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Peppermint Crackle Ice Cream (Guest Post)

Guest post by Lauren at Lauren's Latest
Honestly, this stuff is ridiculously easy and super good! Basically, you add in a bunch of stuff to plain ol’ vanilla ice cream and the refreeze it! Easy, right?! I added in chopped chocolate, broken bits of candy cane and peppermint extract. A quick word about the extracts: I’ve made this a number of times and I’ve found that artificial extracts are not as strong as pure extracts. So, please start with a small amount and work up from there! Just to make sure you don’t over do it! Other than being a little careful with that, this stuff is a breeze to make! 
Peppermint Crackle Ice Cream
yield: 8 servings or so
Ingredients: 1-1.5 quart container of vanilla ice cream, softened
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, chopped
6 candy canes, smashed
1/2 tablespoon peppermint extract (start with this amount and work your way up)

Directions:
First, start by emptying the entire container of ice cream into the large bowl of a stand mixer. Loosen it up by mixing i…

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ERGObaby Giveaway Ends TONIGHT

The giveaway for the ERGObaby Carrier ends TONIGHT at 10 pm. MST!  Enter now before you forget. Have a great night!  I'm finally completely done with Christmas shopping.  It was actually fun this year.   Probably because I did it mostly from this chair...lol
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Way cute baby shoes on sale at LilLuxe for $6.60!  Just use code LUXEHOLIDAY20 to get 20% off!  And shipping is FREE until 12/25!  Seriously adorable!  They have more for the same price, check them out!

My Frugal Christmas Tree - by Sarah

Someone might say this is going too far, but for now this is perfect for our family.  My husband and I have no children and we live in a small house, so for Christmas we don't bother buying a Christmas tree, we just decorate our plant stand. 

It's perfect for hanging the few sentimental ornaments we have, and works well to display some of our knickknacks, and stringing lights is easier than putting them on a tree.  I like to believe we're being frugal, making the most of what we have, making do or doing without.  For now it makes us both happy and we can still enjoy turning off the lights and sitting in the glow of the "tree's" lights.  Just call me a tightwad!

Sarah

$40 Abe's Market Gift Certificate as low as $18!

Plum District has a $40 Gift Certificate to Abe's Market for $20!  I bought this when it was an Eversave deal awhile ago.  I LOVE Abe's Market!  They sell tons of great stuff!  I got a sippy cup, reusable lunch bags, organic hair products, and bubble bath! There is also FREE shipping!

Also there's a 10% off code plumholiday that is valid until 12/24 good on your first purchase.  So $18 for a $40 gift certificate!
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Egg Nog Mousse (Guest Post)

Guest post by Lauren at Lauren's Latest
This Mousse is ridiculously easy to make. And, it’s not REAL mousse in the traditional sense…..it’s fake mousse– made with instant vanilla pudding and cool whip. Seriously, a child could make this in 5 minutes flat. Perfect for the holidays! I piped mine into some wine glasses to make it look a little more fancy and then topped it with some ground gingersnap cookies for a nice contrasting texture. The result is a pleasantly delicious creamy dessert that is not too egg noggy–PROMISE! So, happy holidays in advance!
Egg Nog Mousse
yield: 6 large servings Ingredients:
1-5.1 oz. box Instant Vanilla Pudding (the larger box)
1 1/2 cups Egg Nog (I used the light version)
1/2 cup Milk
4 oz. Cool Whip (half a container)
1/4 cup Gingersnap Cookies, crumbled Directions:
Mix egg nog and milk together into a large bowl. Whisk in vanilla pudding until well incorporated and continue to mix for 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside to thicken. Fold in cool whip and refriger…