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Cooking With Betty Crocker Week

Gingerbread houses, sugar cookies, candy canes and chocolate truffles, cakes, pies and tarts.  How many of you like to bake during the holiday season? We sure do. A few weeks ago we got the chance to spend some time on Google hangout with some folks from Betty Crocker. They even sent us goodies to enjoy during the hangout.

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They shared with us some great recipes and ideas for this holiday season. Over the next week I will be sharing with you 10 recipes you can try this with your loved ones. Each of these recipes can not only be enjoyed during the holidays but also during the rest of the year. They are great for family gatherings, potlucks and office parties. Red Hot holiday trends that are sure to be a crowd pleaser. There is something for everyone in these recipes, you won’t be dissapointed.

Get ready for our week of ‘Cooking  With Betty Crocker’ Be sure to come back and visit the blog to let us know which one was your favorite.

 

 

 


Hello December

It’s the month of December, Christmas is around the corner and it’s the end of the year. We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiivng holiday with family and friends. Since we’re in a holiday mood, what are you looking forward to this month? Is it lots of egg nog, decorating the tree, baking cookies with the kids? Be sure to let us in on some of your favorite holiday traditions.
We have a two year old in the house and he got to decorate the tree over the weekend, boy did he enjoy that. The lights, the ornaments even putting the wreaths on the front door seems to make him  happy. These are the moments that reminded my sister and I about our childhood and Christmas time. Those memories had us thinking about the traditions we were brough up on and what we are looking forward to this holiday season.
  • Spending Christmas with our family ( this may actually be an upcoming blog post)
  • Baking cookies, cakes and pies.
  • Seeing all the Christmas lights
  • Egg Nog ( I can’t drink it, but my sister loves it!)
  • Snow (We’re from Massachusetts)
  • Cookie Exchanges
  • Popcorn Balls
  • Making Gingerbead Houses
  • Christmas movies!!
These are just a few of the things we are looking forward to this season. What are you looking forward to this holiday season? We may feature you on our blog this month.

Very Vanilla Fruit Salad

Spring should be here soon, or at least we hope. Get in the mood for a refreshing fruit salad. This recipe was provided by the wonderful people over at McCormick, who graciously provided us with a portion of the products and recipes to try. Let’s just say we had a great time in the kitchen with everything.

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Ingredients (Makes 10 (1/2 cup) servings

  • 2 cups strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup cantaloupe chunks
  • 2 kiwis peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. Mix fruit, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Cover.
  2. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.

This a great side dish to serve with the Cheese and Bacon Casserole dish, or just as a snack itself. Get your kids involved by letting them mix up the fruit in the bowl or even helping you serve it.

Thank you so much to McCormick for providing us with these seasonings and recipes. Be sure to check out their site for more recipes and ideas not just for holiday cooking but for everyday use.