In 1999 my boss gave all her 60 staff members one of these tree including me. I was very impress with them but she refused to give anyone the recipe. I found the recipe in 2005 in a ‘Coles Christmas’ Magazine. It was a lifesaver for me as in Dec 2005 I was unwell for most of December and in hospital for a week. I was discharged 1.5 weeks before Christmas and very upset as I didn’t have all my Christmas shopping done. So I made these for my close family and friends. They were all impressed, I even did a few variations. Rocky Road Mixture: glazed cherries chopped in small piece, marshmallows copped in small pieces & crushed peanuts. White Chocolate Tree: Used the same mixture as the original recipe except white chocolate. Green Tree: The original recipe but white chocolate and lots of drops of green food colour. I then got clear cello plastic to cover the tree but still be able to see it then decorated with nice ribbons. Please note cooking time is actually chilling time.
Really cute rice crispy treat squares with decorated tombstones on top, coconut "grass" and candy pumpkins!
Original recipe came from the Oct/Nov 2006 Taste of Home issue. (*See my notes if making for small children!)
Really! You CAN grow donuts!! This recipe was sent home by my son's K teacher. All my kids loved it! *The Kindy kids colored a picture of doughnuts growing on a tree - the teacher then made a little seed package by stapling the coloring to another paper; she then put some cereal inside (aka Doughnut Seeds) - so cute!
Of all the face paint recipes that I've seen and the one that I tried before this, I like this one the BEST (differnt from the other on Recipezaar). Skeptical at first, but the paint actually dries (may take about 10 minutes or so) and isn't sticky like I would think. My DD has had it on all day and it hasn't rubbed off on any of our furniture, carpet, etc. She loves it! Also, this face paint is thin (not like the other crisco/cold cream recipes) and comes off easily with soap and water.
Found this fun kids idea in the April 2006 Parents magazine. See my Fooled Ya French Fry recipe and serve them both together! Great April Fool's joke to play on someone (except those with nut allergies)!
This spray works equally well on monsters and bad dreams. We spray it as part of the nightly bedtime ritual, while DD chants, "Monsters, Monsters, stay away." The lavender scent is calming and everyone knows that monsters and bad dreams hate that smell. This spray saved us from lots of tears and terror at bedtime and in the middle of the night.
Check these out before you say GROSS!! They're not what you think....Honest. I had these a while back at my stamp club, courtesy of another stamper. They are so popular around here right now that you can't find the pretzel rings or Hugs just anywhere. Hope you'll try them too! They're so simple, I'm kinda ashamed to call it a recipe.........
ZWT MidAtlantic for the chocolate