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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas topper freebie printable

Made you all a topper in PNG format, you can even eliminate the words by erasing them and make this an entire border around a page :) This is from Blue Christmas kit, you can pick up the topper freebie HERE

Christmas Rose Frame Cluster Freebie

Yea! Today we have a freebie cluster frame from Susan, it's made from Christmas Rose kit, you can grab up the kit in my Etsy shop or still available as free for server use HERE

You can get the freebie cluster frame HERE

I have a couple of friends coming over today to make caramel corn so they have for their grandbabies :) Thought I would share the recipe with you all cuz it's just sooo good!

C*A*R*A*M*E*L  C*O*R*N
4-8 quarts popped popcorn
(3/4 filled my roaster pan - I used my turkey roaster pan)
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup Karo corn syrup or store brand
1 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon vanilla
cooking spray

set oven to 250* so you can put your popcorn in to hold warm (must stay warm!) spray a large roasting pan with cooking spray, dump your cooked popcorn in & put in oven to hold warm while you make the topping.

In large saucepan mix brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt, medium-high heat. Bring to boil, then let boil for 5 minutes, should not need stirred but I check just in case.

After 5 minutes, remove from heat and add the vanilla and baking soda, stir good cuz it bubbles up.

Get your roasting pan with popcorn out of oven, pour the caramel sauce over and start mixing, I use my spatula (sprayed with cooking spray) and toss it around really really good, scraping sauce from bottom, coating popcorn.

Now set your timer for 45 minutes, put roaster with goodies back in oven, I bring out to stir around about every 10-15 minutes to help any coating that sinks to bottom, usually by time its done I have all the goodies off the bottom and coated the popcorn.

When the 45 minutes are up, dump the coated caramel corn onto parchment lined cookie sheets to cool. I spread it out in a single layer, I used 4 cookie sheets to do this.

After its cooled off I break it up and bag it up.
It's soo crunchy and flavorful it's awesome.

*optional: add nuts when you add the caramel sauce - cashews and peanuts are really good in this!!


Golden Christmas Freebie Quickpage set of 2

Alrighty then, how about some pretty quickpages for your freebies today? Of course these were made with GOLDEN CHRISTMAS kit - this kit is also free for server use for a few more days HERE just add to your kits.

I had such fun making the twinkling icicle lights in this kit!! It was a challenge but I am impressed with how well they turned out :)

So what kind of Christmas goodies do you folks make every year? I usually make jams/jellies, mini loaves of bread, rolo pretzels, caramel corn, shortbread cookies, snickerdoodles, sugar cookies, those soft yummy melt-in-your-mouth caramels LOL, I just love this time of year! We make up goodies baskets to pass out, do you have any family traditions or recipes you pass down year after year? I think I gain 20 lbs every December LOL you know, you HAVE to try everything you make, just to be sure it's good right?

Well then, I am getting off track ~ 
To get the freebie quickpages, you can DOWNLOAD HERE


Silver Bells Christmas Cluster Freebie

SILVER BELLS kit, today's freebie for you all is a lovely cluster made by Susan just for you, hope you enjoy it, you can get it HERE
There are still alot of my kits free for a few days HERE, just add to your kits.

7:21 am 18 years ago we were blessed with this handsome baby boy!!
Where has the time gone? . . . 
Everyone have a great day now!!

Countdown to Christmas Freebie Cluster ~ 5 days to go

Countdown to Christmas Freebie Cluster ~ ONLY 5 days to go!!!