Tag Archive | Candy Cane

“Stocking Gift” and “Candy Wreath”

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Christmas Stocking for my two kitties…

BIG MISTAKE!…

I bought them some small containers of “wet food” Meow Mix…

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I divided a can between them… and as you see they loved it!…

So much in fact… that they would go to their stocking… hanging up and look at it and MEOW!…

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Jill got full quicker than Kit Kit… and left some of hers…

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Kit Kit spied Jill’s leftovers…

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and cleaned both plates!

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I saw this idea for a Candy Cane Wreath…

and even though it was Christmas Eve Day...

I decided to go through with the project since I had already bought the Candy Canes…

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It took two boxes… using 22 of the 24…

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Cutting out a circle from an old Christmas Card I had… It needed to be slightly heavy in weight…

I started hot gluing the canes with the cellophane still on along the straight sides…

in sets of 2… keeping them flat… 

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Gluing the tips of the crooked ends together and placing the ends on the circle of cardboard…

gluing them too!… leaving about 1/2 inch apart around the circle…

As you see… a heart-shaped pattern was forming…

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I cut out another piece of cardboard (old Christmas Card)… and placed it on top of the canes...

I then cut a circle of printed wrapping paper to cover cardboard…

A pretty picture on a card would be nice also… or even a photo… 

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Added a bow I had to center… and hung with a ribbon in my kitchen…

Simple and pretty!…

I might change out the center for Valentine’s Day…

since it is a heart design… and get some more use of this pretty wreath!

 

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Candy Cane Cups for Thanksgiving

Love getting up early… but, not at 4:30 am…

My right hip has been hurting…

Don’t mention…”How old are you?”…

so… I get up and it actually goes away…

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I then… get so sleepy… that I have to return to bed… and get up later than I like

I hate wasting time except when doing something fun!… and then I just don’t care…

After breakfast… I made a pot of chiliszo0041

to have whenever anyone wants it… because I had some things I wanted to do…

One… was to get one of my desserts made for taking to my son/daughter-in-laws house for Thanksgivingk4982551

It is frozen… so making it today won’t matter…k3713936

I found this mix and it says Holiday for sure…

and tweaking a recipe on the side of the box it became mine…

and simple like me!…

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My Santa Clings on my kitchen windows encourage me…

and make me smile…

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These Jell-o No Bake Desserts are really good…

and after finding “Candy Cane”  with Oreo Crust

I knew it would be part of my desserts to take …

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Beating Cool-Whip and Dark Chocolate Pieces together… (after melting)… for the topping…

It was suggested for the “pie” recipe on the box but…

I thought I would add it to the “Frozen  Candy Cane Cups” recipe…

that was on the box too…

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Add melted margarine / butter to the crumbs…

 which happen to be “OREO” crumbs…

blending with a fork…

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Another Santa saying… “Hi!”

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Spoonfuls of crumbs in baking papers…

Mine happen to be foil… can be paper also…

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I press down the crumbs with a glass… so easy…

and you know I like that!

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Pressed down and ready for filling…

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Mix filling mix that comes out of package looking white…

then turns pink… when mixed with milk…

and the smell of Peppermint (candy cane)  radiates from it…

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Add some of the Candy Cane Sprinkles to it…

folding in with spoon…

Spme of the Sprinkles are reserved for the top…

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Spoon over Oreo crumbs …

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Spoon on Chocolate Topping and…

Sprinkle with some more Candy Cane Pieces…

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Santa and I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving…

as I check to see if any snowflakes are falling…