As promised last week, when we shared some delicious and simple Hanukkah treat ideas, here are some fabulous and tasty Christmas treats for you to make this year with your family. Enjoy!
Hot Chocolate Dippers
This one could not be simpler! Dip candy canes in melted chocolate (dark, milk, or even white!), then drizzle with white (or milk) chocolate for added pizzazz. If you choose to get fancy, you could even add a mini marshmellow or two!
Brownie Christmas Trees
Cut brownies into triangles, add a thin candy cane as the trunk, decorate with icing and Red Hots – or any candy of your choosing. Simple, fun, and festive!
For these adorable bites of deliciousness, you’ll need a few more ingredients…large marshmellows, lollipop/popsicle/ or pretzel sticks, ribbon, melting chocolate, cinnamon candy, small pretzels, candied pearls (or other candies) for the eyes.
It’s a tad more labor intensive than the other treats I’ve shared with you, so here are directions…
Break the pretzels in half, you’ll need two halves for each reindeer’s antlers. Count out your cinnamon candies, score the tops of the marshmellows (for the pretzels) and put them on the sticks. Once your assembly line is set, it’s time to melt your chocolate.
Place chocolate melts or chocolate chips in a microwaveable glass bowl. Microwave on high at 20-30 second intervals, stirring each time until chocolate is just melted, but not too hot. Dip a marshmallow into the chocolate, covering it entirely. Use the backside of a spoon to smooth out the side and top, and to remove any excess. Repeat the process on the next marshmallow.
After about five or six marshmallows, add the pretzel antlers, by gently inserting them into the scored parts of the marshmallows, and hold them for a few seconds to make sure they are secure. This might take some practice, so be patient!
For the nose and eyes, you can either add them when the chocolate is still wet, or finish the whole batch, then dab some melted chocolate onto each piece and attach it to the marshmallow to make the face.
Once they are completely dry, tie a small piece of ribbon around the stick like a scarf. Ta da – so very cute!!
Merry Christmas! Enjoy your delicious – and adorable – holiday treats!
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Today I thought you might enjoy a stroll through vintage Christmas memory lane. Karen, of My Desert Cottage, home reflects the cottage style and gives off that warm, cozy, welcome feel as soon as you enter. But during the Christmas season she goes all out to transform her home into a beautiful vintage Christmas wonderland. A web designer by trade Karen’s free time is spent creating pretty vintage items. As you will see in this tour of her home, many of her Christmas decorations are hand crafted by her.
These snowflakes are the bomb! She made these too! Loading her mantle garland with glass ornaments, lights, crystals, berries and paper snowflakes make this a show-stopper for sure! Keeping with the theme Karen used vintage sheet music to create the snowflakes.
Adorning the dining room chandelier with greens, glass ornaments and antique tinsel adds more ambiance to the room. Hanging the glass balls and crystals is such a pretty touch to the already gorgeous chandelier decor.
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What do snow…..
…. and mozzarella cheese……
……have in common?
A snowman, of course!!! I know, I have had snowmen on the brain lately. It must be the weather and the holiday. But when I came across this darling idea from “ less than perfect life of bliss” blog post, I just had to share it with all of you. Not only is this easy, but it is sure to be the hit of the party!
Here’s how to make your own cheesy snowman:
Just mix together (2) 8-oz. packages of cream cheese, a clove of garlic (minced) & a 1/4 cup of finely shredded mozzarella. Form the mixture into 2 balls , one larger & one smaller, then roll the balls in more mozzarella. To assemble the snowman, stack the small ball on top of the larger (use toothpicks to stack if needed), then add peppercorns for the eyes & buttons & a shred of carrot for the nose. To make the hat, cut circles from a piece of toasted wheat bread, then place it on his head with a toothpick!
He is just so stink’n cute!! Something tells me that we are all grabbing our purses and car keys and heading to the grocery store. Oh wait, I don’t have a party to take him to……Hhhmmmmm…..that’s okay, he’ll be a welcomed guest right here in our breakroom!
We’re tooting our horns and waving our pom-poms! Our website is finally up and running just in time for the holidays. We are thrilled to be able to offer you our new lines of cards, address labels, gift enclosures, stationery, etc. It’s been months and months of a lot of hard work but we think you will agree that it was worth the wait.
Speaking of holidays, did you know the custom of sending Christmas cards started in the U.K. in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a Government worker who was very interested in the new ‘Public Post Office’ and wondered how it could be used more by ordinary people. So he and a friend created the first Christmas card and the rest is history.
As you prepare for this holiday season be sure to put your Christmas cards at the top of your list. The Christmas season is about love, caring and sharing. It’s so nice to be remembered at this time of year and even nicer to receive something by mail.
There’s something particularly charming about snowmen. I just love all their cute faces, how they sparkle and all the different ways one can be created. Take for example these darling hand carved, vintage inspired little guys by Trieste Prusso Design’s. Each piece is sculpted, carved, painted, antiqued and then glittered. Mounting them on vintage toy blocks is the perfect finishing touch.
Carynbay is the talented artist who created this set of three, adorable, tiny snowmen ornaments. They are made of knit fabric and tea dyed to give a vintage feel. On their heads are sugared acorn caps. At their neck is pretty silver tinsel. Their arms are made of twigs and they have a light dusting of mica snow. Are these just TOO cute!
Guaranteed to make you smile is Teresa Perleberg‘s unique solid wool snowman. He’s sporting a hand spun and hand knit woolen scarf. Teresa’s little man was made using the art of needle felting from the fleece of her Romney sheep. Perfect hostess gift or for a snowman collector.
Jenny of The Polka Dot Pixie does amazing paperclay creations. These darling snowmen are sure to make everyone smile. Jenny uses her sculpting talent to for these one-of-a-kind, whimsical men.
OK, this looks like a project I may be able to pull off. Better Homes and Garden came up with this great idea. Embellish your holiday displays with a tex¬tural snowman made from balls of twine or string. Stack three different-size balls of twine on top of each other and hot-glue together and embellish. Wouldn’t he look great perched on your desk this time of year. These are just a small example of some fun ways to create snowmen. Maybe you will be inspired to create you special one-of-a-kind little guy for Christmas!
What girl doesn’t love a pom-pom? They just make you smile. Today I’m featuring this cute post from two shades of pink blogspot. She took simple supplies and made these adorable pom-pom gift tags. Here’s what she had to say:
“So my preoccupation with all things yarn continues. And as most of you probably already know…making a pom pom can be rather addicting. They are so fun, so colorful, and I thought to myself…something this fun should be on a stick. Seriously, aren’t things cuter on a stick?
I used washi tape and double sided tape to secure the pockets.
This one I just folded over and taped the edges but left a little space by the fold for the stick to slide into.
But of course my favorite is with a little bit of simplicity.