DIY Cranberry Body Scrub

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Listen, I love a good scrub.  Maybe too much.  Being able to make my own at home? I love it.Knowing exactly what's going into things I'm putting onto my biggest organ, my skin, and having control?  Fantastic.  So if you like to indulge in the bath/shower, or want to spoil a friend with a sweet ...

Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Egg Nog Icing

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This recipe is one I've been kicking around since I visited Mount Vernon in September. Given my love of George Washington and chocolate, this wasn't a stretch to come up with.  Knowing GW liked chocolate too?  Even better (even if chocolate wasn't really truly enjoyed in baking until after he was gone...) but I did ...

Oreo Truffles

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Who doesn't love an Oreo? I'm sure they are out there but they must be the minority. How about delicious oreo's crushed, mashed up with cream cheese and coated in white chocolate? Well, darn, now I gave away the whole recipe...Really it is that simple, but they look so fancy and pretty sitting on your ...

Peppermint Martini (Candy Cane Martini)

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Holidays can mean fun parties, family gatherings, and sometimes, a cocktail is a fun way to celebrate (please drink responsibly)! We love peppermint for holiday time and making a Peppermint Martini just seemed like a fun idea.  You can also call it a Candy Cane Martini.  Whatever your preference! Peppermint Martini -  Ingredients 1 ½ oz vanilla vodka 1 ...

Sugar Cookie Puppy Chow

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 Usually when we do food gifts for friends and neighbors, we do a sweet popcorn mix. This year, we're changing things up a bit and doing Sugar Cookie Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies. Still simple, still sweet, still fun to give, but a little different flavor and ingredients! Sugar Cookie Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies Ingredients 6 C. Chex Mix ...

Andes Mint Fudge

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Andes Mint is the perfect flavor to use as a base for  a good holiday fudge- make a batch and share with family, friends, teachers, and neighbors this season, but only if you want it to be asked for again and again! A quick and easy fudge recipe is a must in your holiday baking repertoire ...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar Mix

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This post brought to you by BIC®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. We love to make things to give as gifts, or with purchased gifts.  Edible gifts are fun to make- we've made many this year, including jars of soup mix for the Hawkwing organization. Yesterday we made Chocolate ...

Reindeer Trifle + #Giveaway

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The folks at Hostess challenged me (along with other bloggers) to make either a fun centerpiece or a fun holiday recipe with their products.  Let Hostess snacks make your family’s holiday recipes a little sweeter. From Ho Hos to Twinkies, you can create a delicious holiday tradition for everyone to enjoy. We decided that since ...

Greek Salad Dip

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Do you need a quick, easy, but delicious appetizer recipe for your holiday parties?  This Greek salad dip is high in flavor, has a wonderful texture, and works well with your relish tray. When shopping for items for this recipe make sure you choose all quality ingredients to compliment the wonderful high quality flavor of ...

Chocolate Tiramisu Martini #ComeBackNew

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This Chocolate Tiramisu Martini recipe was 100% inspired by my enjoyment of the chocolate delights we tasted while aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship in October.  There's a very well known dessert aboard the Caribbean Princess, Sabatini's Chocolate Tiramisu that I have heard about in many places, and it absolutely lives up to its reputation...(and ...