My New Christmas Wreath!!!

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This year I started to incorporate some new colors into my Christmas Decor and Tree, moving to these colors next year.  My dearest friend Danny is one of the most creative people I know, his talents are endless.

This was my Christmas Present from him this year, he made and I love it!!! Its all the new colors 🙂

Thank you Danny!!!

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Also please check out Kristen’s talent too, her tree is just beautiful!!
http://kristenione.com/2013/12/23/christmas-tree-2013/

 

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Christmas 2013!!!

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Merry Christmas everyone!!! 🙂

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I hope today fines all of you full of Love and Joy!!! Its has been a busy season for me thus far, hoping to slow down in January 🙂

Well I did some baking, I think most of my friends, family and co-workers got a little of something that I made.

Last night Christmas Eve we went to my cousins and there were I think 54 of us that is a lot of people and a lot of Presents!!!

Today I will be with my family, my Mommy and Daddy…yes I did just call them my “Mommy and Daddy” 🙂
My two nephews and my nephews little girl!!

Enjoy your day and make it count to someone you love!!

Here are some pictures of some of the things I did make along with pictures of my Christmas Decorations!!

My indoor Decor

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Next year the garland will go away and I will be adding
blue/teal and purple ribbon 🙂

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My Sous Chef 🙂

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That picture of Santa is my bestie Danny 🙂

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I love my new pink lights

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I made most of the ornaments on my tree 🙂

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My New tree topper

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Outside Decor

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I did these pots new this year 🙂

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that’s funny you can see my hammer off to the side 😛

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Made this myself

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Okay now for the Sweets 🙂

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I never had luck making these Spritz Cookies
with the cookie press 😦
But then my Mom pulled out this bag that I had got
from my Grandma’s house after she passed, I had totally
forgot about this

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This awesome Super Shooter cookie gun
Its Electric!!! 
I made all of this cookies from start to finish
in less than 2 hours… Yay!!!

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This was made in the 70’s

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This is Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge

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White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

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Peppermint Toffee Crunch

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Brown Bread 🙂

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And Gingerbread Bars with raisins

 

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Finally, I had seen these in a picture, never ate one, the person would never tell me what it was or what was in it 😦
Now I knew it was Chocolate and to me it looked like Corn Flakes.
Well I ask my New Friend Melanie from France and she came through and they are “Rose des Sables”  pretty much Chocolate and Corn Flakes 🙂

I used Special K cereal I wanted more of crunch 🙂

Thank you Melanie!!! Cheers my friend!!

 

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Thank you for taking the time to enjoy my blog!!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!!!

Santa Hat Cookies!!!

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Holiday Party’s are here and this is a re-post recipe for these cute Santa Hat Cookies I made 🙂

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I made these for our office holiday lunch last year, and we are having our lunch today and of course I failed to make anything this year 😦  But I wanted to share this recipe with you all again in case you want to make them for your Holiday Guests!!!

White Fudges Oreo’s, Peppermint Kisses and red icing 

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Lay out the cookies

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a little icing in the middle of the cookie

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then top it with a Kiss!!

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and there you go, you add a little ball of icing on the top of the kiss too

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Recipe

1 box Oreo White Fudge Cookies
1 tube of Red icing
1 bag of Kisses Peppermint Candy Cane

Lay out the Oreo’s, put some icing in the center of each cookie, then place a kiss on top of that and then eat!!

So simple and cute!! Enjoy!!!

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Announcing the December Hoodie Giveaway Recipient…..

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Hello Everyone,
I know its been over a month, but I really really have been busy 🙂
I wanted to share a few things with you today, this John’s Blog “therapy and stuff” please check him out and give him a follow, I was December’s winner of an awesome hoodie…which will be good since it is going to be cold out!! So thank you John!!
Also I will be posting soon an Apple Cake recipe, and this weekend we are hosting in one of our stores a cooking session with “The Sneaky Chef” Missy Chase Lapine. This is on Saturday at our Turfway store at 12:30 to 1:00 then she will have a Q & A. Recipes will include a Healthy Pizza, which will be made with her “Smooth Red Sauce” and we will be adding pureed cauliflower, carrots, sweet potatoes and zucchini…You kids will never know it has ALL those Healthy vegetables in it 🙂
Also we will be making “Buckeyes” with her “No Nut Butter” (this is made with Golden Peas) and Rolled Oats…all of these recipes to come soon. I will be prepping and making all the samples so I’ll take pictures and give you all the play by play 🙂
So I will be back really soon, hope all of you are doing well!!!
Cheers!!!

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I’m happy to announce our Hoodie Giveaway recipient for December…

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(that’s what it looks like in case you missed the other three hundred posts about this).

The winner is…..

Amy.

That’s Chef Amy to you.

Amy works for a local family owned Grocery Chain in Northern KY and Great Cincinnati (13 stores) and oversees all food demo’s in each store as well as the Corp. Chef. She loves cooking for family and friends and teaching cooking classes in her stores. She also runs a blog – What’s Cooking with Chef Amy , check it out to get some great recipes and tips.

Now for those who held hopes of winning, I know this can easily throw you into despair.  First I would recommend that you read my blog to get some tips on how to handle that and second, I ask that you not give up hope.  We are giving…

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