Three ladies “sharing” and a quick easy recipe for Christmas…(with picture tutorial)

I thought maybe I should put a face with those Graduation congratulations you sent to my daughter, Rebecca. I guess I should have done it sooner, but just didn’t think of it. Remember the wedding Rebecca was in, as one of the bridesmaids? Well, here is a really sweet picture of her that day, and I must say she’s just that pretty! I love her to pieces and just wanted to share my girl!

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Susette sent me some Christmas pictures that I just couldn’t pass up… Here is Riya and Krish along with Max, who is just the cutest!

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I LOVE the tree in Riya’s room… and those dresses…I still have a note written down where I was going to show how to make leaves an easy way…maybe some day! They look so sweet on the girls, Susette!

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..and Susette has also been BUSY setting up the Christmas scene at her house for her dolls…this is what she said about setting it all up… “I picture my girls getting ready for a party like Jeanne does for the groups at church. I used the wicker table from the Lemonade Set and the piecrust table from Samantha and cut out tablecloths for them. It was really easy except that there is telltale glitter all over the first floor of my house. I don’t think I’ll ever get it all up. It has a cute little snowflake pattern but I wouldn’t want to use it for any kind of clothes. I made the dresses on Molly and Kit but you’ll recognize the one on Caroline from AG.”

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Linda sent me a few more pictures of her girls getting ready for Christmas… she said she was just sending them to me and they didn’t need to be shown on my blog…but hey, I think they’re too cute not to show… I’ll let you decide too…

Ivy and Betsy couldn’t be prettier in their Christmas dresses…

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Here’s Felicity in her blue Holiday gown…

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Cecile said, “Hey, don’t forget about me too!!!”

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Now here are some really busy girls, baking away in the kitchen…

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…my, they are wonderful bakers… love those aprons!!

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Rebecca and I did some baking on Saturday and got LOTS of cookies and other goodies baked. I was going to take a picture of what we made, but silly me, I boxed them all up, nice and pretty, and gave them away at church this morning… (yes, Linda, I ended up going… we just got a light dusting of snow and the roads weren’t bad at all…it was just super cold…-2 when I left by myself… my hubby stayed home.

I DO have a new SUPER EASY recipe for you though… it only has 4 ingredients and probably only takes about 5 minutes to make. I don’t even know what the name of it is. I copied the recipe from someone a few years ago and put it in a photo album but it doesn’t have a name on it. There probably is a name for it, but I’m going to call it White Almond Crunch.

Here is the recipe and super simple tutorial…

(Just one note…the Almond Bark I’ve seen comes in 20 and 24 oz packages…remember to cut off what you don’t need.)

1 lb White Almond Bark (I suppose you could use Chocolate Almond Bark too…)
2 heaping Tablespoons creamy Peanut Butter
1 cup salted Peanuts (I used dry roasted)
2 cups Rice Krispies

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Melt the Almond Bark in the microwave in 1 minute intervals until soft and “melty”…usually 3 times gets it soft enough to stir with a spoon…

Then add in the 2 TBSP of Peanut Butter and mix well.

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Stir in the Peanuts and the Rice Krispies.

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Pour onto a piece of wax paper about 15 or so inches long.

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Pat with a spoon until it’s about 1/4″ to 1/3″ thick…or thicker if you like! :o)

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Slide a baking sheet underneath the wax paper and place in the frig to cool. Then cut into squares or break them in random pieces.

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My hubby has decided he likes this better than the Mint Chocolate Cookie Bark… the jury is still out with me…I can’t make up my mind…but it’s super easy and very delicious.

It would be an easy and fun treat to make with your grand kids!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Comments

  1. Love love love seeing the pictures of Suzette and Linda. If Riya and Krish aren’t little cuties.
    the scenes are just great. The detail is perfect. What fun. I can’t wait to set scenes up in my doll room. It will have to wait till we get back in April though. Suzette and Linda did a fabulous job!!!
    * Linda- is your Cecile’s wig her original wig? Thank you. Love her curls.
    And Jeanne, Rebecca is just a beautiful girl. There’s something so sweet about her face – her smile is lovely and warm.
    Everyone in the midwest, stay warm!

    • Linda Doyle says:

      Yes, Paula, that is Cecile’s original wig. I have had her now for about 5 years, and it has always been either in pigtails or down. Never has been combed out. Goodness, that would be a nightmare to fix that! That’s one reason I love her hair though, because I don’t like fooling around with doll hair—just enough to get it neat is good enough for me!

