Christmas Song Chalkboard Ornaments – Easy DIY Craft

If you love Christmas Music, you’ll love these Christmas Song Chalkboard Ornaments. Get a free printable to make your own easy DIY craft. Ornament Exchange.

Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home!

My awesome partner for this exchange is Jeanie from Create and Babble. Like me, Jeanie has just about every style adorning her Christmas tree, and we agree, we like it that way. Jeanie made me the prettiest babbles for my tree — one is star-shaped with the word, “Believe,” and a Buffalo plaid ribbon and the other is a ball with the word, “Joy,” with a black and white gingham ribbon. It’s so funny because I just purchased some Buffalo plaid decor items for the holidays and winter (watch for it on the blog). How did she know? LOL Thanks, Jeanie, I love my ornaments and will display them proudly! Be sure to check out the link to her ornament tutorial below (it’s #26).

Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts

Erlene ⋅ My Pinterventures Kim · Made In A Day Amanda · Domestically Creative

Shirley · Intelligent Domesticatons Michelle · Our Crafty Mom

Beverly · Across the Blvd. Christene · Key to Inspiration Pili ⋅ My Sweet Things

Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place Megan · C’mon Get Crafty

Hilary · Raising Fairies and Knights Emily · Two Purple Couches

Tina · One Crafty Mess Marie · The Inspiration Vault Debra · Shoppe No. 5

Trisha · Rosewood and Grace Jeanie · Create and Babble Katrin ⋅ Kreativ K

Terri · Christmas Tree Lane Maureen · Red Cottage Chronicles

Toni ⋅ Small Home Soul Ula ⋅ Lulu & Celeste Sue ⋅ A Purdy Little House

Pamela · Home On The Corner Lorelai Life with Lorelai Cindy ⋅ DIY Beautify

Debbie ⋅ Tweak and Style Stephanie ⋅ Swoodson Says Chelc ⋅ Inside the Fox Den

Susan ⋅ Super Mom – No Cape! Molly ⋅ Just a Little Creativity

Roseann ⋅ This Autoimmune Life Angela ⋅ Simply Beautiful by Angela

Vicki and Jenn ⋅ 2 Bees in a Pod Joanne ⋅ Our Unschooling Journey

Tylynn ⋅ Bitterroot DIY Sam ⋅ Raggedy Bits Mary ⋅ The Boondocks Blog

Cyn ⋅ Creative Cynchronicity Dione ⋅ Clever Chameleon Quilting

Erica ⋅ Erica Ever After Chelsea ⋅ Love Paper Crafts Evija ⋅ From Evija with Love

Samantha ⋅ Little Bits of Home Hope ⋅ Hopes Crafty Niche Anne ⋅ Orange Bettie

Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts


Christmas Song Chalkboard Ornaments

 

I absolutely LOVE Christmas music — all sorts, traditional, carols, secular, you name it. The music starts playing as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over and doesn’t stop until after New Year. So, I thought I would create a set of ornaments inspired by the music I love, Christmas Song Chalkboard Ornaments.

These ornaments are super easy, especially since I have made a FREE PRINTABLE for you to use.

Supplies:

  • Mini Chalkboards – size approximately 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (found at your local craft/fabric store in a package of three)
  • Double-sided Tape or Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Printables – 6 different chalkboard styles

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FREE Christmas Song Chalkboards Ornaments PRINTABLE

Directions:

  1. Print the Free Printable Christmas Song Chalkboards on a lighter weight Glossy Cardstock for best results.
  2. Hot Glue your Ribbon around the side edges of the frame.
  3. Cut the chalkboards out of the cardstock.
  4. Using the Double-sided Tape, place adhesive on the back side of the cutout chalkboard (one at a time).
  5. Adhere the cardstock chalkboard in the center of the frame.
  6. Flip the frame over and hot glue a small length of ribbon on the back side of the frame as a hanger.

These Christmas Song Chalkboard Ornaments are great for hanging on the tree. But you could also clip them to some greenery and make a banner  or wreath with them. And they would make a super fun Christmas gift.

It does not get much easier! I had so much fun making the Christmas Song Chalkboards that I  made them in several sizes. So, if you like one or all for yourself or as gifts, you can find them HERE.

I would  love to hear your ideas for using these ornaments.


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Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe Easy At Home

Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe Easy At Home

 

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Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe

Bake your own At Home

 

Oh, goodness! Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. And I never pass up an opportunity to go to The Cheesecake Factory — everything on the menu is delicious, and their cheesecake is legendary. I am so excited to share that now you can make some of that yumminess right in your own home.

The Cheesecake Factory has launched their NEW line, The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mixes! These boxed mixes come in three flavors, Classic, Salted Caramel, and Strawberry. They have easy prep and are simple to make, so you can impress your friends and family in a snap. But another great thing about these box mixes is that you can use your imagination and create and customize your own personal cheesecake flavor.

