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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Salty/Crunchy/Chocolaty/Caramel Treat

Don't forget to leave a comment or become a follower if you want to enter to win the giveaway for the Williams Sonoma ornaments .

A set of three glass peppermint candy ornaments......

a snow chef and a ginger chef.

Three winners will be drawn on Friday.  Each winner will receive a set of all of the above ornaments.

{Just a reminder, this giveaway is sponsored by me.  I am not affiliated in any way with Williams Sonoma, I just like to shop there.  They do not know who I am.}

Mine are on my dining room tree...........

a good place to serve up tasty treats.

I also use them to embellish gifts or baked goods.  What will you do with yours?

Look who's all decked out in his holiday finery.  Gus is all gussied up!  I love the sound of the bells on his fancy collar, jingling all the way.

I have finished my five-day decorating frenzy.
Tree #1.  The real tree.  In the living room.

Traditional decorations.

Tree #2.  Not real.  In the family room.  Decorated with all of our favorite things.

Characters from our favorite Christmas movie.  Who doesn't love Ralphie, Randy and the Leg Lamp?

 Lots of hearts.  Because I love hearts.

Spongebob and Patrick Star.  Probably my kids' favorite cartoon when they were young.  Patrick was their favorite character.  Sometimes a certain family member will try to put Patrick on tree #1.

Uh....yeah.  If you don't know who this is, I'm not gonna be the one to tell you.  Let's just say that this guy makes Mr. Terrific laugh until he cries.

Tree # 3.  Fake.  In the dining room.

Sort of cooking-themed.

Lots of candy........

and cookie-themed ornaments.

The mantel.  Always a work in progress.  I'm never happy with it, and this year is no different.  This is the first year I didn't use fresh greenery.  I decorate so early, the greenery always dies.  And then I replace it.  And start cursing when all the little barbs on the holly leaves stab me.

I went and bought fake greenery this year.  Snow-frosted greenery, which totally announces that it's fake.  

Maybe next year I'll get it right.

The only thing about this picture that makes me smile is Gus' tail.  That's right, that little black swirl at the bottom of the photo is his waggin' tail.

And the little vintage-inspired papier-mache balls also make me smile.  This is their first appearance on the mantel, I think I'll let them stay.

I love snowmen.  Hangin' out on the china cabinet.

And on the sofa table.

Little Santa-fairies adorning the windows.

And snowmen, too.

Okay, time for today's recipe.  Not even gonna write it out for you, it's that easy.

Not gonna give you a playlist, it's that quick.

Erin whipped up a batch while I was decorating, and I decided to snap a few photos so I could blog about it.

Just grab a bag of Rolo's chocolate caramel candies and a bag of pretzels.  That's all you need.

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.

Unwrap the Rolos.

Place each Rolo on top of a pretzel.  Erin likes square pretzels.  You can use whatever (mini) shape of pretzel that you like.

Place the Rolos/pretzels in your preheated 250-degree oven for 3 minutes.  That's right. Three minutes.  You don't want to melt them, you just want to soften them.  Three minutes should do it.

When the time's up, remove them from your oven and immediately squish another pretzel on top of each.  You're done.

Allow them to cool.

Twenty-four hours later, these were gone.  Every last crunchy-chewy-salty-chocolaty last one of 'em.

Today, I'm linking up with Sue at It's A Very Cherry World for her Rednesday blog party!


  1. I love your Christmas tree's! You have a lovely collection of Christmas decorations.
    The Christmas story is one of my favourite Christmas movies as well, I never knew they did Christmas ornaments of them :)
    Those Rolo pretzels look far too good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Love your little tiny pennant banner on the Christmas tree ♥ I have been making banners and thought a miniature one on the tree would be so CuTe ♥ now I know it is!!!

  3. So pleased to win the ornaments! Thanks so much ♥ HaPpY HoLiDaYs to you.


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