Hope everyone had a great Christmas and not too stuffed to come party with us tonight... We are still ready to party and see all your great uses for any leftovers you may have...
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
I have to tell you a secret... I don't like the taste of eggnog alone..... BUT... I do like the taste of it in baking and in my coffee. And what could be better for you Christmas morning coffee then a Gingerbread Eggnog Mocha Latte.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
One week to Christmas are you prepared? Me, I am not really going to be doing anything special, so I guess I am ready. Although I haven't really got lots done, I love checking out all the links that have been left on our parties. I am sure there will be more today...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Gingerbread HouseGingerbread houses originated in Germany in the 1600's. They became even more popular after the story of Hansel and Gretel written by the Brothers Grimm. No one knows for sure if gingerbread houses came first or if the story came first.
Building a gingerbread house is a tradition in many houses. Although these houses are not always made of gingerbread anymore. You can make them using graham crackers, shredded wheat and even make a house out of non-edible materials like cardboard and sticks.
There are many recipes for gingerbread that you can use, over the years that I have made my own gingerbread I have used a couple of recipes. The recipe that I used to make the above gingerbread houses was this one - as I didn't use molasses in this recipe, the houses were lighter.
My plans for the gingerbread houses that I made this year was to make a small houses that can sit on a side of a cup but I made them too big, and I also didn't cut the door big enough so they wouldn't sit on the side of a cup. So it is back to the drawing board for me... Hopefully next year they will work out the way I wanted them too.
I am not a decorator and I do not profess that I know what I am doing, but I do like to make these houses. I like to use royal icing when I made my gingerbread house as I find it hardens fast. I also do my houses in stages. First "gluing" the pieces together and then doing the decorating.
I made this house above a couple of years ago. I did a post and showed how I decorated it. Do you make gingerbread houses?
This post is the last of Blogger's Christmas Series. Along with myself there are many other awesome bloggers that have written blogs for this series. I hope that they have given you some inspiration to help you with your Christmas preparations.
Friday, December 12, 2014
This recipe is awesome as it can be used as a salad or you can use it as a dessert. It is sweet with just the right amount of crunch. It is easy to make... What can be better? especially during the Christmas season when you are so busy.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
How is your Christmas preparation going? Do you still need some recipes and crafts ideas? Then you came to the right places because it is time for.....
Monday, December 8, 2014
Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? ~ Or are you like me and not have a stitch of decorating done this year. I usually have at least something done but not this year. So instead of showing you my decorations, I am going to be showing some of the decoration and how I decorated in past years.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Are you busy getting ready for Christmas? Need some inspiration for food and crafts? Look no further, you can get lost of inspiration here at Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party.
As I was trying to figure out what type of cookie I should make this month to Fill the Cookie Jar with I had found a cookie that was in a shape of a cup. It was made with premade cookie dough and used chocolate as the latte and a pretzel as the handle. And that is how this cookie began......
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Do you put up a real or an artificial tree? If you put a real tree do you go out and cut down your own or buy one off the lot? For my second post of the Blogger Christmas Series I am going to show you some of the Trees I have decorated and some of the trees around my town.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Last week my furnace decided to that it needed to take a break. While I was waiting for the repairman to come ~ and as the house got colder and colder I decided to do some baking. Sweet bread making as that way I could keep the oven on for a long period of time. Instead of making my pulla into loaves, I decided to make them into "Pikkupullat" ~ small buns.