Holiday Ingredients

Decorating By karabeal Updated 15 Nov 2010 , 12:50am by karabeal

karabeal Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 6:51pm
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Throughout the year, I've heard some CC members mention that there are specific flavors or ingredients they can only get around the holidays and they stock up this time of year. I saw green colored mint chips in the grocery store and I this is a "holiday only" offering where I shop. I believe I recall someone mentioning flavors of non-dairy creamer that they can only get now. What are you excited to find in the stores and how do you use it?

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redpanda Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 8:42pm
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Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pie Spice is a must-buy for this time of year. I use it in just about anything that calls for cinnamon.

artscallion Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 9:05pm
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I stock up on candy cane kisses and buttermints. But that's another story and really has nothing to do with cake. icon_surprised.gif

mom2twogrlz Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 9:19pm
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Originally Posted by artscallion

I stock up on candy cane kisses and buttermints. But that's another story and really has nothing to do with cake. icon_surprised.gif




LOL!!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

I too grab the mint chocolate chips and candycane coffee creamer. To me, mint is an year-round flavor!!!!!!

mpetty Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 9:23pm
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Originally Posted by artscallion

I stock up on candy cane kisses and buttermints. But that's another story and really has nothing to do with cake. icon_surprised.gif




LOL, ditto. I love to keep a bag or two of the kisses in the freezer and then break them out in July, to enjoy a hint of "Christmas in July."

karabeal Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 12:46am
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Redpanda--do you use the TJ's pumpkin pie spice in lieu of or in addition to the cinnamon? I'm intrigued.

frankdiabetes Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 12:53am
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I wait months and months for eggnog to appear on the shelves and then I use it in everything...cupcakes, cookies, candy (fudge).

Want to try the candy cane kisses in a version of peanut butter blossoms that use chocolate dough instead of peanut butter. My husband is obsessed with the combination of mint and chocolate.

bohemiagetsajob Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 12:55am
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I have to agree with redpanda- the pumpkin pie spice from Trader Joes all the way.... and pumpkin butter from the local farm.

karabeal Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 12:55am
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Oh, peppermint kisses in chocolate cookies sound delightful!

I've never heard of using eggnog in fudge. Will you share more details and even a recipe?

giggysmack Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 1:10am
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MMMM eggnog fudge!!!!!

Loucinda Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 4:53am
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Torani Eggnog and Pumpkin Spice coffee syrups.....yummm.

Our Meijers sells eggnog year round now, so I have access to that all year now. icon_biggrin.gif

karabeal Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 12:50am
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Thanks for the fudge recipe! I also love pumpkin butter (Trader Joe's for me) mixed with cream cheese and warmed up. Dip yummy stuff into it. Divine.

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