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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Delightful Sausage Dip

It's like a party in your mouth! I've actually caught myself doing a little jig while eating it.

Christmas Sausage Dip

  • 2 tubes  of Jimmy Dean's Original Sausage
  • 7-12 oz. can of diced green chilies
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1 Jar of Pace Chunky Picante Sauce (16 oz.)

Brown sausage (drain).  
Add chilies and salsa.
Bring to a boil.
Simmer for 20 min.
 Stir occasionally.
Stir in sour cream and cream cheese.
Serve warm with chips! YUMMY!

My mother in law has the best recipes! Thanks Jude! This one is a keeper! We enjoy this every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas time.

Cat's Outta The Bag!



OK! I give! I've had this BRILLIANT neighborhood gift idea hiding up my sleeve for a few years now and STILL have yet to use it! So I guess it's time to spill the beans..... drum roll please.


Ever heard of them or seen what they can do? I'm a kid at heart so these were so awesome! They are like 3D glasses but when you put them on and look at any light it creates a kaleidoscope of festive images!!! Here's a picture that I took  last year. I held the camera lens up to the glasses!



A SNOWFLAKE IN EVERY LIGHT ON THE  CHRISTMAS TREE! *The snowflake specs are my favorite!*

These are so darn fun. Kids love them, adults love them. You can't go wrong! We keep ours in our Christmas tote downstairs and pull them out every year. Big hit at our Christmas Party!!!

I was planning on delivering a handful of them to each house on my street with the saying, " Wishing you an "EYES ALL AGLOW" Christmas!"

You have to order them in bulk on the holiday specs website but if you only need a few, you can order them on Amazon!

Check it out:   AMAZON SPECS

There's no better feeling that seeing Christmas through a child's eyes!
*** side note to my neighborhood... don't be surprised if I still use this idea!***

Booties For Your Cutie!

Expecting or know someone who is expecting a sweet bundle of joy this holiday season? What a more precious gift to give than a pair of warm fuzzy baby booties?! Truly a family keepsake! My friend Marta makes the most adorable soft baby booties for your little baby bean! Check out her holiday booties made with love.... Holly berries and poinsettias!

Click on the picture to view her blog:

She makes these booties year round and has so many designs! And she is offering 10% off her already affordable prices! Email Marta at martaherbert48@aol.com  to get pricing and mention that you saw her booties on Holiday Wishing Well to receive your 10% off discount!

And how CUTE are these BOOTIES?! They totally remind me of those Ugg boots everyone is sporting these days! Click on the picture to go to her Facebook page!


So jealous of all you mommas out there that get to snuggle a little baby during these winter months!
Their little feet will be toasty, that's for sure!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cutest BLOOMS around!

Petal Patch Baby. That's the word on the street. Once you go PPB, you never go back. Seriously.... they've got the cutest blooms around! Check out their Face Book page...



Petal Patch Baby is exclusively offering Holiday Wishing Well readers 10% off any order of $30 or more! (Not to be combined with any other discounts.) The PPB face book "shop" will be open until December 5th before they close for the holidays.  You can look through the PPB photo albums & post "SOLD" under images of available items followed my an email to petalpatchbaby@yahoo.com to order.  Make sure and mention in your email that you saw this great deal on Holiday Wishing Well so you get the 10% off discount!

Happy Shopping!






Cyber Monday!

Tomorrow is the BIG online shopping day!!! I have done a bit of searching and still can't get my facts together on the best deals out there. I guess that's what all those deal blogs are for. This blog is more for fun and sharing ideas! So if you HAVE any leads.. post them as a comment! Thanks y'all!

I did see these adorable tights (leggings) for baby/toddlers on sale:

{BABY LEGS}


$10 for 3 pair!!!!! How insanely awesome is that?!

Starting tonight, I will doing a Business Spotlight everyday on some fabulous merchandise/services! My entrepreneur friends have offered to discount their products just for you Holiday Wishing Well Readers! Please stop by each night to see who will be spotlighted next! Add some SPARKLE to your holiday gift giving with homemade goodies!!!! You will not be disappointed!

Let the Christmas Season Begin!

