Nov 24, 2015

It's Beginning to Look...

Yea, I know, it is not Christmas yet, but I am beginning to see the decorations, the lights, the trees... I am thankful for my family, and can't wait to celebrate on Thursday.  I do love, however, the whole month of December!

Nov 17, 2015

Candy Corn on the Cob

So I hope you saved your extra candy corn, because I have an adorable use for the leftover goodies..."Candy" Corn on the Cob! I know, I know, its almost too much.  I first saw the idea on an Instructables blog.  I decided to make my cob completely edible. Rather than using raw sugar cookie dough, I bought marzipan, which you can find in the baking aisle.  The cob didn't take long, and was very cute.  I can't wait to add it to my Thanksgiving Candy Cottage.  

Candy Corn on the Cob
-Candy Corn

Microwave your marzipan just long to soften it a tad, 20 seconds or so.  After it is softened, simply add your candy corn.  Continue to shape your marzipan into a cob shape as you press your candy.  My cob took less than 5 minutes to make.  Enjoy!

Nov 12, 2015

Harvest Flowers

Inspired by all of the beautiful colors outside, I made Harvest Flowers to celebrate Fall.  These tasty flowers are easy to make, would look great decorating any Thanksgiving Cottage, and leftovers would look lovely on a dessert table.  Once again, get the kids involved in helping you.  Little hands can easily sort your M&M's in search of fall colors. 

Harvest Flowers
-M&M's sorted into fall colors of your choice
-Melting chocolate
-Pretzel snaps

Melt your chocolate according to directions.Spread a thin amount of chocolate on your pretzel snap, and set on a wax paper covered surface.

 I learned that less chocolate is more the hard way.  I then placed my M&M's in a circular pattern around a center candy.  Simply wait for your flowers to harden.  Yes, they are that easy!!!

Nov 3, 2015

Stock up!

Halloween might be over, but candy corn and pumpkin season isn't! Stock up for a Thanksgiving Cottage! What better way to spend Thanksgiving than making memories with your family?! (After napping, of course!)