Gingerbread Reindeer Made from Gingerbread Man Cutter

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Loving these fun Gingerbread Reindeer. Creative Kid’s Food Craft using a Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter. Tutorial and recipe below. If you have a gingerbread cutter, consider as well these classic Gingerbread Men Cookies made with Butterscotch Pudding!

Ingredients:

Cookies:

  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  •  tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/3 cup melted Shortening
  • 1/3 cup Molasses
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 8 tsp Water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 18 red M&M’s or Red Hot candies

Icing:

  • 2 Egg whites
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Corn Syrup
  • Brown Food coloring
  • Black Food coloring

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Directions:

  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.
  2. Beat together shortening, molasses, water, egg, brown sugar and vanilla until blended.
  3. Slowly stir in the dry mixture until completely absorbed.
  4. Divide dough in half.
  5. Flatten each, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for several hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350.
  7. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Flour work surface.
  9. Roll dough out to 1/4″ thickness.
  10. Cut out gingerbread men and place 1″ apart on prepared sheet.
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes until they look dry.
  12. Move to wire rack to cool.
  13. Combine egg whites and corn syrup and whip on high until foamy.
  14. Slowly add powdered sugar whipping until shiny and soft peaks form.
  15. Add brown coloring and whip until color is uniform.
  16. Transfer 2/3 of icing to piping bag or zippered bag.
  17. Add black food coloring to remaining icing and whip until color is uniform.
  18. Transfer remaining icing to piping bag or zippered bag.
  19. Turn gingerbread men upside down and pipe brown to form face and ears as shown.
  20. Place red M&M or Red Hot candy for nose.
  21. Place 2 black dots for eyes.
  22. Pipe black to show inside of ears and mouth.
  23. Pipe black antlers.

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Restaurant.com Coupon Code | $25 Voucher for $5 until 12/29

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Right now use there is a new Restaurant.com Coupon Code. Use code BLACK for a $25 Restaurant.com voucher for only $5.

I use these all the time and LOVE them! Offer expires tomorrow November 28, 2014.

Head to ShopatHome.com  and get 25% cash back!

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Restaurant and Retail Coupon Round-Up 11/27/14

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Restaurant and Retail Coupon Round-Up 11/27/14

Top Restaurant Coupons:

Au Bon Pain – $1 Off $5 Purchase (exp: 12/1/2014)
Carrabbas – $10.90 for Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Dinner (exp: 11/30/2014)
Daphnes Greek Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Entree (exp: 11/30/2014)
Del Taco – Free Turkey Taco with Any Purchase (exp: 11/30/2014)
Einstein Bros Bagels – $3 Off Bakers Dozen Box (exp: 12/7/2014)
Extreme Pita – Free Bag of Pita Crisps When You Buy a Pita & Beverage (exp: 11/30/2014)
Hardees – FREE Small Coca-Cola Freestyle Drink (exp: 12/15/2014)
Maggianos – Buy 1 Pasta Get 1 Butternut Squash Ravioli To Take Home (exp: 12/3/2014)
Marble Slab – Free Waffle Cone & Mix-Ins with Ice Cream Purchase (exp: 11/30/2014)
Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 11/30/2014)
Peter Piper Pizza – $21.99 Large 1-Topping Pizza and 50 Game Tokens (exp: 1/4/2015)
Quiznos – Free Dessert with Regular Sub & Regular Drink Purchase (exp: 12/2/2014)
Souper Salad – $6.49 Adult Buffet (exp: 11/30/2014)
Tony Romas – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 12/9/2014)

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Top Retail Store Coupons:

Carters – 15% Off Purchase or 20% Off $40 Purchase (exp: 12/3/2014)
Dress Barn – 20% Off Regularly Priced Purchase (exp: 12/2/2014)
Hancock Fabrics – 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Fabric Item (exp: 12/3/2014)
Kohls – 15% Off Entire Purchase In-Store and Online (exp: 11/30/2014)
Lakeshore Learning Store – 20% Off Single Non-Sale Item (exp: 12/31/2014)
Lord and Taylor – 20% Off Regular and Sale Price Purchases (exp: 11/30/2014)
Mens Wearhouse – 40% Off Tux Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
Osh Kosh BGosh – 15% Off Purchase or 20% Off $40 Purchase (exp: 12/3/2014)
Redbox – FREE Movie Rental When You Sign Up for Play Pass (exp: 11/30/2014)
Sally Beauty – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 11/30/2014)
Yankee Candle – Buy 2 Get 2 Free Candles (exp: 11/30/2014)

