Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Plate

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I made some cookies tonight.
Was craving a mix of peanut butter and chocolate, so I made buckeyes!
It was my first time trying them and they were SO EASY.
and delicious.

I'm visiting a friend tomorrow and thought I'd take some Buckeyes over for their family.
Except for one problem.
I only had small, white, boring paper plates.
That just wouldn't do.

So, I grabbed a strip of red fabric.

Placed it in my sewing machine.
Did a backstitch at the top
and used my largest stitch possible the rest of the way down the middle.

After pulling one of the pieces of thread from my stitch, I ruffled the piece up and sewed it around my paper plate.

Yes, you can use your sewing machine to sew on paper!
That opens up a whole new crafting arena, huh?!

Placed a few buckeyes in the middle.
Cut up an old Christmas card sent to us last year (you do save the cards you get from previous years to use as gift tags, etc... right?!).
And wrote a short little note.


These need to be refrigerated until you're ready to serve them, but mine fridge was full.
No worries.
It's cold enough on our enclosed back porch to set them out there as a make-shift fridge!

In more than one way!

ps... I need a really awesome, really easy, really delicious cookie recipe to take to a Christmas party next week.  Leave a comment telling me your favorite holiday cookie recipe for me to try!


  1. LOVE that your dressed a plain paper plate!

    I have two fav cookies...Homemade Oreos and Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.

    The Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are no bake. You just make little sandwiches with ritz crackers with peanut butter in the middle and dip them in chocolate almond bark. Soo yummy.

    The homemade oreos are one box of devils food cake mix {I've found that Betty Crocker's super moist devils food mix is the best}, 2 eggs and 1/3 cup oil. Mix and bake 1" balls at 350 degrees for 5-6 minutes. The cream in the middle is made of one softened block of cream cheese, 2.5 cups of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. I like to divide the cream mixture and put red food coloring in one and green in the other for Christmas.


  2. Haystacks!
    1 bag of semisweet chocolate chips
    1/2 bag of butterscotch chips (this is KEY: they just don't taste as delicious without butterscotch)
    1 can of dry chow mein noodles (the blue La Choy cans in most "international" food aisles)
    1-2 cups of dry roasted peanuts (some people use cashews, but I am just way too cheap for that)
    Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in double boiler. Then add noodles and peanuts. Drop spoonfuls out onto cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill.
    So easy. So fast. So super yummy. It is not Christmas in my household without these.

  3. mmmmmmm those sound amazing ladies! Thanks for sharing!

    My mom makes those PB sandwich cookies and they are GOOD!

  4. I make chocolate sugar cookies. You can make them thumbprint cookies with Nutella, raspberry jam or caramel. I can get the recipe if you want. And they are easy.

  5. This red ruffle idea around a paper plate is one of the COOLEST ideas I have ever seen!! Wow. THANK you. I think it was very creative, artistic, out-of the box thinking. It is beautiful to look at. Would the paper gum up or dull the sewing needle of the machine though? I was just wondered or worried about that.

    I could use prayer. I am feeling ill (a cold? allergies?). Thanks.

  6. @tamboliya
    It will probably dull your sewing needle if you do a bunch of plates, but it won't gum up the paper at all. It's actually very easy to sew on paper!

    Sorry you're feeling sick. Will be praying for health...


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