Christmas / Holidays
It seems that no matter what time of year it is, we are all looking forward to Christmas. This is a great time to gather with family, give each other gifts and eat delicious food.
Christmas is enjoyable for many, but it can also be stressful. Coming up with the perfect meals to serve, the perfect gifts to give and making other preparations can really start to weigh on you. That’s why Moms Who Think provides resources that will help keep you organized.
Gifts: Can’t think of the perfect gift to give that special someone? We have articles with gift ideas that will be ideal for any member of your family.
Food: Not sure what to serve on Christmas day? We provide recipes for delicious meals that will be perfect for your holiday table. From appetizers to entrees to desserts, we have it all.
Decorations: Need to get your house looking festive? We have ideas for decorations that can be made by hand and will be just right for getting your guests in the holiday mood. We even have a recipe for simmering potpourri which is sure to get your family and friends in the right spirit.
Checklist: That hardest part of organizing a Christmas celebration may be making sure that everything gets done! Our checklist will help you get prepared so that you have everything you need when you need it.
So, when the holidays are coming, don’t stress. Turn to Moms Who Think for great ideas that will help your celebration be a success.
Christmas Gift Ideas for MenUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
Christmas Gift Ideas for BabiesUpdated:
Having a new baby in the family for the holidays is fun and exciting! Celebrate the season with an excitement that only a child can bring by gifting your little one with gifts that they will enjoy exploring over the next year or two, or perhaps give them a gift they will keep with them […]Read more »
Christmas Gift Ideas for ToddlersUpdated:
Christmas with toddlers is SO. MUCH. FUN, and we’re ready to celebrate with the Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers Holiday Guide! They’re old enough to appreciate more tactical toys and creative concepts, but they’re not so old that they just want money or clothes (hello, teens!). Parents of toddlers typically want toys that keep […]Read more »
Christmas Gift Ideas for GirlsUpdated:
When you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for girls, it can sometimes be stressful trying to come up with the perfect gift. Below are 10 great options to spark your ideas. Whether your daughter is into sports, fashion, science, reading and beyond, there is something on this list that she’ll love. (And if you’re looking […]Read more »
Christmas Gift Ideas for BoysUpdated:
When you’re searching for Christmas gift ideas for boys, there are so many choices that it might feel overwhelming. However, as long as you know the boy you’re shopping for, you can narrow down options based on his interests. This gift list for boys includes a wide variety of options largely targeted for ages 6 […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Gift IdeasUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
Mini Grinch KabobsPublished:
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 […]Read more »
Christmas Brunch RecipesUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
Sausage and Egg Overnight CasseroleUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
Overnight Oatmeal BakePublished:
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 […]Read more »
Overnight French Toast BakePublished:
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 […]Read more »
Ham and Cheese Overnight CasserolePublished:
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 […]Read more »
Crock Pot Eggnog Monkey BreadPublished:
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 […]Read more »
Cranberry Orange Overnight Sour Cream CoffeecakePublished:
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 […]Read more »
Chai Pear Breakfast CakePublished:
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 […]Read more »
Christmas Stocking Stuffer IdeasUpdated:
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 & […]Read more »
Homemade Christmas OrnamentsPublished:
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. […]Read more »
Bead and Pipe Cleaner OrnamentsPublished:
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 […]Read more »
Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies Jar GiftPublished:
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 […]Read more »
Moms Relaxation BasketPublished:
Make a Mom’s Relaxation Basket Line a pretty basket with pastel tissue paper and fill with: Gourmet Coffee MixCoffee MugPaperback bookChocolatesDecorative bookmarkScented candleRead more »
Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Mix MugUpdated:
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 […]Read more »
Winter Warmth Gift BasketPublished:
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 […]Read more »
Movie Gift BasketPublished:
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.Read more »