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Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake RecipeMaking cookies on a beautiful cool day with friends and family is one of my happiest memories. A sweet smelling home brimming with sugar, flour, sprinkles, and giggles. Who could ask for more?

We are looking forward to spending time with friends and family this upcoming Saturday as we open up our Holiday Cook Books and put on our favorite aprons.

I have been pouring over the delicious recipes in my Southern Living Magazines from November and December.   I am drooling over their Mocha Espresso Cream Pie and Apple Slab Pie in their November issue. And I have been trying to figure out if I have the courage to try and make their December featured Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake.

Thanksgiving Blessing Mix Gift IdeaMy friend Maureen Cadenhead in Texas sent me the cutest Thanksgiving gift idea: Blessing Mix!

To create the finished product you need:
Bugles corn snacks
candy corn
Nuts or seeds
Dried Fruit
Prezels
M&M’s
Hershey’s kisses
cellophane bags
tulle, ribbon, or raffia
Paper trimmer or scissors to cut out tags
paper punch

Making Paper ChainsFor around the house I have found it is fun to create old fashioned paper chains. They are a great way to keep little hands happy and busy too!

When was the last time you made a paper chain? We decided we wanted to try different sizes this year. So we made some really cute tiny chains to flow gently from our mantle and some larger chains to drape around the bottom of our Christmas Tree.

What are some holiday traditions you and your family enjoy doing together during the holidays?

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