Category Holiday

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Toffee Bark

Adding Ghirardelli Classic White Chocolate Chips before chocolate


WARNING: Everyone will love this recipe! Pretzels will never be this good. The best is storing them in the freezer and grabbing one out every time you get a craving.


– 1/2 bag mini pretzel twists – Snyder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels (about 100 of them)
– 2 sticks of butter, I used salted creamed butter
– 1 cup of ...

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Rice Krispies Treats Original Recipe

What kid or adult doesn’t like Rice Krispy Treats? My husband loves them so I thought they would be perfect for our dirt bike weekend in Bishop. I individually wrapped each square so they would stay fresher. I did the microwave way and they came out perfect!
3 tablespoons butter or margarine (I used butter)
1 package (10 oz...
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Wine Corks

I was at a JUSTIN Wine dinner on Monday night at Ruth’s Chris in Pasadena. One of the guests brought a bottle of 1999 Reserve Isosceles and he had the cork attached to the side of the bottle. I took a picture of it and then came home and practiced.
Remove the top piece of foil, just above the collar of the bottle and toss out.
Use a wine opener and remove the cork. Save this for later.
Just below th...
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Salted Caramel Bites

If you like caramel and you like chocolate, you will love this recipe. It reminds me of the hard chocolate covered toffee squares from See’s Candies. My mother in law found this and thought we should take a stab at it. Glad I did. Super yummy and quite easy. Perfect for parties!
1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup toasted macadamia nuts, coarse...
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Angel Biscuit Buns

Angel Buns and Angel Biscuits
Here are a couple options from my Grandma’s baking boxes, you can make one or both. The Angel biscuits had Aunt Oleva’s name on it. We used to visit her all the time in Bullhead City as kids. Very yummy biscuits and the best part is you can keep the dough in the fridge for a week and just pull out what you want to bake each day at a time...
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Chocolate Crack or Madie’s Graham Snacks

My husband came home from work raving about this dessert he tried that a co-worker made. Lynette M. emailed me the recipe and I made this over the weekend to share with my dad who loves chocolate. The name suits the dessert. It is dangerously addicting! We all couldn’t keep our hands off it. We had to throw them back in the freezer so we wouldn’t keep eating them. YUM, YUM, YUM...

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Turtle Cookies

Makes about 30 cookies
Source:  Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder (I used dark cocoa powder)
1/4 tsp. salt
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) butter, softened
2/3 c. sugar
1 large egg, separated, plus 1 additional egg white (throw out 1 yolk)
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. pecans, finely chopped
Caramel Filling:
14 soft caramel candies (I used Kraft)
3 Tbsp...
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Snowman Sugar Cookies

Thank you to my dear friend Lynette for sending this creative idea!
Happy Holidays!
1 bag of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie – Cookie Mix (17.5 oz.)
1 stick of butter
1 egg
1 tub of Cream Cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 bag of bite sized Reese’s peanut butter cups, cut in half to form snowman hat
Mini chocolate chips for snowman eyes
1 container of orange tic-tac’s for snowman nose
Twizzler or Red...
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Bacon Wrapped Turkey

Who doesn’t like Bacon? The bacon helps the turkey stay juicy. Season to your own taste. We like to taste the turkey so we don’t use much seasoning.
1 Turkey – I used a 6.64 lb. bird with guts and wings removed
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper (Optional: your favorite seasoning)
1.5 lbs. Thick Cut Bacon strips
Stuffing if you want to stuff the bird – Recipe below:
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Italian Sausage Stuffing

My Mother in Law makes this casserole every holiday and it’s my personal favorite stuffing! Best in the West!

1 cup; butter (2 sticks)

1 cup; white onion, finely chopped

1 cup; celery, finely chopped

1 1/2 cups; chicken broth

1 box = 16oz; Mrs. Cubbison’s Herb Seasoned Cube Stuffing

1 pound Spicy or Sweet Italian Sausage, about 6 links (casings removed) – We used spicy sausage from Claro’s in U...

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