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Christmas Cookie Tree

Christmas Cookie Tree Photo Credit: Pillsbury I have wanted to make a Christmas cookie tree for years! I absolutely love this one from Pillsbury and think you will too. It looks so, super simple and fun to create with the kiddos. We have been creating something new each day of December and I think this will absolutely have to go on our “to do” list in the next few days. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. Ingredients: 6 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour

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Easy Hershey Bar Pie

Easy Hershey Bar Pie Photo Credit: Hershey’s Do you love Hershey’s chocolate?  We are huge fans of Hershey’s chocolate around here.  Our youngest just LOVES plain, milk chocolate Hershey bars, so this pie will be perfect for her!  I’m sure the rest of us will love it too!  Think of the things you could add to it; pecans, marshmallows, cherries, the possibilities are endless!  I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we did 😀 Ingredients 1 packaged crumb crust (6 oz.) 1 (6.0 oz.) HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate

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Santa Hat Cupcakes

Santa Hat Cupcakes Photo Credit: Pillsbury Oh my goodness, these are cute!  I have a feeling they will be a lot of fun for the kids to help me decorate too 😀  There are so many directions you could go with these.  How about chocolate icing with a little red ball of icing on the top to make “Rudolph cupcakes”?  That would be adorable and all you’d have to add are come candy eyes.  Okay, maybe I’m getting a little carried away here, but you get the picture.  Hobby Lobby

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Rice Krispies® TREE TRIMMER TREATS™ Photo Credit: Rice Krispies® These Tree Trimmer Treats™ made with Rice Krispies are just adorable!  This year, I have set out to find the cutest and simplest Christmas dessert recipes I can 😀  These definitely fit that search.  I think it will be so much fun to stand around the kitchen decorating these with my family.  We can use icing, marshmallows, and any kind of candy we can find to decorate, then deliver them to friends and family to let them know we’re thinking about them

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe Photo Credit: KraftCanada If you are looking for the perfect winter brunch drink, then I think you may have just found it!  This is so easy peasy to make and super tasty!  Plus, when you dress it up with a cinnamon stick and super cute coffee cup; it’s sure to impress.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did! Ingredients: 1 each Sweet Latte Milk* T DISC and Pumpkin Spice Espresso T DISC from 1 pkg. (472 g) Tassimo Gevalia Pumpkin Spice Latte

Thrifty DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Each one of these handmade gifts cost less than $5 to make and have so much more meaning than purchasing something from the store. If you collect jars and scraps; some of these gifts won’t cost you a dime to make! I have made each of these and each of them are easy enough for my children who are 14, 9, & 7, to help me create!   I hope you enjoy making these as much as we did.  I will be continually adding new projects to this list throughout

Super Simple Orange Marmalade

This is SO EASY and tastes GREAT!  You can use this on biscuits, toast, crackers, or anything else you would use preserves on 🙂  This makes a great gift idea and if you live in south Louisiana; you should be able to gather oranges for free!  The oranges fresh off the tree are the best because they have a thin skin.  This is how we made ours: Gather your supplies: 2 oranges (the thinner the skin, the better) 1 cup of sugar 4 Tablespoons water A sprinkle of cinnamon 3

Gift Brownies & Cookie Cutters

Here’s another super easy and fun Christmas craft that can be easily converted into a super cute gift idea!  These are simply brownies poured into cookie cutters, then baked and decorated!  You can give as many as you want!  This is a great way to give someone a new set of cookie cutters 😀  THAT’S IT!  Here’s how we did it: Gather your supplies: 15-30 metal cookie cutters (depending on the size) Prepared brownie mix of your choice Christmas edible decorations of your choice (M&M minis and Christmas sprinkles work

Hot Chocolate Snowman :)

Hot Chocolate Snowman These were so much fun and easy peasy to make! This one will require the use of a hot glue gun. If you don’t have a hot glue gun, you can get one for $5 or less at most retail or craft stores, I use a very small one. Here are the super easy instructions to this fun gift craft: Gather your supplies: 3 ~ 4 oz baby food jars with lids 4 oz hot cocoa mix (I use the pre-packaged kind. They’re on sale everywhere this