I created my own scrumptious cake using the Strawberry Cheesecake Mix. The box comes with pouches for the crust, the filling, and the topping. All you have to do is add the cream cheese, eggs, butter, and milk. There are even “Chef’s Tips” printed on the box to make this already delicious cheesecake even better. I gave mine a creamier texture by substituting a little heavy cream and sour cream for the milk. The Chef was right, it was creamier!

So, let’s get to baking my Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake!

The Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box – The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mix (strawberry)
  • 16 ounces – Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 8 to 16 ounces – Heavy Cream (2 Tablespoons for filling, the rest for garnish)
  • 3 Tablespoons – Sour Cream
  • 3/4 Cup – Pistachio Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup – Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup – Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
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The How-To:

Directions:

  1. Heat oven according to the Cheesecake Mix box.
  2. Chop the Pistachios. You want them to be small but not totally pulverized. They will vary in size.
  3. Chop Freeze Dried Strawberries — fine to small.
  4. Follow directions on the cheesecake mix box to mix the crust. Before adding the crust to the pan, add 1/2 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup strawberries. Mix well.
  5. Turn crust into the baking pan and pat crust to cover the bottom and halfway up the side.
  6. Follow the box directions to make the cheesecake filling. I used the Chef’s Tip for a creamier texture and replaced the 1/4 cup milk with the Heavy Cream and Sour  Cream. Do Not over beat the eggs — this will help to keep the cake from cracking.
  7. Once filling is ready, pour the mixture onto the prepared crust.
  8. Follow the baking instructions on the cheesecake mix box.
  9. After the cheesecake is baked, carefully run a knife between the cake and the pan to loosen the cake. This will help to keep the cake from pulling and cracking during the cooling process. Cool in the pan.
  10. Allow the cheesecake to rest until it becomes room temperature. Then, place in the refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours before garnishing and serving.
  11. TIP: When you transfer the cake to the refrigerator, place your whipping bowl and beater(s) into the freezer to get icy cold. This will help your cream to whip faster.

Decorate Your Cheesecake:

Garnish:

  1. Pull your whipping bowl and beater(s) from the freezer.
  2. Add the remaining Heavy Cream to the icy cold bowl and start whipping.
  3. Once the heavy cream begins to thicken, add the remaining freeze dried strawberries. Continue whipping until the strawberries are fully incorporated and cream is whipped to stiff peaks.
  4. Pipe whipped cream onto you cheesecake as desired.
  5. Sprinkle pistachios, strawberries, and Mini Chocolate Chips.
  6. Follow the direction on the cheesecake mix box for softening the topping, and drizzle around the cheesecake. You may want to save some topping back to decorate the dessert plates for individual servings.

Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Printable Recipe:

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Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 1 Box - The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mix (strawberry)
  • 16 ounces - Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 8 to 16 ounces - Heavy Cream (2 Tablespoons for filling, the rest for garnish)
  • 3 Tablespoons - Sour Cream
  • 3/4 Cup - Pistachio Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup - Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup - Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Directions:
  1. Heat oven according to the Cheesecake Mix box.
  2. Chop the Pistachios. You want them to be small but not totally pulverized. They will vary in size.
  3. Chop Freeze Dried Strawberries -- fine to small.
  4. Follow the cheesecake mix box to mix the crust. Before adding the crust to the pan, add 1/2 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup strawberries. Mix well.
  5. Turn crust into the baking pan and pat crust to cover the bottom and halfway up the side.
  6. Follow the box directions to make the cheesecake filling. I used the Chef's Tip for a creamier texture and replaced the 1/4 cup milk with the Heavy Cream and Sour Cream. Do Not over beat the eggs -- this will help to keep the cake from cracking.
  7. Once filling is ready, pour the the prepared crust.
  8. Follow the baking instructions on the cheesecake mix box.
  9. After the cheesecake is baked, carefully run a knife between the cake and the pan to loosen the cake. This will help to keep the cake from pulling and cracking during the cooling process. Cool in the pan.
  10. Allow the cheesecake to rest until it becomes room temperature. Then, place in the refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours before garnishing and serving.
  11. TIP: When you transfer the cake to the refrigerator, place your whipping bowl and beater(s) into the freezer to get icy cold. This will help your cream to whip faster.

