Peppermint Muddy Mix

Peppermint Muddies

Everyone loves Chex Party mix and Muddy Mix around the holidays.  Today we have a fun extra-Christmas-y take on this old time favorite: Peppermint Muddy Mix!  It’s pretty easy to make and very delicious!

And if you like this recipe, you should also take a look at my Cheesecake Puppy Chow and Strawberry Cheesecake Puppy Chow! [Read more…]

Chocolate Sesame Cookies from Nora at Treat & Trick

Today I’m happy to introduce you to Nora from Treat & Trick.  She’s sharing her Chocolate Sesame Cookies with us!  These look delicious, and I’m sure they’d be an instant favorite at your house!

Chocolate Sesame Cookies

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Spiced White Hot Chocolate on a Stick from Maysem at Ode to Inspiration

Today I am happy to present a guest post from Maysem at Ode to Inspiration.  If you like hot chocolate, I’m sure you love her recipe!
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With the cold season already here, we need to keep warm! What sweet way to keep warm than with a nice cup of hot chocolate! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite hot chocolate recipes… Spiced White Hot Chocolate on a stick!

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Ingredients:

24 oz White Chocolate (best-quality chocolate is recommended)

1 can (14 oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk

1/2 cup Heavy Cream

2 teaspoons Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

Cooking Spray

Popsicle Sticks

Steps:

1. Line an 8 x 8 dish with aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. Place the chocolate in a large bowl. Set aside.

3. In a small sauce pan, combine the condensed milk and heavy cream. Over medium-low heat bring the mixture to a simmer stirring frequently.

4. Pour the mixture over the chocolate and let it sit for a minute. Then stir the chocolate until it’s melted and smooth.

5. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg to the chocolate, and stir until well combined.

6. Pour the chocolate in the prepared 8 x 8 dish. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

7. Once set, slice 25 pieces and insert popsicle sticks in each piece. Feel free to sprinkle each piece with some cinnamon.

Tip: I find it easier to cut the chocolate when it’s removed from the dish. To remove, just lift the chocolate with the foil. For smooth cuts, heat a knife in a hot cup of water, wipe dry, and then cut. Wipe knife after each cut and reheat knife if necessary.

Spiced White Hot Chocolate

When ready to serve, stir in a cup (8 oz) of hot milk. Garnish it with some marshmallows and cinnamon. Keep warm and enjoy!

These can be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container for up to 2 weeks. They can also be stored in the refrigerator in individual plastic treat bags.

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To have more fun with this recipe, use small cookie cutters or molds to create cute shapes. For cookie cutters, use a 9 x 13 baking dish instead. Lightly spray the cookie cutter before cutting. For molds, lightly spray each cavity. The little ones will love the fun shapes… us big ones too!

I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe. I’d love to have you stop by Ode to Inspiration for more fun ideas. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Hope to see you around!

 

Thanks so much to Maysem for being here today! Be sure to follow her over at Ode Inspiration!

Guest Post – Holiday Pretzel Treats from Bonnie at The Pin Junkie

Today we continue our Christmas Treats series with a fun little snack from Bonnie at The Pin Junkie.  This one is a mix of salty and sweet and if you’ve never tried it, you really should!

Hi! I’m Bonnie, The Pin Junkie and I write about the recipes, crafts, and home improvement projects I do that are inspired by Pinterest. [Read more…]

12 Smoothie Recipes

12 Smoothie Recipes

As spring is under way and summer is right around the the corner, it got me to thinking about cool refreshments.  And what could be more refreshing than a nice, cool smoothie?  And they’re generally pretty healthy too, right?  So with all this in mind, I decided to collect 12 Smooth Recipes for you.  And I think you’ll find a lot of variety here.  These definitely go beyond the usual strawberry smoothie or strawberry banana smoothie. (Not that those aren’t great!)  Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

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Friday Favorites – Week 159

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Hey Friends! Welcome to another Friday Favorites. Sorry I’m running a little late. It’s been a busy week. Before we get to this weeks party, I want to invite you all to check out my RoseArt Giveaway where you can win sidewalk chalk and also enter my contest to win $200! Yay!

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Hop Down The Bunny Trail with Hershey’s

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 Today on behalf of Hershey’s, I’m inviting you to hop down the bunny trail! Hershey’s celebrates Easter everywhere with a yummy lineup of goodies, and they also offer tons of fun and inspiration on their website.  Hop over to the Hershey’s site for fun recipes, crafts, tutorials, and party ideas.  They also have printable coloring pages and stickers for the kids, as well wallpaper, ecards, and more!

 

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Celebrating Pi Day with Marie Callender’s Pies

Did you know March 14 is Pi Day? Yes, Pi, as in 3.14.  This  is the perfect day to celebrate your love for math!  And even if you don’t love math, you can still celebrate by eating a little pie with us!  I am celebrating Pi Day this year with Marie Callender’s, and I’m really excited to share there products with you today!

Marie Callenders Pies

As I looked through the freezer section at Marie Callender’s selection of hearty pot pies and sweet dessert pies, I had such a hard time picking just one, that I ended up leaving with a pot pie, two desserts, and even a breakfast pie! [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Peanut Butter Bon Bons

 

This no-bake recipe uses easy-to-find ingredients and makes a huge batch, making it perfect for feeding a crowd. Best of all, if you have to cater to a large group with a variety of food restrictions, it’s easy to make this recipe gluten free and dairy free – but nobody will be able to tell the difference as they come back for second and third helpings. All you need is a plastic bag, a few bowls, a freezer or fridge-freezer and voila! Be careful though, or more peanut butter bon bons will end up in your stomach than on the serving platter – the completely addictive flavour, satisfying texture and small serving size is a dangerous combination.

Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

Chocolate Gravy

 

Come join #DairyBreakfastClub recipe party at TidyMom along with The California Milk Advisory Board and RealCaliforniaMilk.com

Today I’m sharing my recipe for Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits.  My mom used to make chocolate gravy for us when I was a kid, and it was always such a special treat! If you’ve never made it, you simply must try it out!  Also, for a little something different you may try the gravy with pancakes, pound cake, or even ice cream! [Read more…]