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 extract and butter combined with all purpose flour. Gumdrop candies give the cookies some extra…

Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge

Bailey's Irish Cream Fudge - Just plain delicious!

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. Making Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge The fudge is easy to do.  If you don’t have Bailey’s Irish Cream on hand, try my Homemade Bailey’s recipe. It tastes good, is easy…

DIY Cinnamon and Nut Wreath

DIY Cinnamon Nut Wreath.

This is the time of the year when most homes have wreaths on their front doors. But before you add your Christmas themed wreath, how about this Cinnamon nut wreath? October 22 is national nut day.  Since we’ll be using nuts as a decoration on the wreath, it’s a good day to get it started.…

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 mix 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts 9 inch baking pan 1 can of vanilla frosting…

DIY Pine Cone Christmas Trees

DIY Pine Cone Christmas Trees

Fast and Easy Pine Cone Christmas Trees These do it yourself Christmas Trees are my favorite kind of project.  They make use of things in the house and garden and require very little in the way of anything that needs to be bought at retail.  The grand total for these three trees cost me $2…

Meringue Christmas Stocking Cookies

Meringue Christmas Stocking Cookies

These delicious Christmas stocking cookies will be the highlight of your Christmas dessert table. The meringue cookies are brimming with the flavors of cream cheese and cranberries and are so pretty and festive. I love the texture of meringue cookies. They have a melt in your mouth thing going on that is very appealing, but…

DIY Clay Pot Candle Holders

DIY Clay Pot Candle Holders

Gardeners will love these Christmas candle holders. The main part of the design is made by recycling old terracotta pots. Candles have become a part of the Christmas holiday decor so it’s always fun to do another DIY project involving them. (See my easy DIY peppermint candle project here.) Make Your Own Terracotta Pot Candle…

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 of butter flavored shortening 1 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of honey 1 egg 1/2…

Christmas Ornament Rescue

7 DIY ornament rescues. Turn trash into treasures

Renew Worn out Decorations with an Ornament Rescue We’ve all been there.  You open up your boxes of Christmas ornaments, only to find that many of them look ready for the trash. Perhaps they have rubbed together and the surface has scratched, or the ornament is just too plain and needs an extra something.  Maybe…

The Traditions of Christmas Greenery

The History of Christmas Greenery - the Christmas tree, wreath, holly, mistletoe and more

Each year during the festive season, our homes get decorated with all manner of holiday greenery.  Whether it be holly and ivy, Christmas trees of fir or spruce, Mistletoe balls and sprigs, or other forms of holiday greenery, our homes seem to always get the extra decor. What is the Story behind Christmas Greenery? Did…

Pine Cone & Ever Green Candle Bowl

DIY Wooden Candle bowl with holiday greenery

This lovely candle bowl is simple to do and very elegant when displayed.  It will make a lovely addition to any holiday table and is low enough for conversation too. Candles have become a part of the Christmas holiday decor so it’s always fun to do another DIY project involving them. (See my easy DIY…

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   Save Print Ingredients 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened ¼ cup (1/2…

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Plaque

This DIY Thanksgiving dinner menu plaque tells your holiday guests what is on the menu for the celebration.

Let your holiday guests know what will be on the menu with this Thanksgiving dinner menu plaque. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to gather your loved ones and make a meal from your heart that you know they will love.  Let your dinner guests know what is on the menu with this stylish Thanksgiving…

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 for surface Red food coloring 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract

White Chenille Pumpkins

White Chenille Pumpkins

DIY Cenille Pumpkins There are, honestly, not many Halloween decoration that I would consider displaying in my home.  I did when my daughter was younger but those days have passed now. When I saw this lovely Chenille pumpkin set on Erin Art and Gardens I was impressed. This was something that I would display with…

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 room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon large egg…

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 (1¼ cups) of caster sugar 100g (1/2 cup) of brown sugar 3 large eggs 1…

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 had it on their site and every site that shared it linked to a page…