    Garnish the Cheesecake:
  12. Pull your whipping bowl and beater(s) from the freezer.
  13. Add the remaining Heavy Cream to the icy cold bowl and start whipping.
  14. Once the heavy cream begins to thicken, add the remaining freeze dried strawberries. Continue whipping until the strawberries are fully incorporated and cream is whipped to stiff peaks.
  15. Pipe whipped cream onto you cheesecake as desired.
  16. Sprinkle pistachios, strawberries, and Mini Chocolate Chips.
  17. Follow the the cheesecake mix box for softening the topping, and drizzle around the cheesecake. You may want to save some topping back to decorate the dessert plates for individual servings.
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The pistachios and strawberries are a delightful combination, and the red and green speckles in the crust and garnish are both whimsical and beautiful. This would be a perfect dessert for the holidays or anytime– simple decadence!

HOLIDAY HACK:

Bake cheesecakes ahead and freeze them! After the cheesecake is room temperature, carefully remove the cheesecake from its pan. Place the cooled cheesecake on a baking pan uncovered, and freeze until firm. Once firm, remove the cheesecake from the freezer. Remove from the pan, and wrap the ungarnished cake snuggly in plastic wrap, then two layers of foil. Seal the wrapped cheesecake in a freezer bag and return to the freezer. Cheesecakes can be frozen for several months. When ready to use, thaw cheescake in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours or overnight. Once your cheesecake is thawed, garnish as desired, and serve.

Where To Find:

This is definitely cheesecake made easy! Learn more about The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mixes and where to find them here.

Try The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mixes for yourself!

I know you will enjoy my Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake. Invite your guests or loved ones and surprise them by sharing a charmingly unique, homemade, and luscious cheesecake dessert. Enjoy!

My Caramel Pecan Sauce would make another fabulous cheesecake topping. And, I would love to hear your creative flavor ideas.

 

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Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe Easy As 1-2-3

This shop, Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe Easy As 1-2-3, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #ReddiForFall #CollectiveBias

Autumn is a warm time for family and friends. Serve something special with this easy Caramel Pecan Sauce Recipe over a scrumptious pumpkiny dessert.

 

Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Easy as 1-2-3 and 100% Delicious!

 

Autumn has arrived! And with it comes good times, family fun, and great food. If you are looking for an easy dessert that packs a flavorful punch, you’ve got to try The Bakery at Walmart Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling and give it a homemade twist with the Caramel Pecan Sauce and a cold dollop of Reddi-wip® for something a little extra special.

You will love this Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll dessert. The caramel pecan sauce is quick and easy, so you can whip it up spur of the moment. You can also double or triple the recipe for large gatherings or gift giving — tis the season.

 

Interested in trying this recipe? To shop these products, hover over the image above and click through to the Walmart Grocery — easy peasy!

 

Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Making the Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup – Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 1/2 Cup – Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 Cup – Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 3/4 Cup – Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup – Water

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt Butter and toast Pecans over Medium-Low heat.
  2. Once pecans are toasted, remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Separate the toasted pecans from the butter and set aside.
  4. Add Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, and Salt to the saucepan and return to a medium-low heat.
  5. Sugar mixture will begin to melt. Stir frequently and watch carefully.
  6. Bring to a rolling boil.
  7. The sugars will turn to liquid and become an amber color. Do not burn.
  8. Once the sugars have reached the desired color, turn heat to Low and pour in Heavy Cream and Water. The sugar mixture may harden, but it will liquify quickly again.
  9. Mix in Toasted Pecans.
  10. Stir constantly until caramel sauce thickens a bit. Be careful not to burn.
  11. Remove from heat.

Notes:

  1. If pouring hot Caramel Pecan Sauce into a glass jar, be sure to heat the jar first.
  2. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
  3. Keep unused sauce in the refrigerator.
  4. Recipe may be doubled or tripled for parties or gift giving.

To Serve:

Spoon the Caramel Pecan Sauce over the Pumpkin Roll. Slice the cake and serve with a cold dollop of Reddi-wip The Original or Extra Creamy.

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This quick and easy Caramel Pecan Sauce is perfect for family desserts, entertaining guests, or gift giving. It is delicious spooned over cakes, ice cream, rolls, and more.
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Type: Dessert Sauce
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 Cup - Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 1/2 Cup - Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 3/4 Cup - Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup - Water
Directions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt Butter and toast Pecans over Medium-Low heat.
  2. Once pecans are toasted, remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Separate the toasted pecans from the butter and set aside.
  4. Add Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, and Salt to the saucepan and return to a medium-low heat.
  5. Sugar mixture will begin to melt. Stir frequently and watch carefully.
  6. Bring to a rolling boil.
  7. The sugars will turn to liquid and become an amber color. Do not burn.
  8. Once the sugars have reached the desired color, turn heat to Low and pour in Heavy Cream and Water. The sugar mixture may harden, but it will liquify quickly again.
  9. Mix in Toasted Pecans.
  10. Stir constantly until caramel sauce thickens a bit. Be careful not to burn.
  11. Remove from heat.
Notes
1.) If pouring hot Caramel Pecan Sauce into a glass jar, be sure to heat the jar first.
2.) The sauce will thicken as it cools.
3.) Keep unused sauce in the refrigerator.
4.) Recipe may be doubled or tripled for parties or gift giving.
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I know you will enjoy this delicious and simple Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll. Don’t forget to stock up on your holiday needs like Reddi-wip and Pumpkin Rolls at Walmart.

