Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pretzel Kisses

This is one of my two darling nieces.  She likes to try new recipes. Especially ones that result in sweet treats to share.  She got the idea for these pretzel kisses online and made them with my sister-in-law.  I was lucky enough to be there and to sample the delicious mix of salty and sweet!  
 Place the kisses on the pretzels and bake in a 170 degree F oven until soft.  I think it takes about 4-6 minutes.  It may depend on your oven.  
When they come out of the oven press an M & M into the center of each kiss.
 She did some with the chocolate kisses, and some with the pepperminty ones.  
So cute and simple!  A bag of these would make a great little gift.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cousin's Recital

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I decided that last year and I still feel the same about it this year.  I love the food, first of all.  I also love spending time with family and the annual cousin's party on the day after Thanksgiving.  The party planning always starts with deciding on a theme.  There must be a theme!  This year we decided to have a recital by cousins and for cousins.  I could not have been more proud of and entertained by each performance.  There were a variety of acts.  Below is a fencing demonstration by Warren:
Andrew sang some songs he wrote.  Impressive!
Here, Melita is drawing Hobbit hair onto Lois and Lilly's feet in preparation for their piano and cello performance of a song from Lord of the Rings.  
There were several power point presentations.  Gather 'round the laptop everyone!  Sadly, our plan to use a projector didn't work out. 
A more supportive group cannot be found!
Other acts included coffee tasting (or "cupping" as we learned it is called), a presentation on tree rings, a spoken word piece, stand-up comedy, and more.  It was so fun!  We might just have to do it again next year!