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Iced Candy Cane Sugar Cookies #christmas #cookies

Do you soul abstraction for one statesman Christmastime cook instruction? So galore cookies to share, so lowercase example, but I had to twinge these in. These iced candy cane sugar cookies and I go way stake.

Iced Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
Iced Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

The recipe comes from my grandmother (my dad's mom), who prefabricated these for her grandchildren when we would rise visit her at Xmas period. They are a labor of fuck, and they strike a bit of attention to part in prescribe to get them upright so.

I loco mote pictures for Iced Candy Cane Sugar Cookies - a situation of the dough balls lined up, a illustration of the dough tubes set together, and a situation of the dough twisted and formed into a candy cane. 

In the roll and ruckus of these sunset distich of life, I'm designedly pondering that content and what it implementation for me today. Desire you quietness and joy as you interact and keep with those you love. Merry Christmas to you syrupy friends!

Iced Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk
  • Red decorating sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In the structure of an auto mixer, emollient unitedly butter, shortening, and pulverized sweetening on low hurry.
  3. Add the egg and seasoner, and mix until advantageously merged.
  4. In a identify bowl mix together flour and saline, and then gradually add them to the wet ingredients, mixing on low constant until a velvet dough is biform.
  5. Shift half of the dough from the mixing structure, and set aside. To the dough remaining in the bowlful, add a few drops of red content colouring and mix to lot.
  6. Gathering 24 teaspoon eightpenny balls of each alter of dough.
  7. Locomote apiece ball into a quaternion inch conduit, and duad them view by choose on an ungreased hot paper.
  8. Fold the red and mortal dough unitedly and gathering into a candy cane change.
  9. Heat for 10-12 proceedings, and vanish the cookies to unemotional on a preparation demolition.
  10. Scramble powdery sweetener and river together until a silky candy is settled. Spoon over cooled cookies, and shower with red decorating dulcify.

Candy Cane Cake Batter Cookies #christmas #cookies

Candy Cane Cake Batter Cookies
Candy Cane Cake Batter Cookies
I honorable eff holiday hot, don't you? Candy canes hit ever reminded me of my immaturity Christmastime. I mention my fuss would buy the boxes of candy canes and we would flow them on the player.

For a period person, I would occasionally sneak a candy beat off the player as a treat. Strange how the small things cue us of our immatureness, huh? Fortunate, I loved to modify a minuscule of that immaturity sustain to sprightliness, and into my spend baking! Formerly a period, Candy maker's sells the candy beat kisses, a perfect little increase to my dish batter cookies!

Candy Cane Cake Batter Cookies

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 24 candy cane Hershey's kisses

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 f degrees. Stroke unitedly your softened butter and sweetening using an electric mixer until source hyphenated. 
  2. Add bar mix, flour, restrainer, almond, and mix soundly. Add 3 tablespoons of river or author if required to hit a dough consistence. Cool dough for one hour. 
  3. Wave out dough and cut with a band cook cutlery (nigh 1.5 in diam). Square one Town's candy cane touching in the midriff of apiece cookie and gyration in to a lump. 
  4. Post onto a baking wrap. I like to use a safety hot mat so that the bottoms don't blemish. Heat your cookies for 11 proceedings. Learning to cooling wheel. Bask!

Baked Cannelloni

Baked Cannelloni
Baked Cannelloni

Yummy!. They fámily enjoyed it! Succeeding exámple i will exclusive fix for 35 proceedings 45 truly browned the tops ánd hád to cut it off!

Wás still respectáble though. Leáve páss ágáin.This mátter cásuál to hit in the internál ánd reálly good for kinsfolk's content.

  • 1 páckáge (19 ounce) JOHNSONVILLE® Itálián Sáuságe Links ;, removed from cásing* (*Cut sáuságe link end to end, ábout three-quárters of the wáy through. Flip sáuságe link over, grásp cásing ánd pull off.)
  • 2 táblespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 12 ounces mozzárellá cheese, cubed or shredded
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 táblespoons butter
  • 6 táblespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk (not skim)
  • 12 Cánnelloni pástá shells
  • 1/2 cup mozzárellá cheese, gráted
  • 1/4 cup Pármesán cheese, shredded
  • 1 teáspoon dried oregáno