You can find more fall recipe inspiration here, or check out my 21 Mason Jar Recipes for Autumn.

 

 

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Gift Ideas Using 5 DIY Natural Products

Check out these handmade gift ideas using natural products to make bath and beauty gifts everyone will love. These quick and easy gifts are great last-minute ideas.

5 Natural Products That Make Great Gifts

Perfect Last-Minute Gift Ideas

 

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? The holidays are here and so is the season of giving. It’s time to trim the tree, and ponder your gifts for friends and family. If you haven’t finished your list yet, have no fear. There’s still plenty of time to fill the stockings.

Instead of hitting the stores for a shopping spree, consider making gifts. Natural beauty products are great for your friends and family. Who doesn’t love handmade gifts? Here are five of the best.

 

  1. Shampoo

 

Shampoo is beauty product that is often full of chemicals and harmful ingredients. You can actually make natural shampoos for healthy hair growth. There are great shampoo recipes that contain only natural ingredients and keep hair soft and silky, especially during the holiday season.

 

Consider adding vitamin E oil to the recipe for extra shine. Coconut oil and green tea are also great ingredients to make any type of hair more smooth. Give your friends and family natural shampoo and healthy hair goodness this year. A good hair day is a wonderful gift!

 

  1. Foot Scrub

 

Along with the holidays come long days of being on your feet. Whether it’s long walks in the snow or cocktail parties spent in high heels, feet get extra sore this time of year. Homemade foot scrub is a fun gift for friends and family.

 

A peppermint foot scrub is perfect for the holiday season. The herbs and other ingredients provide great moisture and therapy for achy feet. Peppermint essential oil is also an item you’ll love to have in your home during the winter for use for other natural remedies. Your friends and family will thank you for this scrub. Plus, the peppermint scent is a holiday must.

 

  1. Exfoliating Scrubs

 

Consider making exfoliating scrubs for the people on your list. Many commercial brands contain harsh chemicals and are bad for the skin. In all exfoliating scrubs, plastic microbeads have been banned due to their harm to the environment. Ecomyx Beads are an all-natural alternative to plastic microbeads and make a great exfoliator.

 

Give your friends and family homemade exfoliating scrubs with all natural ingredients. The scrubs are easy to personalize based. This gift helps skin look radiant all winter long!

 

  1. Bath Bombs

 

There’s nothing quite like a hot soak in a bathtub when the weather turns cold and bitter. You can find great recipes for natural bath bombs that everyone will love this Christmas. They’re basically homemade happiness in a bubble bath.

 

You can add natural herbs like mint leaves or lavender seeds, and once the bath bomb dissolves, the herbs release and coat the water. The gift of bath bombs gives a reason to take time and relax. Everyone deserves some rest and relaxation during the holidays!

  1. Lotion Bars

 

All natural lotion bars are a great handmade gift. Silky, smooth skin remedies are a luxury during winter when the cold and wind can easily dry and crack skin. With just a few ingredients, you can make natural lotion bars for anyone. They’re an ideal, last-minute gift if you’re in a hurry and need something quick — but still want it to be homemade and amazing.

Everyone loves a handmade gift for the holidays. Natural beauty gifts are a great way to give healthy, happy gifts to your friends and family. Show you care this Christmas and give the gift of handmade love. Christmas is just around the corner, so get your craft on and start making these recipes!

 

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Homemade Food Gifts – 12 Days of Christmas – Day 2

Today is a tasty treat! The 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Blog Hop  is sharing the Best Homemade Christmas Food Gifts. Yummy! You are going to love all of the Christmas goodness that is headed your way over the next several days. Don’t miss a single day — they are all different and promise tons of holiday cheer and inspiration! Enjoy…

Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series along with eleven other talented bloggers. We’ve rounded up the best of the best Christmas ideas to make your holiday season more festive and fun.

Every day December 1-12th we will be sharing a new collection of Christmas Ideas rounded up from our best blogging friends around the web. That’s a total of 144 awesome Christmas Ideas to make your holiday season easier and more fun! Some of our topics include Decor, DIY, Organization, Food, Games and so much more. We don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you too much. We want you to be surprised! Now is the perfect time to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know!

