Archive | July 2015

Christmas Treats In July

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Are you looking for a sweet treat this festive month?

Celebrate Christmas this summer with these seven delicious recipes!

1. Christmas Gelatin Layers

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  • Ingredients:
    • Five boxes of jello: 3 red and 2 green, two cans of sweetened condensed milk, measure a cup of boiling water, cherries, whip cream, mint leafs
  • Directions:
    • Pour a cup of boiling water for each individual gelatin mixture
    • Then layer the red gelatin mix onto the pan and cool off for 15mins, repeat steps when alternating colors
    • Garnish with whipped topping
    • Add cherry and mint leafs for the finish touch

2. Pita Tree Appetizers

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  • Ingredients:
    • Pita bread, pretzel sticks, sour cream, guacamole, red bell pepper
  • Directions:
    • Cut each pita into 8 wedges then insert pretzel stick, spread guacamole mixture, sprinkle bell pepper as “ornaments”, and enjoy your Christmas Pita Tree

3. Melting Snowman on a Cookie

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  • Ingredients:
    • Cookie dough, marshmallow, frosting
  • Directions:
    • Click on the image above for the detailed list

4. Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

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  •  Ingredients:
    • Peppermint candies
  • Directions:
    • Preheat oven to 350F
    • Spray the inside of each cookie cutter with cooking spray
    • Layer the peppermints inside the cookie cutters
    • Place the baking pan inside the oven for 3-9 minutes
    • Once removed, let the candy sit inside cookie cutter until it re-hardens.
    • Use tooth-pick to make a hole in each group of candies
    • Tie a ribbon onto your ornament and let it hang on a tree

5. Watermelon Christmas Trees

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  • Ingredients:
    • ¼ fresh watermelon (quartered lengthways)
  • Directions:
    • Once the watermelon is cut into slices, trim the rind on both sides and leave the middle attached
    • Then cut a 40 degree triangle on both edges of the flesh to create a Christmas Tree effect

6. Sundae Snowman

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  • Ingredients:
    • Large marshmallow (snowman head), 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream (snowman body), red licorice twists (arms), chocolate chips (buttons), chocolate icing in a tube (eyes & mouth)

7. Santa Strawberries

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  • Ingredients:
    • Strawberries, whipped cream, poppy seeds
  • Directions:
    • Cut-off the top of the strawberries
    • Then slice a small piece off the other end of the berries
    • Top whip cream and sandwich the other end
    • Add two poppy seeds for the eyes

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