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  1. #1
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    Default Easy Christmas gifts... here's mine

    Christmas Almonds

    5 cups raw almonds (I get the ones with skin, from the bulk section)

    1 egg white

    1/4 tsp. tabasco or worcestershire sauce

    3/4 tsp. coarse or regular salt

    Whisk egg white together with the sauce in a large bowl. Add almonds to coat. Place salt in a large zip-lock bag, add almonds and shake to coat.

    Place almonds on a non-stick cookie sheet (or two), bake at 300*F for 30-35 minutes. Take out (nuts will be soft) and let sit for 45 minutes-1 hour. Place in small jars. Decorate lids with bows, ribbons, or fabric.

    Peanut Butter Bark

    3.5 cups white cooking chocolate wafers
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1/2 cup dark cooking chocolate wafers

    Melt white wafers in microwave. Add peanut butter, stir until smooth. Pour onto cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Drizzle on melted dark chocolate and swirl with a knife. Refrigerate until hard, then break up.

    Variation: 2.5 cups white and 1 cup milk chocolate wafers
    Blugal

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    I bet those almonds might be nice too with a bit of liquid smoke rather than the worcestershire or tabasco - faux smokehouse almonds. :-)



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    I'm making a lot of these this year. I'm using cleaned and varnished used horse shoes that we got for wedding decorations (and have no need to keep), and just wrapping ribbon around them. The decorative stuff is just sprigs of whatever that I pull apart and remake.

    Here's the ones I thought to take pictures of:

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    These sound good! Good idea for a thread!
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    Jenners, you could make some serious holiday cash if you sold them at a craft fair or on etsy. Just how many do you have left over?



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    Such a good idea, those decorations with the used horse shoes! Thanks Jenners! You could make those for all seasons, too....
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    http://christyrobbins.blogspot.com/2...olate-mix.html

    Found that on pinterest. Just put the mix in a pretty jar with a bow and there you go. Easy present.
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    Thanks! I thought about trying to put some on the horsey FB page I belong to, but figured it was way late in the season. They don't take too long to make, and I'm pretty sure I have 10 or 15 more shoes hanging around.
    Aisha, my heart from 03/06/1986 to 08/22/2008.

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    Easy and cheap....went to Lowe's and in the pet and garden aisle, they had bird seed shaped into bells. About $3 each. Bought five of them. Found a package of six red bows for about $1.50. Punched a small hole in the plastic wrap on the bird seed bells, and attached the bows to the hanger on the bells. Took about five minutes each. I usually give a small gift to each of my co-workers. This year they get a gift and the birds will get a gift too.
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