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Shirley of Intelligent Domestications ~ Erlene of My Pinterventures ~ Lindsay of Crazy Organized

Michelle of Our Crafty Mom ~ Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy ~ Lorelai of Life With Lorelai

Katie of The Organized Dream ~ Amanda of The Kolb Corner ~ Marie of DIY Adulation

Megan of C’mon Get Crafty ~ Sara of Twelve On Main ~ Kim of Made in a Day

 

12 Days of Christmas Ideas – Best Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Welcome, Erlene from My Pinterventures.

It’s day two of the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series and it’s my turn to share! And since everyone loves a good homemade baked gift, I’m sharing 12 Best Homemade Christmas Food Gifts. And shhh…don’t tell, but these are super easy to make too!

Day 2 – 12 Best Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Cincy Shopper ~ Homemade Peanut Brittle

Kleinworth & Co. ~ Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Mini Loaves

The Kolb Corner ~ Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

My Pinterventures ~ Dried Fruit & Nut Clusters

Princess Pinky Girl ~ Chex Mix Christmas Crack

Intelligent Domestications ~ Maple Walnut Fudge Recipe

Mostly Homemade Mom ~ Crockpot Roasted Sugared Pecans

Lil’ Luna ~ Double Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Life with Lorelai ~ Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Syrup

No. 2 Pencil ~ M & M’s Christmas Cookie Bars

OMG Chocolate Desserts ~ Candy Cane Pie

Meatloaf and Melodrama ~ Easy Peppermint Mocha Cookies

I hope you enjoyed this round-up of the best homemade Christmas food gifts. Be sure to check back every day now through December 12th for more exciting new Christmas ideas!

Now, go get your holiday baking on!

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Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread Recipe

I love the Fall Season! Everything about it is gorgeous and wonderful — the colors, the scents, the flavors, and the warmth of family and friends. Here is one of my favorite autumn bread recipes, but it is delicious any time of year! #SoFabSeasons

Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread

A Scrumptious Autumn Recipe

 

Want to make your home smell amazing? Bake this bread! This is a recipe I created as part of writing one of my books. My character, Mrs. Griffin, is famous for her baked delights, and her Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread does not disappoint.

The recipe is easy to prepare, and clean-up is a snap too. Your friends and family will love sharing this bread with you, and it makes a great homemade gift.

Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

Caramels, Apple Pie Filling, Caramel Sauce, Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda,  Salt, Granulated Sugar, Dark Brown Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Cinnamon, Cloves, and Nutmeg.

How-To:

  • Start by sifting your Flour into a large bowl.
  • Add the Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt, mix well.
  • Whisk in the ground Cinnamon, ground Cloves, and ground Nutmeg until evenly combined; set aside and allow the flour mixture to become aromatic.
  • If using whole Caramels, cut them into pieces; set aside.

  • Pour Apple Pie Filling into a medium bowl, and use a pastry blender to chop the apples into smaller pieces.
  • Mix Dark Brown Sugar, Butter, and flour in a small bowl; set aside.
  • In another large bowl (I use my stand mixer), Blend butter and Granulated Sugar until creamy.
  • Add Eggs, one at a time, and beat slightly after each addition.
  • Spoon your chopped apple pie filling into the butter mixture, and stir to combine.
  • Scatter in the caramel pieces or bits, leaving a handful aside for the topping. Mix well.
  • Heavily butter the baking pan getting into every corner. Dust with flour.
  • Pour a thin layer of batter into the bottom of the loaf pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F

  • Make Caramel Sauce (see my recipe)
  • Add Caramel Sauce to remaining bread batter, swirling it in for marbling — do not stir thoroughly.
  • Pour remaining batter into the loaf pan
  • Crumble the dark brown sugar topping mixture over the top, and dot with remaining caramel bits or pieces.

  • Bake 50-70 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. (It is a moist type bread, so if you hit caramel or apple, the toothpick may not be completely clean).
  • Check your bread about 20-30 minutes into baking, if it is browning quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil to slow browning. Keep in mind that this is a darker bread, however.
  • Let cool COMPLETELY in the baking pan on a wire rack.

 

Printable Recipe – Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread:

