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Friday, December 22, 2017

Holiday Sweets 2017


This year I made my families tradition the Buckeye candies, sugar cookies, and Snicker doodles but I added a few tasty treats like the Chocolate covered strawberries from my earlier post, this year I decided to indulge in a treat I love! White chocolate (almond bark) covered pretzels! I used sugar cookie sprinkles on them before the chocolate dried.

 I must say I started with drizzling of the white chocolate on my already chocolate covered strawberries to make them pretty, and then I started dunking pretzels. Once I made it through all the white chocolate I still had plenty of pretzels left over for the kids to snack on while they wait on dinner to be ready! :)

Chocolate Covered Strawberries


Today I realized I had no idea why I bought the strawberries. Once you get started shopping for holiday dinner and treats you kind of lose yourself with so many choices. I already knew I was going to be making Buckeye Candy a holiday treat tradition going back to when I was a child. So when I finished making my candy I had some melted chocolate left over and decided to dip the strawberries in it. They looked like something out of a high end candy shop if you ask me!

Unfortunately, it was my first time making these and I was told the strawberries became soft after a day or two. But they sure look so darn pretty, don't they?

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Iced Sugar Cookies 2017


My daughter and I are required to make iced sugar cookies every year or my husband turns into a Grinch. This year we went with holiday trees similar to last years design and we also chose wreaths. My daughter had the brilliant idea of using the Tupperware cookie cutter tool we used for stars on our trees, to cut circles out of the center of the wreaths, that didn't work out but the idea was so good we used the lid from the sugar sprinkles container instead. My photos do not do them justice, it was pretty late into the night when I took the photos. :) 




Monday, November 27, 2017

Homemade Apple Pie with Pillsbury Crust


Seriously, when the pie looks like that in the oven, you know it is going to be good! This is homemade apple filling, but I cheated on the crust on this pie, since I used my homemade crusts for Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pies, I bought Pillsbury pre-made crusts for this pie, and look how well it turned out! It tastes even better than it looks, and I have never been someone who likes cooked apples. But this time it was so good!

Mini Apple Crisp Tarts



 I had left over dough from Homemade Turkey Pot Pie. I put it in muffin pans, to make this! Mini Apple Crisp Tarts! Topped with a brown sugar, pecan, and butter mix that was baked onto the tart, and then add a drop of cool whip! 

Sunday, August 27, 2017