Choco-Mint Freeze: My Absolute FAVORITE Dessert

Growing up, I can't remember a time when my mom didn't make Choco-Mint Freeze for our Christmas dessert. The combination of chocolate and peppermint is one of my favorites, right behind chocolate and peanut butter. And winter is the only time of year when peppermint stick ice cream is available. The buttery graham cracker crust and sweet chocolate with pecans over peppermint ice cream will not disappoint. And I like that you make it in advance and freeze it so you don't have the stress of preparing it on Christmas Day. My husband and I now host my family for Christmas, so making Choco-Mint Freeze is one tradition which I have continued. I can't think of another dessert that would mean Christ

Stove Top Potpourri

Do you like making holiday gifts from the kitchen? What do you usually make? This week at my MOPS meeting (Mothers of Preschoolers) we made these cute stove top potpourri bags. I LOVE this idea! Have you made these before? What ingredients did you add? It’s quick, easy, and the kids can help make them! Plus, it’s calorie free since you don’t eat it (and smells AH-mazing!)! Stove Top Potpourri 1 gift bag 1 clothes pin 1 clementine or mandarin orange 1 cinnamon stick 1-2 T. whole cloves 1-2 cups whole fresh cranberries 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary Holiday sticker Sticker to write usage directions Place the clementine, cinnamon, cloves, and cranberries in the gift bag. Close bag and secure with a

Spicy Pecans

I have a confession to make: I completely forgot to buy a gift for my son’s preschool teacher’s birthday in November....and I am the volunteer room parent. The preschool director sent me a nice, friendly reminder email. So, that night, I quickly hopped online and bought a gift card. But I wish I had remembered this recipe for these spicy pecans too! I had all the ingredients on-hand and could have “beefed up” that gift card. So, this one is going in my “quick recipes and gifts” folder. It’s a great gift and snack! But, be careful.. it can be quite yummy and addicting This Spicy Pecans recipe is from the Earthbound Farms Cookbook “Food to Live By”. It’s another good recipe for the kids to


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