When it’s too Hot for S’mores: Marshmallow Pops

My kids love marshmallows, but it’s way too hot in Georgia to think about starting the fire pit. A fun alternative to s’mores any day of the week is marshmallow pops. Remember back in June when I shared cake pops? Well, I had plenty of lollipop sticks and melting chocolate–marshmallow pops were a perfect creation. The above photo shows the nice ‘clean’ marshmallow pops before an unnamed child shook the freezer bags thus coating the pristine white of the marshmallows {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Simple Fudge

Fudge is so easy to make, and you can easily serve a variety of flavors. Supplies: 1 package of chocolate chips (any flavor) 1 can sweetened condensed milk 3 TBSP butter 1 tsp vanilla Melt chocolate chips, butter and sweetened condensed milk in the microwave. Stir to combine after chocolate is melted. Add vanilla. Pour into well-greased 9 x 13 pan and chill in the refrigerator until set. Variations: Use white chocolate chips or raspberry flavored chips, or press buttered {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint bark is a family favorite and so easy to make! You’ll need: 1 package white chocolate 1 package candy canes Waxed paper Directions: Melt the white chocolate slowly in a double boiler or in the microwave, taking care not to scorch it. Grind candy canes in the food processor to a fine dust. Stir ground candy canes into the white chocolate until well combined. Pour onto wax-paper lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for an hour or until set. Break {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Microwave Divinity and Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Here are two simple Christmas cookie recipes you can make in a snap! Microwave Divinity and Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are perfect for sharing and gift giving. Either of these would be wonderful to take to a Cookie Exchange party. Microwave Divinity 2 ½ cups sugar ½ cups water 2 egg whites 1 cup chopped pecans ½ cups light corn syrup 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla In a microwave safe 3 quart container combine sugar, syrup, water and salt. {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Chocolate Dipped Spoons & Pretzels

Chocolate melting spoons paired with a coffee mug and a hot cocoa mix make a nice gift for friends and teachers. To make, purchase heavy-duty plastic spoons. Party City has a wide variety of colors such as gold, silver, red, and green in packs of 50 for around $4. Purchase melting bark (dark or white chocolate) at Wal-Mart on the baking aisle for $1.76 a block (will make approximately 20 spoons). Plastic lollipop bags are available at any craft store {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes

Jill Hamilton We love to make chocolate-dipped candy cane cocoa dippers. They are easy to make and fun to hold onto while stirring hot cocoa. Just melt some chocolate in a double boiler, take some unwrapped candy canes (large ones work best). Hold onto the curved end and dip the straight part of the cane into the chocolate and hang to dry. I bundle them into groups of two, three, or more and wrap in candy cello bags tied with {Read More}

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Caramel Apples

Let neighbors and friends know what a blessing they are to you with a decadent caramel apple. Sold in stores for $10 or more, they are quite inexpensive to make–only about $1.50 each. Best of all–no cooking is required! The key to making the apples is to use the pre-made caramel sheets found in the produce section of the grocery store. For longer shelf life, use hard tart apples such as Granny Smith or a Washington apple. Wash and dry {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.