Category Archives: Food and Recipes

Peppermint Puppy Chow

NOTE: Just to clarify, this recipe is not intended for dogs—”puppy chow” is just the common name this snack goes by! This is for people, not animals! 🙂

This is a Christmasy snack mix that’s quick and easy to make! It’s basically white chocolate-and-powdered sugar-coated Rice Chex™ cereal with crushed candy canes mixed in, for a tasty peppermint-flavored treat! In addition to being a yummy snack, Peppermint Puppy Chow also makes a great food gift! If you’ve never had it, you’d be surprised how addicting this can be—it’s really hard to stop eating it!

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Ideas for a Christmas Gathering

Yesterday I went to my first Christmas party of the season! It was a gathering with coworkers, and it was at our department manager’s home. The entire house was so beautifully decorated for the holidays! I wanted to share some photos with you to give you some holiday decorating inspiration and entertaining ideas!

Their front door is adorned with an eye-catching handknitted wreath, welcoming you inside this cozy home. This wreath was made by my manager’s wife Gayla, who is very talented at creating home decor, and also has her own business called Jubilee Fabric.

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Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins

Pumpkin and cranberry are two great flavors to enjoy for the holidays! I really like these Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins because they have dried cranberries, golden raisins, chopped pecans, and spices mixed in the batter—they just seem perfect for this time of year! You don’t really need a glaze for these, since they’re sweet enough on their own, but I’ve included a recipe for Cream Cheese Icing that you can spread or drizzle over these muffins if you like!

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Scottish Shortbread

Rich, buttery shortbread is such a treat, and it’s one of my favorite cookies. It’s a great cookie to enjoy any time of the year, but I tend to think of making it more around the holidays. This particular shortbread is based on a recipe from an old newspaper clipping, and I’ve really been wanting to try it out!

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

What could be better than a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup on a chilly day? Well, if you’re a casserole lover, it could be this Chicken Noodle Casserole! It has that delicious chicken noodle soup flavor with some cheese and veggies added in and a yummy cracker crumb topping!

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