Reflections on The Holy Land

This will be my first “official” series on this blog.  I didn’t plan this in advance, but my husband and I participated in a Holy Land tour last month and I’ll be sharing my reflections of that experience over the course of the next few weeks. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. For those who participate in Lent, you know that the season began on Wednesday, March 1st.

I’m not going to promise any certain frequency because my schedule is EXTREMELY BUSY (That’s an understatement), but I am drafting posts more regularly and journaling more often, so the content is coming! (To God be the Glory).  Please keep me in your prayers and thank you for your patience with me during the more silent periods.

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Pinterest Experiments: The Peppermint Parade

Merry Christmas everyone!

I’ve been VERY busy this week and I’m happy to report another round of successful Pinterest experiments. We’ll call this the “Peppermint Parade.”

First up is the “Peppermint Dish” I found on Pinterest. Here’s a link to the recipe.
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I started lining my springform pan and quickly realized that this one bag would NOT be enough. We paused the production for a Wal-Mart run.

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After returning from Wal-Mart, I then realized that the new mints were a different color. I thought to myself, “I can make this work!” The result is the design you see below.

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This took about 96 peppermints.

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Per the directions, I baked the mints for 8 minutes and then let the plate cool. You REALLY do have to keep an eye on the oven. You’ll look one minute and it will seem like nothing’s happening. Then you’ll look again and the mints will be melted. It happens QUICKLY.

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Next, I made peppermint blossom cookies. My inspiration was this recipe that I also found on Pinterest.

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The recipe said to let the cookies set for 15 minutes. I noticed that the kisses were still soft, so I sped up the process by placing the cookies in the fridge.

After both elements were done, I arranged all of the cookies on the peppermint dish. I think this is too adorable. Perfect for the holidays!

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I decided to give some cookies as gifts. Thankfully, I’d picked up some cute tins from the Dollar Tree and lined them with these napkins (also from the Dollar Tree).

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If you want to make a cute holiday gift/dessert for display, this is a go-to combination. Very impressive with rather minimal effort.

Happy Holidays everyone. I hope you’re enjoying family, friends and good food today!

And it’s not too late, you can STILL go fix something!