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 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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Kids Craft Basket

Make a Kids Craft Basket Fill a plastic crate or box with: colored papercrayonsstickerspipe cleanersbuttonspom-pomswhite glue or glue sticksafety scissorswooden shapeswobbly eyeskid sized craft apron (recycle one of dads shirts)sparkles

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Fun and Meaningful Christmas Traditions

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Before we get into all my favorite Christmas traditions, here’s your reminder to activate your cash back with Ebates. If you are doing ANY online shopping this year, this is going to save you lots of money! It’s free and it’s my favorite way to find current store promo codes as well as get money […]

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Ham Recipes Christmas

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Ham Recipes Ham is the perfect symbol of a holiday meal, perfection in a main course. Glazed with adornments like cloves, exotic fruit, criss-cross cuts or spiraling…they have an elegant quality that appeals to everyone at a holiday table. Once you have a ham, the ham recipe you choose is completely up to your own […]

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Christmas Ham Recipe

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Christmas Ham Ingredients: 12-16 pound fully cooked whole ham (bone in) 20 oz. Can crushed pineapple, undrained 1/2 cup apple jelly 2 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon corn starch 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: 1. Put all ingredients, except ham, in a saucepan. Stir until corn starch dissolves. Bring to a boil. 2. Simmer about […]

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Chocolate Pinwheels Recipe

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Chocolate Pinwheels Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup Butter1 1/2 cup Confectioner’s Sugar1 Egg3 cups Flour1/4 teaspoon Salt1/4 cup cocoa (for HALF the dough) Directions: 1. Mix butter, sugar and egg. Stir in flour and salt. Divide dough in half. Stir 1/4 cocoa into HALF the dough. Refrigerate one hour. 2. On a floured pastry cloth, roll […]

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Pecan Sandies Recipe

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Pecan Sandies Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1/3 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons water 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped pecans 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar Directions: 1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the water and vanilla. 2. Stir in the flour […]

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Kolachky Recipe

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Kolachky Ingredients: 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature 2 cups unsalted butter, softened 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 pound chopped walnuts 1 egg 1/2 cup honey 1 (12 ounce) can poppy seed filling 1 egg white 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting Directions: 1. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese and […]

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Chocolate Toffee Bars Recipe

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Chocolate Toffee Bars Ingredients: 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, melted Topping Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans   Directions: 1. Combine crumbs, brown sugar and butter. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x […]

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Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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Thumbprint Cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup packed brown sugar1 cup butter, softened1 teaspoon vanilla2 egg yolks1/2 teaspoon salt2 cups all-purpose flour2 egg whites2 cups finely chopped nuts10 tablespoons jam or jelly (any flavor) Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350º. Beat brown sugar, butter, vanilla and egg yolk in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, […]

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Snowball Cookies Recipe

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Snowball Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped pecans 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. Cream the butter with 1/2 cup of the confectioners’ sugar and […]

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Spritz Cookies Recipe

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Spritz Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 3 egg yolks 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: 1. Mix the butter or margarine, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. Add the flour and mix by hand. 2. Spoon into cookie press and press onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies Recipe

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk 32 Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses, unwrapped Directions: 1. Preheat oven to […]

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Scotcharoos Recipe

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Scotcheroos Ingredients: 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup white sugar 1 1/2 cups peanut butter 6 cups crisp rice cereal 1/2 cup butterscotch chips 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips Directions: 1. Generously butter a 9×13 inch baking pan. Set aside. 2. In a large pot, mix together corn syrup, sugar, and peanut butter. Cook […]

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Molasses Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Molasses Sugar Cookies Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups shortening 2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup molasses 2 eggs 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon salt Directions: 1. Melt the shortening in a large pan on the stove, and cool. 2. […]

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Springerele Cookie Recipe

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Springerele Ingredients: 4 eggs 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups white sugar 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup anise seed Directions: 1. Beat eggs in large mixing bowl until very light. 2. Add sugar and butter. Cream together until light and fluffy. 3. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. […]

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Christmas Turkey

Christmas Turkey Recipes

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Turkey Recipes You’ll love the tantalizingly delicious turkey recipes at the end of the turkey cooking guide. Turkey at a holiday meal is always a favorite, the smell of a turkey roasting in the oven is a memory many have of the holidays. When you are the cook however, it can be downright anxiety-inducing! You […]

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Red Hot Baked Apples

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Red Hot Candy Apples have the taste of nostalgia and the comfort of a homemade apple pie.

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Pumpkin Torte

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Pumpkin Torte is a great alternative to pumpkin pie while keeping that great seasonal taste.

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Pumpkin Pudding

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Pumpkin Pudding

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Pumpkin Pie Squares

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Pumpkin Pie Squares are almost as easy to make as they are to eat! Try these varieties.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dessert

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dessert appeals to pumpkin pie fans and those who love decadent cheesecake.

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Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

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Pumpkin Cranberry Bars, yum! Chewy, flavorful, sweet, but not too sweet. Just right!

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