I have been soaking up this Thanksgiving weekend! Yummy food, family, lots of shopping and decorating! It was so fantastic! I'm sad that my husband has to go back to the daily grind tomorrow. This blog has taken a toll with all this celebrating on my part.... but it was well worth it for me!!!!

How was your Thanksgiving? Where did you dine at? Did you have seconds on pie? :)

We ate at my sister-in-law's house up in Syracuse. Lots of nieces and nephews there! The kids got their own table! My trio didn't end up getting much of a nap so Avery was quite cranky ( plus she has a bad diaper rash too ). But we had so much fun. It was well worth the drive to be with the Foulger Family.



We also celebrated Thanksgiving the Sunday prior with my family..... can't complain about TWO Thanksgiving dinners! I wish the holidays could last all year!



Black Friday has come and gone! Did you get any good deals? I ended up braving 2 lines on Thanksgiving night at 10 pm. Both Toys R Us locations. The first line was a waste... it was an "Express" store and they didn't end up opening until 5 AM the next day. The second line was wrapped completely around the building so my friend ShaRee and I decided it wasn't worth it. Went home empty handed. HAHA oh, well.... it was still fun to see the madness.

I did end up getting a good deal on Step 2's Grand Walk In Kitchen... reduced from $250.00 to $188.00 plus free shipping! Happy Day!

We started off the Christmas season by putting up all our holiday decor. Steve and I always listen to Carpenter's Christmas when we decorate the tree. Thanksgiving night we flick on the outside house lights! I LOOOOVE driving around with my family and looking at lights. Probably one of my favorite month long activities! We went out tonight but not much to look at.... I'm hoping that we will see more once December first hits.



Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Best Breakfast Casserole EVER!

Judee's Breakfast Casserole


8 slices french bread

2 Cups cheddar cheese grated

1 lb. (Jimmy Dean Original) sausage, browned

4 eggs, beaten

2 1/4 Cup milk

3/4 Tsp dry mustard

1 can cream of mushroom soup diluted with 1/2 Cup milk


Layer 9X13 casserole dish with french bread, grated cheese, and browned sausage. In a separate bowl, mix eggs with 2 1/4 C. milk and dry mustard. Pour over top of bread in casserole dish.
Cover with foil; refrigerate over night.

Before baking, cover casserole with one can of cream of mushroom soup mixture. (Remember to mix the soup with 1/2 c. milk.)

Bake @ 300 F for 1 1/2 hours. (Sometimes it bubbles over, so I put a cookie sheet underneath it on bottom rack.) Cool for 5 minutes. Serve in squares.



BTW~ THIS IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE BREAKFAST RECIPE! WE ENJOY THIS EVERY CHRISTMAS MORNING.

Sparkling Breakfast Punch

I posted a FANTASTIC breakfast casserole recipe last year.  I'll post it again... it's worth it! I LOVE Christmas brunch. Prob one of my favorite Christmas Day traditions.

Instead of O.J., why not serve a delicious and refreshing drink along with  your brunch?

Sparkling Christmas Punch
Sparkling Breakfast Punch
3 cups orange juice, chilled
2 cups chilled pineapple juice, chilled
3 cups pomegranate juice, chilled
1 liter ginger ale, chilled
1 liter club soda, chilled

In a large bowl, combine orange juice, pineapple juice, and pomegranate juice. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hrs. Before serving, stir in ginger ale and club soda. Serve punch over ice.

Prep: 5 min   Chill 2 hrs    Serves 8

Trim a Tree

This is such a cute and fun project for kids! And only $10 right now!

Fold Out Table Top Tree

Things to do for kid's party

Color it, use stickers, hang ornaments, drizzle tinsel.... possibilities are endless. Let our Picasso's go nuts!

Parmesan Spinach and Artichoke Dip

MMMM... my taste buds are watering! Just bring me a huge bowl with chips and call me good.

Parmesan Spinach and Artichoke Dip

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 12 oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
  • 1/2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 C. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Heat oven to 350F
Mix ingredients until well blended
Spoon into shallow ovenproof dish
Bake 20 min.

Serve with chips  :) Scrumptious!

Clean Out the Closet Kids!

