Since the dawn of man, neighbors have wished each other a “Merry Christmas!” with fruit cake, cookies and various forms of Chex mix. After years of throwing away stale cookies 3 days after Christmas, I decided to give my neighbors something different. Here are some ideas of what to give to neighbors that may be a refreshing change from the usual.
I love hot chocolate. But the idea of having creamy, sugary hot chocolate on a random afternoon fills me with guilt. Trying to be optimistic, I set out to find a hot chocolate I could have anytime without feeling guilty. Mission accomplished. Since then, I’ve come up with several variations to fit any mood or occasion.
This year, my mom tasked the kids and I with making place cards for our family for Thanksgiving dinner. I wanted to do something the kids could help with that incorporated the purpose of Thanksgiving: gratitude! These turkey gratitude cards fit all requirements.
Since we only have one week until Halloween, I thought I’d post one more Halloween recipe. I made these graveyard cupcakes last year for a church Halloween party and they were a hit.
This week we made another Halloween treat. We decided on ghost cupcakes. If you can pipe frosting on a cupcake, you can make these.
We make a lot of Halloween treats in our house. These adorable pudding graveyards are a Halloween dessert that is easy enough for those of us with little to no culinary artistic ability.
As is often the case, I got this recipe from my mom. These only require a few steps to throw together and have the best culinary combination ever imagined: chocolate and peanut-butter. As my three-year old would say; “Yum-O!”
I generally only use cake mixes to make cookies, but I saw a recipe similar to this and decided since I’m trying to keep my girlish figure, plus have my cake and eat it too, I’d give this recipe a try. I was very surprised with how moist and rich these cupcakes were.
Those of you with kids in school know how hectic mornings can be. Mom and Dad are trying to get the kids dressed and fed and the kids are trying to find time to play with every toy they own, all before it’s time to leave for school. It’s pure chaos. In our home, we’ve come up with a method that helps us provide our kids with a good, nutritious breakfast without taking a lot of time.
Last night I prepared to make dinner by looking at my list to see what I’d planned for that night. I’d written “Sesame Chicken Noodles.” Confused, I pulled out my collection of most commonly used cookbooks and my list of handwritten recipes, hoping to find one entitled, “Sesame Chicken Noodles.” It was nowhere to be found. The problem was, my taste buds were all prepped for said dish and I couldn’t be satisfied with a substitute. I decided to come up with my own version.