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Eggnog Trifle

 The holidays are almost over but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some last minute treats. This easy Eggnog Trifle recipe is a perfect treat to serve during Christmas time. I was recently sent a couple of coupons for Shamrock Farms Holiday Eggnog and I knew I wanted to use the eggnog to make a delicious dessert. Shamrock farms is local to Phoenix and we’ve always loved their eggnog. We probably buy at least 10 large bottles each Christmas. The eggnog combined with the vanilla pudding and the gingerbread makes this the ultimate dessert. Plus it’s perfect to make right before your holiday party!

Eggnog Trifle

These eggnog trifles only take about 10 minutes to make these treats if you already have the whipped cream whipped up and the gingerbread made. If you need a gingerbread recipe you can make this one or just buy a box in store and whip it up! I love serving them in mason jars because then you can easily make them single serving sized. You can also double the recipe size and serve them in a trifle dish.

 

Eggnog Trifle Recipe

Serves 3-4
Cook time 10 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Misc Serve Cold
Occasion Christmas
This eggnog trifle is easy to make and is a perfect dessert to serve during the holidays. The mason jars make these perfect for single servings.

Ingredients

  • box Vanilla Instant Pudding (5 ounces)
  • 3 cups Eggnog
  • 1 Gingerbread Cake or Loaf
  • 3-5 Gingerbread Cookies
  • 5 cups Whipped Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Nutmeg

Directions

Step 1
Whip the instant pudding with the eggnog for approximately 3-4 minutes.
Step 2
Line the bottom of the mason jars or trifle dish with gingerbread cake or loves that have been cut into cubes.
Step 3
For the next layer add the eggnog pudding mixture.
Step 4
Next layer will be whipped cream, then repeat until full to the top.
Step 5
Top the desserts with whipped cream, gingerbread cookies and nutmeg.

For the topping, you can omit the nutmeg or do another holiday spice such as allspice or pumpkin pie spice.

Eggnog Trifle

 

 

Quick and Easy Christmas Gift; Redbox Giftcard, Coca-Cola Reindeer, Candy, Popcorn and Hot Cocoa!

It’s crunch time. In one week Christmas will be here! If you are looking for a quick and easy gift that is perfect for neighbors, teachers and co workers, this gift is perfect. Give the gift on a movie night in with a bucket full of goodies!

This easy DIY Christmas Gift costs less than $10 and takes less than 10 minutes to make.

What’s inside:
Hot Chocolate
Coca Cola Glass Bottles
Candy
Redbox Giftcard
Candy Canes
Popcorn

Coca-Cola Reindeer

If you want to dress up your glass Coca-Cola bottles, all you need is red pom-poms, googley eyes and brown pipe cleaners.

There are two different types of Redbox gifts you can purchase, you can purchase a card with a denomination or you can buy single codes. The single codes are great for sharing as random acts of kindness at Redbox machines.

Redbox Giftcard Printable

Redbox Giftcard Printable

You can print these printable Redbox giftcards 2 to a page by clicking on these links:

1 Free Rental Redbox Printable

Redbox Giftcard Printable 

You can also add one of these fun printable Christmas tags:

Free printable christmas tags

Print it via this doc for 8 tags to a page:

Printable Christmas Tags

5 Minute Nutella Fudge Recipe

Tis the season for delicious goodies! I probably bake about 20 different goodies each holiday season. Everything from candy to fudge. The thing is, my recipes have to be easy! I like to make treats that take less than an hour to make.

Are you looking for an extremely easy treat to share this holiday season? This easy to make Nutella Fudge is perfect for gifting or serving at a holiday party. Or hey, make a batch just for yourself! This fudge can last up to a few weeks in a sealed container.

5 Minute Nutella Fudge:

Supplies:

  • 1 8×8 or 9×9 square pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Medium sized sauce pan
  • Wooden utensils

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Nutella
  • 1 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter

Directions:

  • Take an 8X8 pan and line the bottom and sides in foil.
  • Slowly melt the chocolate chips, condensed milk and butter on the stove over a medium heat. Be sure to continuously stir the pot or they will scorch.
  • Once the chips are melted, pour the Nutella in by the spoonfuls. Stir until the mixture is completely smooth and is all one color.
  • Pour the mixture into the aluminum foiled pan.
  • Place in fridge to harden. Once the fudge is solid, remove the foil from the pan and cut the fudge into squares.

*You could also make this in the microwave, just be sure to do 1 minute increments or it may scorch.

5 Minute Nutella Fudge Recipe

5 Minute Nutella Fudge Recipe

 

5 Minute Nutella Fudge Recipe

 

 

Candy Heart Wreath

If you love candy hearts but maybe you’re trying to to eat so many sweets right now, this candy heart wreath is a perfect Valentine’s Decor piece. This is actually a pretty easy craft that took only about an hour and a half. This craft is actually perfect if you have some leftover hearts too!

Candy Heart Wreath

Candy Heart Wreath

What you’ll need:

  • Candy Hearts (a very large bag, I bought one at CVS)
  • Flat Paper Mache Wreath ( I bought this one at Hobby Lobby)
  • Hot Glue

Start at the bottom and work your way around in layers. Glue dots to the backs of each heart until the wreath is full.

candy hearts

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 Pfeffernusse Cookie recipe perfect for the holidays.


Pfeffernusse Cookie Recipe

Do you have a favorite cookie that reminds you of growing up? For me the biggest one is sugar cookies. I always loved the way my family would decorate them and now it’s one of my favorite traditions each year during Christmas. Another favorite holiday cookie of mine is the Pfeffernusse cookie. A German traditional cookie that has a ginger an anise flavor it in. The anise flavor may be somewhat of an acquired taste as it mimics a black licorice. I am not a fan of that flavor but in this cookie, it tastes great with the flavors combined.

These Pfeffernusse cookies can be enjoyed year round but I wanted to make sure I shared them with you before New Years.

Pfeffernusse Cookie Recipe

Easy Pfeffernusse Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • ⅔ cup molasses
  • ⅔ cup honey
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp. anise extract
  • 4 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • ¼ tsp. black or white pepper
    ~ 1 cup of powdered sugar (coating)

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and dry ingredients. In a saucepan, warm honey and molasses on medium-low heat until it’s a smooth liquid. Stir in the butter until it’s all melted and combined with the honey & molasses.
  • Pour into a bowl with egg and anise until well combined.
  • Take the molasses mixture and pour it into the dry mix until well combined.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Scoop the dough by the tablespoon, form into round balls.
  • Space the cookie dough balls out about 2 inches apart, they will spread a little.
  • Bake for approximately 16 minutes.
  • Cool for a few minutes then coat in powdered sugar.

Tips for Pfeffernusse cookies:

  • You can refrigerate for as quick as 30 minutes but you may want to refrigerate overnight to allow mixture to become compact.
  • Do not over bake these, they will seem they are too soft but they will harden.
  • If you do not like the flavor of anise, you can reduce it or omit it all together though you wouldn’t have a traditional pfeffernuse.

Pfeffernusse Cookie Recipe

 

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