Friday Fun: Deck the Halls & Your Dessert Cart!

Here are three tricks to help you maximize time & dough ($) this holiday season:

andes_b41e85772e30998dTo make a quick, minty-fresh frosting, melt Andes mints in a double boiler, stirring until smooth, and pour over warm brownies or ice cream.

Make the most of your holiday hard-candy, like candy canes, by chopping them up and using them in desserts and hot drinks. Add chopped candy to brownie and cake batter before baking. Stir it into hot coffee and cocoa; letting it melt before drinking. Sprinkle over ice cream or frosted cakes. Add it to preserves for a berry minty treat!

whippedicingTo double your frosting for cakes and cupcakes, whip store-bought frosting with a mixer for a few minutes or until it doubles in size. Not only will you be able to frost more desserts, you will end up eating less sugar, fat and calories per serving.

Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us at
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