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Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies by Cottage Collections. *Ingredients* 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/3 cup white sugar 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons hot water 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 eggs

*Instructions* Mix sugar, peanut butter, and butter. Add baking soda to the hot water and add to mixture. Beat in eggs, add flour. Scoop rounded teaspoons of cookie dough. Roll into balls and dip in sugar. Place rolled balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Press with fork dipped in sugar to make criss-cross design. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and press Hershey kiss into hot cookie.

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Orange Balls by Shabby Shan's Cottage --------------------*Ingredients* 1 box powdered sugar 1 6-oz. can frozen orange juice (thawed) 1 12-oz. box vanilla wafers (crushed) 1 stick margarine (melted) 1 can coconut Finely chopped pecans (optional)

Cranberry Shortbread Cookies by Business in the Bag

*Instructions* Cream margarine and sugar. Add orange juice and wafers. Mix well. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in coconut. Let stand 1 hour in refrigerator before serving. Store in the refrigerator.

*Ingredients* 1 cup unsalted butter (room temp.) ¾ cup sifted confectionerʼs sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups sifted flour ½ tsp. salt ½ cup finely chopped dried cranberries *Instructions* Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine the butter, sugar, vanilla, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon until combined but not too creamy. Stir in dried cranberries. Press dough into an 8” square baking pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until just starting to turn golden. Cool in pan about 20 minutes. Run knife around the edges, remove, and transfer to work surface. Using a 2” round cookie/biscuit cutter, cut out shapes. Dust with confectionerʼs sugar. Makes about 12-18 cookies.

A special thanks to all of the members and friends of Make Mine Pink that contributed to our Holiday cookbook. We hope that you enjoy our favorite holiday recipes as much as we do.

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Recipe: Chocolate Bread with Chocolate Butter *Ingredients* Chocolate Bread: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup baking cocoa 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk Chocolate Butter: 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup butter 2 Tbsp honey *Instructions* Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9x5 loaf pan. Combine flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack fro 10 minutes. Cool completely and serve with chocolate butter.

Chocolate Butter Microwave 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl on high for 30 seconds. Stir. If chips are not completely melted, microwave for an additional 10-15 seconds or until just melted. Let cool. Beat cooled chocolate, 1/2 cup butter and 2 tablespoons of honey in a small mixing bowl until fluffy. Makes about 1 cup. Note: You can store the butter in the refrigerator. When ready to use the butter, you will need to let it sit out for approximately 30 minutes or until softened before serving. *Comments* This recipe is adapted from Nestle Toll House Very Best Baking. Name: Debbie Kotchey URL: Blog: *Business Description* I make and sell aprons and other accessories with modern bold fabrics.

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Recipe: Tijuana Tidits by Cʼest Chouette

Recipe: Cream Cheese Mints by Cʼest Chouette

*Ingredients* 4 cups tortilla chips, broken into 1 1/2" pieces (or small round chips) 3 cups Crispix cereal 1 can (12 oz) mixed cocktail nuts 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 bag microwave popcorn popped (8-9 cups0, pick out kernels 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

*Ingredients* 1 - 3 oz package cream cheese 3 cups powdered sugar Mint flavoring (to taste) Food coloring a pinch of salt Granulated sugar (in a small bowl)

*Instructions* Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit Combine chips, cereal, nuts, and popcorn into a large roasting pan. Combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan: heat to boiling. Pour heated mixture over cereal mixture in roasting pan; stir to coat. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Remove from oven and turn onto sheet of waxed paper to cool.

*Instructions* Reserve 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Mix ingredients and knead like bread dough until all are well combined. Add the reserved 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Chill for a bit. Make small balls. Dip in granulated sugar. Press into mold and then unmold at once on waxed paper. Let set overnight. Can be frozen for storage and used at a later date. *Comments* These are often used as wedding mints but are great for any occasion as there are so many mint molds available.

*Comments* A party favorite for every holiday. Name: Sharon Wollman URL: Blog:

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.

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~ Janice Maeditere

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Recipe: Oatmeal Scotchies by Cottage Collections *Ingredients* 3/4 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips *Instructions* Preheat oven to 350 degrees* In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Stir the flour, baking soda, and salt together. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until well blended. Stir in the oats and the butterscotch chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until light golden brown. Name: Joyce Lucas URL: *Business Description* Unique and feminine web design.

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Recipe: Pistachio Salad by Shabby Shanʼs Cottage.

Recipe: The Grinch by Caroline Alexander.

*Ingredients* 1 box instant pistachio pudding (small) 1 - 16 oz. can crushed pineapple 1 - 8 oz. Cool Whip 1 cup small marshmallows (more if desired) 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

*Ingredients* 2 oz. midori ½ oz. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. sugar syrup (1:3 ratio of water to sugar)

*Instructions* In a bowl, dump box of instant pistachio pudding, can off crushed pineapple (including liquid). Stir and then add Cool Whip, marshmallows and nuts. Keep refrigerated.

