This post is sponsored by Kraft.
Are you guys ready for a whole lotta recipe posts?? I’ve been cooking and baking up a storm and I have a bunch of recipes to share with all of you!
I don’t know about you, but I think these cold and snowy winter days scream for comfort food. And one of my all time favorite comfort foods is mac and cheese. When I was a kid, it was from that wonderful blue Kraft box. Now that I’m all grown up (…mostly. I may or may not still giggle at certain words and noises…) I love to make homemade mac and cheese. But I still love to get a little help from Kraft to really make this creamy mac & cheese pop!
Hi!!!!!! I’ve missed you guys! I feel like I have been gone forever! I took the week of Thanksgiving off of blogging to spend some time with family and friends. Did you all have a good Thanksgiving? We had a wonderful time and heaps of fantastic food!
Enough about Thanksgiving. On to the next holiday! It’s Christmas time, peeps! Woot! It’s really feeling Christmas-y here in Colorado what with all the snow we are getting today! I’ve been eagerly waiting to share this recipe with all of you. Remember last year when I shared not one but 2 (here and here) secret family recipes for Christmas candies?? Well, this year the old traditionals were made, but I wanted to add something new to the mix. Let me preface these caramel pecan turtles with this… if you don’t like pecans, or caramel, or chocolate… leave now. Run. Flee. Personally, I believe that the combination of those 3 items is worthy of a Chandler Bing dance…. in a good way.
Anywho. On to the recipe!
I’m going to be honest. This recipe has been a long time coming. I’ve been wanting to make homemade cream cheese danish for months now. But I keep putting it off. I don’t know why. These were so simple to make! I think I was just nervous that they wouldn’t turn out as good as the ones I buy. But in all seriousness, I’m a pastry fiend. That’s right. A fiend. I would hoard pastries if it wasn’t “socially unacceptable”. I have often said to the hubby that if I had to choose a different profession, I would be a pastry chef. My latest obsession has been with these easy cream cheese danish.
I’m a sucker for curvy. Wait. Let me clarify. I’m not talking about body shapes. I’m talking about decor. I like a touch of straight modernism but I love curvy. I don’t really know why. I’m just drawn to it! See evidence of my love here and here. So when Cut It Out contacted me wanting to send me some of their products and sponsor a giveaway, I was all for it! Cut It Out is a fantastic shop that offers wood cut out frames, letters, numbers, and symbols. But seriously… have you seen their gorgeous curvy frames?? Cut It Out has beautiful frames in many shapes and sizes. AND at amazing prices! I’ve had my eye on these frames for a while so I quickly ordered my own to show their versatility. Check out my awesome Magnetic Chalkboard Menu!!!
(Sidenote: Aren’t my nieces’ drawings adorable!?)
AKA: Where to find super cheap pillow forms.
I’m not ashamed to say that I’m crazy frugal. In fact, I’m quite proud of it. I don’t like to spend money. Scratch that. I don’t like to spend more money than I have to. I refuse to pay $40 for something I can get for $5 somewhere else. My hubby jokes that most men have problems with their wives spending too much money. But not him. I am always on the hunt for a great bargain. I stalk thrift stores, search garage sales, and scour clearance aisles. Just call me the Bargain Hunter! Da-dun! I’m like the Crocodile Hunter… minus the awful stingray accident. Just imagine me spotting a deal in it’s natural habitat…….. nevermind.
Just because I’m not willing to compromise on price does not mean I am willing to compromise on quality. Pillows are no exception to my frugality. I luuurrve pillows. But I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg to get them. The average cotton pillow form costs about $15 and the average down pillow form costs $40. No thanks. So I’m going to give you my little secret of where to get high quality pillow forms for super cheap!