Daisy Scouts: Respect Myself and Others (and Frozen)

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This week at our Daisy Girl Scout meeting, we worked on the petal for Respect Myself and Others. The folks at Cakes.com had sent me a bunch of Frozen cake goodies- edible toppers, rings, blue edible glitter, and more, and since we are super lucky in our little troop of Daisies to have no food allergies, ...

Lower Holiday Stress with Marie Callender’s #HolidaySecrets #sponsored

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When it comes to the holidays, our to-do list seems to grow by a mile. The transition from the kids starting school to the holidays seems like it has about a day and a half in between the two! As much fun as it is to entertain, bake, cook, shop and wrap during the holidays, ...

Double Chocolate Tiramisu Recipe #ComeBackNew

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It's finally here. Well, live.  The recipe that we made that is our closest approximation at home of the fabulous and amazing Chocolate Tiramisu at Sabatini's Restaurant on the Caribbean Princess cruise ship. This chocolate tiramisu recipe has the same flavors, but it's in a mini trifle form, because trifles are fun and mini trifles ...

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 ...