Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
We make Loads of this mix each winter. Here is how I packaged it this year. I used a mug template and cut out the pattern on card stock. I used my sewing machine to stitch up the edges and then embellished with a variety of scrapbook supplies.
Here is the recipe for the Cocoa mix:
1 14-quart box nonfat dry milk
1 1-pound jar coffee-mate creamer
1 2-pound box Nestle's Quik
1 2-pound bag confectioner's sugar -- sifted
1 15-ounce jar chocolate malted milk mix (Ovaltine)
Combine all ingredients together in a VERY large bowl. Mix well. Store in airtight containers (like jars). Attach instructions for use with each jar.
Instructions: To use, mix 1/3 cup of the dry mix with 2/3 cup boiling water. Stir and top with marshmallows, if desired.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I have been busy making Christmas cards using lots of paper scraps and some new die cuts and stamps.
We have made these every Christmas for several years now and every year I have to search for the recipe.
Creamy Peppermint Patties
8 ounces cream cheese softened
1 tsp peppermint oil
9 cups confectioner's sugar
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons shortening
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and extract until smooth. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, beating well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on waxed-lined baking sheets. Flatted into patties. Cover and refrigerated for 1 hour.
In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Dip patties into melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper until firm. Store in the refrigerator. Makes about 4 dozen.