Sweet and Salty Popcorn Bark

There’s a “no-gift” policy at my kids’ school. That means, no “official” gifting to the teachers. However, many parents find creative ways to work around that mandate. We’ve always baked some treats (that is apparently school-approved). I like choosing something to bake that’s easy for the kids to equally if not totally participate. Their teachers have the difficult task of teaching so my kids should at least be able to take the lead in our treat making. The past few years we’ve been mastering awesome Peppermint Bark. It’s so simple to … [Read more...]

Peppermint Holiday Treats

So many lists. It’s overwhelming how many people in my life are worthy of acknowledgement at the end of the year. And, it’s even more daunting to think of the costs involved, if I were to buy each and every person present. So, why not make homemade gifts? As I see it, there are many more benefits to homemade versus store-bought.  Sure you’re going to have to factor in more lead time and there’s no wiggle room for anything last minute when you’re dealing with anything homemade. But, when something is made by hand, you almost … [Read more...]