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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sugar cookie tip

Here is a little Sugar cookie tip! Notice how sometimes your sugar cookies come out a little bumpy on yop? The trick is to flip your cookie over when placing it on the baking sheet! 
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Wrapping paper scraps

Hello again, Friends! I come to you today with an idea on how to use left over wrapping paper scraps, and blessing other, yes that's right, two purposes, how handy!

I have been saving toilet paper rolls since... September, just for crafts and things, you know how it is, always have to have toilet paper rolls around, anyways, I always save pieces of wrapping paper that look just to big to throw away, but kind of to small to actually wrap anything with, unless of course it was a gift for ants(zoolander reference).

So What I do is cover the roll in wrapping paper and then put candies inside, I then wrap the roll in cellophane and tie the ends with ribbon, they almost look like Christmas crackers!
I like to leave them at restaurants for the waiter who helped us or give them to the cashier, just something little to brighten their day around this festive season that can get a little hectic!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Peppermint chocolate chip cookies

Yay for December and christmas everything! I had been looking and looking for a good mint chocolate chip cookie recipe, after much testing, and trial and error I came up with these! Enjoy!
Cream together:
1 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
2 tsp mint extract
22 drops green food coloring
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

then add:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees, roll full teaspoon  into ball place on ungreased cookie sheet and then flatten with fork.  bake for 8-9 minutes, let stand on cookie sheet for 1 minute before taking off the sheet.
These taste SO delicious right out of the oven, almost like mint chocolate ice cream!

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

DIY greatness!

Well now that it is December first get ready for many Christmas posts!
This fancy decoration was made from an old candle holder from a garage sale.
2.Paint white
3.paint over with crackle paint
Easy right? 
These little stars add character when hung with twine!
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