DIY Christmas Ornaments: Plastic Utensil Snowflakes

Hi, I hope that everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving this past week had a wonderful holiday! I had a fun holiday spending time with family and cooking up a storm in the Atlanta area. My husband was in charge of making macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and stuffing and I was responsible for red velvet cupcakes, sweet potato dinner rolls, and sweet potato cinnamon breakfast rolls (for the morning after Thanksgiving). We also helped my father-in-law brine a turkey. The turkey ended up being the one of the best turkeys that I have ever had, which is saying a lot because I generally dislike turkey and fill up on sides on Thanksgiving.

Although I have been posting Christmas ornaments and crafts for a couple of weeks now, now that Thanksgiving is over I am in full Christmas craft mode! Today I am excited to be visiting Allison at A Glimpse Inside Blog.

I hope that you’ll stop by Allison’s blog to see how I transformed silver colored plastic utensils from Thanksgiving dinner into snowflake Christmas tree ornaments.

DIY Snowflake Christmas Ornaments from Plastic Utensils

Come back later this week to see what else I have been working on.

Christmas Craft Roundup

Welcome to everyone who is stopping by Scissors and Spoons for the first time and welcome back to everyone who has visited before! I will be posting some new Christmas crafts soon, but in the meantime I wanted to provide a roundup of my Christmas crafts to date.  Please click on an image below to see how I made the crafts. I hope you’ll come back next week to see what I have been working on.

Salt-dough Snowflake Ornaments:

Salt-dough Quail Ornaments: Salt-dough Hummingbird Ornaments: Clothespin Reindeer Ornaments: Clothespin Star Ornaments: String or Twine Ornaments: Origami Gift Box: Pine Cone Christmas Trees Pine Cone Christmas Trees

Guest Post: It’s Cookie Time! (Part 2)

There is still time to make cookies before Christmas! I am thrilled to have my friend Nichelle back for a second guest post today.  This is the second of two flour free recipes that she is sharing.  If you missed her peppermint and chocolate meringues yesterday, you can check them out here.  

As a host, I feel it is important for a guest to have options.  Even if that guest has a gluten allergy and is coming to a cookie party.  So, after making minty meringues, I decided to go with an old faithful: crispy rice treats (with a little twist).  What’s the twist you ask?  Two words: Brown Butter.

Cookies!How’s that you ask?  Here’s how.

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Snowflake Sugar Cookie Recipe

Only three days until Christmas! This year went by so quickly, but there is still time to make a batch of cookies or two.  In fact, I plan to spend some time today baking. This is one of my favorite cookie recipes. I have made these cookies for many different occasions, including a baby shower and to celebrate the arrival of spring.  I made the latest batch for Jaime and my annual holiday dessert party.  To help give our party a cohesive elegant look we decided to make all of the desserts red and white.  Recently I have been a bit obsessed with snowflake cookie cutters and I figured that this was a perfect time to put them to use and make some snowflake cookies.  Earlier this season I put them to use to make salt dough snowflake ornaments.

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

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Guest Post: It’s Cookie Time! (Part 1)

I am so excited to introduce you to my friend Nichelle.  I am always drooling over her photos of baked goods so I was thrilled when she agreed to write two guest posts for Scissors and Spoons. She is sharing two cookie recipes that are flour free! Keep reading to see what delicious cookies she made.  This is the first of Nichelle’s two guests posts so check back tomorrow for a second recipe.

Well, actually, this is the high time of year for cookies, isn’t it? One of my (full disclosure:  I am not Marie, but I hope that will not stop you from reading) favorite memories from childhood during the holidays is the platters of cookies my grandmother and her friends would arrange and swap – pinwheels, icebox cookies, chocolate chip, bourbon balls, fudge – you name it, they baked it. Now that I’m all grown up, the hubby and I have started our own annual cookie and cider holiday gathering. After paging through back issues of magazines, browsing the internet and settling on a suitable cookie list, I discovered one of my guests had a gluten allergy. Gluten allergies and cookie parties do not go together, do they? What cookie could I make that did not contain flour?

Discovering my guest’s allergy sent me back to the magazines and cookbooks in my arsenal, and I came up with an answer (actually, two): peppermint and chocolate meringues and crispy rice treats. I started with the meringues, which I would love to tell you about.

peppermint and chocolate meringues

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