Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve is upon us...

our large tree

I thought I would share a few more glimpses of my house and some yummy things I made for my family gathering tonight.  I got my prairie curtains hung in the family room and they look so neat.  I took this graniteware bowl that I had somewhere else and put it on the coffee table I put some pinecones and layered my other bowls a spray that I bought at Jo Ann's.  Inside the bowl is one of my favorite B & BW scents is Spice, it's a pretty dark red color.  Love that!

a candle clip that I purchased at K-mart on sale, they are battery operated timers so they come on and stay on for 8 hours, love the ease of that.

family room with new curtains

We've been busy getting ready around here...

doing a lot of this

This is something I came up with when I found I purchased the wrong brownie mix, a twist off Picky Palate's version is below and these couldn't be easier!

Carey's Turtle Brownies

1 box Turtle Brownie mix (the kind with the carmel)
1 bag Nestle toll house semi sweet chocolate chips chocolate
1 bag Nestle Toll house milk/carmel swirl chocolate chips

Make the brownies as directed on the box, stir in 1 cup of the milk/carmel swirl chips.   Place into a mini muffin pan or mini cheesecake pan and spray generously with nonstick spray. Put into a 350 degree oven for about 20 min-23 min. Let cool completely, remove from pan.  Then glaze them with the semi sweet chocolate chips and a few tbsp. of heavy whipping cream (optional) for added richness.  Then take the carmel from the packet the brownie mix came in and drizzle onto the brownies.  I added a milk chocolate carmel chip on top of each one for decoration.  Delicious!

Click here for Picky Palate's Candy Cane version
gotta get those candy cane kisses!  They have a sweet surprise inside.

Have a blessed Christmas with your family, Jesus is the reason for the Season!  I'll be spending time with my family this week and be taking a little break.



  1. Love your curtains they look so prim! I like the enamel bowl too with the candle in it!
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas Carey!! Nice new profile picture!!


  3. I like your curtains. Merry Christmas

  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    I wish you the happiest Christmastime ever, Carey!

  5. Merry Christmas to all around you and yourself. May it be merry and bright, Dawn

  6. what a neat idea! your bowls look very nice. enjoy your christmas eve.

  7. Merry Christmas Carey!
    Your curtains are beautiful.
    Have a fun time with family.