holiday treat

‘Tis the season for gift giving! So many people to give to and never enough time to get everything done! Am I right? I saw this Snowman Hot Cocoa Gift idea over at the M&T Spotlight page and thought it would be the perfect gift to make for friends and nieghbors. This project can be done in […]

We’re at the letter D for our Holiday ABC series. D is for dipped desserts and we’re dipping all sorts of things to gift for presents to friends and neighbors. This is one of my favorite ways to make treats for giving. Supplies for Dipping Desserts for Gifts: chocolate chips, colored chocolates in red and […]

Two Cookie Hearts Beat as ONE

by Marie on January 11, 2012

I couldn’t resist with that title for these Valentine Heart Cookie Sandwiches… I love me some U2! And these little cookie hearts were meant to beat as one! They are perfect and cute and pink with red sprinkles. What is not to LOVE?! Supplies for Valentine Heart Cookie Sandwiches: your favorite cookie dough red food […]

Creamy Peppermint Bark Tart

by Lindsey on December 8, 2011

For days I’ve been dreaming of turning my favorite Christmas candy into a creamy tart. Oh…I love peppermint bark. I finished up the breakfast dishes, put a movie on for the kids, and got to work. My kids ran back and forth checking on the tart’s progress; sampling a spoonful of pudding or eating a […]

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

by Jane on December 15, 2010

As with most of us, each year I need to come up with some sort of treat or gift to give to friends, teachers and co-workers. This year I am beyond excited about what we’ve put together…Hot Chocolate on a Stick! They are adorable and the perfect cozy, winter treat! Because I loved the homemade […]

Guest Post from Georgia of The Comfort of Cooking When it comes to holiday gift-giving, we all run out of creativity after a while. Dad doesn’t need another tie. Mom has enough bottles of perfume. However, a gift from your heart that can be easily mixed up in your kitchen is both an affordable and […]

The Maynard holiday gift this year was homemade vanilla hot chocolate. I decided to make homemade marshmallows to go with the hot chocolate because it sounded yummy and, more importantly, I needed to do something übercool for this Make & Takes post. ;) I am the queen of shortcuts. Making homemade marshmallows is not something […]

This recipe comes from one of my most beloved cookbooks, Land O’ Lakes Treasury of County Recipes.  (It’s really hard to find these days unless you buy it used.) I grew up making recipes from this book with my mother. One recipe I never tried until I was an adult was the recipe for Orange […]

We’ve been busy in the kitchen making some yummy Holiday treats. Here’s a few of the delicious goodies filling our tummies, making for a true Holiday season! Christmas Sweet Bread Wreath – fun for the kids to decorate ~~~~ Frozen Cookie Logs – great for neighbor gifts ~~~~ Pamela’s Toffee – THE best ever! ~~~~ […]

During the Holidays, our neighbors and friends tend to be the recipients of our baking and candy making. Here’s a fun way to share your Holiday treats with these Ribbon Wreath Plates, because we all know the Holidays are a little more special with yummy treats. Supplies for Holiday Ribbon Plates: paper plates, any color […]

Guest Post by Amanda of Impress Your Kids. I have a vivid memory of getting off the bus in 4th grade and walking down the driveway while carefully holding a “make and take” in my hand. It was a tiny turkey made out of an Oreo and a few pieces of candy. A room-mother had […]

Who needs more Valentine’s treat? Me!! Just dip heart shaped pretzels into candy melts and chocolate and give to loved ones on Valentine’s Day. They’re the perfect shape and a yummy treat! Supplies for Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Hearts: tiny twist pretzels melted chocolate melted candy melts, found in the baking or cake decorating isle. I […]

Week of Treats: Link Love

by Marie on December 12, 2008

WEEK OF TREATS – DAY 5 To finish up this Week of Treats, I’m linking to some wonderful treats around blogland. Here I made my friend Pamela’s Toffee that is to DIE for (pictured below). I’ve eaten almost half the pan by myself, no joke! I’d never made toffee before and surprised at how easy […]

Wonky Homemade Lollipops

by Marie on December 10, 2008

WEEK OF TREATS – DAY 3 I love these wonky lollipops. They’re funny looking, taste yummy, and are a lot thinner than if you used a mold… perfect for little mouths. Last year I posted about Christmas Lollipops with the sucker molds I had growing up. But since molds are hard to come by, I […]

Do You Like Nuts in Your Fudge?

by Marie on December 17, 2007

Today post is brought to you by Karen, my Mom. As I have already posted, she makes great Christmasy treats. Check out the Lollipops and the Bread Dough Wreaths we used to make with her as kids. I’m excited for her to share her own Mother’s Famous Chocolate Fudge. She has passed the how-to on […]

Christmas Lollipops

by Marie on December 10, 2007

I love to make suckers, or lollipops as some say. This is another fun treat that I would beg my Mom to help me make for friends for the Christmas season. My Mom has a lot of treats up her sleeve. My mom purchased these sucker molds many many moons ago and they look very […]

Peppermint Whip Cream Magic

by Marie on December 6, 2007

This stuff is really magic. Mostly because it is gone is seconds as your guests will pile huge dollops into their hot cocoa. My sweet sister-in-law, Jeanne, first introduced this to me years ago and I have been making it for parties ever since. Peppermint Whipped Cream Recipe: 5 peppermint candy canes – or spearmint […]

Baking a Christmas Wreath

by Marie on December 4, 2007

These treats were one of my favorite to make around Christmastime. I used to make these with my mother when I was growing up. They would be the special treat I got to give to my friends a Christmas. They are simple and fun to make, and very festive. These sweet bread trees, wreaths, and […]

Caramel Dipped Apples

by Marie on October 29, 2007

It’s that time of year when apple trees are full and ready for picking. When you’re looking for fun ways to dress your apples, when you’ve made all the pie you can eat, then it’s time to dip them in caramel. These make for yummy treats and are perfect for gifts. Supplies for Caramel Candy […]

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