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1/2 Price Cheeseburgers at Sonic Drive-In Today

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Today only, August 14, you can get 1/2 Price Cheeseburgers at Sonic Drive-In! This offer is valid all day, and there is no coupon needed so drive on in!

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S’Mores Gift Bag with FREE Holiday Gift Tag Printable

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Looking for an easy gift perhaps for a techer, babysitter or neighbor? Check out this fun S’mores Gift Bag with a FREE Printable Gift Tag!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Graham Crackers
  • 8 Snack Size Hersheys
  • 8 Marshmallows Clear Cellophane Bags

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Directions:

  1. Place graham crackers, then Hershey bars, then marshmallows in bag.
  2. Tie with a ribbon, twine, etc and attach gift card.

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Gingerbread Truffles – Dessert Balls that Taste like Cookie Dough

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If you love Gingerbread and you love cookie dough, you will love these dessert balls that taste like Gingerbread Cookie Doughl. These easy Gingerbread Truffles are perfect for the holiday season.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz softened Cream Cheese
  • 8 oz Ginger Snap Cookies
  • 12 oz White Chocolate Chips
  • Gingerbread Decorations

Directions:

  1. Line cutting board or cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Finely Crush ginger snaps in food processor.
  3. Add cream cheese and pulse until combined.
  4. Form into 3/4″ balls and place on prepared sheet.
  5. Insert a toothpick in each.
  6. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  7. Melt chocolate chips by microwaving for 60 seconds then stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
  8. Use toothpick to dip in chocolate, twirling to coat completely. Gently tap off excess.
  9. Return to prepared sheet. Remove toothpick and cover hole with gingerbread decoration.

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Restaurant and Retail Coupon Round-Up 11/22/14

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Restaurant and Retail Coupon Round-Up 11/22/14

Top Restaurant Coupons:

Au Bon Pain – $1 Off $5 Purchase (exp: 12/1/2014)
Black Angus Steakhouse – $17.99 Top Sirloin Steak, Lobster & Shrimp Meal (exp: 12/15/2014)
Bob Evans – Buy 1 Breakfast Entree Get 1 Free When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 11/29/2014)
Daphnes Greek Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Entree (exp: 11/30/2014)
Extreme Pita – Free Bag of Pita Crisps When You Buy a Pita & Beverage (exp: 11/30/2014)
Friendlys – Buy 3-Scoop Sundae Get 1 Free (exp: 11/24/2014)
Hardees – FREE Small Coca-Cola Freestyle Drink (exp: 12/15/2014)
Macaroni Grill – $10 for 2 Express Lunch Entrees (exp: 11/23/2014)
Maggianos – Buy 1 Pasta Get 1 Butternut Squash Ravioli To Take Home (exp: 12/3/2014)
Marble Slab – Free Waffle Cone & Mix-Ins with Ice Cream Purchase (exp: 11/30/2014)
Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 11/30/2014)
Pizza Inn – $19.99 Party Pack (exp: 11/26/2014)
Quiznos – Free Dessert with Regular Sub & Regular Drink Purchase (exp: 12/2/2014)
Souplantation – 25% Off Dinner Family Combo (exp: 11/26/2014)
Stevi Bs – $21.99 for 2 Adult Buffets, 2 Kids Buffets, 4 Drinks & 10 Tokens (exp: 11/28/2014)
Sweet Tomatoes – 25% Off Dinner Family Combo (exp: 11/26/2014)
Tony Romas – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 12/9/2014)

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Top Retail Store Coupons:

