Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sweet Treat for the Holidays ~ by Norene Cox of Party Pinching

I'm so excited to share with all of you this wonderful new book by my friend Norene Cox over at Party Pinching. Have you been to her website and seen all the wonderful things she creates? With just a few simple ingredients she turns everyday treats into works of art. Her creative mind must work in overdrive all the time because the fun things in this book are just that, fun!

 There are amazing things for almost every holiday you 
can think of. The ones for Christmastime are especially fun! 
I think my favorite is the little Santa made from rice cereal 
treats but her hot cocoa cups are darling and a favorite of 
Martha Stewart herself!! How cool is that? Here are a few 
examples of Norene's wonderful creations.

I love these jolly little Santas!  

 And these Christmas trees!!

                              Look at these darling reindeer!  

   And hot cocoa cups? No wonder 
Martha Stewart was impressed! 

I hear these books are flying off the shelves so 
make sure you get yours ASAP! Then you 
can impress all your friends at all your parties! 

Here's where you can find Party Pinching

To get you started on making your own fun holiday treat, 
here are the directions for making your own Krispie Kringles! 

1 (12-oz.) bag white candy coating
16 store-bought Rice Krispies Treats
red sugar sprinkles
16 white Sixlet candies
1 cup shredded coconut
32 candy eyes
16 red cinnamon imperial candies

1. Melt the white candy coating according to
the package instructions.
2. Dip both ends of the Rice Krispies Treat
into the melted candy coating. Place on
parchment paper.
3. Sprinkle the red sugar sprinkles on top of
the melted candy coating at one end, leaving
a line of white candy coating for the brim
of the hat.
4. Place a white Sixlet candy in the corner for
the pom on the hat.
5. Sprinkle the shredded coconut over the
melted candy coating on the other end of
the Rice Krispies Treat.
6. Dip the back of 2 candy eyes into the melted
candy coating and place in the middle of the
7. Attach a cinnamon candy with the melted
candy coating for a nose.

Makes 16