Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Year’s Cake


 

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2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Happy New Years Brownies


Dress up brownies with a little sparkle.

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Train Toy Box


My 4 year old grandson is a train nut, so when Michaels starting selling the unpainted wooden trains, I had to get one for him.  After lots of paint and printing out pictures from my printshop program I finally finished. … Continue reading

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Peppermint Brownies


Add a star of icing on your brownie squares then put some candy canes in a plastic baggie and crush and sprinkle on top.

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Brownie Tray for the Neighbors


It’s that time of year when I’m in the kitchen making an assortment of goodies for family and friends.  This year I started with all brownies, added some lightbulb candies (new mold from Michaels) and a candle on a festive … Continue reading

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Beaded Letter Opener


At Michaels I found this kit to make a letter opener.  The top screws off and you slip what ever type of beads you want for the handle and screw it back together.  I took this back to the office … Continue reading

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Chocolate Snowman Boxes


You can purchase this mold at KitchenKraft.com.  I made two different types, peppermint cream and milk chocolate.  I fill them with some chocolate gingerbread boys and MM’s and handed them out at work today.

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Chocolate Tool Box & Tools


Do you want to give dad something really different for Christmas?  How about a chocolate tool box and tools.  I purchased the mold from KitchenKraft.com.

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Giant Milk Chocolate Rice Krispy Gingerbread Men Candy Bars


These big guys are from a mold I purchased at Michaels last year.  I layered the first lay with chocolate then added Rice Krispies and covered with another layer of chocolate.  You can decorate with gum drops or MM’s either … Continue reading

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Memory Ornaments


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Santa Hat & Christmas Tree Brownies


These were made with a silicone baking pan.  The little brownie bites never last long enough to make it to any events.  My little helpers, my two grandkids, help with dusting them with powder sugar.  I think more sugar got … Continue reading

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Pirate’s Revenge – Stranded in the Cretaceous


Just released as a Kindle version on Amazon.com. The crew from the Ark Journey is back and cleaning up the mess the pirates made. They were able to outwit the pirates and save two hostages as well as their own … Continue reading

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Snowman Shaped Cupcakes


These happy little cupcakes were made in a special shaped pan that I picked up at the local thrift store.

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Mom’s Recipe Book


I made  this little book using my Mother-in-law’s recipes and pictures of the family gathering.  She loved it and took it everywhere with her so I had several more copies made to give out at Christmas to my daughter and … Continue reading

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