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Dec 15, 2011

{Revisiting Christmas Favorites}

We thought we would share some of our favorite Christmas posts from last year that might be just the idea you are looking for this year.

Simply click on the descriptions below the photos to be taken to the original posts where you can find all of the details, tutorials and recipes.

We hope we can inspire you in some way to make this holiday season one of the best!


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Dec 7, 2011

{Gingerbread Cupcakes}

My mother-in-law gave me these cute gingerbread man cupcake liners for my birthday last month. 
I knew that I couldn't bake just any old cupcakes in them...they were deserving of something special.
 They needed to GINGERBREAD CUPCAKES, of course!
Topped with these cute little gingerbread man sprinkles I found last year? Definitely.

Here is what the bottom of the liners look like. Cute, huh?

I scoured the internet for a great gingerbread recipe, and decided upon this one for old-fashioned sticky gingerbread, made with boiling water just like our great-great grandmas would have used. Or at least I imagine mine did ;)

And let me tell you...this recipe did not disappoint! It's just the texture and taste I was envisioning. Super yummy! And topped with some extra special cinnamon lemon cream cheese frosting?
Yuh. Uhh. Mmm.

{Old Fashioned Gingerbread}
Preheat oven to 325*.
In a large bowl, mix:
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark molasses
2 large eggs
In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients thoroughly:
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Add to wet mixture.
Boil (in microwave):
1 cup boiling water
Add to water:
1 tablespoon baking soda
Once dissolved, add water (SLOWLY) to batter and mix until just combined.
Bake for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

{Cinnamon Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting}
1 cube butter (room temp)
8 oz light cream cheese (room temp)
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Beat together until smooth, then add:
5-7 cups powdered sugar
depending on the consistency you want.

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WINNERS - {Holiday Tags Giveaway}

It's time to announce our two lucky Blogiversary Giveaway WINNERS!

They are:

Congratulations, ladies!

Please email us at PeppermintPlum{at}Hotmail{dot}com with your full name and address and your tags will get shipped right out to you.

Thanks to everyone who entered!
Stay tuned for some more {yummy} holiday goodness...

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Dec 3, 2011

One Year Blogiversary {HOLIDAY TAG GIVEAWAY}

In honor of our ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY coming up this Tuesday, we wanted to have another GIVEAWAY to say thank you to all of our readers, old and new.

We have two sets of 5 distressed angel holiday tags to give away, which means there will be TWO lucky winners!

Each tag measures 4 in x 2 in.
The perfect addition to any holiday gift!


There won't be any jumping through hoops here.

Just LEAVE A COMMENT letting us know that you would like to win!

Comment entries will be accepted until midnight (MST) on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6th.

Winners will be announced here on the blog on Wednesday, December 7th, so keep a close watch!

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere, as long as you can receive mail.  Just keep in mind that if you live outside of the United States, you may not receive the tags in time for Christmas this year, but you can always save them for next year!

(Please note:  These tags are for personal use only. Please do not sell or copy these tags exactly for your own monitary gain. Thank you.)

Thanks, again, to all of our loyal readers.
We couldn't (and wouldn't) have done it without you!

- Annie + Tammy -

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