All the Best Free Teacher Resources, Holiday Stuff for Children and Candy Recipes - resources on the net that can be helpful from the beginning teacher to the most experienced teacher. The page can also be used as a resource for home schooling. It is an organized collection of all the best resources bookmarked over the past year. Includes The First Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving crafts, Christmas Crafts, candy recipes ( fudge, divinity, and peanut brittle ), Christmas ornaments, Christmas smells, Jar Mix Recipes, Thanksgiving coloring pages, Christmas coloring pages, poems, stories, screen savers, carols, and clipart.

All the Best Free Teacher Resources, Holiday Stuff for Children and Candy Recipes Halloween, Thankgiving and Christmas Holidays

This site was designed with the teacher in mind.  It has many resources on the net that can be helpful from the beginning teacher to the most experienced teacher. The page can also be used as a resource for home schooling. Includes The First Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving crafts, Christmas Crafts, candy recipes ( fudge, divinity, and peanut brittle ), Christmas ornaments, Christmas smells, Jar Mix Recipes, Thanksgiving coloring pages, Christmas coloring pages, poems, stories, screen savers, carols, and clipart.

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Holiday Pages

Halloween Recipes
Pumpkin Seed
Fresh Pumpkin
Holiday Ham Recipes

Leftover Turkey Recipes
Pumpkin Recipes
Candy Recipes
Holiday Cookies
Holiday Arts/ Crafts
Jello Dessert
Cranberry Recipes

 Candy Recipes
Fudge Recipes
Divinity Recipes


Halloween Coloring Pages
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Halloween picture of a cat with a pumpkin hat to print out and color.

a jack-ol=-lantern to print out and color 

a haunted house to print out and color 

a free coloring page to print out and color

a smiling Halloween pumpkin to cut out and color. 

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
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Christmas Coloring Pages
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All Free Thanksgiving Stuff
Thanksgiving Stuff
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The First Thanksgiving –
Thanksgiving History –
All About Thanksgiving
The "First Thanksgiving": Facts and Fancies
Nauset History
Wampanoag History
History of Thanksgiving – the History Channel
Oh, how that Thanksgiving spread has changed since 1621 – CNN
The Thanksgiving Story
The Pilgrims and the Mayflower Contract
Thanksgiving – Who Were the Pilgrims
Thanksgiving Activities
Famous Thanksgiving Quotations
Craft Exchange – Thanksgiving Crafts
Thanksgiving Day Coloring Book
Sammy the Turkey Snake Story
Annie’s Homepage – Just for Kids
Thanksgiving Family Fun
Thanksgiving at Plymouth
Bountiful Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving in American Memory
There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays - Thanksgiving
Black Dog’s Thankgiving Fun and Games
Thanksgiving:A Cornucopia of Family Fun
Heather’s Holidaze Fun
Kid’s Domain Thanksgiving Games
Make a Pilgrim’s Hat Candy Cup
Making Friends Thanksgiving Fun
Thanksgiving Mazes

Arts and Crafts
Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
Thanksgiving Craft Exchange
Turkey Ornaments
Annie’s Thanksgiving Kids Page
Thanksgiving at
Let’s Talk Turkey
Happy Thanksgiving from Ben and Jerry
Thanksgiving Printables at EdHelper
BillyBear Thanksgiving Games
Turkey Trivia
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott
Thanksgiving Lesson Plan – writing activity
Thanksgiving Fun at Primary Games
Thanksgiving, What are You Thankful For? (
Thanksgiving By Marvelicious
Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
Lil’ Fingers Thanksgiving Stories
Thanksgiving Cartoon Fun
Everything ESL – Settling the Plymouth Colony
Thanksgiving Lesson Plan – writing activity
Suzzie Bunnies Thanksgiving Puzzle
John’s Word Search Puzzles - Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
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A0kTeacherStuff Christmas Fun Activities for Children
Send a Letter to Santa
Christmas Crafts - Candy Reindeer and Pinecone Christmas Tree
Christmas in Sign Language – Merriest Place on the Web
Clothspin Reindeer (craft)
Christmas Tunes on the Web
Decode the Christmas Riddle (using math skills)
Decode the Christmas Riddle (using a littler harder math skills)
Jigsaw Puzzles, Christmas
Kid’s Domain, Christmas
Make Stuff Christmas Page, Christmas projects, crafts, tips and recipes
Match Game, Christmas
Merry Christmas in 135 Languages
North Pole Times
Primary Games Christmas Page
Send a Letter to Santa
Slider Puzzles, Christmas
Winter, Christmas, and Hanukkah Crafts
Christmas Party Ideas
Christmas Trivia Quiz
Christmas and Winter Crafts
Christmas Crocheted Stocking
Visit Santa's Secret Village! !
Visit Santa in the North Pole
Abigail's Christmas Collection
Merry Christmas from BlackDog
Build a South Florida Snowman (Virtual Snowman)
Christmas and Coloring Pages
Homepage for the Holidays
Check your Naughty or Nice rating on Santa's List
All About Jesus Christmas Celebration
Kid's Christmas Page
Billy Bear's Christmas Playground
Yuletide Jokes
The History of Santa Claus
Christmas in Virtual Finland
Worldwide Christmas Calendar
Santa Claus at
Christmas in the Middle Ages
The North Pole
Handel's Messiah
Index of Christmas Carols - hear them and the history of them
Santa's Workshop
Finland's Home for Santa Claus
NORAD Santa Tracking