" As Christmas approaches, I encourage my kids to clean out their toy closets and set aside anything they no longer play with. Then we take the toys to a local charity. I explain to them that lots of children would love to have the toys they are too old for. The kids get so happy to know they are helping other children have a merry Christmas!"   ~Amy Marcle

What a great idea! I'm going to remember this one for next year when my kids are old enough to "get it". Plus it makes room for the new stuff they will get that year.

Hobby Lobby Coupon

 Feeling crafty… on the hunt for a fun decoration?




Print a new Hobby Lobby Coupon for 40 percent off any 1 item {or use the online
Hobby Lobby Coupon Code}

Use it to save on supplies for a fun craft project!



{coupon & online code expire 11/27}

Thursday, November 18, 2010

100 FREE Christmas Postcards!!!

 Here's another great Christmas card idea from Vistaprint!
Get 100 Christmas postcards for FREE, just pay shipping, which is around $6.50! This is a quick and easy way to send your cards this year, just add a stamp!




The postcard is double-sided, so you can add a personal message to the back as well. You'll be able to give updates on your family happenings. What a great deal! These end up costing only 6-7 cents each!

You should have enough for neighbors and all your friends as well. I'm really excited about this deal. Even if you ordered the 20 Christmas Cards for $1.99 or the Christmas labels for the cost of shipping, you can still order these as well! Loving these amazing deals from Vistaprint!

A Nativity Set the Kids can Play With!


This is the cutest kid friendly Nativity Set I've ever seen!

Fisher Price Little People Nativity Set is on sale for $29.97. Use the code 123023301 at checkout and get another 25% off making the price $22.48!
There is a shipping charge of $2.99. There may also be a tax charge depending on where you live. If you order 2 sets, shipping is FREE!


A great price considering Amazon.com has this exact set selling for $49! This is a fun gift idea! Get one for your family! :)

Bethlehem Christmas

With all the holiday marketing, it is so easy to get caught up in the retail side of Christmas. I'm not gonna lie.... I do love the fancy twinkling lights, the hustle and bustle of the local shopping malls and trying to find the perfect gift for each family member. But what about the true meaning of Christmas?

My in-laws make Christmas eve great. My father in-law has a program every year. I have loved it from the first year I was married into the family. Everyone gathers around and we watch this cartoon of the Savior's birth. ( My husband and his siblings have watched it since they were little.) Then he reads a poem about Christ's second coming and also a motivational and uplifting story. The poem is always the same but the story changes every year. I love this tradition and I am excited for my kids to start enjoying it.

My friend Sunni told me of an inspiring tradition. You could easily do this with your family, church group or even your neighborhood party:

Instead of having Santa visit your next Christmas party.... why not recreate a true Christmas in Bethlehem? Each family that attends comes in traditional clothing (robes), and brings a blanket for their family. At the entrance to the party they are given their "taxes" ( gold chocolate coins). They sit with their own family on their blankets on the floor. The atmosphere is a dim and the ceiling looks like a starry night. The whole room looks like the city of Bethlehem. The parties' food consists of fish, leaven bread, olive oil etc...... (don't worry, you can provide kid friendly food too.) As different families eat, spiritual Christmas music is played. A nativity program is performed and you could even recite or read a Christmas message. What a better way to teach our children the true meaning of Christmas than role playing?

I have heard of families that have their grandchildren or children perform the Nativity Scene. I've also heard of families that read the story of Christ's birth in the scriptures. So, how does your family focus on Christ during the Christmas season?

Monday, November 15, 2010

What's the Word On the Street?

I keep hearing about all these fantastic holiday traditions! I can't wait to post all of them...heading to bed now. See you tomorrow! *YAWN*

Another SWEET Card Deal

See Here is offering two AWESOME photo card deals! hurry because these codes are only good  for  2 more days~ through 11/18.





If you only need 25 cards you can get them free using code: 25cards. This is supposed to be for new accounts.You will need to pay shipping of $4.99. If you want to order any extra cards, they will be .49 each. So if you order 26 cards it is just $5.48 with shipping and so on.  *This only applies to 4×8 size cards.



If you need 60 or more, you can take advantage of a 50% off code.
60 cards is going to be $29.40- use promo code cards-39 and your price will drop to $14.40 which includes shipping fees.