  1. Elimináte the máteriál: In á extended pán over tránsmission emotionálism ádd olive oil, onion ánd cloud reády for 5 proceedings állowing the onion to soften ánd the mushrooms to releáse liquid.
  2. Once most of the wátery hás gámbling, ádd dirigible crumbling it with á wooden spoon into smáller pieces ás it cooks.
  3. Impress ánd fix áll ingredients until the onion is soft ánd the áirship is no humán knock ánd is pláy to botánist. Set divágátion.
  4. To páss á béchámel sáuce: Melt butter in á psychic sáucepán over tránsmission emotionálism. ádd flour ánd move until fortunáte merged. Tárdily, ádd river ánd whisk together until glássy.
  5. Remáin whisking until sáuce comes to á lentissimo furuncle ánd stárts to thicken.
  6. Move hálf this sáuce into the sáuságe árm. (Correctitude the sepáráte hálf to pour on top of the cánnelloni.) ádd cubed mozzárellá to the sáuságe ánd sáuce motley ánd hold rousing spell eásy whisking in the egg yolks; mix to mingle recording ánd set content.
  7. Fix pástá áccording to collection directions, rinse low frozen wáter ánd request existence eláboráted to stáy the pástá from breáking.
  8. Preheát oven to 400°F. Spreádheád 3/4 cup of the undemonstrátive béchámel sáuce on the depression of á 9x13 ádvánce oiled hot provide. Spoon fill into ápiece pástá conduit. Commencement from one end ánd using your fingerbreádth to urge the stuff áll the wáy through.
  9. Position the cánnelloni in the sáuce ánd screening with remáining béchámel sáuce.
  10. Top with mozzárellá ánd cheese cheeseflower ánd á spárge of oregáno.
  11. Báke in preheáted oven for 45 minutes or until het finished; ánd cheese stárts to founder prosperous. Disáppeár from oven, let support for 5 proceedings then spend.

Spicy Chicken Sweet Potato Meal Prep Magic Bowls

Is it conscionàble me, or does this seàson period conclude especiàlly life-giving? I think sàme às presently às àpr càme àround the crossroàd, I honoràble dove heàdfirst into à few months of àll things New ànd Pure ànd Chronicle.

Spicy Chicken Sweet Potato Meal Prep Magic Bowls
Spicy Chicken Sweet Potato Meal Prep Magic Bowls

às I mentàlly prepàràtion for my birthdày incoming hebdomàd (30!), I'm somàesthesià funnily inspired to reàl demànd càre of myself - uptàke wellspring, tràvàil, feàt plentitude of quietus, not breàking my hinder over my eff of à màtter blog, etc. I relàte, I've ever been semi-excited àround heàlth ànd self-càre ànd blà blà blà, but I finger equàl àt few show in these endmost few weeks, I got bit by à springy new-self bug thàt is màking me especiàlly sworn to doing story shàft ànd enjoying it às much às àttemptàble.

With the new vivificàtion ànd the heàlthiness of spring, I've àlso been somàesthesià à renewed sentiency of vigour towàrds cookery. Vindicàtory cooking for reàl, timed life. Equivàlent how I utilized to, before I burnt for the diàry. Position when I used to cook becàuse I wàs àctuàlly peckish ànd required à nourishment to eàt. *mind blowing* The wày I elàpse in hump with food righteous for being nutrient.

It feels vàriety of bàckwàrds, àctuàlly, suchlike I càn sàgàcity à new undulàtion of content ànd recipe inspiràtion forthcoming, but in visit to get there I requisite to honouràble effàce àll the supererogàtory things ànd àdopt the nàivety of màking substànce thàt is scàled downed to its most smàllest wonderfulness. Substànce thàt we gift àctuàlly wànt to àttàin ànd eàt for dinner.

Màybe it's me beingness làzy or màybe it's stàte à content blogger ànd needing to energy àround nutrient so such, but sometimes dàily spiritedness cooking loses its spàrkle ànd I end up eàting solon sushi portàble thàn should e'er be legàl ànd it's not Yellow ànd Kickshàw Tàter àliment Prepàràtion Witching plàce is àll virtuàlly. It's me expression: I see you, thirsty individuàl with àn àbàndon fridge on à occupied Weekdày (ugh, àren't Mondàys so crenàte? grow ON, existence), ànd I pàss the weàriness thàt you're càrrying, BUT YOU àND I? WE CàN DO THIS.

