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20+ Fudge Recipes for the Holidays

20+ holiday fudge recipes at thegardeningcook.com

23 Holiday Fudge Recipes Do you love fudge? So do I.  I don’t eat it during the year because I just don’t have a lot of control when it comes to fudge. But during the holiday season, I always have…

Pumpkin Recipes for Thanksgiving

Round up of Pumpkin Recipes from Soup to Drinks!

It is that time of the year. The pumpkins are everywhere and it’s time to think of new and tasty ways to use them after the carving is done and it’s time to think ahead to Thanksgiving. These pumpkin recipes…

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Printable Recipe – Vegan Peanut butter fudge. This recipe for vegan peanut butter fudge is easy to do and makes delicious fudge very quickly. Many sweet treats can not be made easily for vegan diets because vegans do not eat…

Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

Festive Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

Printable Recipe:  Gumdrop Cookies These festive gumdrop cookies are easy to make and very tasty. They would make a lovely addition to your annual cookie exchange. The cookies are full of flavor with a nice mixture of brown sugar, vanilla…

Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge

Bailey's Irish Cream Fudge - Just plain delicious!

Printable Recipe – Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge Are you looking for an idea for a great handmade Christmas present?  This recipe for Bailey’s Irish cream fudge is sure to please your friends. The fudge is easy to do.  If you…

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

Indian Corn Cake Centerpiece This do it yourself project for Indian Corn cakes will really brighten up your Thanksgiving table.   The cakes are authentic looking and are easy to make. To make this project, you will need: 1 yellow cake…

Meringue Christmas Stocking Cookies

Meringue Christmas Stocking Cookies

Printable Recipe:  Meringue Christmas Stocking Cookies These delicious meringue stocking cookies will be the highlight of your Christmas dessert table. The cookies are brimming with the flavors of cream cheese and cranberries and are so pretty and festive. The base…

DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments

DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments

DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments These Christmas cookie ornaments do double duty. They can be made as Christmas cookies and also used to decorate your tree with a few extra steps. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature 1/3 cup…

Candy Cane Cream Cheese Spread

Candy Cane Cream Cheese Spread

This festive cream cheese spread will put your party goers in a great mood. The spread is shaped like a candy cane but won’t stay that way long! This recipe has been shared from McCormick. Candy Cane Cream Cheese Spread…

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

What a great cookie these twisted candy canes would be to take your traditional Christmas cookie swap! Ingredients 1 box sugar cookie mix 1/2 stick butter, melted 1 egg 1/3 cup softened cream cheese 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus additional…

Chocolate-Mint Evergreen Christmas Tree Cookies

Chocolate-Mint Evergreen Christmas Tree Cookies

These lovely Christmas cookies have a mint puffy frosting tree and nonpareil and sprinkles for ornaments.  They would make a great addition to a Christmas cookie swap. Ingredients 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at…

Candy Cane Cake

Candy Cane Cake

What a festive cake this would make for your Christmas table.  It is so pretty and delicate looking~but when you cut into it, you get the red velvet surprise. Ingredients   RED VELVET CAKE: 170g (6 oz) of butter 280g…

Banana Marshmallow Santa Head Treat

My Banana Marshmallow Santa hat EPIC FAIL DIY project.

Not all projects work out the way I intend them to and this cute little marshmallow banana Santa Head is definite proof of that. I found this cute project on Pinterest last year.  The website Creative Kid Snacks, no longer…

Sweet Christmas Angel Cookies

Christmas Angel Cookies

Printable Recipe:  Sweet Christmas Angel Cookie Recipe These sweet angel cookies are as much fun to make as they are delicious and cute. The kids will really enjoy making them with you. To make the cookies you will need to…

Pigs in a Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Recipe

Pigs in a Pilgrim Hat

Printable Recipe:  Pigs in a Pilgrim Hat These cute Pilgrim hats are a variation on the old “pigs in a blanket” appetizer, except in this case the pigs are all dressed up for Thanksgiving. The recipe is fun and easy…

Rice Krispie Candy Corn Turkey Balls

Rice Krispie Candy Corn Turkey Balls

These adorable Rice Krispie Thanksgiving Turkey balls are so sweet.  Let the kids help you make them, but they may not make it to the table! Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine 1 10-ounce package of regular marshmallows OR 4 cups…

Cute Turkey Cupcakes

Cute Turkey Cupcakes

DIY Thanksgiving Project: Turkey Cupcakes There are many ideas on the internet for Thanksgiving inspired desserts but these cute Turkey cupcakes are very special. To make the cupcakes, you will need the following supplies: Duncan Hines Chocolate Cake mix –…

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ghost Sandwiches

Your child will love this Ghost Sandwich! Transform an ordinary sandwich into a Halloween work of art that your child will love to eat. Just make your sandwich, use a ghost shaped cookie cutter to cut off the crusts and…

Christopher Columbus Jello Boats

Christopher Columbus jello ships

Columbus Day Snack:  Christopher Columbus Sailing Ships This cute snack is a great idea to send to your child’s school to celebrate Columbus day. The recipe is simple.  Just use blue jello cups, add a skewer (could even be a…

Marshmallow Turkey Cookies

Marshmallow Turkey Cookie

Printable Recipe – Marshmallow Turkey Cookies If you love to decorate cookies, this recipe for Marshmallow Turkey cookies is for you. The cookies are made with a store bought chocolate marshmallow cookie, some short breads, frosting and a steady hand!…

10 best Halloween Recipes

10 Favorite Halloween Recipes

Whip up a Fright with one of these Halloween Recipes Looking for a neat recipe for your Halloween party this year?  Why not try one of these great ideas? All are fairly easy to do and will delight both the…

Mini Christmas Pizzas

Mini Christmas Pizzas

What could be more fun that pizza at Christmas time?  Why, Mini Christmas pizzas, I think!  Use your cookie cutters to turn an ordinary pizza into a special treat. I found these adorable pizzas on Rhodes, and thought I would…

Lemon Shortbreads Recipe

Lemon Shortbreads Recipe

What a lovely choice these lemon shortbread cookies would make for your Christmas cookie exchange! Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1…

Beer Cheese Stuffed Pretzel for Oktoberfest

Beer Cheese Stuffed Pretzel for Oktoberfest

Celebrate Oktoberfest and National Pretzel Day with these Beer and cheese stuffed pretzels from Pillsbury.  Ready in just 30 minutes!  Ingredients 1 can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz) 1 egg 1…

Turkey Veggie Platter

Turkey Veggie Platter

This is the time of the year when the pounds get packed on with all the holiday eating.  This cute centerpiece of veggies still has a Thanksgiving flair but none of the empty calories from sugary concoctions. Ingredients: Romaine or…