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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Tis the season! Our favourite season for sharing our favourite recipes and DIY gift ideas. This is our 8th annual Holiday Gift Guide and this year we highlighted our top ten favourites from previous years! These are the gift ideas that we have used repeatedly whether in the classroom for the holiday party or to gift to our besties. With careful consideration, we present you with our top ten favourites: 10. Grinch Kabobs are the CUTEST and EASIEST classroom snack for the busy mama. I love making these for school lunches and snacks during the holidays. Check out the recipe HERE. 9. Spice Kits are such a nice way to show the foodies of your life that you care….and you’d like them to cook for you more! I love going to the spice store and going through the different spices with their teams. I always add some cloves and cinnamon sticks, just in case my foodie friends feel like whipping me up a hot holiday drink. The best part? Putting them in Wean Green is a double gift! 8. Gingerbread People are a MUST HAVE. These are my favourite because they are chewy and full of flavour. And of course simple. Need a go to recipe? You can have ours HERE. 7. Loose Leaf Tea is my favourite teacher gift. I used to be a teacher so I feel like I am highly qualified to recommend this gift. Instead of purchasing loose leaf tea and presenting it in disposable bags, get them to fill the Wean Cubes right in the store! The tea will say fresh longer.  6. Chunky Toblerone Shortbread is DIVINE! This recipe came into my family along with one of my soul sisters. I was never a huge shortbread easter but this recipe has changed my world! I love keeping these in the freezer for the entire holiday season so I have them on hand when my friends swing by. Also a great gift for our favourite bus driver who loves these as much as I do. Grab the recipe HERE. 5. Reindeer Rice Treats are almost cheating…almost. These sweet little treats are a very easy, last minute addition to any holiday celebration. SO easy even your smallest chefs can whip these together for you! Share the recipe HERE. 4. Rooibos Chai Poached Pears….Seriously-who would have knew how brilliantly these flavours would go together?! Annaliisa’s recipes are always crowd pleasers and this one does NOT disappoint. Grab the recipe HERE. 3. Strawberry Santa Hats are not only festive, they are tasty:) Are you seeing my theme yet? EASY! This snack takes me about 10 minutes to whip up and I always have the ingredients on hand. I throw these out when I am getting lunch ready and the kids nibble away. With all the candy that they are given I love having this fruit ready and on hand! Not much to it, check out the recipe HERE. 2. Homemade Bath Soaks are my favourite gift so I love making them […]

Marshmallow Snowmen Stirrers

Print Recipe Marshmallow Snowmen Stirrers Hot chocolate will never be the same. These tasty marshmallow candy cane stir sticks are a perfect addition to your hot chocolate on a cold day. Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 12 marshmallows5 candy canes1/2 cup mini chocolate chips5 orange tic tac candies (or orange icing)10 pretzel sticks1/4 cup melted chocolate chips Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 12 marshmallows5 candy canes1/2 cup mini chocolate chips5 orange tic tac candies (or orange icing)10 pretzel sticks1/4 cup melted chocolate chips Instructions skewer 3 marshmallows on candy cane use tic tac (or orange icing) for nose using melted chocolate, stick on eyes, mouth and buttons press pretzels in as arms dip in hot cocoa

Tree Brownies

Print Recipe Tree Brownies A fun activity for kids to get into the holiday spirit. Course Dessert Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, melted1 cup White Sugar2 eggs1 tsp vanilla1/3 cup cocoa powder1/2 cup flour1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp baking powdercandy canesicingmini candy Course Dessert Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, melted1 cup White Sugar2 eggs1 tsp vanilla1/3 cup cocoa powder1/2 cup flour1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp baking powdercandy canesicingmini candy Instructions preheat oven to 350F spray or butter a 9 x 13 pan beat butter, sugar, eggs & vanilla add cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder and mix well bake 25-30 minutes and allow to cool before cutting into triangles break off candy cane and use it as your tree trunk decorate and serve

Rosé Galentine Gummy Bears

Just for adults! 🙂 Print Recipe Rosé Galentine Gummy Bears Servings Ingredients 1 cup rosé Servings Ingredients 1 cup rosé Instructions Add Rosé, sugar & gelatin into a pot on medium low. Stir for 5 minutes until the powders have dissolved. Add dye. Drop into gummy bear molds Place in fridge for 2 hours until set. Store refrigerated in your favourite Wean Green!

Not So Scary Halloween Treats

Halloween has snuck up on me this year!  Normally I try to not give out individually wrapped, sugar filled candy.  As a teacher I have stuck to fun pencils.  This year I decided to look for something different.  I would still like to give something that is environmentally friendly and is a useful item for kids. My favourite treat from the good ol’ days was the homemade popcorn balls!  Unfortunately, some smucks ruined the homemade treat trend by contaminating it with bad stuff.  Not being able to create your own treats is a bummer but I have found some good options. You can consider buying some organic candy for the trick or treaters. I found some lollipops at our local organic grocer.  If you are in an area that does not offer organic candy I found a great site online that has some really cute Halloween lollipops http://www.organiccandy.com/index.html. If it’s not broke…  I found these absolutely perfect pencils from O’BON.  They are made out of recycled paper which means no trees were harmed just to make these pencils! They have stunning, non toxic animal prints on each pencil.  Check them out at: http://www.myobon.com/product/104010200 I had a great neighbour as a kid that would give my sister and me each $20.  We were so excited!  It is not in my budget to hand out a wad of cash to each child that comes to my door but I can definitely give them some change.  Why not give out a penny, nickel, dime or quarter?  $$ has more uses than any treat you can come up with! Happy Halloween and Safe Trick or Treating!