Christmas recipes

White Chocolate Mosaic Fudge

White Chocolate Mosaic Fudge

I love making fudge. It is my favorite sweet treat.    I don’t make it very often, since I try to watch my weight, but Christmas time is when I forget about that and make batches of it to eat and to share. This recipe for white chocolate mosaic fudge uses green and red cherries to…

Tips to Save during the Holidays – Frugal Entertaining

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Save Money During the Holidays with these Frugal Tips. The whole essence of a successful holiday season does not lie in the amount of money you spend, but in the time, thought and care that you devote to the activities that you plan.  These frugal tips will make your holiday season something to remember without…

Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss cookies

These sweet treats are a variation on the normal kiss cookie that is so often seen this time of the year. These candy cane peppermint kiss cookies are lighter than the traditional kiss cookie but super festive. Perfect for a cookie swap or to take to your child’s school party. I love making cookies this…

Snowman Christmas Cake

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Your kids will love to make this sweet snowman Christmas cake.  The cake will be the hit of your Christmas buffet.   He is made of a chocolate base and covered in butter cream frosting and then decorated. Amazon.com Widgets Make your cake by following the recipe below.  While the cake is cooling make the butter…

Hot Turkey Sandwich with Cranberries & Stuffing

Hot turkey sandwich with cranberries and stuffing

Printable Recipe:  Open Face Hot Turkey Sandwich with Cranberries & Stuffing With Thanksgiving and Christmas usually comes left over turkey and lots of it.  I have a variety of recipes to use it up.  I actually love left overs and buy a turkey much larger than I need so that I can make the taste…

4 Layer Mexican Party Dip

Four Layer Mexican Dip

Printable Recipe:  4 Layer Mexican Party Dip This 4 layered Mexican dip is one of the easiest to make, but don’t let that fool you. The flavor is fantastic.I first got the recipe from my sister in law.  I’ve made this dip with both full fat cream cheese and meat chili, as well as fat…

Dunk that sweet Treat – My Favorite Cookie Recipes

A baker's dozen of my favorite cookie recipes.

Grab a Glass of milk for one of my favorite Cookie Recipes There is nothing quite like dunking a cookie into a glass of milk.   This round up of delicious cookies features everything from a basic shortbread to a decadent peanut butter cream filled whoopie pie that is for the most sugar yearning person out…

Lush Berry Bellini Cocktail

Christmas (and Valentine’s day) are great times to bring out the red cocktail recipes.  They are very festive and inviting during the holiday season. This Lush Berry Bellini has a deep red color and lots of fizz for entertaining fun. Make yourself a Lush Berry Bellini Cocktail A bellini is a mixture of sparkling wine and…

Sugar Cookies with a Peppermint Crunch Topping

Peppermint Crunch Christmas Sugar Cookie

It is getting to the time of the year when cookie exchanges are being planned.  They are a fun way to share your new holiday cookie recipes. This peppermint crunch sugar cookie from Pillsbury will be a great one to add to your line up of Christmas cookies. I love making cookies this time of…

Pestiños – Traditional Spanish Cookies with a Wine and Cinnamon Flavor

Pestinos cookie

These Pestiños pastries are citrus, wine and cinnamon.  If you are looking for something special to take to a cookie swap, this recipe will delight the party guests with their delicate texture. The holidays are a time for getting out your more “special recipes” to share with family and friends.  Nothing shows love quite like…