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Try this scrumptious Autumn bread recipe that makes your taste buds water The caramel, apples, and spices fills your home with the aromatic scents of Fall. Perfect for entertaining, gift giving, or anytime at all.
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Type: Bread
Serves: 1 Loaf
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 Cup + handful - Caramels (cut into pieces or Caramel Bits) (handful for topping)
  • 1 (21 oz. can) - Apple Pie Filling
  • 1/2 Cup - Homemade Caramel Sauce (amount not exact, to desired)
  • 2 Cups + 2 teaspoons - Flour (2 tsp. for topping)
  • 2 teaspoons - Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/2 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Stick (1/2 Cup) - Butter (softened) (1/4 cup - batter, 1 Tbs. - topping, pan)
  • 2 - Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon - Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Ground Nutmeg
Directions:
  1. Sift 2 Cups Flour into a large bowl.
  2. Add the Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt, mix well.
  3. Whisk in the Ground Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, and Ground Nutmeg until evenly combined; set aside and allow the flour mixture to become aromatic.
  4. If using whole Caramels, cut them into pieces; set aside.
  5. Pour Apple Pie Filling into a medium bowl, and use a pastry blender to chop the apples into smaller pieces.
  6. Mix Dark Brown Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Butter, and 2 teaspoons flour in a small bowl; set aside.
  7. In another large bowl (I use my stand mixer), Blend 1/4 Cup butter and Granulated Sugar until creamy.
  8. Add Eggs, one at a time, and beat slightly after each addition.
  9. Spoon your chopped apple pie filling into the butter mixture, and stir to combine.
  10. Scatter in 1/3 Cup Caramel bits or pieces, Mix well.
  11. Heavily butter the baking pan getting into every corner. Dust with flour.
  12. Pour a thin layer of batter into the bottom of the loaf pan.
  13. Preheat oven to 350° F
  14. Make Homemade Caramel Sauce (see my recipe)
  15. Add Homemade Caramel Sauce as desired to remaining bread batter, swirling it in for marbling -- do not stir thoroughly.
  16. Pour remaining batter into the loaf pan
  17. Crumble the dark brown sugar topping mixture over the top, and dot with remaining caramel bits or pieces.
  18. Bake 50-70 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. (It is a moist type bread, so if you hit caramel or apple, the toothpick may not be completely clean).
  19. Check your bread about 20-30 minutes into baking, if it is browning quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil to slow browning. Keep in mind that this is a darker bread, however.
  20. Let cool COMPLETELY in the baking pan on a wire rack.
Notes
1.) You can split this recipe into 2 small loafs. Reduce baking time to 25-40 minutes.

Serving Suggestion:
Makes a fantastic dessert topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and a Homemade Caramel Sauce drizzle.
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Printable recipe – Homemade Caramel Sauce:

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A wonderfully easy Caramel Sauce perfect for drizzling desserts, stirring into coffee or tea, adding to recipes, and more. Delicious!
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Type: Sauce
Serves: 3/4 Cup
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup - Boiling Water
Directions:
  1. Mix both Sugars and get the lumps out.
  2. Spread sugar evenly over the bottom of a heavy skillet (i use cast iron).
  3. Place over medium heat.
  4. Stir gently with a wooden spoon, moving sugar constantly to the hottest pat of the pan until melted to a syrup.
  5. Lower heat.
  6. Very gradually add Boiling Water.
  7. The sugar may become hard again, but it will melt in a few minutes.
  8. Stir constantly to avoid scorching.
  9. Simmer over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes (longer if needed) letting the hardened sugar re-melt, and allowing the syrup to reduce and thicken.slightly. (If it is too thick when cold, add a little hot water and boil again.
Notes
Clean-up may look daunting, but a little hot water and a scouring sponge melts the mess away in minutes.

This sauce is used in my Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread recipe.
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If you love caramel and apples, you will absolutely adore this tasty Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread. Serve it for breakfast, brunch, coffee or tea, or even as a dessert topped with vanilla ice cream and a Homemade Caramel Sauce drizzle.

This recipe is part of the #SoFabSeasons Apples Event. Watch for the round-up next Friday, September 30th!

You might also enjoy my Fresh Orange Bundt Cake Recipe.

 

 

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Best Homemade Fudge Ever – Recipe

Regular Contributor, Deborah Ward, brings us her recipe for the Best Homemade Fudge.

 

The Best Homemade Fudge

A Traditional Christmas Food

 

I love homemade fudge! I love it so much that I only allow myself to make it once a year. The week of Christmas is special in our household. It’s the one week that we don’t worry about calories, sugar, fat, or any of those other “bad” things. My home is magically transformed into Mrs. Claus’s cozy kitchen. Dreams of chex mix, cookies, pie, rolls, and, of course, fudge dance through our heads.

I love all of the foods unique to this season that have become family traditions. My grandmother always made turkey soup and chex mix with bacon grease and Cayenne pepper. Both of these things my mother now makes to keep the tradition alive. My dad loves to make his grandmothers special recipe rolls and “tea cakes”, which are a hard, less sweet cookie. So delicious! He is always good for a Christmas wild-card. One year he made fruit cake using rum and bourbon. It was actually very yummy. And, my sister always makes her special peppermint cake. Since we won’t be spending Christmas together this year, I bet my husband will ask me to make that. He loves it!

Since moving to So Cal, we’ve learned about a holiday traditional. Tamales! I never would have guessed, but you won’t find me complaining. I love them so much!! One of my husband’s employees gave him a dozen homemade tamales for a Christmas gift. Yum!

