Tuesday, December 16


With everything being so crazy these past few months, I completely forgot about my BLOG Anniversary. I am always so thankful for all you ladies out there. The Stamping community is filled with such wonderful people.

I will be offering 2 chances to win BLOG Candy. I think it is easier for me to do gift certificates. So I am offering up 2 -- $15 gift certificates to Paper Trey Inc. or Eclectic Paperie. I am not going to make you do anything crazy, but I would love it if you would share a favorite Holiday recipe. You may enter a comment ONCE a day, on this post or any post between today and December 26. I will have the boys draw the 2 names, after Christmas. I know everyone uses the Random Number Generator, but the boys get such a kick out of picking the names so I will stick to the non-techie method.

Good Luck!!


Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is so generous...how fun! An amazing recipe I recently discovered is "oreo truffles". Crush up 16oz. of Oreos, mash in 8 oz. of cream cheese, make it into balls and dip in white chocolate melt. Mmmmmm. I'm hoping to make these today. Nobody ever realizes how easy they are.

Christi said...

Wow! Awesome candy! I do not cook so I don't have any recipes other than rice crispy treats! LOL :)

Joanne R said...

I would like to enter for the blog candy but will have to come back with a recipe another day. The oreo truffles above sound good!

Emily said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary! Great blog candy! My favorite holiday recipe is Coconut cake! Everybody loves it! It's very easy, and taste wonderful!


1 pkg. white or yellow cake mix
1 3/4 c. sugar
16 oz. sour cream
12 oz. flaked coconut (I use frozen)
1 (9 oz.) container frozen whipped topping

Bake cake mix according to package directions in two 8 or 9 inch layer pans. Remove from pans and when cool split each in half to make 4 layers. Using a thread pulled through the layer or a serrated knife.

While cake is baking, combine sugar, sour cream and coconut. Mix well. Remove 1 cup of the mixture and set aside.

Use remainder between layers of cake.

Mix the reserved cup of coconut mixture with the cool whip. Ice the top and sides with this.

Keep cake refrigerated for 3 whole days before eating. After 3 days, you can't taste the sour cream at all. It's taste great!

Anonymous said...

What nice blog candy! Here's a super easy and yummy appetizer, called Dried Beef Dip: Combine 1 - 2 cloves garlic, crushed, 4 chopped green onions, 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese & 1 jar of dried beef, chopped finely. Serve on Triscuits or Wheat Thins. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sheri said...

Great blog candy! Here's Sharon's Pumpkin Fluff:1(8oz)container frozen whipped topping, thawed;1(3.4 or 5oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix;1 1/2 (15oz)cans solid pack pumpkin;3 tsp pumpkin pie spice.(I substituted Pumpkin Pie Mix for the solid pack pumpkin & spice)So much easier! As if this isn't easy enough. Makes about 3 cups. Serve with graham cracker sticks, spice or ginger snap cookies. Store leftovers in the frig. Enjoy!

Alexandra said...

Congrats on your blogaversary Corie!!! Awesome candy, girl! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Scrapbookmama said...

Happy Blog Anniversary to you! I actually don't have a holiday recipe actually this is my first Christmas that I am crafty actually! lol.. if you want a recipe I am actually making Snowmen Soup for my boys classes I had gotten one as a gift and thought the kids would like it and so I have packed 43 (working on finishing them) hot cooca,marshmallows,hersery kisses and a candy cane :) Does that count as a recipe?? :)


Cheryl KVD said...

Hi Corie!! Here's the one for Baileys Irish fudge!! (if you eat enough, you'll get the giggles!!)
- melt 3c. semisweet choc. chips, 1 c. white chips, and 1/4 c. butter. Add 3 c. powdered sugar and 1 c. Baileys irish cream. Stir until smooth. Put in 8x8 pan and refridgerate 1-2 hours. Enjoy!!!
Happy Blogaversary!!

L8ybug2 said...

Happy Blogiversary Corie! Here's a real easy frozen treat that I call homemade icecream.
1 14oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 8oz tub Cool Whip
1 3/4 C mashed or pureed fruit
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a freezer container, cover and freeze over night. I used strawberries and it was sinfully delicious!

jmniffer said...

Happy Belated Blogaversary. You are offering up some fun blog candy. A favorite recipe during the holidays (or anytime) is
Orange Tapoica Pudding
1 box sugar free jello
2 boxes tapoica pudding
3 cup boiling water
2 cans mandarian ornges, drained
1 tub cool whip, thawed

Mix jello and pudding into boiling water and cook until thickened; approx 7-8 minutes stirring frequently. Cool completely. Add oranges and fold in cool whip until well mixed. Can be made the day ahead. jmniffer

Juanita said...

I don't have time to run and gather recipies. But I do have time ti wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a safe & properous new year.

Michelle said...

Great blog candy! I love it! Here's my old stand by recipe that I make and have it on hand to give people, mostly men for gifts! I didn't make it this year since I was sick. I usually try to find unique ways to package it too! Here's the recipe, it's Trail Mix
M&M's - plain
Nuts - peanut or mixed
Chow Mein noodles
Chocolate Chips
Pretzel Snaps

Just mix in some of each until you get the consistency you think works for the people you're giving it to. I add more chocolate for the chocoholics, peanuts for the protein lovers etc! I have put it in cute ziploc bags, plastic bags that are then put into a cloth bag, redecorated tins and put it in there. This year I found cute glass dishes for a $1 and put it in there and added a tag (you can see it on my blog! If you add a gift card it makes a really nice gift for one of those hard to buy kind of guy gifts! One of my DH co-workers looked forward to it every year and I usually have to hide it from my family until I'm done dishing it out in gift bags! Thanks for the opportunity for great blog candy!

Joanne said...

I'm back with my recipe:
Caramel popcorn

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup

Microwave 3 minutes. Stir in 1/2 tsp baking soda

Microwave 1 1/2 minutes and then stir in 8 cupped popped pocorn (and 1 cup nuts if desired). Microwave 1 1/2 minutes and stir again. Dump on to parchment lined cookie sheet and allow to cool. Store in covered container or ziploc.

Ina Ftacek said...

Cool whip, two cans mandarin orange slices drained...coconut, and walnuts...I love this stuff! For hot cocoa add pepermint stick and top with marshmallow creme and sprinkle with cinnamon on the creme or cocoa powder...Happy Holidays!!!! Ina

A Webb Of Creations said...

Love the calendars, hope you have a great New Year. Merry Christmas

Linda Webb

SusanH said...

Merry Christmas week! My favorite easy recipe is to take a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough and spread it in a square pan, cook it according to package directions minus 1 minute. Slice up Snickers bars and put on top of the cooked cookie - stick it back in the oven for about 1 minute (when you take them out you want to spread the candy bars around a big). Let cool (or not), slice into 1 inch squares, get a big glass of cold milk, and EAT!!

tami said...

Happy Holidays! I love your blog.
Here's my recipe I got from my friend and I love this dip.

1-2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1 package of dried beef by Hormel
1 can of black olives chopped
real MAYO to taste (I use Hellman's)

tear meat, chop olives, add cheese to your liking and mix in mayo until it all sticks together. Chill overnite and serve on crackers. Yumo!

~amy~ said...

Happy Blogiversary corie! Hmmm...I have to be honest... I'm always passing along yummy recipes to my friends in hopes that THEY make the treats AND share with ME!

Regina said...

Happy blogoversary to you!
I have a few recipes but my English is not good to writing.

Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comments.
I love your blog and you are so creative!

Tami Wood said...

Happy holidays to you and yours. I will be making the dip on Christmas Eve. My Dad is making liver pate.

Regina said...

Hi, Corie
I wish you a Merry Christmas!

Greetings Regina from Germany

Linda said...

Put round pretzels on a cookie sheet. Put a hershey's kiss in the middle of each one. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for exactly 3 minutes. Take them out of oven and push a peanut m&m into center of each one. Let cool--I put mine in the frig (on the cookie sheet) to get them to cool faster.
Linda Peterson

tami said...

Merry Christmas. I love your calendar. Thanks for the great ideas on your blog. You are very talented Corie and such a kind person.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Today we has Swedish Pancakes. I love them with Mom's homemade jams.

Equal parts of flour and milk. One egg per cup of flour and a dash of sugar.

Mix together and refrigerate over night.

Pre-heat griddle and lightly grease. Pour a thin coat of batter on griddle and lightly brown. Flip and brown the other side. Garnish with butter and jams. Roll like a fruit roll-up and enjoy!