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Month: December, 2017

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Enjoyment of the Season

Are you in the “holiday spirit” kind of mood? As we said last week, we love this time of year and are not just trying but actually enjoying every moment of it. For us, not waiting until the last minute to do things is key. Shopping is almost done, holidays parties have been given and attended and are still happening! Family time is planned with ornament making and Christmas movies being watched. It does take time and effort but is so worth the enjoyment of the season.

There is still plenty of time to make the most of the holidays if you haven’t already.  Set aside some time to bake cookies, drive thru a holiday light show and wrap presents.  It makes the season feel more relaxed when you schedule some fun and more fulfilled when you’re not rushing around and can actually enjoy your activities.  And don’t forget about the reason for the season; taking some time to be thankful for blessings adds an indescribable happiness to your heart that brightens your holidays!

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Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Bring on the Holidays!

It’s December and time for joyous holiday festivities! We love this time of year and it almost always includes cooking and baking up some tasty treats. With crazy work days, we are trying to find some baking short cuts to help ease the weekend time crunch. Here’s a recipe we tried that came out great and was quick and easy. It also lends itself to so many variations. We’ll list a few here..let us know if you try it too!


Pie Cookies
Ingredients: prepared refrigerated pie crust, sugar, cinnamon, butterscotch, chocolate chips or jam

Roll out the pie crust dough, use any festive cookie cutter you like, and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar or put chips on top. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. When still warm and out of the oven you could also spread your favorite holiday jam, jelly or pie filling on top. They definitely need the sweetness or “pie” topping to go with the more savory crust. Or you could frost the cookies and decorate any way you like to put your own holiday touch on them!

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