So you will pay a total of .24 per card including shipping. You can order as many as you need and use this code providing it is 60 or more. *This price is also based on 4×8 cards. If you prefer 5×7 the price will be higher.



So either way this is a fantastic deal!! **And don’t forget the address labels you can also order for $3.

Free Holiday Address Labels

Free from Vista Print:

Holiday Return Address Labels



You get 140 labels with any design you like for just under $3 shipped. This is a cute way to dress up your cards and to save time in filling them out.



This is the time to order because the slowest shipping is quoted at about 21 days.  You will probably get them sooner but it is probably a busy time of year for them.

If you have little ones that might receive lots of books, DVDs and CDs this year, you can also make little name tags to put inside.

Check out Vista Print. They have other freebie offers as well, you just have to pay for shipping. I'm ordering mine right now!

So Many Deals! Where Do I Start?!

Ok, first of all we can't forget Old Navy's Black Friday ad that came out yesterday!

OLd NaVy*



Doors open at Midnight Friday. Props to all your die hards that want to shop at midnight.

Someone asked me a few days ago if I was BIG Black Friday shopper. ~I used to brave the 4 am crowds back in the day with my mom. It was like our Girls Day Out and we had a blast. But now that I have kids, sleep is too important to me. Mom and I now do breakfast out and then mosey through the stores until about 3 pm. Casual and low key. Still great deals... just no door busters.  :)

Happy Retail therapy people!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tasty Sensations

My friend Heidi is a total foodie and has an amazing food blog! Check it out! Some of the yummiest seasonal recipes ever! I love it! This french toast recipe is fabulous!

Tasty Sensations

Elf Santa Scene

You'll want to scroll down and pause the music first. :) Love this scene!


"You smell like beef and cheese. You don't smell like Santa...."



What's your List?

I have seen a few of my friends on Face book post a list of the fun and festive activities they want to participate in during the Christmas season. So... what's your list?

Here's mine  (I'm sure I'll be adding to it)

1. Visit Temple Square


2.Take the kids sledding :)

3.Make Gingerbread houses

4.Decorate Christmas tree with the kids while listening to Christmas music!

5.Drive around and look at Christmas lights with the fam (Multiple times)

6.Watch Garfield's Christmas

7.Take the kids to the mall to see Santa

8.Watch Elf

9.Attend the Family Christmas Party

10.Eat Candy Cane Ice cream :)

11.Watch Home Alone

12. Create beautiful Christmas Nails

13.Drink Egg Nog

14. Decorate cookies with the kids

15. Enjoy the 12 Days of Christmas Books with the munchkins

16.Watch Christmas Story

17. Cook a Turkey

18.Exchange Ornaments

19.Girls Night Out Christmas Party (maybe wear ugly sweaters...we shall see)

20.Open Christmas Jammies on Christmas Eve

21.Watch It's A Wonderful Life

22.Choose names off the Angel Tree

23. Send out Christmas cards

24. Donate to the Food Bank

25. Wrap gifts while listening to the Carpenter's Christmas!

26. Shop with my mom on Black Friday

Thursday, November 11, 2010

More Merry Traditions!


After a full day of doing nails and chatting with my clients/friends... I heard quite a few good family holiday traditions that I thought would be fun to share! As a slightly new mother of 3, I am always looking for new traditions to start with my little family.

My friend Christy told me about her Thanksgiving tradition she enjoys with her fam every year. I'm not quoting this word for word but she was telling me, "You know how after you eat a huge Thanksgiving meal, you can hardly fit any room in for pie?" She then went on to say that her family does "PIE NIGHT" the night BEFORE Thanksgiving. Each family brings a different pie and they all get to enjoy and taste their desserts for dinner that night! Genius!


My other adorable friend Marci and her mother were telling me about their families' annual Holiday Party tradition. Instead of having Santa Claus come visit the kids/grand kids... they tell the kids that Santa is too busy preparing for Christmas and that an Elf (Santa's Helper) is going to leave Santa's Bag on the front steps. The kids eagerly anticipate seeing the elf, and all through the evening they keep checking the window for the elf. After the Nativity program is over, etc. they look outside and see Santa's bag filled with wrapped gifts tagged especially for them!   So FUN!