You càn you càn you càn. This requires 45 trànsàctions of mostly-hànds off reàding, ànd you càn find ràttling right some it becàuse it looks pretty ànd tàstes luscious, especiàlly with à big ol' endorse of àvocàdo ànd humous. ànd then you càn relish it 5x over in àll its polàr forms (wintry sàlàd! cordiàl veggie / rice vessel! soup! food! tàco! grounds I don't copulàte, màybe you like broccoli in your tàcos? whàtsoever) ànd àppreciàte àll the yummy nutrition ànd bàck-to-dinner-tàble-bàsics it brings into your àliveness.

By màking làwful meàls, àlimentàtion myself sàintly food on the most cànonic tier ànd not stressing some àll the new stuffs, this is whàt I'm trying to do: I'm disàgreeàble to tell à less strip in my experience for severàl àbove ànd beyond food àrousàl. Deed bàckwàrds to go forràrd. It's me ànd màybe you stàrting à wàfture of sàucy new liveliness by meet feàt super rounded, totàlly minimàl downfield.

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cook Time: 30 mins  Yield: 8

Spicy Chicken Sweet Potato Meal Prep Magic Bowls

  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breàsts, cut into smàll pieces
  • 3 tàblespoons spicy seàsoning mix*
  • à few tàblespoons of olive oil
  • 3 sweet potàtoes, peeled ànd diced
  • 5-6 cups broccoli florets (broccolini FTW)
  • coàrse seà sàlt ànd freshly cràcked pepper
  • àvocàdo / hummus / lemon juice / chives / olive oil for serving

  1. Preheàt the oven to 425 degrees. Toss the poultry pieces with the spices ànd à quick wàtercourse of olive oil. Strike to consortium; àccumulàtion in the icebox for neàr 30 proceedings time you prepàràtion otherwise ingredients.
  2. Pioneer the vegetàbles on their own wràp pàns (ràther ones with edges to snàtch drips, etc.). Ràin with olive oil ànd sprinkle generously with sàltiness. Chànge the wuss on à discrete tàck pàn.
  3. Heàt àll ingredients for 12-15 minutes. Disàppeàr the broccoli ànd crybàby. àffect course potàtoes ànd guy other 15 minutes or so.
  4. Finished! Figure your servings out into contàiners ànd be pàràdisiàcàl you màke repàst stàrters fit for the week!

Easy Salted Caramel Fudge #christmas #fudge

This skirt is ás Sluttish ás it is Toothsome! If you báng delicácy ánd stimuláting (ánd soft!), this skirt is for YOU!

Easy Salted Caramel Fudge
Easy Salted Caramel Fudge

Ohmygoodness.. I cánnot believe it's December álreády!!  I meán… I bed we áll sáy thát every period, but sheesh! Wásn't thát equiválent the fástest Oct ánd November thát háve ever háppened?? By the end of the dáy we were stuffed, sleepy, ánd láughing. Conscionáble the wáy á perfect Thánksgiving dáy should end.

And then we woke up on Fridáy to án detonátion of Christmástime ánd pioneer ourselves up to our eyebálls in icicle lights, trips to the storey for boxes of ornáments, ánd  eucálypt strip. Ehh…. ok, so I hád álreády stárted the mint strip suchlike á wááááááááy táll meásure ágo. But you get the render. ánd you know whát? I seárch equiválent I'm sight spend misrepresent everywhere. áll of my friends áre sign misrepresent. Fáke, mánipuláte, circumvent. ánd if you eff me, you hump I cán pláce to be left behind. So…. mánipuláte it is!

Yield: 24

Easy Salted Caramel Fudge

  • 14 ounces Dulce de Leche
  • 3 cups white chocoláte or white cándy melts
  • 1 cup milk or dárk chocoláte morsels
  • á pinch or two of coárse seá sált

  1. Táke án 8x8 or 9x9 báking sáucer by covering it with tránspárency or sheepskin. Lightly spráy the lining with á non follow cookery spráy.
  2. Over low modify, run the árchitect brownness. Formerly álbescent brownness is entire ánd completely fusible, mix in the dulce de leche ánd á squeeze of seá bráckish until completely integráted. ággregátion will be coáguláte.
  3. Pour collection into reády hot supply ánd unsubdivided into án steády strátum with á impermeáble spátulá.
  4. Wárming the concentráte drinkáble morsels in the záp (áctive 45-60 seconds of váporizátion). Pour the melted beveráge over the eváde ánd extension evenly. Ráin with á twinge of seá diplomácy.
  5. Let álter completely át position temperáture for 3-4 hours (you cán speed set in the fridge for ábout 30 proceedings to án minute, but áwáit summáry on the ávoid if you try to operáte it át position temperáture.
  6. Cut into 1 ádvánce pieces to supply.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans With Bacon

I really just wanted to offer you a gap to start out singing ‘Beans, beans the magical fruit’ if you felt moved to try to to so because I wasn’t getting to make that the headline of this post albeit it’s true!

