Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Mug Swap & Candied Nuts

Want to see what I got?  Check out this adorable Santa mug!  Robyn over at Robyn's View sent me this jolly old elf as part of the Christmas Mug Swap hosted by Heather at Heatherly Loves and he couldn't be more perfect.  In fact, I had to sneak him off to work with me the very next day so my daughter didn't try to lay claim.  :)
 This view makes me smile and chuckle every time.
 Be sure to check out both blogs as these ladies are very sweet and talented!  Robyn has awesome recipes like this Crockpot French Dip sandwich - yum!  And Heather has everything from crafts, recipes and tips on how to hem your jeans to tasty treats for your favorite pooch!
Here's a crunchy sweet little snack to go with that mug full of coffee.  Just melt a stick of butter in a skillet, add about 2 cups of almonds and 2 cups of pecans (walnuts are also very tasty!).  Add a few dashes each of cinnamon and nutmeg.  Then add about 1/2 cup of brown sugar.  Continue to saute until the sugar/butter mixture is bubbly and caramelized.  Spread on a foil lined baking sheet and cool.  This works great packaged in the snack-size zip baggies for holiday goody bags and treats for the mailman, teachers and co-workers!


Diane Higdon said...

Hi April. I just popped over to see your post about your mug. I also did the Christmas Mug Exchange, and wanted to check out everyones post. You really got a cute one. I like the backside of the cup too. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas :)

Unknown said...

I'm stopping by from Heatherly Loves Mug Swap today.
I actually discovered the swap from a visit to your blog. Thank you.
Wow! I love the creativity people put into their swaps. It definitely has given me some ideas.
I hope you and yours has a Merry Christmas!

Stephanie said...

Hi there! I'm visiting from Heather's mug swap :) Your mug is just too cute!
I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas!