Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens & College

Christmas Gift Ideas for Teenage and College Girls

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With so many gift ideas to choose from, it can be hard to narrow the selection to accommodate the teenage or college-age girl in your life. Based on her needs, preferences, and personality, you’re able to determine the best possible gift ideas with consideration to the budget you set for gift-giving this year. If you […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens & College

Christmas Gift Ideas for Teenage and College Boys

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Shopping for everyone on your Christmas list can be difficult. It’s hard to know what everyone likes, wants, or needs. Coming up with Christmas Gift Ideas For Teenage & College-Age Boys can be particularly tricky. You want to give gifts that are useful and functional, but you also want the gift to be something the […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

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Buying the right Christmas presents for the special women in your life can be a daunting task. Most guides to Christmas gift ideas for women assume a “one size fits all approach,” in which it is presumed that you can purchase the same types of presents for any woman in your life. But the key […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

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There is an old saying “What do you get the man who has everything.” This article has been written with the express purpose of helping you figure out what to get the special men in your life. Whether you are shopping for your father, your husband, your adult children or even male coworkers, odds are […]

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Christmas Cookie Gift Ideas

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Christmas Cookie Gift Ideas Baked goods are a wonderful gift to give to neighbors, coworkers, or teachers around the holidays. Whether you like to give something homemade and aren’t necessarily all that ‘crafty’ or you’re on a budget this year but don’t want to skip those important people who help make your life better throughout […]

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Eggnog Recipes

Eggnog Recipes

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Eggnog Recipes Non-Alcoholic Cooked Eggnog Recipe Ingredients: 6 large eggs plus 2 yolks½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar¼ teaspoon salt4 cups whole milk1 tablespoon vanilla extract½ teaspoon nutmeg¼ cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaksAdditional nutmeg for garnish Directions: 1. Combine eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a heavy 3- or 4-quart pan, whisking […]

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Mini Grinch Kabobs

Mini Grinch Kabobs

Mini Grinch Kabobs   Ingredients:  1 cup washed and dried green seedless grapes1 cup strawberries, tops trimmed1 cup sliced bananas1 cup mini marshmallowsToothpicks Directions: 1. On each toothpick stack 1 grape, 1 strawberry cut side touching grape, banana slice, and marshmallow. 2. If you have an edible food marker, draw little Grinch faces on each […]

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Christmas Brunch

Christmas Brunch Recipes

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Christmas Breakfast Recipes Whether you’re hosting the entire family or it’s just mom, dad, and the kids, we have collected some very tasty breakfast casseroles to try out this year. Want to start out the night before or if you’re always the first up, we have both. Sweet or savory, or maybe make one of […]

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Sausage and Egg Overnight Casserole

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Sausage and Egg Overnight Casserole Ingredients: 2 (12 ounce) packages breakfast sausage links 1 cup chopped green onions 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 (4 ounce) can diced mild green chilies ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 (30 ounce) package frozen shredded hash browns 1½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese 12 eggs 1 cup milk ½ […]

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Overnight Oatmeal Bake

Overnight Oatmeal Bake   Ingredients:  ⅓ cup half-and-half1 tablespoon firmly packed dark brown sugar1 teaspoon butter, melted1 teaspoon vanillaCooking spray3½ cups water2 cups uncooked rolled oats2 medium sweet apples, such as Fuji or Gala, cut into ½ inch pieces (about 2 cups)⅓ cup raisins2 teaspoons apple pie spice¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: 1. In a […]

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Overnight French Toast Bake

Overnight French Toast Bake   Ingredients:  1 loaf French bread8 large eggs2 cups heavy whipping cream1 cup milk2 tablespoons sugar2 teaspoons vanilla½ teaspoon cinnamon¼ teaspoon nutmeg⅛ teaspoon salt  Topping:1 cup butter1 cup packed light brown sugar1 cup chopped pecans2 tablespoons light corn syrup¾ teaspoon cinnamon¼ teaspoon nutmeg Directions: 1. Slice the bread into 20 1-inch […]

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Ham and Cheese Overnight Casserole

Ham and Cheese Overnight Casserole

Ham and Cheese Overnight Casserole   Ingredients:  11 ounce package baby spinach8 large eggs1 cup milk2 tablespoons Dijon mustard1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary¼ teaspoon ground pepper4 cups whole grain bread1 cup diced ham steak½ cup chopped jarred roasted red peppers¾ cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese Directions: 1. In a large covered saucepan, heat spinach […]