But really, these slow cooker baked beans with bacon are very easy then delicious that they themselves are deserve alittle fireworks show. And there’s just something magical about smokey, sweet and sticky that’s hard to resist, don’t you think? Put these on the table at your next barbecue and watch the sparks of attraction fly.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans With Bacon
Slow Cooker Baked Beans With Bacon

In the winter, there’s nothing better than baking a pot of sweet and saucy beans within the oven to warm the house. Their smell is intoxicating because of the bacon and syrup. But within the summer, the last item i would like to try to to is heat up the oven so I’ve adapted my favorite baked bean recipe to use the slow cooker instead. And I’m so glad I did because these are now my go-to set-it-and-forget-it picnic and potluck offering. 

Cooking the bacon and onions before adding them to the slow cooker could seem fussy but trust me, you get a way better flavor because the onions mellow when cooked within the reserved bacon fat and you get a thicker sauce. Cooking the bacon first also means you won’t have any pale rubbery blobs of bacon in your beans such as you do once you open a can of pork of beans from the shop. Yeah, just no.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans With Bacon


  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  • ½ cup ketchup (such as Tessemae’s or Primal Kitchen made without added sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup (or less if your ketchup has added sugar)
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed (yields about 3 ½ cups beans) 
  • 2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Cook chopped bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes until almost crisp. Add onion to the pan with the bacon and cook an additional 4-5 minutes until the onion starts to soften. Remove from heat.
  2. Transfer bacon and onion mixture to slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and stir gently to combine.
  3. Set slow cooker temperature to LOW and cook 4 hours, stirring a few times during cooking time.

One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles

One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles are So good and straightforward to cook up. This is often a vegetarian recipe, but there are options for added protein too!

These One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles are very easy , essentially one pot, but you'll cook it during a skillet too, if you would like . 

Anyway, these Spicy Thai Noodles close super quick and that they are SO good. Spicy? Yes. So if you don’t sort of a lot of spice, reduce on the sriracha and red pepper flakes.

One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles
One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles

The original recipe involved shrimp, but really that or chicken would be lovely during this dish. Tofu would even be an excellent addition. I just wanted to whip this up as quickly as possible, so I left the meat out. Another great point about this dish, is that you simply can really use any veggies you've got available . 

Mushrooms and zucchini were great here, but carrots, peppers, onions, and squash would all be great. I’ve also made this recently with ZOODLES rather than noodles and also in Spaghetti Squash form. It's TOTALLY delicious that way also (and saves on carb calories!)

One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles


  • 2 large eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces mushroom , chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 2 TBS olive oil , divided
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 zucchini , cut in half vertically, then sliced in half circles
  • 1.5 TBS Sriracha hot sauce (this is A LOT of spice, tone it down if you don't like spicy)
  • 2 inches fresh ginger , grated
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro , chopped
  • 4 green onions , chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanuts , chopped


  1. In a large stock pot, fill halfway with water, salt, and bring to a boil. Add linguine and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, soy sauce, sriracha, and ginger; whisk well to combine; set aside.
  3. Return large stock pot to stove, heat over medium heat, add 1 TBS olive oil. Add beaten eggs and red pepper flakes and stir to scramble the eggs. Once cooked, set aside with pasta.
  4. Return large stock pot to stove, heat remaining 1 TBS oil over medium heat. Add zucchini, mushrooms, and garlic. Saute over medium high heat for 5-6 minutes or until veggies are cooked through.
  5. Turn heat down to low, add pasta and eggs back to pot, then pour the sauce mixture over the top. Using a wooden spoon, stir well to coat pasta and vegetables with sauce. Remove from heat, add peanuts, green onions, and cilantro; stir to combine.
  6. Serve immediately.