Holiday Gifts

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Teacher Gift – Best Teacher in the World

I feel really lucky because for the most part (except for ONE first grade teacher) my kids have always had great teachers. Β Teaching is so hard, and putting up with our little darlings day in and day out has got to be so dang exhausting! Β Celebrate your teacher and show your appreciation with this easy to make teacher gift. With Teachers Appreciation Week next week I wanted to get something for my daughter’s teacher that she could help me make, and something that her teacher would appreciate! Β I work down at the school a lot, and so I’ve talked with many of the teachers down there and they honestly ALL...

Cinnamon Sugared Pecans

Every year when Christmas rolls around, my kids start asking when I am going to make “Suga Nuts!”These are a Christmas tradition to make as neighbor gifts. They are really easy to make and they make the house smell like Christmas. It’s really as easy as putting a few ingredients in a bag, blast your favorite song, (these yummies were shaken to “Last Christmas” by Wham) and then bake for about an hour. I usually double the recipe. One for me, and one for neighbors!Cinnamon Sugared Pecans Ingredients 3 Cups of Pecan Halves 1 large egg white 1 Tbsp water 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp...

Banana Streusel Bread

I love Banana Bread! I love Streusel! I don’t know why I didn’t think of combining the two before, but now that I have, I can’t go back! This recipe is so moist and delicious with a flavorful crunch topping. My family always gets excited when they come home and smell this in the oven. I want another piece right now! Banana Bread 3 ripe bananas 1/3 cup melted butter 1 cup of sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour Streusel Topping 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons unsalted butter,...

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Looking for an easy last minute gift idea for Christmas? You probably already have all the ingredients in your home. I am in love with homemade scrubs. They keep my skin feeling so silky smooth and hydrated in these cold winter months. And I love that they are natural and easy to make. Anyone on your list would love to open one of these!   Easy Peppermint Vanilla Sugar Scrub 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup coconut oil 6 drops peppermint essential oil or peppermint extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions In a small bowl gently mix the coconut oil and white sugar. Add the peppermint oil and vanilla extract,...