Day 7 of Craft-mas at the Washer house and today our elf brought us 2 presents so we gave him some donuts as a thank you gift!
These were super easy to make and all the kids help me make them! I got the idea and recipe from Smart School house. The only hard part I thought was getting the sprinkles to stick and stay on the cheerios. I think I needed smaller ones.
Check out the video below on how to make these!
Do you have have a hankering for baking something but aren’t really sure what to bake and come up with something that you can bake with the ingredients in your pantry?
Day 5 of Craft-mas was just that kind of baking day. I had bought some frozen sprinkles from Walmart and wanted to bake something with them and it turned into a “Frozen” cookie dough fudge and it was delicious! We were having a play date with our neighbor’s girls who happens to be a huge Frozen fan so we loved this fudge!
It’s a really easy recipe to make with the kids. I used the recipe, Sugar Cookie Dough Fudge found here!
I was provided with free eggs for this recipe, all opinions are my own.
YAY! It’s finally December and to kick off this holiday season, I am going to bring you 12 days of Craft-Mas! 12 different ideas for crafts and recipes you can make with your kids or family this holiday season and this is day 1! Today I made Christmas tree Meringue cookies with Pete and Gerry’s organic eggs.
Here is a little bit about Pete and Gerry’s organic eggs:
“Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs adhere to the USDA Organic standards, and here’s what that guarantees for every Pete and Gerry’s egg:
I know we do a lot of baking during the holidays and this year I am committed to using only the best ingredients. I even noticed our local supermarket, Safeway, even sells this brand so I will be stocking up for the holidays.
This is what the Meringue should look like when I saw “Stiff peaks”.
If you don’t have a piping bag, like me, just use a ziploc bag like I did.
For the sprinkles, I found this “Frozen” sprinkles set at Walmart, so that is really what inspired these little trees!
Now to add a little extra flair, I made some jello jigglers for the Meringue trees to sit on. I just made blue jello, except when it calls to add the cold water, do not add it, only add the hot water! Then cool in the fridge for 4 hours. I used a biscuit cutter to cut out the rounds from the jello. I sat the jello in a hot water bath for a few minutes so the rounds would slide out easier. Do not leave it in the hot water to long or it will make the jello liquid again.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow! I am so excited about all the food but for this holiday, I wanted a lighter option for dessert. I made this recipe for 2 people but you can always double or triple it for more people. Don’y get me wrong, I LOVE sweet potato pie and sweet potato casserole but all that butter and sugar can make me feel heavy. So if you need a lighter option this holiday season, try this recipe.
This post is an entry into the Golden Girl Granola Blogger challenge and I was given a free bag of granola for this recipe.
Last year I participated in the Golden Girl Granola recipe challenge and couldn’t wait to enter again this year! Not only is their granola yummy but I knew this recipe would knock their socks off. Golden Girl Granola began by making small batches of granola and selling it at their local farmers market which I can appreciate since we have been working our local farmers market this summer.
A little about their granola from their website:
– is whole-grain and healthful
– uses the finest, all-natural ingredients
– is locally-produced, with locally-sourced ingredients, whenever possible
– is wheat-free, and is produced in a gluten-free kitchen
– is non-GMO
– is hand-crafted in small, artisan batches with the utmost care
– is beyond delicious!
These easy granola lemon squares start off with one of my favorite recipes. The oatmeal square base is so good, it tastes like one giant cookie! Then top that with some lemon-y goodness and powdered sugar and throw in some blueberries and you got yourself a tasty treat.
Then you need to grab all the ingredients for the granola base and throw it into a big bowl and mix. Then spread it into a 13X9 greased pan.
Next stir together all the ingredients for the lemon layer in a bowl and pour over the oatmeal base.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the top is light brown.
Cover with powdered sugar and fresh blueberries and cut into squares.
This recipe is really easy to put together and you can have it in the oven in under 10 minutes.
To learn more about Golden Girl Granola, check out GoldenGirlGranola.com.