Monday, December 21, 2015

Waffles and Christmas Greetings

Here is another Christmas recipe for a delicious single-serving cranberry waffle that you can serve along with yesterday's Cranberry Smoothie or by itself for the perfect Christmas breakfast.

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Single Serving Cranberry Waffle
½ cup flour
¼ cup oatmeal
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
dash of salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar
½ cup buttermilk
½ tsp vanilla
1 egg white
handful of fresh cranberries

Mix together all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mash up the banana and whisk it with the milk, egg, and vanilla. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, stirring in the cranberries. Cook in a preheated waffle iron according to the directions on your personal iron. It will make one Belgian waffle, and possibly two waffles in a smaller waffle iron. Top with butter, syrup, cranberries, or just dig into it plain.
 
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After you dig into your amazing waffle meant just for you, you should probably consider making something to share. This Christmas card is sure to brighten someone's day and wish them a Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Christmas Smoothie

Smoothies are not your typical wintertime snack, but this Christmas Cranberry Smoothie is definitely an exception. It brings both the festive Christmas color and flavor to the table with a delicious twist to your regular holiday fare.

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I made this particular smoothie last Christmas for breakfast and waited an entire year to share it with you. I hope it proves to be worth the wait. Enjoy!

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Cranberry Smoothie
1 cup frozen cranberries
1 cup milk
1 frozen banana
1-2 tbsp honey

Blend all the ingredients together in a high speed blender. Add a little more milk to make the smoothie less thick if desired.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Stockings!

I made several sets of stockings for my sisters. I have a mini stocking pattern that I use to make miniature stockings out of Christmas themed fabric. These stockings are perfect for American Girl Dolls, stuffed animals, or, if the recipient is older, simply as a holder for a small gift.

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I made these for Harper's American Girls and Carson's stuffed dog named Rudy.

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For the American Girls, mini candies were the perfect stocking stuffer, especially for the chocolate themed stocking.



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Here is Rudy the dog's stocking complete with a foam bone.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

'Tis the Season!

Christmas is almost here. Where has the time gone? I am happily graduated and home with my family. It is nice to finally have time to catch my breath and sleep for a bit after the super busy semester. Now I am free to craft, cook, and play with my amazing little sisters. Here is a fun Christmas card to kick off my Christmas posts!

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