  2. Oh…I’ve got to try your recipe. Looks yummy. I’m a peanut butter girl. Got the oreo mint bark done yesterday.

  3. Oh, no! Not Susette’s stuff again! Hey, I’d like to see pictures of more people’s doll clothes and scenes. Linda’s doing a great job of showcasing her wonderful vignettes, but I hope more ladies will pitch in with pictures, especially while Jeanne has lots of commitments over the holidays and she’s given us so much. I’d love to see them.

    Thanks for the picture of Rebecca. She is so lovely that they made a Wellie Wisher who looks just like her when she was a little girl: Willa. I hope the doll’s storybook reflects the concern for others and strength of character that Rebecca demonstrates in real life.

    I often tell Jeanne how much I appreciate her skills as a photographer. Taking pictures is not easy. Her stories are so well thought out too. I pictured Linda’s dolls making the cookies for the party Kit, Caroline and Molly were getting ready for. Now Jeanne’s got me thinking up tales too.

    Thanks for your comments, Paula. I learn so much from you. I may have to replace the wig on my Addy doll with a Cecile wig as I can’t do a thing with Addy’s hair. Jeanne is the champ AG doll hairdresser. Hope everyone has fun getting ready for Christmas.

  4. Linda Doyle says:

    I’m going to try again! I lost the first comment I posted earlier this morning. Computer trouble strikes again!!!

    Oh, that beautiful portrait of your wonderful daughter is so sweet and her personality shines through so well, Jeanne! She would make a beautiful bride too!!! Thank you for sharing that.

    Susette’s grandchildren are the cutest little kids around! And the dog in the picture is just adorable! They must be lots of fun to be around! I love Susette’s table settings, so elegant! That’s a wonderful idea to make sheer table toppers to go over the tablecloths, Susette! Oh, I see that Caroline is wearing the SAME dress that my Ivy is wearing farther down! That is the Radiant Rhinestone dress, right? Let’s not tell them about that! LOL

    So glad you could make it to church yesterday, Jeanne. We had ice and a dusting of snow, but the ice kept us home, and the cold too!! I’m going to try that recipe this week, it sounds good, and I always have Rice Krispies on hand, my hubby’s fav, but need that almond bark and some peanuts. It sure looks and sounds good!!

  5. Lovely photo of Rebecca.
    Susette’s grands are adorable. And her party tables and kids so sweet.
    Linda’s girls look like they are definitely ready for the big holiday. Love the baking table scene. Are the stove and refrig Wolverine or? I only have a stove so far…
    We’re cold here too today in sunny CA. Like 30. Frost everywhere. Part of our house isn’t insulated so it takes a long time to warm up to 70.
    The White Almond looks like something the other person here would like. Got to stay away from that. 🙂

  6. Rebecca looks lovely, Jeanne. Love her long hair. It may be redder that that , but it looks very close to #33’s. Too bad she isn’t into dolls as you are, you could make a mini me for her. Great job on the tablecloths tablecloths, Susette. Samantha and Felicity’s table work perfectly for Christmas parties. Kit’s and Molly’s dresses are beautiful- love the plaid.
    Oh wow, Linda, more sweet pictures of your girls. Felicity’s looks lovely in her ball gown. That dress was a Felicity must have for me, too. I like her little Christmas tree as well. Are those storybook dolls behind her. My mom had a bride and a little bo peep. Cecile looks very pleased with her new doll. The girls baking and with their finished products are the best. Love the aprons and I see even the dogs get to get in on the fun. I like your little Whitman’s candy box. I copied a pattern off of American Girl Ideas as it is one candy all my girls from Pioneer and Civil War to Samantha to the 1930’s can share. You have some really great prop pieces. Linda. Everything looks so realistic.
    The candy looks delicious, Jeanne. Can’t have too many sweets at Christmas.

    • Susette, Your grandchildren are so cute and so is the dog. Somehow I missed those two pictures this morning. The dresses you made are beautiful.

  7. Hi Jeanne,
    What a lovely photo of your baby girl. I know you are so proud of her. She is gorgeous in that dress, I also remember you hemming that dress; what an awesome mama you are!
    Thank you for sharing the photo’s of all the ladies dolls. I wish I had mine displayed but I’m going to have a full house at Christmas (YEAH!) and have put them up and out of the way. If only I has a room just for dollies… I’m jealous Paula! Susette what beautiful grand babies you have. Your poodle is a cutie too! Speaking of grand babies.. someone you know is going to have a new little boy to smooch on right around the holidays! : D
    I hope everyone has a blessed and Merry Christmas
    Hugs
    Ingrid
    PS… I just finished all the Mint Chocolate Cookie Bark … I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist! Thank goodness hubby helped eat it! I swear everytime I walked into the kitchen it called my name.. I hope you forgive me but I am not trying this new recipe! LOL

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