Christmas Around the World
Christmas in Hawaii
Christmas Traditions in France and in Canada
Christmas Yule in Iceland

Santa In Greenland
Christmas in Mexico
Christmas in Mexico
Feliz Navidad - Mexico
Christmas Around the World

Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Asia
Christmas in Egypt
Christmas Customs
World Wide Christmas from
Christmas in Other Countries
Christmas Traditions around the World
Christmas Around the World (North Pole)
Christmas Around the World from
Christmas in Iceland

Christmas Celebrations Around the World from Twilightbridge
Christmas Celebrations Around the World from
Christmas Around the World from Education World (Lesson Plan)
Foods and Festivals, Christmas Around the World - ThinkQuest

Christmas Around the World -SantaTelevision
Christmas Around the World at Parent Patch ~
Saying Merry Christmas in Many Languages from FactMonster

Christmas in Australia
Christmas Around the World – Kid’s Domain

Christmas Pictures to Color and Fun Pages
Christmas Coloring Pages
Christmas Word Puzzles (Word Search and Word Scramble)
Christmas Coloring Fun
Christmas Story Coloring Book
Coloring World Christmas Coloring Pages
Christmas Coloring Book
Christmas Bells Coloring Page Coloring Book
Jan Brett Christmas Coloring Pages
Mary and Joseph Coloring Picture
The Holiday Spot Christmas Coloring Pages
Christmas Craft Projects (Holiday Jar Lids to Snowman Ornaments)
Hershey’s Kisses and Craft Page
Readers Digest Holiday Page, Crafts, Decorating and More
Abigail’s Christmas Craft Page
Christmas Card Ornaments
Christmas Kleenex Cover Craft
Candy Cane Heart Christmas Craft
How to Make a Gingerbread House
Paper Angel Crafts
Christmas Pinata
Christmas Paper Reindeer
Reindeer Christmas Ornament
Christmas Handprint Wreath Craft
Make a Manger Scene (requires downloading)
Rice Krispie Christmas Trees
Silk Screen Christmas Cards
Pinecone Angel
Make Christmas Coupons for Gifts
Christmas Cat Door Hanger Craft and other Crafts
Gifts You Can Make (and Kids too)
Cinnamon Ornaments
Christmas Lamb Ornament
Christmas Crafts from FamilyFun
Christmas Place Mats
Painted Christmas Ornaments
Christmas Handprint Sweatshirt
Rudolph Pin
Crafts for Kids –
Puzzle Christmas Tree Onament
Folded Gingerbread Craft
Shapes Christmas Tree Craft
Make Your Own Christmas Cards (Water color, rubber stamps and more)
Advent Mural
Christmas Holly Crafts
Victorian Christmas Crafts