*Instructions* Bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Let cool in the refrigerator. Mix all the ingredients together and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cherries.

*Comments* This is such a light and fluffy salad (or pudding). I always use chopped pecans but any kind of nuts will work. Cherries can also be used in this recipe. URL: Blog: *Business Description* Shabby Shan's Cottage specializes in all things shabby and romantic. We carry handcrafted birdhouses, gift tags, vintage treasures and so much more.

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~ Charles Dickens

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Recipe: Mini Roast Beef Sandwiches with Green Chile Mayo *Ingredients* 2 cans (8 count each) refrigerated biscuits 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 1/2 pound deli style roast beef, thinly sliced 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese *Instructions* Preheat oven to 375 degrees (or whatever your can of biscuits says). Combine the seasoned bread crumbs and dried parsley in a shallow bowl. Remove biscuits from the cans, and arrange on a large baking sheet. Use a pastry brush and coat the top of each biscuit with the melted butter, and then dip into the breadcrumbs.Place the baking sheet (breadcrumb side up)and repeat with the remaining biscuits.

Spoon on two teaspoons of the mayo, and then some Monterey jack cheese. Repeat with the remaining biscuits, roast beef, green chile mayo, and cheese. Put the assembled biscuit bottoms on a cookie sheet and back in the oven (still at 375 degrees) for about 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is all melted and gooey. Cap the sandwiches with the biscuit tops, add a toothpick to secure, and serve. *Comments* These little sandwiches are great to bring or serve at holiday party's such as New Year's Eve or any party you need to bring finger foods too. Name: Debbie Kotchey URL: Blog: *Business Description* I make and sell aprons and other accessories with modern bold fabrics.

Bake for 12 minutes or until the tops are a nice golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool enough to handle. Split cooled biscuits in half. In a small bowl, combine the chopped green chilies and mayonnaise. Now it's time to assemble the sandwiches: Place the bottom half of a biscuit on your work surface. Top with one or two slices of roast beef.

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Bake 35 minutes longer or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Name: Carol Jandreau - The Roseberry Cottage URL: Blog: *Business Description* Antiques, Vintage Treasures and Romantic Cottage Decor.

Recipe: Carol始s Banana Bread *Ingredients* 2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups shortening (such as butter-flavored Crisco) 2 eggs 5 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3 ripe bananas Topping: mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon *Instructions* Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 loaf pans. Combine flour and sugar, then add all other ingredients except topping items and mix with electric mixer. Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans. Smooth tops. Bake for 10 mins. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over top of bread.

Recipe: Holiday Brew by C始est Chouette *Ingredients* 3 oranges 3 lemons 1 oz cinnamon sticks 1 tablespoon allspice 1 1/2 quart water 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 gallon apple cider (fresh is best) *Instructions* Wash oranges and lemons. Squeeze the oranges and lemons. Strain the juice add sugar and set aside. Put the orange and lemon rinds into a large sauce pan. Add the water, cinnamon, and allspice. Simmer for 2 hours. Remove and discard the rinds. Strain the spiced water. In a large pot, combine apple cider, juice/sugar mixture and spiced water. Heat to nearly a boil but do not let it boil. Serve hot.


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Recipe: Orange Cake by Timeless Trends Boutique *Ingredients* 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix 1 (3 ounce) package instant lemon pudding mix 3/4 cup orange juice 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 1 teaspoon lemon extract Glaze 1/3 cup orange juice 2/3 cup white sugar 1/4 cup butter *Instructions* 1. Grease a 10 inch Bundt pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 2. In a large bowl, you will want to stir together the cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in 3/4 cup orange juice, oil, eggs and lemon extract. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan. 3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. 4. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook 1/3 cup orange juice, sugar and butter for two minutes. Drizzle over cake. 5. Serve and enjoy! *Comments* This cake is really simple to make and very delicious! :) If you love citrus flavors, you'll like this a lot!

Name: Virginia URL: *Business Description* At Timeless Trends Boutique, we sell unique vintage items, home d茅cor, linens, kitchen items, candles, bath products, and so much more! Our store is located at: 21 E. Main Street -Thurmont, Maryland! You can also shop with us online 24/7 at for the latest in upscale vintage items and home decor! Our merchandise is always changing, so bookmark us and come back often!

Recipe: Party Salsa Dip *Ingredients* 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened 1 lb. ground beef 1 package taco mix 1 jar salsa 1 8 oz package of Mexican Blend Cheese *Instructions* Spread the cream cheese on the bottom of a glass pie plate. Set aside. Cook the ground beef. Add the taco seasoning while the ground beef is cooking, drain if necessary. Layer the meat mixture on top of the cream cheese. Pour the salsa over the ground beef, spreading evenly. As a final step spread the cheese on top of the meat mixture and bake at 325* for 25 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Serve warm with tortilla chips. Name: Pauline Antoine URL: Chic and Shabby Cottage, is where eclectic chic meets shabby cottage. We始re an online experience featuring beautifully inspired gifts, and vintage treasures.