I’ve played around with various fudge recipes, and even bought easy to make fudge kits at the store, but could never quite find a recipe that everyone loved. Hubs wants peanut butter, Tiny Dancer doesn’t want nuts, but I do. Finally, I found a recipe that I was able to tweak, and create the perfect, just right for us, homemade fudge.

Homemade Fudge

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups mini-marshmallows
  • 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

How to:

  • Line an 8” square baking pan with foil.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt. Bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly for approximately 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Add in marshmallows, chips, and vanilla, and stir for 1 minute, or until everything is melted and combined.
  • Add mixture to foiled baking pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until solid.
  • Once firm. Remove from pan by lifting foil edges. Cut into one inch pieces.

Suggestions:

  • Add ½ cup of nuts.
  • Substitute other types of chips. (i.e. milk chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, etc.)

Here’s a Printable Recipe just for you!

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Best Homemade Fudge Ever - Recipe
 
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Best Homemade Chocolate Fudge - a Traditional Christmas Food
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Type: Candy
Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups mini-marshmallows
  • 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions:
  1. Line an 8” square baking pan with foil.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt. Bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly for approximately 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Add in marshmallows, chips, and vanilla, and stir for 1 minute, or until everything is melted and combined.
  4. Add mixture to foiled baking pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until solid.
  5. Once firm. Remove from pan by lifting foil edges. Cut into one inch pieces.
Notes
Suggestions:

Add ½ cup of nuts.

Substitute other types of chips. (i.e. milk chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, etc.)
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13 Homemade Gift Ideas – Food

13 Homemade Gift Ideas – Food

for your holiday gift giving…

We celebrate Christmas, but whatever winter holiday you enjoy, none of them are truly about receiving gifts. Granted, gifts are a fun and loving part of the holidays, and I love giving gifts. So, I have put together 13 Homemade Gift Ideas for Food.

Let’s face it, it doesn’t take nearly as much to give a store-bought gift as it does to give something of your time and talents. In these economically difficult times, homemade gifts can be a great way to save on money while expounding on love and thoughtfulness.

These gifts would be great for family, friends, and neighbors. They make excellent hostess gifts, or even guest take-away gifts from one of your own holiday celebrations. You can find all of these homemade gift ideas and more on my Food – Gifts Pinterest Board!

I’ve pulled together some new and creative food stuffs for homemade gift ideas and joined them with a few more traditional ideas. Enjoy!

Homemade Gift Ideas

1. Salted Caramel Sauce

I love caramel more than I do chocolate! So this yummy gift would have me in heaven! This Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe and photo comes from Kelsey’s Essentials on the Cooking Channel website.

2. Dip Mix Ornaments

Look at this fun idea. Who doesn’t need a quick dip for a holiday party? And after the holidays use it for watching Sunday football or that Superbowl party. These adorable Dip Mix Ornaments Recipe and photo come from Bubbly Nature Creations.

3. Candy Cane Vodka

How festive! Make some Candy Cane Martinis for your holiday parties. Check out my post on the Candy Cane Legend for FREE PRINTABLES to add to your gift tags for an adult twist on a special Christmas story. The Candy Cane Vodka Recipe and photo come from Scary Mommy.

4. Cookies in a Jar

Put whatever cookies you are baking this holiday season into a cute jar wrapped with brown paper and tied with string. What a sweet and warmhearted old-fashioned gift. This idea and photo came from The Southern Institute.

5. Fruit-Infused Vinegar

What a lovely way to add wonderful flavors to your cooking. This would be great with salads, chicken dishes and more. Maybe even add a recipe to the gift tag. This Fruit-Infused Vinegar Recipe and photo comes from The Ktichn.

6. Homemade BBQ Sauce

Barbecue Sauce! What a great idea–a little zip, a little tang, and a whole lot of wow. This Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe and photo are from The Stone Soup.

7. Hot Fudge Sauce

Delicious, chocolatey, luscious… Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe and photo from The Brown Eyed Baker.

8. DIY: Ice Cream Sundae Kit

I love clever and fun gifts! Ice cream is good anytime of the year, so put a little summer in someone’s winter with this DIY: Ice Cream Sundae Kit idea and photo from Family Bites. Make your own Salted Caramel or Hot Fudge Sauces to go inside the kit.

9. Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar

This would be fabulous drizzled over strawberries, raspberries, or ice cream. Use on salad or with pork tenderloin. Yum. Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar Recipe and photo from The Kitchn.

10. Peppermint Brownies Mix

Give somebody the joy of baking with this Peppermint Brownies Mix in a Jar. Recipe and photo from i heart naptime.

11. Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream

Add a little something special to the holidays–Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream. Recipe and photo from Good Ideas For You.

12. Homemade Salsa

Spice up the holidays with this amazing gift! Homemade Salsa Recipe and photo from Call Her Blessed.

