Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cinnamon Play dough Ornaments

So you don’t exactly get to eat the recipe in this post. (well you can if you want but I don’t know how good it will taste.)
I made cinnamon play dough with the girls the other day and then we made Christmas ornaments out of them. I have had a lot of people asking for the recipe so I decided to blog about it so that it was in one place easy to share.
The recipe is easy.

[Printable Recipe]
1 c. applesauce
1.c cinnamon. (I think it could have used more cinnamon, our dough was sticky!)
Mix together and rollout.
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Cut out shapes.
Use a straw to make a hole for the ribbon
Let dry either for a few days or in 200 degree oven. Turning after the top gets pretty dry.
Add ribbon
The girls had fun doing this and the house smelled amazing while they were drying out.
This takes a lot of cinnamon so use cheap cinnamon. I got 2 jars of it at walmart for $1.

Great holiday craft!! Also good grandparent gifts!! :-D

Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Hanukkah and Yummy Latkes

Well, I started this post on Thursday night and then somehow this post disappeared.

Anyway. Here I go, round 2.

We made latkes for dinner (and chicken too) and then called Matt’s parents and sister to light the candles together. Even though Heather was in Atlanta and  his Mom and Dad are in Miami it was nice to all speak and do this together.


I briefly touched on making these latkes last year but this year when we made them I took pictures of the steps for you!!

[Printable Recipe]


1 Simply Potatoes package
2 eggs
2t tbsp. flour or matzo meal (we always use flour for these)
1 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
1 small onion, grated
1/2 tsp. baking powder


Take 1 package of Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns


Grate onion using the smallest side of the grate box. (Forgot a pic of this – DOH!)


Combine ingredients


Mix well


Spoon into hot oil (we used canola)

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When edges turn golden brown flip

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Fry until both sides are golden brown


Serve with sour cream (or applesauce)


These were the best yet. Seriously super yummy.


Tonight was the 6th night of Hanukkah.


This was from last night.

Tonight I also put up my pink Christmas tree. :-D



I love getting to celebrate both holidays!

Hope your Holiday season is wonderful!!