I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday! I did! I completed a huge amount of holiday shopping (I am so thrilled, and we had amazing family time!) Now it’s time to get back to the grind and think about work and kids (and more holiday organization). I made this recipe today for Expresso Fudge form the Cooking Channel Stars and mixology duo, Alie Ward & Georgia Hardstark. I will be making this homemade fudge recipe for teacher gifts and holiday get-togethers. This recipe is made with NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Espresso Intenso pods which adds to it’s great coffee flavor.
I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! I have already started on my holiday cards and holiday baking recipe list. my three kids and I love peppermint so I started researching some recipes and ideas for food gifts and desserts with Peppermint. Here are 7 favorite peppermint recipes and ideas starting with my Peppermint Milkshakes.
Star Mint Meringues via Better Homes & Gardens
Peppermint Bar Brownies via Love and Olive Oil
Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub via The Idea Room
Soft Peppermit Candy via Taste of Home
Peppermint Ice Cream Pie from Nestle Meals
Peppermint Protein Shake from Best Cleanse Recipes
There’s only one more week until Christmas, and if you need some last minute gift ideas, how about a Holiday Cookie Mix in a jar? This is really easy and fun activity to do with the kids, and everyone loves a homemade gift. My daughter, Leigh, put together most of these for me, and she had a blast! All you need is a few simple baking ingredients and a jar, and you can make a budget-friendly holiday gift for neighbors, teachers or anyone on your list. Happy holidays!
I can not believe that Hannukah started last night and Christmas is around the corner. I have been getting many calls and emails for ideas for holiday food gifts, and many of you were asking for my Homemade Cracker Jacks, Granola Bars and Peppermint Dark Hot Chocolate recipes. I gathered all of them here in this post for 5 of my favorite holiday food gifts. My daughter, Leigh, came up with this S’mores Kit (above). Just gather some graham crackers, marshmallows and graham crackers, and it is that easy. Stay tuned for NBC 13 “Daytime Alabama” this Friday, December 14th at 11:30 a.m when I’ll be Co-Hosting the show and sharing holiday food gift ideas and more.
Peppermint Dark Hot Chocolate via Ingredients, Inc.
Dark Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Cookies via Ingredients Inc.
Homemade Cracker Jacks via Ingredients, Inc.
All Natural Granola Bars via Ingredients, Inc.
Who loves cider? My 3 kids and I are addicted to my newest creation for Pomegranate Cider. It is a big hit with family and friends. I made it for Thanksgiving, and I wish I actually had made more. This is the type of recipe that you definitely want to have left-over. I have some really great news! I am so honored to be a part of the SC Johnson “Blogger panel” this year! I will be writing for their website on a monthly basis and sharing recipes, tips and more. They are a family-owned company, and they offer some of my most favorite, useful products in my kitchen and home. See SC Johnson’s website for this recipe and more of my posts! Stay tuned for more…
Happy December! I had such a fun weekend, starting with Friday night. I hosted a holiday party for my daughter and 13 of her friends, and I made my highly requested Peppermint Milkshakes. I served several desserts too, but these were the star. With only 3 ingredients, you can not go wrong with this recipe. I am amazed at the super creative peppermint recipes and creations I have seen across the internet, and I am so excited to share with you 10 favorite peppermint recipes and ideas. Here’s to a great month ahead and a joyous, healthy holiday season!
Peppermint Wreath via Dreamy Whites
Peppermint Patty Brownies via How Sweet It is
Peppermint Macaroons via Anna and Blue Paperie
Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes via Annie’s Eats
Peppermint Soap via Martha Stewart
Peppermint Hot Chocolate via Handmade Charlotte
No Bake Peppermint Patty Bars via Oh She Glows
Peppermint White Chocolate Truffles via My Madison Bistro
Misty Minty Peppermint Patties via Sweetapolita
Peppermint Cheesecake Bars via Liv Life
I get so excited when I get nice messages, emails and comments about my Pinterest boards. Sometimes photos and recipes actually stop me in my tracks, and I just am amazed at the talent and creativity on the internet. I thought I would share 5 new holiday recipe ideas that I am a huge fan of and can’t wait to make, starting with this Hot Cocoa Stir Sticks via Bridgey Widgey Life’s a Party. Enjoy these great holiday recipe ideas!