Category Archives: Baking & Treats

Serve it Up

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Can you believe it’s already Christmas Eve? The holidays always bring lots of food. Whether you’re hosting at home, bringing along some homemade treats, or just serving up some cookies to Santa tonight, you’ll need a few plates to serve all of those love filled treats you’ve made.

Vintage Floral Serving Plate

Vintage Floral Serving Plate

This plate has some pretty flowers on it for spring, but you could also add a Christmas twist with the right graphics. This craft is so easy, you may even be able to have your plate dry in time to show it off to Santa tonight.

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Paper Treat Boxes

DIY Paper Treat Boxes

I’m love baking, but live with a health nut, so when it comes to consuming my baking creations, I’m on my own. That’s why I give away baked goods for pretty much any special occasion. I made some French macarons for my mom for her birthday and wanted a quick and easy way to give them to her that looked much better than a plastic container. I think I’ll be making many more of these little treat boxes for all of the recipients of my sweet treats.

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Kids’ Crafts: Holiday Baking

November in Portland is very rainy and chilly, not to mention cold season. As we’re spending more time indoors and preparing for the holidays with fall crafts and indoor activities I thought this would be the perfect time to gather some recipes for holiday baking with the kids. Here are recipes that the family can make together right in time for Thanksgiving and holiday bake sales and parties.

Making no bake mum cookies is more like assembling small edible works of art than cooking, which I have to admit is more our strong suit in my family!

DIY No-Bake Mum CookiesHandmade Charlotte

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Gift Card Holder

By Guest Blogger Tina from the blog Crafted Living

As the Writer, Photographer, and Creator of Crafted Living, Tina gives step by step tutorials for creative cardmaking, recipes, and inspiration for living crafty.

Gift card holder

To be honest, sometimes a gift card is the best gift you can give.  Why not put your creative spin on it and make the gift card holder to house the gift card.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this project:

Cut a piece of cardstock to 3.5″ x 8.5″ (you can make three gift card holders from one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock).  Score cardstock on one end at 2″ and the other end at 2.5″.  Use corner rounder to round the corners on the 2″ end.  Cut three pieces of patterned paper at: 3.25″ x 1.75″, 3.25″ x 2.25″ and 3.25″ x 3.75″.  Use the corner rounder to round the corners of one end of the smallest piece of paper.  Run adhesive along the side edges of the 2.25″ end of the cardstock to make the pocket.  Adhere the patterned paper to the outside of the gift card holder.  Attach the Velcro dot to the flap for closure.  Punch out the decorative emblem and attach to the pocket.

I was inspired by this pin on Pinterest and made it my own.  Now, you have the option to present your gift card with flair.  Happy paper crafting!

Mother’s Day Chocolate Flowers

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

Mother's Day Chocolate Flowers

We always make flowers for my mom for Mother’s Day, but this year I wanted to mix it up a bit and make her some edible ones.  That is why we decided to make these yummy Mother’s Day Chocolate Flowers.  I know my mom will love them because she loves flowers and she loves chocolate, so this is a win-win. The fact that the grandkids made them just makes these the best gift we could make for grandma.

This was actually our first time ever making candy like this, so I was not really sure how it was going to go. I have to say it was way easier than I thought it was going to be.  Both girls were able to help, which just shows you how truly easy this was.

I decided to just melt the chocolates in a plastic bag to make the whole process quick and less messy which ended up working great.  While one bag was in the microwave melting, I had my daughter making flowers with another one.  It took less than 10 minutes to fill our mold using 4 different colors.  Then, we just waited for them to harden and we made some more.

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Free Stuff Friday!!

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Happy Friday, it’s time to give away some more free stuff! Today, you have a chance to win the book Super-Cute Cookies by Chloe Cocker!

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This book as 35  adorable cookies that are much easier to make than they look! You’ll also learn what supplies you’ll need, find great recipes and more!

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week:  What is your favorite cookie recipe?

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