Messy Mince Pies

Though the threat of reducing someone to “mince meat” can sound quite messy, these easy mince pies are sticky and lovely.  Using store bought mincemeat saves time during an already stressful holiday season.

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Peppermint Patties

I love mint chocolates. Last year my wonderful mother-in-law bought me a box of posh mint chocolates and I don’t know if they lasted the night. I had wanted to try candy making ever since my husband and I went on a romantic trip to Brussels last year and visited the Chocolate Museum there. So what better way to start dabbling in candy making than to start with one of my favorite treats?

This recipe is surprisingly easy, though I must say I would make it over 2 days. I promise it is worth it though when you bite into one of these refreshing chocolate disk.

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Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin cookies are so amazing! The spices, the chewiness, the sweet raisins…what isn’t to like?! This recipe is straight from the oatmeal experts at Quaker Oats.  However, I’ve added my little suggestions along the way. These cookies will fill your kitchen with the smell of warm cinnamon and have everyone waiting for them to come out of the oven.
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