Layer this recipe in a clear bowl so that you can see the layers. The jam and gelatin powder can be adjusted to your favorite flavors.
1 box of French Vanilla cake mix
2 boxes raspberry jello powder
1 jar raspberry jam
1 can custard powder
1 tbsp sugar
Mix cake mix according to instructions on the box. Bake in a parchment lined rectangular pan according to manufacturer’s instructions. Remove from oven and cool before proceeding with recipe. Continue reading Easy Trifle→
Never leave an open flame unattended, especially near a Christmas tree. Many fires are caused over the season from candles.
Wrap presents in colorful comic strips, sheet music or wallpaper that you have around the house. Decorate with bows , baubles or greenery.
Have a scavenger hunt for small trinkets to keep children busy while you are preparing the meal. They’ll have fun and you’ll have more time to prepare the turkey.
Prepare as much of the food as you can ahead of time. Even better delegate specific dishes to family members who are coming to visit. Everyone will have more time to visit.
Keep plenty of batteries on hand for gifts that unexpectedly need batteries or for cameras. You don’t want to be without your camera to record the fun.
If you must drink invite guests to stay over for the night or alternatively take a taxi home.
Make a garland from snapshots of your children from the past year and hang above the fireplace. Alternatively, children’s artwork can be cut in snowflakes, trees or snowman and strung in a garland as well. It’s a fun way to keep your children’s treasures without having to store reams of paper.
Christmas is the one time of year that my family always baked several kinds of cookies for guests over the holiday season. Times have changed and we no longer need the selection of sweets we used to but I find myself still baking some of my holiday favorites.
This is probably my most favorite cookie. The tangy cranberries, aromatic almonds and white chocolate create a sumptuous cookie.
I’ve tried replacing the white chocolate in this recipe with milk chocolate but the recipe is not the same. If you absolutely hate white chocolate replace it with dark chocolate. The bitter chocolate pares well with the cranberries.