini Marshmallows Melt the white chocolate almond bark according to the directions on the package.  Dip each mini twist pretzel halfway into the melted […]

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Fruit Salad

November 24, 2011

I had a fruit salad I’ve never had before today at Thanksgiving dinner and it was delicious.  Growing up we always made fruit salad with various canned fruits and cool whip.  This had a great glaze to it so I asked for the recipe (of course!).  The secret ingredient….peach pie filling!  Wow, I would have […]

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Ooey Gooey Rice Krispies Treats

November 22, 2011

This is the best rice krispies recipe I have found.  They are the ooey-ist gooey-est I’ve ever made, and were absolutely wonderful!  It’s quite dangerous to leave me alone with the pan! Rice Krispies Treats 1/4 cup butter 4 cups miniature marshmallows 5 cups crisp rice cereal Melt margarine in large sauce pan over low […]

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Holiday Stove Top (or Crock Pot) Potpourri

November 19, 2011

I love this potpourri mixture.  I like that it has some citrus in it.  The original recipe I found did not include nutmeg, I just tried it one time and really liked it.  This is a great way to get your house smelling like the holidays!  It also makes a great gift.  Just place all […]

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Deluxe Spiced Tea Mix Recipe

November 18, 2011

I had a Sunday School teacher that would make this every year when I was young.  She always called it “Russian Tea.”  The smell of it brings back such memories.  This is a great mix to give as a gift during the holidays. Deluxe Spiced Tea Mix Recipe               […]

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Pecan Squares

November 16, 2011

This is a good alternative to pecan pie.  Great for parties and pot lucks! Pecan Squares Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup powdered sugar 3/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup honey 2/3 cup butter 3 tablespoons whipping cream 3 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans Preparation Sift together 2 […]

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Homemade Mashed Potatoes

June 9, 2011

There’s nothing better than some good ‘ol homemade mashed potatoes!  This is a recipe for traditional, homemade mashed potatoes and they turn out perfect every time! Homemade Mashed Potatoes Ingredients 6 Medium Russet Potatoes, peeled and cubed 1/2 Cup warm Milk 1/2 Cup Butter or Margerine 3/4 Teaspoon Salt Dash Pepper Directions Place potatoes in […]

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Stuffed Shrimp

December 29, 2010

A friend of mine made these for Christmas and posted pictures on Facebook.  I asked her if she wouldn’t mind sharing the recipe and if I could borrow a picture and she said, “sure!”  I look forward to making these the next time we have company or if I need to take something to a […]

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