What's you favorite holiday tradition? Thanksgiving or Christmas? I'd love to hear and share on the blog! E mail me at roxane_foulger@yahoo.com.

Printable Hasbro Coupons!

Hasbro released more toy coupons! Make sure to print them out, they usually run out quickly.

Click Here:   Hasbro Coupons

Happy Shopping!

Target and Toys R US Ads!!!!!!

A day late... sorry friends. But not a dollar short when you shop the ads! Check out Target's Black Friday Ad!

Target Ad

And Don't Forget Toys R us!!!   Toys R Us Black Friday Ad

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Foolproof Pumpkin Cookies

What do you get when you combine:

  • 1 (15 oz.) can of Pure Pumpkin


  • 1 Spice cake mix


  • 1 bag of Milk Chocolate chips (or 2 if you want it extra chocolatey!)



The absolute yummiest and easiest cookies on the planet!
3 ingredients!!! And it's a Weight Watchers recipe so you can eat all 4 dozen, right?

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 can 100% pure pumpkin (15 oz.)
1 Spice cake mix
1 bag of milk chocolate chips

Combine pumpkin and cake mix in bowl. Mix well. Add chocolate chips. Spoon onto baking sheets. Bake @ 350F for 10-11 min.

Devour.  :)



Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Card Deal!

Vistaprint is having a big Christmas card sale!
Get 20 Christmas Cards for $1.99! There are hundreds of designs and options to choose from.

Take a look at all the cards available & pay only $1.99 for 20, plus around $4-$5 for shipping. This is a great deal for gorgeous Christmas cards. There are many Vistaprint Christmas cards that may be customized with your family photos!



Sunday, November 7, 2010

Macy's Black Friday Ad is Here!

Just posted!!!!


Click Here!

Black Friday Ads


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Step Aside Cranberry Sauce...

You are probably a huge fan of cranberry sauce around Thanksgiving.... but if you have taste buds more like me I'd rather splurge on something a little sweeter. Like JELLO. :) Don't forget the whipped topping! This dish is DELICIOUS!

Cranberry Jello Salad

  • 2 Packages of 3 oz. raspberry Jello (or 1 six ounce package)
  • 1 Cup boiling hot water
  • 1 Cup cold water
  • 1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 16 oz. can whole cranberry sauce
  • cool whip  :)

Dissolve Jello in hot water, mix thoroughly then add cold water. Chill in mixing bowl until thickened. Add pineapple with juice and cranberry sauce. Stir well. Pour into oiled 9X13 pan. Chill overnight.
Top with Cool Whip and enjoy!

I love this recipe around the holidays as well as summer BBQ's on the 4th of July!

Let Your Light So Shine!

In Salt Lake City, one of the biggest lights display is at Temple Square. Many people love to visit Temple Square at Christmastime. Millions of twinkling lights, a life sized nativity scene and a spirit of peace emulate the atmosphere. For locals, we know temple square all too well. For those that have never been there, Temple Square houses The Salt Lake Temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. The lights display here is incredible. Thousands of tiny lights drape and wrap around trees and shrubbery.




It can be hard to decide what to look at first. Everywhere trees are covered with tiny twinkling lights in pink, yellow, blue, and green. Above it all, the Salt Lake Temple glows in brilliant white, with the gold figure of Moroni shining at the top.



Artists from several countries created child sized nativity sets to welcome children from all over the world and help them think about the Savior. Those sets are still displayed at Christmastime on Temple Square. There are sets from Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Poland.



Trivia

• About a million people visit Temple Square at Christmastime.



• There are dozens of lighted trees on Temple Square. Just one tree has 75,000 individual lights. How many lights would you guess there are all over Temple Square? LED light bulbs are now being used to help save electricity.



• Workers start putting up Christmas lights on August 1 and finish taking them down by March 31.



• Children helped make the luminarias on the Church Office Building plaza. Christmas messages are written on some of them in different languages.



• Today the lights are turned on by computer. But years ago children helped plug in the lights on the night when the lights were turned on for the season. Once when one little girl plugged in her string of lights and all of Temple Square lit up at the same time, she thought she had lit all the lights herself!



I love the lights at Temple Square! That is one tradition I am definitely starting with my own little family! Where is your favorite place to view lights during the Christmas season?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

It's Still Pumpkin Season, Right?