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*Instructions* In mixing bowl, beat egg, sugars and butter. Add orange juice and orange zest. Spoon in flour mixture, (dry ingredients) stirring well. Fold in cranberries and walnuts (optional). Spoon into large greased loaf pan. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 325 degrees F for 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Serve with Orange Honey Butter.

Recipe: Cranberry Orange Bread by Cottage Collections. *Ingredients* 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1/2 cup orange juice - Use juice of one orange and remainder OJ to make up the difference. Zest of 1 orange 3 tablespoons softened butter 1 1/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries - also works well with dried cranberries. (reduce to 1 cup) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Orange Honey Butter 1 stick of softened butter 1 tablespoon of honey 1/2 tsp orange zest Mix all three ingredients until smooth. Place in small decorative container and let it sit for an hour or two so that the butter absorbs the flavor from the orange zest. Somehow, not only for Christmas, But all the long year through, The joy that you give to others, Is the joy that comes back to you. And the more you spend in blessing, The poor and lonely and sad, The more of your heart's possessing, Returns to you glad. John Greenleaf Whittier

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Recipe: Holiday French Toast by C始est Chouette *Ingredients* 1 loaf French bread 5 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1/4teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 20 oz package frozen strawberries 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon apple pie spice Cinnamon sugar *Instructions* Cut French loaf into 8 thick slices. Combine eggs, milk, baking powder and vanilla extract. Pour over French bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine strawberries, sugar, and apple pie spice. Put in a greased 9x13" baking dish and top with the prepare French bread slices. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes. *Comments* We make this every Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, or any brunch event. It is a family favorite.

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Recipe: Hot Beef Sandwiches by C始est Chouette *Ingredients* 4 lb. beef rump roast 1 package aus jus mix 2 cups water 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup vinegar 1/4 lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt *Instructions* Put roast in a large covered bowl. Mix soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and garlic salt and pour over roast. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 days. Remove roast from marinade (discard marinade) and put in crock pot. Mix aus jux mix and water and add to crock pot. Cook on low to medium for a 7-8 hours. Shred meat into sauce (it shreds nicely with a fork when fully cooked). Serve on hoagie buns.

Name: Sharon Wollman URL: Blog:

*Comments* Great for Super Bowl Sunday

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Recipe: Strawberry Pie by Savon Marie. *Ingredients* 1 Nilla pie crust 1 box of strawberry jello 1 box of cook and serve vanilla pudding 4 cups of fresh strawberries sliced or quartered lengthwise, depending on size. You can save a few whole berries for ganish. 1 1/3 cups of water whipped cream (optional) *Instructions* Mix jello powder and pudding powder in a medium to large saucepan. You will need a saucepan large enough to add the strawberries. Add water to combined powders and heat over medium heat. The mixture starts out looking cloudy, but as it cooks, it turns clear red. Stir until the mixture bubbles and remove from heat. Stir in sliced strawberries making sure that they are all coated with the mixture. Pour into pie crust and chill till set. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE THIS HEALTHY! Use sugar free jello and sugar free, fat free cook and serve vanilla pudding. This is the only way I make it and it is luscious.

*Comments* I have had this recipe for years. Everyone loves it. I don't know where it came from originally, but when it was given to me I was told that when using the fat-free sugar-free options, the entire pie has only 6 Weight Watcher points. I始m sure that you wouldn始t want the entire pie, but it is

delicious and does not do too much damage to a healthy eating plan. I hope you enjoy it. Name: Marie URL: Blog: *Business Description* Savon Marie is know for our fine handcrafted soap. Our soap is made from natural and naturally-derived ingredients. When you purchase our soap, you have the option of choosing a hand-embellished gift box. We also offer lotions and body wash. Lovely affordable and thoughtful gifts are yours at Savon Marie.

Recipe: Easy Raspberry Holiday Punch by: Cottage Collections *Ingredients* 2 Liter bottle ginger-ale 1 Can frozen pink lemonade 1 Quart raspberry sherbet 1 Bag frozen raspberries *Instructions* Use clear glass punch bowl for presentation. Add Gingerale Add frozen Lemonade - undiluted Mix well to dissolve lemonade. Add raspberries - do not defrost before use. Spoon entire quart of sherbet in to punch - mix gently Serve in clear cups

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Place onto ungreased baking sheets. I generally use parchment paper. Bake 12 to 14 minutes 375* oven, or until lightly browned. Remember, cookies will continue to cook outside of the oven so don始t overcook. *Comments* If you prefer a crisper cookie. Substitute shortening for butter. My grandmother always made them this way, but I prefer them chewy.

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies *Ingredients* 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 cup packed light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips *Instructions* Preheat oven to 375 degrees F In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, add vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; spoon into the creamed mixture. When mixture is all combined, add chocolate chips. Use a small ice cream scoop for consistent size and shape.

Name: Joyce Lucas URL: Blog: *Business Description* Uncommon Vintage Needlepoint Pillows for Well Appointed Homes

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Enjoy some of our member's and friend's favorite recipes this holiday season.