It's A Marshmallow World-Cooking and Crafting With Marshmallow

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Shoulding all over myself

 "Do you need to be smashed and tickled?" Mr. T asked."Yes!" I replied without thinking, although I tried to amend with, "NO TICKLING."...more

The World’s Top 10 Creepiest Snow Globes

The World’s Top 10 Creepiest Snow Globes...more

The Polar Express; Vanilla Almond Nougat Recipe

We sang Christmas carols and ate candies with nougat centers as white as snow.-The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg...more

White Chocolate Pomegranate Vanilla Cake {Holiday Classics}

moist and fluffy vanilla cake filled with creamy white chocolate buttercream and topped with festive pomegranate seeds....more
Pretty! So pretty.more

Plum and Spiced Marzipan Clafoutis

Prepare yourself for Christmas with this delicious twist on a classic summer fruit dessert. It's also a great way to use up left over marzipan from your Christmas cake.I think the spiced marzipan transforms the flavour profile of this dessert. To add a bit more Christmas cheer, I added some spices (cinnamon and black pepper) to compliment the plum flavour....more
Oh that sounds good. I think the sticky date pudding sounds REALLY good too.more

Christmas Traditions & Elves Vs. Elf-Nots

Each year, the first week of December drops a giant pile of guilt square in my lap.  My Facebook news feed fills up with all of my other parent friends posting pictures of all of the creative and often naughty things that their elf (or elves) have done the night before.  "Oh, my kids are going to love this!", they exclaim.  My Pinterest announcements are overflowing with all of the pins of silly or devious elves.  We are a non-elf family.  Each year, I question, "Maybe, we should get an elf (or three)....more

Mosquitoes in December and more excuses...

It was now or never. If I didn't get the outside Christmas lights up this weekend, I knew I wasn't going to bother. It was warm (record high for our city), I had better things to do, and it was a mere three weeks until Christmas. I had not maximized the use of my Christmas decor. That was certain. I was definitely not in the Christmas spirit. But I went outside to sweep the windows and their surroundings in preparation (cobwebs, not icicles, here in dear old Florida), and found wasp nests, mud daubers, and, of all things, mosquitoes swarming.It's December. In Florida....more

Christmas Charity Event 6 Winners (12/12)

Christmas Charity Event ...more

Wrapping This Week Up

I cannot be the only one...who has realized that the end of another week in December only means seven days closer to Christmas, and that thought is making me break out in a cold sweat.  I don't know about the rest of you, but my normal chores don't cease in the name of Christmas, meaning I haven't wrangled up any extra time to spend getting this holiday thing under control. ...more