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8 Quick Tips for Planning a Holiday PartyKate Harveston
Ahhh… winter break. Such a magical time of year. College parents finally get to see their beloved children for more than just a weekend. Here are some delicious ways to spend sweet, quality time with your student!
How cute is this? Tasty is full of appetizing and creative ideas, and they illustrate their recipes in simple, enjoyable videos. Take a look at this tutorial on how to make their famous hot chocolate cookie mug with a fun incorporation of the candy cane as the handle.
An easy recipe that evokes a festive string of holiday lights. You can't go wrong with classic milk chocolate cake mix and traditional vanilla buttercream. M&M's® supply a nice crunch... yummy!
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Indulging in the perfect bite of fudge can make your heart feel like it's growing three times its size. Plus, no matter how old the kids get, they will always love the movie, Grinch. Snuggle up, light the fireplace and have a family movie night after you've made some Grinch fudge. Visit How to Make Easy Fudge for the full recipe and step-by-step instructional photos.
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Gingerbread cookies are always a yummy seasonal delight! Here's an awesome recipe from Evermine that incorporates a dash of personality with the gingerbread people holding candy canes. (You can also, of course, use your own favorite family cookie recipe.) Bring out the icing and decorate cookies with your college student while hearing about some of their fall semester adventures.
This peppermint patty recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe is a wonderfully fresh and minty treat for the winter season. Mel also shares some insightful and quick video tips on tempering/melting chocolate and dipping things in chocolate to perfect your patties and other holiday treats you may attempt this season.
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For caramel, chocolate and pecan lovers, this chocolate turtle cookie recipe from Pixelated Crumb is perfect. It's a brilliant combination salty and sweet, while the toasted pecans provide the perfect amount of crunch in every bite.
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There are more creative ways to use eggnog this season than solely in drink form. Here's an idea from Allrecipes. Make it family style and have everyone grab a spoon and dig in!
If baking an entire cheesecake is too daunting, try out this delicious and super simple dessert by Recipe Girl. It requires very minimal ingredients. The light and fluffy puff pastry filled with cheesecake is irresistible and addicting! The garnish of pomegranate and mint on top create a bright, fresh taste. Perfect for taking to a party, or having on hand for carolers.
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These mini donuts by Pinch of Yum are such a treat to indulge in with your student. Soft and warm with a hint of spice, these delectable donuts will melt away in your mouth. The maple syrup glaze drizzled on top is to die for! Eating only one will be a challenge...
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Whatever recipe you decide to make, bake or recreate, enjoy your time with your student and savor every moment.
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