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Month: December 2011

Peppermint-Mini Marshmallow Bark

Peppermint-Mini Marshmallow Bark

Today’s holiday recipe is one that we discovered last year and fell in love with. I will not claim it is healthy, but we all know that mint is palate cleanser! (hehehe!) This recipe is from the Food Network and all honors shall go to them! Peppermint-Mini Marshmallow Bark  1 pound white chocolate   1/2 cup chopped peppermints   1/2 cup mini marshmallows  Line a baking sheet with foil, shiny-side up; smooth out the creases. Make sure all your tools…

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Crispy Covered Marshmellows

Crispy Covered Marshmellows

This recipe is again from my mom. I am not sure where she got the recipe, but I love these too. Warning!!! There is nothing healthy or naturally good about this recipe. This is just pure sinful deliciousness! Crispy Covered Marshmellows 20-24 ounces large puffed marshmellows, frozen on a tray13 ounce box Rice Crispies Heat together using a double boiler:  1 can sweetened condensed milk  40 caramels  1 cup butter When the mixture is heated through and caramels are melted,…

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Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies

This recipe was passed down from my Great-Grandmother Youde through the generations to me! I am very thankful for the wonderful recipes that get passed down for us to enjoy. Molasses Cookies3/4 cup shortening or butter (my preference)1 cup sugar1 egg1/4 teaspoon salt4 Tablespoon molasses2 cups flour2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon gingerMix the first five ingredients together by first creaming the butter and sugar together, then adding the egg, salt, and molasses. Mix together the flour, baking soda,…

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Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

Over the next week, I want to share some of my favorite Christmas recipes. One of my most favorite holiday cookies is Pumpkin Cookies. These are simple cookies, but really yummy! This recipe came from my mom! Jordan and my Mom! Pumpkin Cookies 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup pumpkin 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt Alternatives: For the gluten-free crowd, I have on…

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Give The Gift of Books This Christmas!

Give The Gift of Books This Christmas!

One of the few Christmas traditions I have set is giving books for Christmas presents to my kids. I love, love, love to read and I wanted to pass that on to my kids. They now love to read also! I usually give them 4-6 books every year and most of the time they have them read by the end of Christmas vacation. I think that is great because that means they were not in front of the screen as…

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Is Your Candidate Electable?

Is Your Candidate Electable?

I just heard on the news that someone in the machine feels that Mitt Romney would be a better candidate for president then Newt Gingrich. You want to know why? His electability. Not his credentials. Not his political experience. Not his ability to work with others. Not his experience with societal issues.  Not his experience in Washington. Not his age. Not his moral character or his values. His electability. First of all, what does electability mean? Electable: Fit or able…

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