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Another pretzel idea that we in our family. You take mini pretzel twists, lay them on a cookie sheet with waxed paper and put one rolo candy on each pretzel. Put in a 200 degree oven for a few minutes, just until the rolo gets soft, but not so long that it loses it's shape. Then press a pecan half into the rolo, allow to cool and you have an instant turtle, minus all the work.
post #382 of 389
Another trick is to get the circle pretzels, put a disc chocolate inside and put in 200 degree oven until it melts inside and fills in the circle. Immediately out of the oven put a M&M inside...we use the red/green/white christmas combo. Cute and tasty!!
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Originally Posted by Juvysen View Post
We have a penguin publishing warehouse in town and in november, they usually have a big sale, clearing out the warehouse or something, I guess. Thousands of titles... 10% of their normal price. That's of, not off. So I'm getting $20 for $2 or so. It's awesome. I got a bunch of books for christmas presents. They had "eat, pray, love" and "in defense of food", Tons of well known titles. Eric Carle books. It was great.
I'm from Binghamton too! Love the book fair. My kids get mostly books for Christmas now, actually most of my gifts are books from the book fair. This year, I felt the selection wasn't as great as years past though. Couldn't find something for everyone on my list.
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I'll read back in this thread in the next few days but here's what I have and I need some ideas.

For all three kids: A play tent; my mil bought the fabric and pattern. A wood block set using scrap wood we have.
My husband:
My 6 yo son: Some basic art supplies, a notebook and maybe a few small child sized tools.
My 4yo daughter: No clue
My 2 yo daughter: A simple doll bed (more scrap wood) , some home made doll clothing and a pouch for her dolls.

For my husband's family we have his Brother's family which includes his wife and two daughters. They like family oriented activities; games, picnics etc. A limit of 50.00 was imposed.
So I bought a cute little family sign for 4.00 which I will sand and paint tomorrow. We are going to make this http://www.uniqueprojects.com/projec...ack.htm?page=3 and some mix in a jars like hot cocoa and some desert. Except for the sign the rest is all made from stuff we already have. I;d like to add something else to it for a family night theme and I need ideas.
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Just wanted to bump the thread up!
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subbing coming back later to read
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post #388 of 389
Maybe this has been covered. I am wondering about making chocolate spoons for hot chocolate (as opposed to coffee). Would it work the same way? I have a good amount of melting chocolate, but fewer people I know drink coffee. Would the same type of chocolate work for hot chocolate?
post #389 of 389
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Maybe this has been covered. I am wondering about making chocolate spoons for hot chocolate (as opposed to coffee). Would it work the same way? I have a good amount of melting chocolate, but fewer people I know drink coffee. Would the same type of chocolate work for hot chocolate?
I think I'd love a chocolate spoon to mix in my hot chocolate(even more than coffee!). I would make it even richer.
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