13. Homemade Vanilla Extract

Fresh homemade ingredients are always the best! So give the best this holiday season with Homemade Vanilla Extract. Recipe and photo from Whipperberry.

I had a great time collecting all of these amazing homemade gift ideas. I hope you enjoy them too. Be sure to stop by and let me know if you use any of these ideas for your holiday gift giving!

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21 Mason Jar Recipes For Autumn

21 Mason Jar Recipes

for Autumn

 

During this season of the year, I often find myself daydreaming about the beautiful Autumn colors of falling leaves drifting to the ground. Here in Southern California, I don’t get to experience much of that loveliness. So, I settle for decorating my home and enjoying the rich flavorful samplings of homemade Fall foods. There is almost nothing that says homemade better than a good old-fashioned Mason Jar, and better yet, Mason Jar Recipes.

Mason Jars are incredibly versatile, from food stuffs, to decorating, to storage and gift giving, and more. Today, I have a collection of 21 Mason Jar Recipes for Autumn to share with you. Please enjoy and be inspired.

Fill your jars with these scrumptious Mason Jar Recipes:

1. Chili and Cornbread in a Jar
from StoneGable

2.Mason Jar Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle
from Food, Family & Finds

3. Hot Apple Cider In a Jar Mix – Gift – Free Printable
from eHow Craft Blog

4. Creamy Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar
from Mason Jar Breakfast

5. Scarecrow Snack Mix in a Jar
from Sunshine and Hurricanes

6. Mini Chicken Pot Pies in a Jar
from The Nerd’s Wife

7. Pumpkin Bread in a Jar
from StoneGable

8. Caramel Apple in a Jar Gift
from The Gunny Sack

9. Chocolate Caramel Pumpkin Cobbler in a Jar – Free Printable Tags
from Living Locurto

10. Pumpkin Granola in a Jar
from Real Food Real Deals

11. Fancy Dinner Rolls in a Jar
from The Farm Girl Recipes

12. Shepherd’s Pie in a Jar
from Cravings Of A Lunatic

13. Pumpkin Cake in a Jar
from Maurine Dashney

14. Fall Cookies in a Jar Gift – Free Printable
from Lil’ Luna

15. Pumpkin Creme Brulee in a Jar
from Garden Therapy

16. Fall Friendship Soup Mix in a Jar Gift
from Bargain Briana

17. No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Jar
from A Night Owl

18. 7-Layer Dip in a Jar
from Krista and Jess

19. Pumpkin Cookies in a Jar Gift – Free Printable
from The 36th Avenue

20. Mason Jar Apple Crisp
from New House, New Home, New Life

21. Mini Pumpkin Pies baked in Mason Jar Lids
from Mason Jar Crafts Love

 

So many scrumptious ideas. I hope you find something you would like to give a try this Autumn. Maybe you will even come up with your own Mason Jar Recipes. If you do, be sure to come back and let us know. Happy Eating!

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup!

Photo Credit: Jennie at The Messy Baker blog.
Pumkpin Spice Syrup

Fall Is Just Around The Corner

One of my most favorite things about Fall is the Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. YUM! I cannot get enough of them. Actually, I am very sparing about buying those delectably delicious delights because the are so cost prohibitive at nearly five bucks a pop. When I do stop in for a special treat, I usually order the Cafe Americano with Pumpkin Spice Syrup and add some half-and-half to give it more of a latte feel. This is exactly what I did the other morning on my way to court. Yes, folks, the Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back!

Thank goodness I have a gift card for Starbucks. I am trying to make it stretch as far as I can. But here is the greatest news ever… I just ran across a recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup!!! I am so excited. It is the first recipe or substitute that actually looks like the richly scented gorgeously colored brand name syrup. I will definitely be giving this a try this weekend.

Want to try this Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup with me? You really don’t need very much; in fact, most of the ingredients are probably sitting in your pantry right now waiting for you. And, this easy recipe only takes about 12 minutes to make. How cool is that. Well, here it is…

Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Printable Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups water
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, add water and both sugars. Simmer on medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes.
  • Turn the heat down to low and whisk in cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree. Simmer for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not allow the mixture to come to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat and strain through a mesh strainer lined with cheese cloth or a clean tea towel.
  • Allow the syrup to cool to room-temperature before stirring in the vanilla extract. Store in a mason jar or airtight container. The syrup will last for 1 month in the refrigerator.

Cook Time: 12 Minutes

*NOTE* – My strainer is very fine and required no tea towel or cheesecloth. I did need to rinse my strainer after each ladleful and run the syrup twice through my strainer. Easy.

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I found this recipe on Jennie’s blog… The Messy Baker. Please go check it out. Stick around and explore Jennies blog, she has some amazing recipes! You’ll love it.

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