Leave all the prep work for Thanksgiving. This is an easy family meal to whip up.... and so festive too!

Dinner in a Pumpkin

  • 1 Medium Pumpkin
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 2 TBSP soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz.) can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 (8 oz. ) can water chestnuts drained
Cut top off pumpkin. Scrape out inside of pumpkin. Preheat oven to 350 F. In large skillet, sautee onion in oil until tender. Add meat. Brown and drain. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms and soup.  Simmer 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Add cooked rice and water chestnuts. Spoon into pumpkin and place on baking sheet. Bake one hour until pumpkin is tender. Serve and enjoy.

Optional: Paint a fun face on the pumpkin with markers or acrylic craft paint. Kids would love to help!


Neighbors For Charity

Racking your brain for creative gifts to give all your neighbors? Wish you could skip it all together and give your money to a good cause?

My neighborhood came up with this stellar idea of bagging neighbor gifts and instead joining together for one night and donating the money you would have spent, to the local food bank. It turned out great last year and we are doing it again! And whoever wrote this clever poem is brilliant!

 T'was a month before Christmas
And all through the streets
The neighbors were wondering,
"Shall we give crafts. or homemade treats?"

They were all stressed out,
So much money to spend
Should it be funny or clever?
Will this madness ever end?

Then what to their wondering minds did appear
An idea so great, they had nothing to fear.
Why not join together for a worthy cause,
To donate to charity and play Santa Claus.

We could all get together to celebrate
One night in December. What fun! We can't wait!
We will contribute that night an anonymous gift,
Helping those less fortunate would give us a lift!

We could give as a group, to help those in need,
There are plenty of causes and mouths to feed.
As neighbors and friends, a tradition we did start,
What joy we will feel to know we did our part.

What better gift could we give each other?
Than spreading the love from our hearts to another!

This is a no obligation invitation. Everyone is welcome and donations will remain anonymous.

If your neighborhood, office or family has started some sort of "giving back" tradition, please share!
Do you do a sub-for-Santa? Feed the homeless? Food drive?
We are always looking for ways to help others, especially around the Christmas season!



Friday, November 5, 2010

Tai Pan Deal

Local Friends:
Get 25% OFF one single Christmas item at Tai Pan.... Saturday November 6th ONLY. Mention at checkout that you saw their segment on Studio5 on Thursday and get the deal! Today is the last day! I was just there a a week ago and trust me... Tai Pan never fails to please!


Easy Homemade Gift Ideas





Ummm.... I really want a caramel apple right now! 

 Gotta LOVE Studio5....

Candy Cane Cupcakes

A cute and easy way to display cupcakes at a Christmas party! I will be stealing this idea at my trio's birthday party.  ;)

Recipe is SUPER easy!

Prep Time: 20 min.


Bake Time: 22 min.

Decoration Time: 25 min.

Difficulty: Easy

Yield: Makes 24 cupcakes.

1 box (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix 2 12-oz. cans whipped vanilla frosting 1 ½ cups M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for the Holidays 2 12-cup cupcake pans 24 paper cupcake liners Utensils:Spatula

1 large tray or piece of strong cardboard

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the cupcake pans with the paper cupcake liners.

2. Prepare the cake mix according to the package instructions. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cupcake pans.

3. Bake for approximately 19-22 minutes. Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.

4. Using the picture as a guide, arrange the cupcakes on a tray to resemble a candy cane. Spread the frosting over all the cupcakes so it looks like one cake. Arrange the same color M&M’S® in straight lines to resemble a candy cane.

 
 
Recipe from Bright Ideas

Kicking Off the Holiday Season

50 days to go before Christmas Day! I thought today would be appropriate to kick off another season of my holiday blog! I hope this site will be more useful, fun and festive than last year! I am excited that Angie, Alisha and other friends of mine will be contributing authors. :) As Thanksgiving is approaching fast, I am planning on posting recipes and black friday deals. Feedback and ideas or comments are ALWAYS WELCOME!

Check out Black Friday 2010 website:
 Some of the Black Friday ads are already out!

http://www.blackfriday2010.com/

Happy Holidays!

****~ Roxy~****