101 Days of Christmas: Marshmallow Gingerkids

Family Fun has always been one of my favorite magazines for activities, crafts and kid-friendly recipes, and now I love them just a little bit more. As I fight through day #6 with this nasty flu virus, today's treat comes to you straight from the editor's of Family Fun! These marshmallow gingerkids are adorable, and…

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101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Trees

Homemade marshmallows are one of those really intimidating recipes that are actually really easy to make. This year I decided to try to make one of our favorite Christmas treats -- chocolate covered marshmallow shapes -- and although there are a few steps involved, these are really easy to make too! For even fancier treats,…

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Mrs. Smith’s Pies Gives Back This Holiday Season!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Smiths for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. When it comes to pies for the holiday (and all year long) Mrs. Smith's has been adding a homemade taste to holiday gatherings for more than 100 years! I absolutely love homemade pumpkin pie, but…

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101 Days of Christmas: Peppermint Taffy

This peppermint taffy is milk-free, so it doesn't have the creamy texture you associate with salt water taffy. Instead, it looks kind of like a jolly rancher but with a soft, chewy texture. Although you need to use a candy thermometer to get your candy to the hard ball stage, this is really a pretty…

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Pictures of Our Cookie Swap {And an Online Cookie Exchange from GLAD}

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that I'd partnered with GLAD to host a a cookie swap to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Did you download your free cookie swap printables?! Sadly, pediatric cancer is the number one cause of death by disease of children in the U.S., and there is a huge need for…

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101 Days of Christmas: Gingerbread Caramels

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Each year I make a mix of cookies, the same cookies. There is comfort in the sameness. They are my grandma's recipes, passed down and savored, cherished, loved. Still, when I think back to the tins my grandmother used to pack,…

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101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bark

This chocolate-peanut butter bark tastes just like a Reese's Peanut Butter cup, and it only takes a few minutes to make. In fact, it took me longer to write out the recipe and download the pictures off my camera than it did to make it! The end result is rich and smooth -- the perfect…

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101 Days of Christmas: Candy Cane Brownies

I'm not a huge fan of peppermint, at least not by itself, but I love a rich peppermint-chocolate dessert. With that in mind, I took my homemade brownie recipe (from Easy Homemade) and doctored it up a bit. The result was these peppermint brownies, and they definitely fit the bill! Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1-1/2…

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101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate Spoons

Chocolate spoons are perfect for serving guests, for pairing with Alton Brown's hot chocolate mix or as part of a coffee lovers gift basket. These spoons are adorable and tasty, and they're really easy to make as well. Use the chocolate spoons to stir hot chocolate or coffee for -- in the words of my…

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