Christmas Stories, Poems and Songs for Children
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol, Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Christmas Traditions and Activities
Christmas Songs
Christmas Stories and
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson
Christmas Moose
Christmas from Dixie
Olive the Orphan Reindeer
Christmas Legends and Stories
Christmas Poems
The Last Christmas Tree
Sally Loves Christmas
The Most Beautiful Christmas Tree Ever
StarTrek Night Before Christmas
One Christmas Story
Christmas Angels
The Baker's Dozen A Saint Nicholas Tale (Play)
The Year the Reindeer Couldn’t Fly
The Elf Who Ate Too Much
Santa’s Christmas Wish
James and the Christmas Wagon
Grandpa Got Run Over by a Reindeer
A Visit from St. Nicholas
Last Christmas Tree
The Night Before Christmas
An Adventure with Grandma Christmas Story
The Story of Candy Canes
Sally Saves Christmas
Christmas Stories from Readers Digest
Legend of the Christmas Spider
The Three Wise Men
The First Christmas
E. B. White's Christmas
The Christmas Story from the Bible
White Roses Christmas Story
Christmas Light (Poem)
Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas
The Christmas Cuckoo by Frances Browne
The 12 Sites of Christmas
The Meaning of Christmas
The Fairy’s New Year Gift
Christmas Stories and Poems
Magic Sleigh Bell
Yuletide’s Deepest Bell (Poem)
Gift of the Magi

Christmas Fonts
Catstuff Christmas Clipart
Christmas Carols
Christmas Jokes
Virtual Tour of Jerusalem

Virtual Gifts
Virtual Chocolates

Christmas Screen Savers and Wallpaper
Awesome ClipArt for Kids Screen Savers
Christmas Screen Savers
Christmas Screen Savers from TNPSC – includes Frosty the Snowman
Holiday Screen Savers
Christmas Wallpaper

Christmas Checkers
Build a Snowman
Christmas Tic Tac Toe
Christmas Word Search
Kids Domain Christmas WordSearch Puzzles

Christmas Candy Recipes

4-1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 tbsp. butter
1 can evaporated milk
Pinch of salt
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate or
chocolate bits
12 oz. German sweet chocolate
1 pt. marshmallow cream
2 c. nutmeats, chopped

After boiling first ingredients 6 minutes, or soft ball forms, 232 degrees, pour boiling syrup over ingredients in bowl, beat until chocolate melts. Pour into buttered pan. Let stand a few hours before cutting into squares.

4 1/2 c. sugar
1 can evaporated milk
1 lg. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 sticks of margarine
1 1/2 tbsp. vanilla
1 c. nuts (optional)

Stir together in pot and boil 10 minutes the 4 1/2 cups of sugar and evaporated milk. Then remove from heat and add large package of semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 1/2 sticks of margarine, 1 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla and nuts; mix well. Let stand in square pan or dish for 24 hours for best results.


1 lb. oleo or butter
1 lb. Velveeta cheese
4 lbs. sugar
1 c. cocoa
1 tbsp. vanilla
Chopped nuts

In a saucepan, melt these 2 ingredients oleo and cheese. Sift together the sugar and cocoa, then add the cheese and oleo mixture and add the vanilla and nuts. Mix well and spread evenly into a greased, 9 x 13 inch pan. Cool and cut in pieces. Makes about 6 1/2 pounds of creamy, inexpensive fudge.

2 tbsp. margarine
1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate
1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand milk
2 c. dry roasted peanuts
1 (10 1/2 oz.) pkg. miniature

In saucepan melt morsels with Eagle Brand and 2 tablespoons margarine. Remove from heat and add peanuts and marshmallows. Stir thoroughly and spread into waxed paper-lined 13 x 9 inch pan. Chill 2 hours.

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4 c. sugar
1 c. margarine
1 can (14 oz.) evaporated milk
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate bits
7 oz. marshmallow cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts

In 4 quart bowl mix sugar, milk and butter. Cook on high 20 to 22 minutes or until soft ball stage or 234 degrees on candy thermometer. Stir well every 5 minutes during cooking. Stir in chocolate bits and marshmallow cream until well blended. Add vanilla and nuts and mix. Pour into buttered 9 inch square dish for thick pieces or 7 1/2 x 12 inch for thinner pieces. Cool and cut.

2 1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. evaporated milk
1/4 c. margarine
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. marshmallow cream (or 16 lg.
6 oz. pkg. of semi-sweet chocolate
1 tsp. vanilla
Chopped nuts (optional)

Mix together sugar, evaporated milk, margarine and salt. Then bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove mixture from heat and add remaining ingredients. Pour into buttered pan and chill.