Bealls – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 11/24/2014)
Beauty Brands – $3.50 Off $10 Purchase (exp: 11/26/2014)
Bonton – 25% Off Sale Price Apparel + More (exp: 11/26/2014)
Carsons – 25% Off Sale Price Apparel + More (exp: 11/26/2014)
Dress Barn – 20% Off Regularly Priced Purchase (exp: 12/2/2014)
Fannie May – $10 Off Fall Hostess Tower (exp: 11/24/2014)
Lakeshore Learning Store – 20% Off Single Non-Sale Item (exp: 12/31/2014)
Lord and Taylor – 20% Off Sale & Clearance Items (exp: 11/24/2014)
Mens Wearhouse – 40% Off Tux Purchase (exp: 12/24/2014)
World Market – 25% Off All Furniture (exp: 11/27/2014)
Yankee Candle – Buy 2 Get 2 Free Candles (exp: 11/30/2014)

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Holiday 2014 Bonus Gift Card Offers – Gift One Card, Get One Card

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Tis the Season for Holiday Bonus Gift Card Offers! This time of year many Restaurants and Retailers will offer Bonus deals when you buy gift cards. Use the bonus for your self or pass it on as a gift too. Either way, now is the time to stock up. Most are available till the end of the year, unless otherwise noted.

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Christmas and Holiday 2014 Bonus Gift Card Offers

Abuelo’s: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy a $50 gift card.

Applebee’s: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy a $50 gift card. Bonus Gift Card expires 2/28/15.

Baker’s Square:  receive a $5 bonus card when you buy a $25 gift card.

BD Mongolian Grill: receive a $5 bonus card when you buy a $25 gift card, as well as $240 in coupons. Also get an unlimited bowl with the purchase of a $75 gift card.

Benihana: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy a $50 gift card.

Bonefish Grill: receive $20 in bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards.

Boston Market: receive a $5 bonus card when you buy a $25 gift card.

Bravo: receive $20 in bonus gift card with every $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1/15 – 3/15/15.

Brio: receive $20 in bonus gift card with every $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1/15 – 3/15/15.

Bucca di Bepporeceive a $10 reward card when you buy a $50 gift card. Reward card valid 1/2/15 – 2/12/15

Buffalo Wild Wings: Get a Blazin’ Bonus of $5, $15, $25, or $100 when you buy $25 in Gift Cards

California Pizza Kitchen: receive a $20 rewards card when you buy $100 worth of gift cards.

Carrabba’s: receive $20 in bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards.

Champps: receive a $10 Extra Points Card with every $50 gift card purchase.

Cheryl’s Cookies: Send a Cookie Card, includes $5 Gift Card for just $5 Shipped!

Chili’s: receive a $10 Extra Points Card with every $50 gift card purchase.

Del Taco: Buy a $30 gift card, get 1 free combo meal; Buy a $100 gift card, get 4 free combo meals

Fleming’s: receive a $20 rewards card when you buy $100 worth of gift cards.

First Watch: receive $20 Bonus Bucks when you buy $100 in gift cards.

Giant Eagle: receive $0.20 in Fuel Perks for every $50 in gift card purchases.

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Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Trees

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These are fun for the Christmas season. Using melting chips and pretzels, make easy Christmas Trees in this step-by-step tutorial.

Ingredients:

  • 10 Pretzel Rods
  • 1 cup Green Candy Melting Chips
  • 1/2 cup mini M&M?s or other decoration for ornaments
  • 10 Candy Stars

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Directions:

  1. Line a cutting board or cookie sheet with wax paper.
  2. Place candy chips in a zippered sandwich bag and microwave for 45 seconds. Knead to make sure the are melted. Heat additional 15 seconds if needed.
  3. Clip of small corner of bag to pipe.
  4. Place several rods on wax paper with plenty of room between.
  5. Pipe candy onto each rod starting at tip and getting wider as you go down the rod to the halfway point.
  6. Place M&m’s or other candy around as ornaments.
  7. Top with a candy star.
  8. Place in freezer for 10 minutes to set candy.
  9. Carefully peel from wax paper.

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Rare Starbucks Coupon – $5 off $25 Gift Card

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Love this Rare Starbucks Coupon (and Barnes and Noble too!) Don’t wait as I am not sure it will last long.

Save $5 off $25 on a Starbucks or Barnes & Noble Gift Cards from Rite Aid.

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