Thursday, November 20, 2014

What to do Weekends #99

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Whole Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake

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Whole Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake

 Michelle, my niece, came up with this very wonderful recipe for coffee cake using whole cranberry sauce as a filling for coffee cake. It's really easy to make and basically you layer the coffee cake batter with the whole cranberry sauce.

This would make a great food gift for a family, don't you think?





Whole Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake

Ingredients:

For the cake:

3/4 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups sugar (I reduced this somewhat since the cranberry sauce is also sweet)
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce (I only used about 2/3 of a can)
OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup chopped pecans

For the icing. Cream together and drizzle over cooled cake.

3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons water
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (I used vanilla)



Directions:

In a large bowl cream the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternating with the sour cream.

Butter and flour the inside of a bundt pan.

Evenly spread 1/3 of the cake batter into the bundt pan. Then spread 1/3 of the whole cranberry sauce over the batter. Repeat until all ingredients are used up.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool. Drizzle with icing.


This would make a great gift at the holidays, I believe. I'd like it if someone gave one to me! LOL

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Monday, November 17, 2014

10 Best Party Dips for the Holidays


10 Best Party Dips for the Holidays

You will love this collection of yummy appetizer dips that I've collected for you for the holiday season. I can hardly wait to try some of them myself. ENJOY, my friends.


















































Among these awesome recipes there should be some recipe you might like to make for YOUR holiday fun. Be sure to PIN recipe from the source (that means following the link to the recipe and pinning from the original source - thanks so much).

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season this year.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Golden Guitar Christmas Wreath

Guitar Christmas Wreath

This summer I bought an old kid's guitar for $3. My daughter said it was a piece of junk and to put it back but I just liked it. I didn't realize it was coming apart until I got it home, but I stuck to still liking it. I just liked it. I laid it on a chair in the dining room and looked at it all summer, not having a clue about what I wanted to do with it until a few weeks ago and then it hit me - it would be gorgeous on a door as a holiday decoration with greens on it. And so, here it is... I had to hot glue it back together. Oh, and I bought this great gold spray paint at a tag sale also. Every weekend we go tagging, my daughter, my nephew, my neighbor and myself. It's fun just to see houses. Last weekend we saw some gorgeous houses in Westport.  It was kinda fun going into all these massive rich homes. In one house, the master bedroom looked like the Queen's chamber... my mother used to say, "Now you've seen how the other half lives". :)


An old child's guitar turned into a Christmas wreath


The first thing I did to the guitar was glue it together so it wouldn't fall apart. And then I sprayed it gold. I love the color, but it was hard to photograph because it reflected so much light.


Child's guitar sprayed with metallic gold paint


I attached some artificial Christmas greens onto the guitar with wire. I also made a hanger with the wire. That's the metallic paint I bought at the tag sale. Here are some of the greens I bought to decorate the guitar.


I love the old guitar turned into wreath for the holidays






Christmas guitar door decoration

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Christmas "wreath" made with a guitar sprayed gold



Be sure to hop over and see my Snowman Cheese Ball which is very popular and a big hit at parties. Isn't he cute???




How to make a snowman cheese ball

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