Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Put them in a double sealed bag and let the kids pound away at them. Maybe this part is why they love the tradition so much. You want the chunks to be pretty small. If the peppermints are really hard....and some of the good ones are.....just put them in the blender. Then add the peppermints to some vanilla ice cream. I put the ice cream in a big bowl to melt while the peppermints are being crushed so they are easy to mix together. After you have stirred them together, scoop the ice cream back into its original container and put it back into the freezer. We like to serve it in chocolate bowls like the one in the photo (just ignore the mousse). I have seen the bowls at specialty food stores or they are easy to make yourself with some chocolate and balloons. Find the instructions here. Sprinkle some extra peppermints on the top and around the plate for presentation. A delicious tradition if you ask me! What are some of your holiday traditions?
Friday, December 19, 2008
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 T baking powder
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. currants or raisins
Add 1 1/4 c. heavy whipping cream. Stir lightly. Flour board. Dump mixture onto board and knead 7-8 times. Shape into a pie. Pat down. Score into pieces and cut. Line baking sheet or grease. Place the sconces individually on the baking sheet. Melt 3 T butter. Cover top and sides of each scone. Sprinkle the tops with sugar. Bake in a 425 degree preheated oven until tops are golden. ABOUT 12-15 minutes. Makes 8.
photo via Martha Stewart
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Soak either green or red seedless grapes in white wine and some lemon zest overnight. Take them out and place them directly on the cake plate or compote right before serving. Sprinkle with sugar. You can place them near the alcohol station or even use them as a centerpiece. Just be sure everyone knows the grapes are "drunk".
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Congrats Courtney! Thanks to everyone who signed up and to everyone for reading. I have received some amazing emails from people who are enjoying the gift guide and I just want to say thanks. I'm glad you like it and I hope it is giving you the inspiration you need this challenging holiday season. I'll be uploading for friends tomorrow!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Don't forget to leave a comment on yesterday's post so you will be included in the giveaway to celebrate the etsy opening. Today is the last day to have your name included.
Monday, December 8, 2008
When you are done commenting here, keep reading below. I have uploaded the next 2 pages in the guide. Today you will find for clients and corporate gifts.
Friday, December 5, 2008
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Place a ginger thin in the palm of your hands. Then make a wish. Using the index finger of your free hand, tap the cookie in the middle. Tradition states that if the ginger thin breaks in three places, your wish will come true. If the ginger thin does not break in three places, you'll just have to savor the cookie in smaller portions. Our wish for you is a holiday season filled with joy.
I have also used these as party favors. Just change the last sentence to whatever is appropriate for the occasion.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
A boy and his dog....both a little tired from all the excitement.
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