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Fall Into the Holidays #14

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Fall Into the Holidays

*I’m going to post the last two week’s features as a separate entry. It should be up later today or tomorrow.

It’s almost Christmas! Feel free to share your seasonal recipes, diy, crafts, and other related material. Link up as many new or archived posts as you would like.

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*Featured links will be posted next week. I’m trying to both bake and get my tree up. At least I’m finally finished with shopping. I think.

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Fall Into the Holidays #13

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Fall Into the Holidays

Last week’s round was the most successful this year! Thank you to everyone who linked up!

It’s almost Christmas! Feel free to share your seasonal recipes, diy, crafts, and other related material. Link up as many new or archived posts as you would like.

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*Featured links will be posted next week. I’m trying to both bake and get my tree up. At least I’m finally finished with shopping. I think.

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Fall Into the Holidays #12

Fall Into the Holidays

It’s almost Christmas! Feel free to share your seasonal recipes, diy, crafts, and other related material. Link up as many new or archived posts as you would like.

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Featured Links

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 Jo and Sue’s Mulled Wine Cranberry Bars

tmam paper rose trees 16The Moon and Me’s Paper Rose Christmas Trees

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Fall Into the Holidays #11 (And Freezing Cookie Dough)

I started freezing individual cookie sized dough balls a few years ago. The only problem with doing a project like 31 Days of Baking is that there’s only two of us, and even if I pace the projects, that’s still a lot of food.

I normally do my baking on Saturdays but there are times when either we’re not home or I just don’t feel up to it. Having dough balls in the freezer helps, because I can pull out a bag, pop the balls on a tray, and still have fresh cookies. It’s also nice for the nights when I get home and Mid announces that he wants cookies-or if I forgot to make something for a potluck or similar.

This does admittedly work better with a stiffer dough cookie, but if you’ve ever frozen berries the idea is pretty much the same. On a flat surface (I just grabbed a plastic cutting board for the batch in the photo) place your dough balls. Since they’re not being baked, you can pack them closer than you would for baking, but don’t pack them so close they touch or it’ll be harder to get them apart. Put your tray so that it’s flat in the freezer, and freeze at least several hours or until hard. Take them off of the tray-putting parchment paper down first will help-and place into freezer bags.

To bake them I just preheat my oven slightly longer than normal to make sure it’s up to temperature and add about a minute to the baking time. I don’t thaw the balls first. You might want to put something on or in the bag with the baking time if you have more than one bag of balls going at the same time.

(There is a tip on Pinterest about putting the dough into an ice cube tray. I never actually got that tip to work right and just went back to the balls.)

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Fall Into the Holidays

Time to start thinking autumn, holidays, and changing seasons! Feel free to share your seasonal recipes, diy, crafts, and other related material. Link up as many new or archived posts as you would like.

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Featured Links

 The Pin Junkie’s Rustic Wood Pumpkins

Make It Easy Craft’s Wine and Champagne Cork Snowman

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4-H Cookies

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Confession: I found this recipe on a Facebook cooking group and while I snagged the recipe, I didn’t write down who shared it. So thanks to the anonymous commenter, if I ever find her again!

Another confession: yes, this is was another night baking project. So terrible photos. Though terrible light has been the norm for this year, so I’m not sure this comes as any great surprise.

With the optional chocolate chips they make a nice, not overly sweet chocolate chip cookie. I’m not sure what the difference between these and Tollhouse are, but there’s something that makes them different.

I added slightly more flour, more vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. The chocolate chips were a last minute addition and I probably wouldn’t have added the cinnamon if I had thought of the chocolate first. But they’re good with the chips anyway.

This photo was so bad, it might as well as have been a crime scene photo. So I made it into one.

This photo was so bad, it might as well as have been a crime scene photo. So I made it into one.

*The weird formatting isn’t indicating anything. I just can’t get it to stop.

1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup White Sugar
2 sticks Butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 whole Egg

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2-1/2 cups White Flour

Preheat oven to 350

Cream sugars and butter

Add egg and vanilla, mix till just combined.

Add cinnamon, salt, soda, and flour. Mix until just combined.

Optional: add about half a bag of chocolate chips.

Roll into balls and space evenly on a tray, baking for 10-12 minutes.

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Fall Into the Holidays #10

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Time to start thinking autumn, holidays, and changing seasons! Feel free to share your seasonal recipes, diy, crafts, and other related material. Link up as many new or archived posts as you would like.

We didn’t get the storm, but the entire city was rattled last week. I’m working on getting things pinned, but I have a backlog of things that didn’t get done last week because of changes to both Mid and my schedules.

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Featured Links

 PicMonkey CollageThe Gracious Wife’s Stuffing Remix

A Mother’s Shadow 3-D Pumpkin Card

A Return to Simplicity’s 6 Ways to Simplify Thanksgiving

 

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Fall Into the Holidays #9

Time to start thinking autumn, holidays, and changing seasons! Feel free to share your seasonal recipes, diy, crafts, and other related material. Link up as many new or archived posts as you would like.

…Okay, maybe this week we’re starting to think about winter. We’re already in line to get lake effect, and we had to go get Mid’s new winter boots.

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Featured Links

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 Little World Called Wonderland’s Paper Wreath

Paper Seedling’s Rock and Roll on Faux Silk

 

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