Archive for November, 2012

November 30th, 2012

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cake

Seriously, is tomorrow really December 1st?  I know that is what the calendar says, but what happened to the rest of the year?  Where did it all go?  I still have to get out my Christmas decorations.  Hopefully everyone else is better prepared than I am.  Of course, I am in the full swing of holiday eating; there is no shortage of delicious food laying around my house….

Who doesn’t love a little dark chocolate every now and then. This cake is rich and moist, it is great because it is so simple. It uses a cake mix, and can

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November 29th, 2012

Blue Cheese-Apricot Bites

It is definitely that time of year when our schedules fill up with Holiday Parties. Whether or not you are hosting or just contributing to the menu, we need food that is dressed to impress. These bite size appetizers are sweet and savory; creamy and crunchy.  These little gems will be a hit where ever they are served.

Blue Cheese-Apricot Bites


2 tsp. butter
2 Tbls. finely chopped walnuts
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. snipped fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, finely crushed
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola, Roquefort, or other blue cheese (1 ounce)
1 ounce cream cheese

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November 28th, 2012

Hot Vanilla with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Chocolate and Vanilla are two classic flavors.  So many desserts are chocolate or vanilla.  Ice cream can be chocolate or vanilla, same with cake.  But why is it we always drink hot chocolate?  Have you ever had hot vanilla?  It tastes so warm and comforting just like the chocolate version. 

Chocolate whipped cream is just as easy to make as the original.  Topping off the Hot Vanilla with a little whipped chocolate never hurts, so next time you need something to warm you up, give the Hot Vanilla a try.

Hot Vanilla


1 cup milk
2 tsp. sugar

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November 26th, 2012

Christmas Blessings Mix with Printable Tags

Let the Christmas Season begin!   Some of you may remember or have used our Thanksgiving Blessings Mix.  Because it has been so popular and because we had a request from one of our followers, we decided to create a Christmas Blessings Mix.  We hope that it provides you a simple and easy way to share the love and blessings of Christmas.

Just mix the ingredients below {amounts will vary according to the number and size of your containers} and attach the printable gift tags or snack bag toppers to make a beautiful and meaningful Christmas gift!

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November 21st, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!   We’ll be back Monday to with more delicious ideas for the holidays.

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