Peppermint Decorated Chocolate Cake

Peppermint Decorated Chocolate  Cake   Nothing could be easier! Bake your favorite boxed, chocolate cake. Frost with your favorite brand of dark chocolate frosting Decorate with peppermint candies!   An alternative would be to do this with a white cake with 'snow white' … [Read more...]

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies with no 'cutting' Ingredients: 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 cup butter, softened 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp. vanilla extract colored sprinkles Preparation: Sift together flour, baking … [Read more...]

Christmas Mice

Christmas Mice from Small saucepan Wooden spoon 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon butter 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) white chocolate bits 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract Bowl Plastic wrap Tablespoon Confectioner's sugar Tray lined with waxed paper Toothpick Red … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Hearts

Candy Cane Hearts!  A box of mini candy canes White Chocolate Semi-sweet Chocolate Sprinkles ~Directions ~ 1.  Place waxed paper  on a baking sheet. 2.  Lay two mini candy canes next to each other, creating a heart.  Continue filling the baking sheet with heart shapes. 3.  Melt … [Read more...]

Rolo Pretzel Bites

Rolo Pretzel Bites For these tasty treats, all you have to do is lay the pretzels on a baking sheet (I used these cute square ones, but the mini twists would work too).  Top each pretzel with an unwrapped Rolo candy. Bake in the oven at 250*F for 4-5 minutes (no longer). When you remove them … [Read more...]

Nutmeg Bell Cookies

Photo by Rita Maas Nutmeg Bell Cookies 2 cup(s) sugar 1 cup(s) butter (no substitutions), softened 2 large eggs 2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract 3 1/2 cup(s) all purpose flour 4 teaspoon(s) baking powder 1 teaspoon(s) salt 1 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg  Ornamental Frosting … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Gingerbread Cookies Recipe By Stephanie Gallagher Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1 large egg 1 tsp. vanilla 3 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 2 tsp. ground ginger 1 … [Read more...]


OYSTER CRACKER SNACK MIX Popular in late 80’s - great for parties 1 Box oyster crackers 1 Box cheez  crackers 1 1/2 to 2 pkg Buttermilk Ranch dressing 1+ cup popcorn oil sprinkle of dried parsley, dill and garlic powder Broken nuts Mix together dressing and oil - add spices in big … [Read more...]

PUMPKIN MUFFINS with Cream Cheese Filling

PUMPKIN MUFFINS with Cream Cheese Filling 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1/2 c. canned pumpkin 1/2 c. milk 1/4 c. vegetable oil 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1/3 c. sugar 3 tsp. baking powder 1 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg CREAM CHEESE FILLING: 3 oz. cream … [Read more...]

Pecans! Sugar Glazed and Sugared

Microwave SUGAR GLAZED PECANS 1/2 c. butter 1 c. brown sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 4 c. pecan halves Place butter in 1 1/2 quart casserole in microwave. Melt (about 1 minute). Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon and microwave on high 2 minutes. Mix well to combine butter and sugar. Add pecans and mix … [Read more...]