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CHEAP N’ GREAT Christmas Present Idea: Un-Cooked-ies!


This is such a GREAT Idea! Cheap. Easier than cookies. Because, you save yourself the cooking time. Not to forget, the burning is on them now!!! It’s much appreciated, especially, those busier people. We LOVE frozen prepped dough balls. You can choose to cook a few at a time, for quick treats. Or a whole batch! No more worrying if they’re gonna go bad. As they last A LOT longer! You can pre-freeze to save time, as well!

-Premake your favorite Cookie Dough recipe
-Line Parchment Paper with spoons of dough balls, spaced (I’ve used just plate with no problems). Freeze.*
-Once frozen, place into Freezer Gallon Bag.*
-Label bag with Type of Cookie, Temperature (Degrees), Time to Cook. NO NEED TO THAW! Do test batch to get correct timing (Frozen dough goes a little longer, not much, tho.)
-Place filled freezer bag in bakery store plastic container, decorated. Cookie tin or decorated mason/glass jar may work, as well. Just keep in freezer bag for freshness.
-Be sure to store on ice and let them know it needs to go into the freezer…
*You prefreeze, spaced, to keep them from sticking. If you just throw the balls into the bag, they’ll have 1 big cookie!

—Get the kiddos involved. Paint the containers. Do the handprint/footprint reindeer idea. Grandparents will very much appreciate a gift made for them to enjoy and the art they can save! Use mason jars and line outside with candycanes, modge modge wrapping paper to lid, bow on lid, old knitted sweater sleeves, cut and wrap around outside of mason jars, or knitted mason jar sleeve, add mini scarves around mason jar neck, etc. Decor ideas are endless… AND CHEAP!

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Tay’s Homemade Brownies


A recipe that uses less butter and sugar, compared to most recipes out there. Yet, full of flavor!
5T Salted Butter, softened
1/2c Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
1T Light Corn Syrup
3/4c TO 1c Sugar
2 Eggs
2tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2c Flour
1/8tsp Baking Soda
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/2c Semi Sweet Choc. Chips

Preheat 350°. Butter pan.
In a bowl, combine melted butter and cocoa. Stir until cocoa’s dissolved. Stir in corn syrup.
Mix in sugar, mix well.
Add in eggs, one at a time. Stir until well combined.
Stir in vanilla, flour, baking soda, and salt.
Add in choc. chips.
Smooth out in pan. Bake for 35 minutes.
Optional: Top with Caramel Topping (In top photo) or both Caramel and Fudge Syrup Topping (In bottom photo). You can even crumble and sprinkle Candied Bacon on top, too.
Fudge Topping works, as well. Etc. Endless options.

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Dual Insect Repellent & Fungus Fighter- Homemade


One part Skim Milk, 5 parts Water, few drops Regular Dawn Dish Soap. Give a shake. Once settled, spray every few weeks, don’t forget bottom of leaves. Helps greatly with preventing and combating mildew and those annoying insects that eat through your leaves.
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