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Molly’s Cinnamon Christmas Tree Ornaments

1 cup cinnamon

2 tbsp ginger

1 tbsp cloves

1 tbsp nutmeg

3/4 cup applesauce

2 tbsp white school glue

Mix ingredients together to form a dough.  Knead until smooth.  Roll out dough onto a non stick surface.  Use cookie cutters to cut out stars, hearts or preferred shape.  Ice cube molds in various decorations can also be used to shape dough.  Just fill the ice cube trays and pop out the shapes.  In the tea cup pictured above there are small pumpkins that were pressed from a pumpkin ice cube tray.

For hanging ornaments use a straw to poke a hole in the dough.  Bake in 250 degree Fahrenheit oven for an hour and a half.

Beads, shells, and Christmas decorations may be glued to the ornaments to enhance the look.

To make a shiny surface a sealer may be used.  Only use the sealer on one side of the ornament to ensure the cinnamon scent lasts.

String the ornaments on raffia, old fashioned string or ribbon.  When scent diminishes a light sanding with sand paper on the back of the ornament will bring ht escent out again..

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August 5th – Work Like a Dog Day

Every morning Santa browsed the news and surfed the Internet.  His elves worked hard all year long and Santa liked to reward them for their excellent service so always looked for holidays to celebrate. This morning Santa  found out that the day was officially Work Like a Dog Day. 

 

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Husky Race
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Santa stroked his beard and gently pushed his wire rimmed glasses up his nose.  The dogs at the North Pole delivered packages, rescued stranded elves, and ran general errands.  They worked just as hard as the elves did.   Santa thought that it might be a good idea to celebrate the dogs in the town. Continue reading August 5th – Work Like a Dog Day

August 4th – Santa battles the surf

Lake Huron was churning.  Waves splattered against the golden sand leaving welts in the landscape. Just down the shore the red flag flew briskly at the lifeguard station in Grand Bend, but at Port Blake the beach was quiet.  It was early in the day and Santa and Jessie had ridden the sleigh down to Southern Ontario to spend the day with Santa’s old uncle who was celebrating his 110th birthday.  Santa wasn’t looking forward to the celebration.  His uncle was ailing, and he didn’t like seeing him in pain, but a celebration there would be.  Later in the day they would attend the party but for now Jessie enjoyed a quiet time walking down the beach with her best friend.

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The surf on Lake Huron

The pair walked down towards the public beach just away from the water.  Every time the waves got near Jessie’s feet she ran upwards onto the sand.  She had never liked open water and had no intention of getting her feet wet.

Santa picked up a stick and threw it for the dog.  They happily played fetch while making their way down the shore.  Santa threw the stick and Jessie ran to catch it.  She returned it to Santa and then barked until he threw it again.  Santa picked up the stick for another throw but stopped abruptly.  He could hear someone calling nearby.  “Help!” the voice called.  “Help me please!” Continue reading August 4th – Santa battles the surf

August 3rd – Molly’s sweet tooth – Graham Chocolate Candy Squares

Molly and Santa have been eating vegetables and grains since Christmas.  For a special

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treat Molly made Santa some of his favorite Candy squares.  Good iced, plain or crumbled up on ice cream they are a versatile dessert.  Molly wanted to share her recipe with all her friends.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

2 cup graham wafer crumbs

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Graham Chocolate Candy squares

1 cup walnuts

1 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

4 tbsp cocoa

2 beaten eggs

2 tbsp cream

Boil butter. sugar, coco and eggs for 1 minute.  Add cream, crumbs and

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Graham Chocolate Candy Crumble on ice cream.

nuts.  Press into a 8 x 8 pan and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degree Fahrenheit.

May be served crumbled with ice cream or as a square.

Note:   These squares are very rich.  A small square is enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.