Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

How to Make Candy Cane Doughnuts

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

During the Christmas season, I like to show my appreciation by giving homemade treats to friends, family members, neighbors … anyone. This year, I surprised my co-workers with homemade doughnuts. These treats are simple to make and decorate using Wilton products. (more…)

Give the Gift of Christmas Cookies

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

This Christmas season, I wanted to create a small and yummy gift for a few of my co-workers. My son Garrett wanted to give his teachers a homemade gift as well. Together, we decorated Christmas cookies and picked out gift boxes to share the treats with my office and his preschool teachers. (more…)

Hanseaten? It’s a German Christmas Cookie!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Some families make common cookies like chocolate chip, but my family’s coveted cookie, the Hanseaten, is a name known by few! (more…)

Start a New Tradition – Host a Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Friday, December 14th, 2012

I love this time of year! This past Saturday morning, I hosted the second Willow Creek Page Turners Gingerbread House Decorating Party. It went a lot smoother this year. With a little extra preparation and planning, I found myself enjoying this year even more than last. (more…)

Gingerbread House Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

You have a long weekend coming up and you’ve decided to spend it creating your very first gingerbread house. Maybe you were inspired by a store display during Black Friday. Maybe you finally wanted to come up with a new way to pull the kids away from the video games by starting a new family tradition. Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure, you are excited. The idea is in your head and you want it to be perfect. (more…)

How to Bake and Decorate a Multi-Layered Cake

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

I’m really getting into the holiday spirit this year, and that spirit is showing up in everything, including my baked goods! (more…)

Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange at Work

Friday, December 7th, 2012

One way to bring the holiday spirit to the workplace is a cookie exchange. It’s a great way to share recipes and taste some holiday favorites – both new and old classics! (more…)

Tracing the Origins of the Gingerbread House

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

For many families, the tradition of decorating a gingerbread house is an annual holiday event. Little do they know that they are participating in a tradition that is centuries old. (more…)

Gingerpops to Decorate, for Holidays to Celebrate!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Sleigh bells ring, snow glistens, winter’s in the air.
Lights shine bright, the trees stand tall, the spirit’s everywhere.
Frosty sits outside your house, and Santa’s on his way.
‘Tis the season for holiday joy to brighten up the day. (more…)

Double Duty Decorating – Create Christmas and New Year’s Eve Treats with one Baking Pan

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

This time of year can be overwhelmingly busy. Sometimes I like to make life easier by turning semi-homemade into a delicious surprise. This year, I used the 3-D Mini Tree Silicone Mold and store-bought refrigerated cinnamon rolls to make mini decorated trees. When I flipped the pan over, I envisioned another use – New Year’s Eve Hat mini cakes! And then came up with two more uses! (more…)