Holly Bloggy Christmas Recipe …

It’s  Holly Bloggy Christmas Week and time for the Recipe Link Up!!

There is also a great giveaway from Sweet Kiwi Crochet for you today!

I can’t tell you how honored and excited I am to be part of this year’s Holly Bloggy Christmas put on by Simply Sweet Home!  Yesterday was the first day of the event, where you linked up at Tatertots and Jello to show of your Homemade Gifts (If you haven’t yet, be sure to go do so!) Today is day two, and you get share your Christmas Recipes! I am so excited to see all your recipes and I know others are too!  If you want the rest of the Holly Bloggy Christmas Schedule, be sure and check the “Holly Bloggy Christmas” Tab. You don’t want to miss you on any of these parties! Tomorrow you can link up your Christmas crafts at Just Sew Sassy!Christmas is such a fun time of year.  People seem to be extra nice, stores always have great sales, family gets together, and there is a definite peace about this season.  This time is also fun because there is a lot of gift-giving between family, friends and neighbors.  I love making up neighborhood gifts to give out.

Here is some treats that went into this years handouts:

Do you like chocolate chip cookies?!  Well then you are going to LOVE these gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies!


1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
semi-sweet chocolate chips
Shredded Coconut
mini marshmallows
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Put shredded coconut on a cookie sheet and broil until toasted.Cream butter and sugars together.Add dry ingredients and mix together.Add semi-sweet chocolate chips Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes.Melt white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips and pour into separate ziplock baggies. snip off a tiny tiny corner and drizzle over cookies.Put on some mini marshmallows over the wet drizzled chocolate.Drizzle both chocolates again over cookiessprinkle on some toasted coconut.Melt some caramels and drizzle over the tops.



I LOVE fudge!  Fudge seems to remind me of Christmas….maybe because it is the only time my mom ever made it? This is a fabulous recipe for traditional fudge! It is so good that I am probably going to have to make it throughout the year, not just at Christmas time! :)


Recipe from: The Hungry Housewife

3 cups Sugar
1 1/2 sticks Butter
1 (5 oz) can Evaporated Milk
1 (12 oz) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 jar (7oz) Jet-Pufferd Marshmallow Creme
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Line a 9″ square pan with foil.In a medium pot over medium heat, bring the sugar, butter and milk to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.
Allow to boil (at a FULL BOIL) for 3 minutes (set the timer!!!)
Remove from the heat.
Stir in chocolate chips and marshmallow cream until completely smooth. Stir in vanilla.
Pour into your foil lined pan and allow to completely cool.
Lift the fudge out of the pan by the foil liner.
Cut to the size you desire.


Today, I have an AMAZING giveaway for you!

I want to introduce you to a company that makes just about the cutest and some of the most creative beanies you will find, Sweet Kiwi Crochet!  I absolutely LOVE all of her beanies!  She has a wide variety of styles and sizes from newborn to adult.  Here in Utah, it is pretty cold to say the least and hats for my little ones are a must have!My daughter and her sock monkey “Moe” are inseparable.  She can’t go or do anything without him.  When I saw this sock monkey beanie, I knew it would be PERFECT for her!  She adores it and wants to wear it every second of the day.




For my boy, I instantly fell in love with this monster beanie.  It is so fun and unique…and pretty cool if you ask me!

{I also need to give a BIG shout out to Arika Averett Photography for taking these cute pictures of my kiddos! She has done several of my kids’ pictures and is amazing at what she does! If you live in Utah, you should definitely check her out :)}

Here are some of my other favorites from Sweet Kiwi Crochet:









well, guess what?!Sweet Kiwi Crochet is giving away one adorable beanie of the winner’s choice and size!!!

Want to win?!

Here is how to enter:
**Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!**

1. Be a follower of Chef In Training (Under the “Let’s Be Friends!” section at the top left side bar.  If it isn’t showing, just refresh the page) and leave me a comment to let you know you did so….1 Entry

2.  “Like” Chef In Training on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you did so…..1 Entry

3.  Follow Sweet Kiwi Crochet’s website (scroll down to the bottom of the page and the follow button is on the bottom left side of the website)

4. Like “Sweet Kiwi Crochet” on Facebook (Tell her Chef in Training set you!) and leave me a comment telling me you did so…1 Entry

5. Head over to Sweet Kiwi Crochet and tell me what your favorite beanie is (hover over the “shop” tab and a list of options will come up) and leave me a comment to let me know you did so….1 Entry

6.  Blog, Facebook, or tweet about this giveaway and leave me a comment to let me know you did so…..Up to 3 separate Entries


The Giveaway will close on Tuesday December 20th at midnight MST and a winner will be randomly selected using random.org and announced on Wednesday December 21stGood Luck! document.write(‘

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  1. I have been a follower for a while and now I am following this wonderful Chef in Traning. I love the little pink monkey or the sleeping owl. I have comments and liked, followed on all of the above requests. :] Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents!!