Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 13: Caramel Pecan Logs (with coupons!)

Day 13: Caramel Pecan Logs Yield: 6 Logs Ingredients 1/4 Cup Corn Syrup 1/4 Cup Water 1 1/2 Cups Sugar 1/8 Tsp Cream of Tartar 1 Large Egg White 1 Tsp Vanilla 1 Pkg 14 oz. Caramels 2 1/2 Tbls Heavy Cream 2 Cups Pecans, Coarsely Chopped Cooking Directions Line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with waxed paper. … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 15: Rugelach (with coupons!)

DAY 15: Rugelach A traditional Eastern European (often Jewish) nut cookie.  It’s satiny soft dough made with butter, cream cheese, and sour cream wraps around a filling of sugar, nuts, and raisins. Once baked, the dough flakes like a Danish or croissant, and the melted filling bursts with flavor. With … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 16: Million Dollar Fudge (with coupons!)

Ok, this one is a personal recipe. My mom makes this fudge every Christmas and it’s a family tradition for her to make it . I think you’ll enjoy it 🙂 DAY 16: MILLION DOLLAR FUDGE Mom’s Chocolate Million Dollar Fudge   4 1/2 cups sugar 14 ounces evaporated milk … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 17: Christmas Mice (with coupons!)

DAY 17: CHRISTMAS MICE These little guys are SO cute! Ok, so this isn’t actually “baking”, but who’s keeping track of specifics, huh? 🙂  The only thing I’d change with these cuties is to somehow give them a little smile or some kind of mouth expression 🙂 So here’s how … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 18: Pecan Tartlets (with coupons!)

DAY 18: Pecan Tartlets PASTRY: 2 cups all-purpose flour — unsifted 1 cup butter — softened 6 ounces cream cheese — softened 1/2 teaspoon salt FILLING: 2 medium egg — slightly beaten 1 cup dark corn syrup 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 4 tablespoons melted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 19: Gingerbread Cookies (with coupons!)

My mom is the only one in our family who loves gingerbread cookies, but I love making them and watching her enjoy them.  These cookies are so adorable when decorated just slightly like in the picture I found to accompany my recipe. I hope you enjoy! DAY 19: GINGERBREAD COOKIES … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 20: Buckeyes (with coupons!)

Ok, you know that Song by the Beach Boys that goes, “You gotta be true to your school”? Well I live in Ohio and I did go to Ohio State University (GO BUCKEYES!).  Also the best flavor combination EVER is chocolate and peanut butter (am I right??) 🙂 You don’t … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 22: Chocolate Almond Truffles (with coupons!)

DAY 22:  Chocolate Almond Truffles I found this recipe over at Shugary Sweets.  These candies have a rich chocolate almond center, surrounded by crunchy almonds then dipped for a crunchy white chocolate coating.  Don’t they just scream CHRISTMAS treats? 🙂               (Recipe and picture … Continue reading

Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 23: Potato Candy (with coupons!)

Day 23:  Potato Candy Potato Candy.  I bet I’ve made this every single Christmas since I was old enough to boil a potato by myself 🙂  It’s a tradition that I make this every year for my mom.  When my dad and grandma were both alive, I made it for … Continue reading