Everyday Mom's Meals: From Our Family to Yours...

Friday, December 18, 2015

From Our Family to Yours...

I can't believe we only have one week left. That's right, only 7 more days until the most magical day of the year is upon us. Are you caught up in the holiday hustle and bustle? Are you done and able to take a minute and enjoy the sights and the sounds of the season? Either way, this next week will no doubt go by in the blink of an eye. 

Since we begin Christmas vacation from school today, I will be taking next week off to spend with little man and get every last drop out of our holiday as I can. I will be back the week of New Year's to share a great appetizer for your New Year's Eve bash; but until then, I thought it would be best to leave you with a simple, yet totally inspired Christmas dessert. 

Candy canes at Christmas are like jellybeans at Easter. They are truly this season's mascot candy. And now you can have the same flavor, in a super simple, yummy sweet treat you can easily add to your holiday menu! It could easily be made for a few or a lot, and your guests will love it! 

I hope this is your most magical holiday season to date, and you get to spend it with those whom you love most in the world. From our family to yours...

Merry Christmas!!!

Candy Cane Fluff
24 large marshmallows
1/2 c. half and half
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1 (8 oz.) tub Cool Whip
Red Food Coloring
Crushed Candy Canes

Combine half and half and marshmallows in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stir constantly, until marshmallows melted and mixture is combined and smooth. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, peppermint and food coloring. Chill for 10 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip. Top with crushed candy. Chill until serving.


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