Saturday, December 31, 2011

January 2012 Recipe of the Month!

We are doing something new (and exciting and tasty!) for all of you with our Recipes of the Month!

Starting on Monday, January 2nd we will have our Recipes of the Month in the shop for you to sample! The recipes will arrive at 1:00 pm, so come visit us on the first Monday of every month to try out our recipes! 

For January, we will have Peanut Butter M&M Cookies!

If these cookies don't look delicious and tempting, then I don't know what does!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Fun and Easy Treat!

Are you having a New Year's party with lots of friends and family? Well these candies are quick, simple, and fun to make! 

You only need three things:
A bag of Snyder's of Hanover Pretzels (the square ones)
A bag of Hershey's Hugs, Peppermint Kisses, or Plain Kisses
A bag of M&Ms

Preheat the oven to 175 F. Place the pretzels on the cookie sheet. Place an unwrapped hug or kiss on top of them. Bake for 5-6 minutes. Pull them out of the oven and place an M&M into the middle of the hug or kiss and push down. Sprinkle with red and green (or other coordinating colors) if desired.

Chill and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fun Ways to Reuse Wrapping Paper Tubes!

Well it seems as if the Holiday Season is upon us! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I did! My family came into town and we spent the entire Thanksgiving weekend enjoying being together. It seems it was only minutes after Thanksgiving dinner was over that talk of Christmas started to push through our conversation. And now Christmas is just 18 days away!

With all of the wrapping of gifts that is bound to happen, you will be left with tons of empty wrapping paper tubes. Typically, or I would imagine, you would just throw them out like I do. However, I came upon this website that has fun and creative ideas for re-using your wrapping paper tubes!
Things like making a tribal kazoo, an instant megaphone, maracas, and many more fun craft ideas to do with your kids or your grandkids can be found on the website. Click here for the link.
My niece will be with my family for Christmas and at the time she will be almost 2. So I know I'm going to sit down and cut up an old wrapping paper tube, and make a kazoo! I'll post pictures of our amazingly fun times with kazoos later.

And for some fun ideas on how to make beautiful holiday decor out of these empty tubes, click here.

With the holiday season on my mind, I just want to say how much I love this season! People are so friendly, kind, warm, and wrapped up in the spirit of giving. There almost seems to be a tangible happiness floating in the air, that if you merely think about the holidays, it wraps you up tightly. It's almost as if you are wrapped up in a warm, cozy blanket with a cup of hot chocolate. I have often thought how wonderful it would be to have this feeling all year! Amanda Bradley, a very successful poet and Literature professor shares my same feelings!
She said, "Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!"

So once the holiday season of 2011 is gone, and the new year of 2012 is upon us, lets make sure that we celebrate every day as if it were a holiday, and carry a warm and kind spirit with us wherever we go!

May your bobbin always be full,

Friday, December 2, 2011

December Recipe of the Month!

I know... this is the second cheesecake recipe... in a row. Can you tell I like cheesecake? 

Well for this month we have a delicious recipe from Food Network as our recipe of the month! 

Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars

Don't those look DELICIOUS?! Well, they are. Trust me.

Visit our website and click on the button that says, "Click here for your FREE recipe for Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars".

May your bobbin (and stomachs) always be full!