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Holiday Baking Hang Overs

Have a few things hanging around after your holiday baking? Chocolate wafers?  Maybe a few sprinkles? Some Skor bits, mini chocolate toppings? Nuts? No need to let them go to waste! These dipped Mommydo Holiday Hang Over Pretzel Sticks are a fabulous way to use up some of the odds and ends left over from the holiday baking frenzy. They take practically no time. And, your friends and co-workers have had just about enough of their New Years resolutions at this point and will be only too happy to take a few off your hands. Mommydo’s Holiday Hang Overs Dipped…

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The 12 Treats of Christmas: #11 Classic Sugar Cookies

I’ve got my binder open, and this recipe comes from a photocopy of a page from Chatelaine Magazine circa 1998. 15 years later, this is still my go-to sugar cookie recipe. As I said yesterday, I don’t have a photo yet, as we’re going to bake these over the weekend. But I find I like it when the dough chills for a good long while (overnight if possible), so I thought I’d post now so you too can get the batter together tomorrow and have a good old-fashioned cookie bake with the kids this weekend now that school is out….

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The 12 Treats of Christmas: #10 Gingerbread

I realize I totally left you hanging but I had good reason. My father-in-law has been ill, which meant husband was out of town for a few days. And I had a First Birthday Party to execute. Husband did return in time for the party. Thankfully, I had premade the dough for this delightful gingerbread recipe. So I was able to quickly make a batch for kids to decorate at the party. It is a ‘fancy’ gingerbread recipe – in that there are a number of ingredients. But it also a delicious, and I mean REALLY delicious one, so it’s…

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The 12 Treats of Christmas: #5 Chocolate Bark 4 Ways

I’m really seeing a lot of chocolate bark this year – everyone from Starbucks to the corner grocer seems to be selling it for Christmas. It warms my heart a little to see it. For as long as I can remember, I’ve received bark in my stocking. As a little girl, the Laura Secord Almond bark was there, year after year. Maybe Santa will remember this and drop some in this Christmas for old times sake. Even if he doesn’t, the bark tradition continues around here. I find it to be an easy way to add a little something ‘extra’…

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The 12 Treats of Christmas: Santa Magic Bars

Magic Bars are an oldie but a goodie. These combine tart cranberries, sweet coconut, gooey marshmallows and crunchy nuts. Delicious and so easy, Magic Bars are a great choice for baking with kids. You can find the recipe online here. Prep Time: 10 minutes plus baking time Preheat To: 350ºF (180ºC)* Serving: 24 bars Ingredients: 2 cups (500 mL) graham wafer crumbs 3/4 cup (175 mL) butter, melted 1 can (300 mL) Regular or Low Fat Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped pecans 3/4 cup (175 mL) white, semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips 1 cup (250…

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The 12 Treats of Christmas: Chocolate-Caramel Thumbprints

Ok – now we’re really cookin’. Or baking, or whatever. Yesterday I said I’d give you a little something that would help use up any extra melty chocolate. These little fellas are the #1 cookie in my arsenal. Gooey, chocolatey. And they really look impressive. Again, not a huge batch – about 36 cookies, but so rich and decadent, that seems to be just enough. These also need a little fridge time for the dough so the delayed gratification only serves to make them sweeter.   Chocolate-Caramel Thumbprints Yield: 36 Cookies Prep 30 mins Chill 2 hrs Bake 350°F 10…

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The 12 Treats of Chirstmas: Peppermint Patties

Ok, one cookie down. Now for something that takes a little more commitment. Homemade Peppermint Patties. I know I posted about these a few months ago, but when looking to the Top 12, you can’t leave these out. They always get tons of compliments – I mean really, who knew you could make your own peppermint patties? So, so good. I usually let the innards sit overnight so they have a little snap. And, I find they take more chocolate than you think. The dipping is a real pain. You’ll want to quit about 10 times. But later, once you’re…

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The 12 Treats of Christmas: Whipped Shortbread

Are you ready to get baking? I’m digging deep into my legendary Christmas Baking Binder to bring you my top 12 Treats. Cookies, bars, brownies, bark, fudge and candy. We’re gonna make a little of everything. In my younger days I would make 30 types of treats and give goodie baskets to a rather long list of hungry and happy recipients. Sweet! Now that time is short, I’ve cut it down to my top 12, and bake mostly for family. After all this baking, I’ve learned a thing or two. Before we begin, here are 10 things you should keep…

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Crispy Waffles

Waffles are a Sunday morning fav around here. The boy eats them and I don’t mind whipping up a batch in the early hours. They are dead simple, fairly low on the sweet factor…until the syrup anyway. MOMMYDO WAFFLE TIP: Cool your waffles on a wire rack instead of in a stack to have a yummy crisp crust on both sides. Yes, these are a little ‘homey’ looking, but they taste fab. Super easy too. My favourite recipe is here, and takes about 5 min plus cooking time. I use a big whisk instead of the hand blender as I…

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Do you have a bread machine?

If you do, you need this book: The Artisan Bread Machine by Judith Fertig It is DEF a MOMMYDO favourite. If you have the machine, but not the book, try this simple but delicious white bread recipe from page 24. Blue Ribbon Bread Machine Bread – 2LB loaf 8tsp granulated sugar 1 1/2tsp instant or bread machine yeast 1 1/3 cups water 1/3 cup vegetable oil 4 cups flour 2 tsp salt 1. Add sugar, yeast and water to the bread pan. Let stand for 10 minutes or until yeast starts to bubble. 2. Add oil. Spoon flour on top…

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