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Crock Pot Eggnog Monkey Bread

Crock Pot Eggnog Monkey Bread   Ingredients: 3 containers refrigerated biscuits, separated and cut in half1½ cups eggnog1 egg, lightly beaten1½ teaspoons cinnamon, divided1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: 1. Line a 4- to 5-quart crock pot with aluminum foil and grease with shortening. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggnog, egg, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and […]

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Cranberry Orange Overnight Sour Cream Coffeecake

Cranberry Orange Overnight Sour Cream Coffeecake   Ingredients: Streusel:⅓ cup packed light brown sugar⅓ cup granulated sugar⅓ cup all-purpose flour4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces and chilled1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped Cake:3 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon grated orange zest¼ teaspoon […]

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Chai Pear Breakfast Cake

Chai Pear Breakfast Cake   Ingredients: 3 medium pears, peeled, halved, cored, and sliced½ cup packed brown sugar¼ cup butter, softened2 teaspoons ground ginger¾ cup packed brown sugar½ cup butter, softened1 egg½ cup molasses2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon ground cinnamon½ teaspoon baking powder¼ teaspoon salt½ cup warm strong-brewed chai teaGreek yogurt, optionalGround […]

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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Need some ideas to fill those stockings with care? We’re here to help! The following are lists of tiny treasures to put in your loved ones’ stockings this year. Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Toddlers Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Boys Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Girls Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teenage & […]

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Homemade Christmas Ornament

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Homemade Christmas Ornaments There are about a bazillion ways to make a homemade ornament;one favorite is the popcorn glass ball. Buy a box of plain, clear glass tree ornaments. You an often find them at the dollar store during the holiday season. Take off the metal top, and fill the ball 1/3 full of popcorn. […]

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Bead and Pipecleaner Ornaments

Bead and Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

Bead and Pipe Cleaner Ornaments Christmas ornaments made from ordinary pipe cleaners and inexpensive acrylic beads are very pretty and easy to make. To make the bead and pipe cleaner ornaments, you need common pipe cleaners in desired colors and acrylic beads. Two types of beads are particularly effective when strung on pipe cleaners. One […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies Jar Gift

Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies in a Jar Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed2 cups quick cooking oatmeal3/4 cup raisins Assembly: 1. Sift together flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking soda and salt, then place in the […]

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Mom's Relaxation Basket

Moms Relaxation Basket

Make a Mom’s Relaxation Basket Line a pretty basket with pastel tissue paper and fill with: Gourmet Coffee MixCoffee MugPaperback bookChocolatesDecorative bookmarkScented candle

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Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Mix Mug

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Mix Mug

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Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Mix in a Mug Ingredients: 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup sugar 1 Tablespoon finely chopped pecans or walnuts Directions: Measure into small Ziploc baggie, seal & shake to combineMeasure into a separate small baggie 5 Crushed peppermint candies & 1/2 cup mini marshmallows. Place in a Mug lined with […]

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Winter Warmth Gift Basket

Winter Warmth Gift Basket

Winter Warmth Gift Basket Fill a white basket with the following: *Homemade Peppermint Cocoa Mix Ingredients: 3 (4 1/2-inch) peppermint sticks1 cup powdered sugar1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa Measure all ingredients into a blender, grind until powdery and well blended.Vacuum seal mix or store covered.Per Mug: 1/4 cup mix, boiling water to […]

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Movie Gift Basket

Movie Gift Basket

Movie Gift Basket Place the following in a popcorn tub or dollar store colorful bowl: Microwave popcornA couple boxes of movie theater candyA bottle of their favorite soft drinkA classic DVD or a movie rental gift card Other gift ideas: Home made beauty aids, bath salts or a Rubber band airplane.

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candy cane bath salts

Candy Cane Bath Salts

Candy Cane Bath Salts Ingredients: 3 cups of Epsom salts3 Teaspoons of Sweet Almond Oil9 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil1 drop of red food coloring ( more if you like)1 drop of green food coloring To Decorate: several jars with turn lids or cork sealsred, green and white Christmas ribbonseveral gift tags shaped like candy […]

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