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Valentines Candy #2- Caramel Pecan Clusters

11 Feb

Candy #2 for Melissa’s big V-day bash are called Caramel Pecan Clusters. They are very easy to make and quite tasty. I chose to use pecans because they are my favorite but you could easily substitute any other unsalted nut (cashews, walnuts, macadamia nuts, etc).

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Valentines Candy #1- Peanut Butter Balls

10 Feb

A friend of mine is throwing a Valentines party this Saturday and I offered to make and bring an assortment of homemade candies. I’m not sure what prompted me to do this since I have very little candy making experience but I figured I could come up with some tasty treats. My first idea was peanut butter balls. I have made them before (although only sloppy versions that never leave my house) and my boyfriend loves them. They’re pretty much homemade Reese’s so I’m banking on the fact that most people REALLY like Reese’s so they should like these too.

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Hidden Kisses

4 Jan

This is one of my all time favorite cookies, and yet I only make them once a year. They just seem like a Christmas cookie to me- perhaps because they are always included in the holiday cookie tins my mom, sister and I give out each year. This year was no exception, so I whipped up a double batch and here they are.

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Decorating for Less: Paper Snowflakes

5 Dec

I’m cheap. Well…according to my boyfriend I’m frugalicious. I just do not like spending money on things that I don’t absolutely need, especially if I can easily make something similar. I’m always way more excited and proud of myself when I make things rather than buying them anyway. This is why every year when the holidays roll around I break out the scissors and cover my walls with handmade paper snowflakes.

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Halloween Costumes

1 Nov

Just a quick update, my boyfriend and I used two of the costume ideas from my 5 Fun Halloween Costumes posts. I dressed up as Rosie the Riveter and Phil was Marty McFly- here are some pictures:

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Soft Baked Caramel Apple Cookies with Caramel Frosting

1 Nov

I’m not going to lie to you- these cookies are to die for. They are soft, moist, sweet, and delicious. They are also good for many occasions- Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. I made them for my Halloween party this year and people raved about them.

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Pecan Pie Pops

1 Nov

I made these earlier this week for my 2nd annual Halloween party and they turned out really cute. Ideally I would have liked to do pumpkin pies but you can only have so many pumpkin foods at one party.

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