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January 4, 2016

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This Little Home of Mine is my new blogging space, and I would love to have you join me over there!


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I am really excited about a fresh, new blogging space, and I am so thankful for those of you who will continue on this journey with me. You continue to inspire me to write, and I look forward to staying in touch. 

XOXO,
Elizabeth

December 15, 2015

Breakfast Casserole

Of all the breakfast casseroles I've ever tried (I would be embarrassed to tell you how many that is...), this Sausage & Egg Breakfast Casserole is perfect for busy weeknights or lazy Saturday mornings! 
It has even been the perfect addition to our holidays and special occasions - Christmas morning, anyone?

Breakfast Casserole

Needed Ingredients:

1 Pound of Sausage
6 Large Eggs
2 Cups of Shredded Cheese
1/2 Cup of Milk
1 Teaspoon of Dry Mustard

Directions:

Brown one pound of sausage.

As the meat is browning, mix the following ingredients together in a separate bowl:


6 Large Eggs
1 Cup of Shredded Cheese
1/2 Cup of Milk
1 Teaspoon of Dry Mustard

When the meat is thoroughly browned, add 1 Bag of Hashbrown Potatoes. Toss together making sure the potatoes warm thoroughly. 

Pour the sausage/potato mixture in to a baking dish.


Pour the egg mixture over top of the sausage/potato mixture.

Top with one cup of shredded cheese.


Bake on 375 degrees for approximately 30 minutes - or until the eggs have cooked thoroughly.


This casserole is perfect to put together the night before and then bake in the morning!

December 10, 2015

Cozy Christmas Decor

When it comes time to celebrate the holidays, I love arriving at my mom and dad's house! 
Their cozy Christmas decor makes me feel right at home, and I'm excited to share some inspiration with you.
Today, I will let the photos speak for themselves:

Cozy Christmas Decor













Merry Christmas, Friends!

For a glimpse in to my holiday decor, check out this Rustic Christmas Home Tour:

December 3, 2015

How to Create Peppermint Candy Ornaments

How to Create Peppermint Candy Ornaments


To create these adorable peppermint ornaments, round up the following items:
A Baking Sheet
Parchment Paper
Cooking Spray
[Metal] Holiday Cookie Cutters
1 Bag of Peppermint Candy
A Toothpick

Begin by laying a sheet of parchment paper out on your baking sheet. 
Then place your metal cookie cutters on top of the parchment paper. 
Spray the inside of each cookie cutter with cooking spray.
Place unwrapped peppermint candies inside each cookie cooker - As many as each will hold.
(For some of the empty spaces, we filled them in with crushed pieces of extra peppermint candies.)


Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes. The original instructions we found recommended 3-5 minutes, but with ours, that did not seem to be enough time. Just watch your oven and when your creations begin to look like this, you're ready to go! 
After taking them out of the oven, immediately use a toothpick to create a holes that will allow you to hang your ornaments using ribbon or twine. 
As your ornaments cool, they will begin to look like this! 
If you just want to use them for this season and this discard, you're all set to hang! 
However, if you're wanting to keep them for a number of years, you will want to seal them with specialized spray.
They are so, so cute! Kids love making them! 

Looking for a super easy Christmas treat? Try this Christmas Trail Mix!

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December 2, 2015

Pioneer Woman's Peppermint Fudge

In past years, I have never attempted to make fudge, but I was overwhelmed by the idea! I was positive that mine would not turn out, so I steered clear of any and all fudge recipes...praying that someone else would bring the fudge to the holiday parties...for me to enjoy, of course. 

However, when I saw Pioneer Woman's Easy Peppermint Fudge Recipe, I decided to give it a try! 
It really did look easy to do, and it was!

Peppermint Fudge

Begin with a bag of chocolate chips and a small can of sweetened condensed milk.


Melt the chocolate chips (all of them!) in your double boiler - stirring in the entire can of sweetened condensed milk.

Once this mixture is completely melted/stirred together, evenly pour it out in to a foil-lined pan. 
I use a 9x13 pan or baking dish.

Top this mixture with a heaping helping of Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips.
*You can also use crushed peppermints, but I like the softer texture of these baking chips. 

Allow the fudge to sit in the fridge for a few hours (or overnight), then slice and serve...or eat yourself.