Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Goodies...and more goodies...

Here are a few treats that I photographed last year, after a class I taught here in my home called "Sweet Treats." Basically, it incorporated food and scrap items to make unique gifts for the holiday season. I thought I'd share some of the ideas with you today!I covered pretzel rods in chocolate, added holiday sprinkles, and tied them together with ribbon. The headers and tag were made using my Cricut. Love that thing!
These are some basic sugar cookies I cut with a cookie cutter. I spend one whole day baking a ton of cut outs, and another entire day decorating them. I freeze the cookies before frosting them, and they taste so much better when I do that. I used piping bags to do the icing, and red m&m's for the berries. When they're completely dry, I bagged them and tied with ribbons. (I keep these by my door during the holidays for friends who stop by.)
Ah, one of our holiday favorites. White trash. Bagged in big cello bags and tied with ric rac. Here is the recipe:

White Trash

1 package mini pretzels

5 cups Cheerios

5 cups Corn Chex

2 cups salted peanuts

1 pound of M & Ms

2 packages vanilla chips

3 Tbsp. vegetable oil

In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. Set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chips and oil on med for 2 minutes, stirring once. Stir until smooth. Pour over cereal mixture and mix well. Spread onto three waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cool and break apart. Store in an airtight container.

Try it out--the stuff is totally addictive!

And more cookies...

And this one I completed last night. I used a styro wreath, covered the base in red ribbon, and covered the entire thing in red buttons. Kind of along the lines of the trees everyone is doing from Tia Bennett and Ali Edwards, but a little different. My house has a ton of red--my favorite color--so this is hanging in my kitchen, for me to enjoy all day long...
Hope you're in the midst of holiday crafting as well!

8 comments:

Jana Eubank said...

Seriously! Where do you live? :) I'll be right over. I want to come be your neighbor and come soak up some of your talent and creativity at one of your classes! ;)

Valerie said...

May I just state for the record that Trish honestly does all of this? Uh huh. She really does give the cookies to all who visit. I'm in awe......

Gabrielle Beck said...

Wow the treats look GREAT!

Love the button wreath!

Anilu Magloire said...

I love them all! I will definitely make that button wreath and I have my gingerbread cookie dough chilling in the fridge!!

Beth said...

I have to stop coming here....I need someone to watch my son for a few days....so I can do all of this....ha! Love that wreath

Molly said...

Jana, I know it! Trish is superwoman, I swear! :D Trish, seriously, you are an amazing woman, wife, and mother! And friend, too! That wreath is simply amazing, you amaze me, girl!

Mike and Sheri said...

Would you share your sugar cookie recipe and icing recipe? I'd love to try them!

Shelley From Ground Beef Budget said...

You still making this stuff...I'll drop by for a treat>