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Monday, December 15, 2014

Naughty and Nice contest (because it's Monday and this Monday needs a contest)

I have holiday dishtowels that say "Naughty" and "Nice". I will give them away along with the holiday ebook (from this year or past years) of the winner's choice.

Just leave a comment with your favorite holiday treat -- be it cookie, pie or other (I will also accept non-holiday treats if you have an all over favorite). If you include either the recipe or a link to the recipe, it will count as two entries into the contest! I will pick a random winner on Saturday -- so you have until midnight Friday to leave your comment.

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  1. Welsh cookies are my favorite holiday treat. They are such a pain to make, they only get made once a year.

  2. Chocolate truffles ... EASY!

  3. Italian Pizzelles. When I had my daughter my Italian father hunted high and low for a pizzelle maker. It was and still is the best gift I ever got. Every time I make them I think of my own childhood and the best memories ever.

  4. My new favourite is Pecan Puff Balls (by Sarah Richardson) which I am very grateful I can easily find the recipe again every year as I don't have it saved anywhere. Plus I really love Hello Dollies.

  5. I love coconut macaroon cookies. During the holidays I love to curl up on the couch with a Sean Michael book, a big, steaming, mug of Chai Latte Tea, and some Sugar-Dusted Macaroon Trees. They are so beautiful, so festive and so good to eat, too!

    Happy Holidays to all!

  6. My favorite holiday sweet is a blueberry/cream cheese/banana pie. Served cold from the refrigerator it is sweet and creamy. I am happy to share the recipe with you. Of course it has little to no calories!

    Blueberry & Cream Cheese Ice Box Pie

    2 graham cracker pie crusts
    2-3 ripe bananas
    2 pkg Dream Whip - made to pkg instructions
    8oz Cream Cheese, softened
    1 cup sugar

    1can Blueberry Pie Filling, chilled in refrigerator

    Slice the bananas into ½ inch slices and use to line the bottom of the pie crusts.

    Add the sugar into the cream cheese and beat until creamy. Fold in the Dream Whip. Place ½ of this mixture into each pie crust on top of the bananas. Then place ½ can of blueberry pie filling on top of this mixture in each pie crust.

    Note: Dream Whip is a package whipped topping mix. There are 2 packages (one for each pie) in each box from the store, each package makes one cup of whipped topping. I've tried using Cool Whip but it is not as good.

    This recipe has been passed down in my family for 3 generations. We only make this during the Holidays.

  7. Favourite Treat???? why do i have to choose just one???
    custard kiss?
    Rochelle road?
    upside down pudding?
    Should i stop now??

  8. Favorite treat? Creme brulee or peanut butter m&m's...

  9. My favorite treat is lava cake.

  10. Our favorite is peppermint bark.

    Melt white chocolate (we use Merken's because it melts well) in a double boiler. Add peppermint crunch in your preferred ratio. Ours is 2 parts chocolate 1 part peppermint. Line a baking pan with wax paper. Pour chocolate mix on wax paper. Place another piece of wax paper on top and flatten with a rolling pin or pan. Freeze until solid, then break into pieces.

  11. Bacon brown sugar crackers. Totally decadent salty and sweet deliciousness. Really easy to make too!

  12. Gingerbread Fudge with Sprinkles


    ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
    12oz white chocolate, chopped (or chips)
    2-3 tsp ginger, sifted
    ½-1 tsp cinnamon, sifted
    ½-1 tsp nutmeg, sifted


    Pour the condensed milk and white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the white chocolate chips are almost completely melted. DO NOT OVERHEAT! Stir until completely blended, melted and smooth.
    Immediately add the spices and combine thoroughly.
    (Optional) Add a handful of sprinkles and fold in quickly. They will melt and make the mixture an awful muddy colour if stirred for too long.
    Transfer to an 8×8 inch aluminium foil-lined baking pan. Leave to set either in the refrigerator or at room temperature. If you live in a hot and humid climate, it’s preferable to allow to set in the refrigerator.
    Once set, cut into cubes. Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

  13. I love the holidays because it means homemade Chex Mix!

    In my opinion, the original recipe is the best:

    1. Congrats! You're the winner of my naughty and nice contest. Please email me at seanmichaelwrites @ gmail . com

  14. I'm a fan of fudge during the holidays. It's easy to make and just delicious.


  15. Apple Crumble (I use to make it all the time with lots to much brown sugar in the crusty top...)

    I never made it like this, for starters I used canned apples :)

    1. That looks so good. And I like your cooking style!! Canned/frozen ingredients are my friend :)

  16. Traditional Shortbread....soooo yummy!!!!

    ~ Alisa (Lee)

  17. My mother-in-law's bread pudding if I go to LA, or my mom's pecan pie if I'm in TX. I love them equally. Similar recipes: