Christmas Trees and Candy Canes

Christmas Trees and Candy Canes

December 11, 2014Danita


Welcome to Family Fun Friday!

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It seems the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is very short this year.  I don’t know if I’m just getting older and time is passing more quickly or what.  Whatever the case may be, I want to share some wonderful Christmas features with you this week.  This week in Christmas Trees and Candy Canes, I’m featuring Christmas Themed food.  I LOVE themed food!  I’m not terrific at decorating so when I can use food to make things look pretty and double as my decor…WIN, WIN!

Christmas Trees and Candy Canes

Ana at Mommy’s Bundle, shared Easy Christmas Tree Brownies.  This is an adorable, fun idea, kids would LOVE…using a brownie mix!  Is there no end to what can be done with brownie mix?  It’s like magic in a box!

Mary-Kate from Christianity Cove, shared Jelly Bean Christmas Trees.  You don’t actually make the jelly beans but the object lesson is wonderful!  It’s a proven fact, the more senses involved in learning the better.  What a great teach children about the true meaning of Christmas.  

Jodie shared with us Christmas Tree Pesto Quesadilla.  Just so you know, I’ve never met a quesadilla I didn’t like!  This would be so fun for kids…and a great way to get them to eat healthy.

Jenny from In the Kitchen with Jenny, shared Candy Cane Biscotti.   Biscotti is one of my favorite treats with coffee.  I have often thought about making them but just never have.  I am totally inspired by Jenny!  

Clare from Super Mommy Club shared 17 Yummy Recipes for Leftover Candy Canes.  Genius!  I am always trying to come of with ways to use ANYTHING leftover.  These look so beautiful and delicious!

Victoria at ABC Creative Learning, shared a fun recipe for Grinch Christmas Cookies.  This is such a creative way to get kids reading and learning!  How the Grinch Stole Christmas was always a favorite when my children were small, now it’s always the first Christmas movie of the season!  

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Selena is featuring Winter Fun and Learning for Families 

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  • Victoria

    December 14, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Thank you for sharing our Grinch Cookies!

  • Clare

    December 12, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Thank you so much for featuring my leftover candy cane recipes. This week we’ve been researching a make ahead Christmas Dinner menu – you can actually cook everything ahead of time and spend Christmas Day with your family instead of in the kitchen!

    1. Danita

      December 12, 2014 at 5:38 AM

      Wow Clare! That sounds AH-Mazing! I’d love for you to link it up here when you get it all done. Sounds like a dream come true. Have a blessed weekend and Merry Christmas!

  • Lou Lou Girls

    December 11, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Hello beautiful! What a great party, and I love being a part of it. Please come and join our party,it runs until Friday at 7 pm. We would love to have you. Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

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