Men Love This One Too! Minty Chocolate Bars


Another cookie that men love to eat! At for least the men in my life - these have been a favorite for years. There is just something irresistible about mint and chocolate together.

Mint Chocolate Bars is a very easy cookie treat to make. It takes a bit of time for each layer to cool between steps, but nothing hard here! Make up a batch and watch them disappear!


Make the brownie/cookie layer

Men Love Almond Butter Crunch


Men love this stuff! Trust me! Make a batch, put it in a tin and it will be a most welcome gift!

Added December 5th.  Notice the post date above!  As of this minute - the entire tin is gone!  My man simply could not keep his mitts off of these!

Making Almond Butter Crunch is very, very easy and is perfect for beginning candy makers.

Woven Gingerbread Man Ornament


Just finished a couple more woven ornaments for Meg's Crafty Christmas Tree Challenge.

I decided after having success with my little heart, that I would see how far I could push this! There are lots of curves and nooks and crannies associated with the shape of a gingerbread man. I am happy to be able to report that it worked perfectly!

2011 Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap



It is time to bake cookies! And make candy! And bake sweet breads and sweet treats!

My favorite time of year - Winter Holidays - is here! Sunday the 27th was the first Sunday of Advent and in Holland the celebration of the Feast of St. Nicholas is already begun! It is high time to warm up the oven and bake up some yummy goodness!

Christmas Stocking Giveaway #2


Stocking Giveaway time is finally here!

I have two stockings to give away this year! Each one will have goodies inside to celebrate St. Nicholas Day, St. Lucy Day, Guadalupe Day and other little goodies (such as Fanie's adorable stamps) I have been collecting this year! If you have been reading my blog, you know what they are!

Also, I am tucking in a couple easy to put together little "kits" from tutorials here on Gingerbread Snowflakes.

And in each stocking will be a little bitty box of those lovely chocolate sprinkles the Dutch love to put on their toast every morning!

Remember the Stocking Giveaway is hosted by Robin at Rsisland Crafts and if you follow this link you will find links to all the other crafty people who are holding Stocking Giveaway's on their own blogs! You can also use the button on my sidebar (right below the 2010 Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap) to reach the links.

Make the rounds and put your name in as many hats - er stockings - as you like! More giveaways will no doubt be posted throughout the week, so be sure to check back often.

If you would like to hold a giveaway on your own blog - it is not too late! Just pop it up on your blog and link to Robin's blog so you can link your site to all the others.

To enter the Giveaway for THIS 14"stocking - hand knitted by me, simply leave a comment below and tell me coolest thing you have ever hidden in someone's stocking! My other stocking - giveaway #1 - is here. You can enterit too if you like!

The giveaway is open until midnight PST December 5th (St. Nicholas Eve); and the winner will be announced on December 6th (St. Nicholas Day)!

Internationals are welcome to enter!

Good luck everyone!

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