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10 Mind-Blowingly Delicious Christmas Recipes

10 Mind-Blowingly Delicious Christmas Recipes

The holidays are the time to make delicious food to share with loved ones. It’s also a time for baking and sharing loads of decadent sweets. Here are some amazing Christmas recipes I have found—all of them involving sugar and many including my beloved friends: mint and peppermint.

The Best Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake Ever

pumpkin gingerbread

    Why not start out with a self-proclaimed Best Cake Ever? Usually when I think of gingerbread, I think of little gingerbread men and women with gumdrop buttons, but this cake is something I think I could get used to.

    Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

    candy cane kiss cookies

      I have also heard of these cookies referred to as “candy cane blossoms.” Whatever you call them, they sure are festive!

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      Peppermint Marshmallows

      peppermint marshmallow

        Have you ever made your own marshmallows? I sure haven’t! This recipe bumps it up a notch with the peppermint swirls.

        Colorful Swirl Cookies

        Christmas recipe colorful swirl cookies

          I have wanted to make swirl cookies for the longest time. You simply roll them up, store them in the freezer and slice them off whenever you are ready to bake!

          Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

          Christmas recipe candy cane marshmallow
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            This is such a simple idea, but it really turns out looking fancy. These candy cane marshmallow pops would be great as a holiday gift.

            Candy Cane White Chocolate Mousse

            candy cane white chocolate mousse

              Here we are again with the candy cane theme! This time the Christmas recipe takes form in a creamy mousse. Bonus points have been added for the delicious photography and use of mason jars.

              Red Velvet Cake Cookies

              red velvet cookie

                This is a super easy recipe to make since you start with a cake mix! Thus the “cake cookies” in the title.

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                Christmas Wreaths

                Christmas wreaths

                  This wonderfully creative Christmas recipe uses cornflakes to create the look of a wreath and red cinnamon candies for the berries.

                  Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

                  chocolate candy cane cookies

                    Well hello, decadence! Not only do we have chocolate and ooey-gooey mint crème in the middle, we also have crunchy candy canes for texture and an added kick of peppermint. I told you mint and peppermint were my friends, right?

                    Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas Cake

                    cute christmas reindeer
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                      I simply had to include this in the Christmas recipe round-up. Not only does it look delicious, but it is simply adorable.

                      Which recipe are you going to check out first?

                      Also check out: 40 Christmas Decorating Ideas That Will Bring Joy To Your Home

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                      Last Updated on July 5, 2019

                      5 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Yourself

                      5 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Yourself

                      When it comes to being yourself, there can be a lot of pressure from the outside world as it tries to influence who you are. Living in a society that is constantly developing, it’s important for you to always be yourself from the inside out. When you deeply know yourself and the boundaries that you have set, you are more likely to experience a fulfilling and rewarding life. Without knowing yourself and establishing those boundaries, you can easily be pushed around and end up on a dirt path.

                      “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” – Matthew 7:13-14

                      You have the option of taking the path that is broad or taking the path that is narrow. You can either conform to what life wants you to be, or have the courage to remain true to yourself throughout the years. It’s definitely a challenge to have a strong sense of self when we are constantly getting distracted and being influenced by the media and society’s way of life. But if you want to reach your fullest potential in life, it all starts with being yourself.

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                      Why should you always be yourself?

                      Because you will:

                      1. Live in alignment with your values and beliefs. Being yourself is all about knowing what you believe in and the values that you live by. When you are not yourself, you will take on the values and beliefs of others. This is when you start conforming to other people’s expectations and way of thinking. When you know your values and why you do what you do, you will live according to your own values and beliefs.
                      2. Establish your own identity. When you are able to have a solid foundation of being you, you are establishing your own sense of identity. No matter what happens in your life, you will always know who you are. There will be times where you may feel lost or distracted, but if you have your own identity you’ll be able to get back on the right path. Without establishing your own identity, you may easily conform and lose yourself.
                      3. Build courage. It takes a great amount of courage when you decide to take the path that goes against the crowd. The reason why the majority of people take the broad path is because it’s easy. It’s easy to just follow the crowd. It’s more of a challenge when you stay true to yourself and establish your own identity. This challenge of always being yourself takes courage and inner strength. No matter what comes your way, you’ll know how to handle it.
                      4. Establish boundaries. When you are always yourself, you know what your limits are and the boundaries that you have set for yourself. When people cross your boundaries, you will know. But if you don’t establish boundaries, people may very well walk all over you and take advantage of you. If you are always yourself and you establish boundaries, you are more likely to be aware when people start taking advantage of you. Create and establish your boundaries.
                      5. Find focus and direction. When you are always yourself, you are more likely to have focus and direction in your life. Imagine someone who is constantly conforming to other people’s expectations. Do you think this person has focus and direction? I don’t think so. When you stay true to who you are, you are more likely to know the goals you want to accomplish and how to go about accomplishing them. You are able to stay focused and know which direction to take in order for you to accomplish your goals.

                      No matter what you experience in life, the only person that will always remain constant is you.

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