Monday, November 30, 2015

Homemade Holidays

I love holiday shopping. The decorations, the buzz in the air, the required pit stops for cocoa — it all serves to put me in the mood for sharing presents with my loved ones! And once the crowds get to be a bit too much for me, I head home to my kitchen and really get to work on the gift-giving season.
You see, one of my favorite things is to give DIY Chirstmas gifts, especially the homemade and edible variety. I like to personalize them to my friends’ taste preferences (last year I gave one cookie-dough fanatic a tub of egg-free dough) and try new things to keep it interesting for everyone involved.
Making gifts from the kitchen is extra-special because you took the time to craft something just for them! It doesn’t matter how easy it is; from cookie mixes to soft caramels, your recipients will be thinking of your tasty treats long after the wrapping paper has been hauled to the curb.

First on my list this year? This delectable Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, a better-for-you version of that popular spread. Learn how with this short video. 

Edible Homemade Happiness
  • Tie up bundles of baked goods with holiday ribbon, or add a cheerful scrap of fabric screwed onto to canning jar lids.
  • Use our printable gift tags!
  • Keep a stash of gifts handy for unexpected guests or last-minute party invitations. Items that last longer, like jams or flavored salts, are ideal, just in case you don’t give them out!
  • Have a gift-making party where you and your friends create multiple kinds of homemade gifts. Split projects between attendees, and let everyone take home a few of each kind for maximum gift-giving potential!
  • Be sure to list ingredients and note if the gift is appropriate for those who are vegan, gluten free or nut free. Keeping the special diet gifts separate will help!
  • Let your recipient know if there is a “best by” date. Homemade vanilla sugar lasts forever, but chocolate-covered fruits don’t!
Here are just a few of my favorite homemade gifts from the kitchen.
Get more recipes for gifts from the kitchen and find inspiration in our online holiday guide.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you  A quick post between cooking and eating to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving, and to let you know that I am grateful to each of you for all your kind and sweet comments and for visting me.  Today we are eating Potluck Thanksgiving at my inlaws, and dinner with my family. Then I am cooking an After Thanksgiving brunch.I want to wish you all the most wonderful Thanksgiving today and I’ll see you back tomorrow with the suprise recipe about something that I truly dislike. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Oh My Heartsie Girls Wonderful Wednesday's #56

Oh My Heartsie Girls Wonderful Wednesdays

Hello dear Friends, and Happy Tuesday! Hope you enjoyed your weekend!
Ours was quite busy, but we had some really fun times!
Baking cookies, a rummage sale, seeing the 'Peanuts movie', 
and taking in the sights and smellls of hundreds of gorgeous blooms 
at the PSWD Rose Convention.

For the month of December,
 I will have some really fun and inspiring crafts and recipes coming up!
If you missed last week, here is what I have been up to!

Our Favorite Holiday Green Bean recipe

Last week's party was Ah-Mazingly so much Fun!
I love making new friends and seeing everything you have been working on!
Thank you all, so much for joining in and partying with us!!!

If you are new to the party, this is where many bloggers can link up their favorite crafts, Diy, recipes and more posts.  You will find amazing and creative projects, inspiration and DIYs.  This party is also a fantastic way to meet and make some new friends, as well as a great way to get more exposure and traffic to your website. I showcase and share many of your creative ideas on social media,  mostly Pinning and Tweeting your posts; I also share on Facebook! 
Let's get this party started!


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Karren-Host // Oh My Heartsie Girl // Christmas Staircases Decorated // I have captured some wonderful ideas for decorating staircases.
Co-Host Evija Roberts// From Evija With Love // My Take on the November's Theme - Take a Seat // My idea for the ‘ Take a Seat’ challenge was that I wanted to create a cool seating area for ME where I could ‘TAKE A SEAT’, sit and stay there! So here is what I did..... Twitter | Bloglovin | Google+ | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram Divider 989321gyey13hzitTwo Chicks and a Mom 
Co-Host Donna Wirthlin // Two Chicks And A Mom // Our Family Christmas Traditions #1// Many families have traditions, whether for a holiday or otherwise. One of our family's Christmas Eve traditions is the reading of "The Other Wiseman" and I hope you enjoy my summary.
Co-Host Ashleigh // Simply Wright // Reading Book Nook // I've created a neat, cozy & inexpensive reading area for my kids! Have a look! 
Co-Host Christine // Cherishing A Sweet Life // Christmas Mason Jar Candles// These festive Christmas MasonJar candles are not only seriously easy to make, but cost less than $5 each! They would make great gifts to have on hand for teachers, friends at work, hostess gifts for those Holiday parties going on this Season. They do, also brighten up the Holidays! If you like candles and mason jars as much as I do you are going to love making these. Not to mention they were a ton of fun to make! 
Co-Host Christine Mello // Must Love Home // Spicy Squash Seeds Recipe// Do you like pumpkin seeds? If so, you will love these Spicy Squash Seeds! They are a little smaller than pumpkin seeds, and really crisp up when they are roasted. Cajun Seasoning and Sugar take them over the top! Twitter | Bloglovin | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest Divider 989321gyey13hzitThe FAblous Journey
♥The Fabulous Journey // An Afternoon On Haji Lane // I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon on Haji Lane in Singapore...awesome shopping and colorful architecture!
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