1 env. unflavored gelatin
1/4 c. water
1 sq. unsweetened chocolate
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. sweet & Low liquid
1/4 c. water
1/2 c. evaporated milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. chopped pecans

Soften gelatin in 1/4 cup water for 5 minutes. Melt chocolate with cinnamon and Sweet & Low liquid. Slowly add evaporated milk and water. Add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from fire and add vanilla; cool. When mixture begins to thicken, add nuts. Turn into dish. When firm, cut. Each piece equals 1/3 milk exchange and 1/2 fat exchange.

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
2 tbsp. peanut butter

Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Beat until stiff and place in small buttered pan.

2 c. sugar
1 c. milk
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. crunchy peanut butter or
smooth peanut butter

Boil sugar, milk and salt for 10 minutes. Add butter. Continue boiling until mixture forms a soft ball in cold water. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and peanut butter. Beat until mixture starts to set. Pour quickly into buttered pan. Once it starts to set, it hardens fast.

2 2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. water (1 tbsp. if weather is
real humid)
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 c. cut-up nuts

Heat sugar, corn syrup and water in a 2-quart pan on low heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly, then cook without stirring to 260 degrees on candy thermometer or until small amount dropped in very cold water forms a hard ball. Remove from heat. Beat egg whites until stiff. Continue beating while slowly pouring hot syrup in egg whites. Add vanilla. Beat until mixture holds its shape and loses its shine. May be too stiff for electric mixer, so beat by hand. Fold in nuts. Drop on wax paper by spoonfuls. Yield: about 4 dozen.

3 c. sugar
3/4 c. light corn syrup
3/4 c. water
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 (3 oz.) pkg. strawberry jello
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 c. flaked coconut (optional)

Combine sugar, syrup and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Then cook without stirring to 260 degrees on candy thermometer. Combine beaten egg whites and jello. Beat until mixture forms peaks. Pour hot syrup in a thin stream into egg whites, beating constantly. Beat until candy loses its gloss and holds its shape. Fold in nuts and coconut. Drop by spoonful onto wax paper.

2 egg whites, beaten until stiff
2 1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. light corn syrup
1/3 c. water

Combine and cook until temperature 235 degrees. Pour 1/2 mixture over beaten egg whites, beating constantly while pouring. Cook remaining syrup to temperature 260 degrees. Pour over egg whites and continue beating add 3/4 cup nuts, chopped, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon salt. Beat until stiff. Drop on waxed paper by teaspoonsful.

4 c. sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
3/4 c. water
Dash of salt
3 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. chopped pecans (optional)

Combine sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a 2-quart glass casserole. Microwave on HIGH for 19 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or to 260 degrees on candy thermometer. Beat egg whites until very stiff. Pour hot syrup gradually over the egg whites, beating at high speed for about 12 minutes or until thick and candy begins to lose gloss. Fold in vanilla and nuts. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.

20 graham crackers
2 sticks margarine
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped pecans

Place crackers (single) on buttered cookie sheet close together. Boil sugar and butter together 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add nuts and vanilla. Pour over crackers. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool and break apart.

2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. butter
1 c. light corn syrup
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. hot water
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. raw Spanish peanuts

Combine sugar, syrup, water in heavy pan. Boil to 230-240 degrees; add peanuts. Cook until amber colored and continue cooking slowly to 300 degrees, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add butter, salt, vanilla and baking soda, stirring well. Pour immediately onto buttered cookie sheet. Cool and pull out until very thin (if desired). Break into pieces.

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1 c. raw peanuts
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

Combine first 4 ingredients in 2-quart microwave mixing bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes, stirring after 4 minutes. Add butter. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes. Brittle should not get too brown. Stir in vanilla and soda until light and foamy. Spread on buttered baking sheet as thinly as possible. Cool. Break into pieces. Soak mixing bowl in warm sudsy water immediately for easier clean-up.

1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. melted oleo or butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
12 oz. milk chocolate chips
1/2 bar paraffin

Form crumbs, peanut butter, oleo and sugar into balls and freeze. Melt chips and paraffin in double boiler. Dip balls into chocolate mixture.

1 1/2 lbs. powdered sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 stick oleo
2 c. nut meats, chopped
1 can angel flake coconut
3 tsp. vanilla

1/8 lb. (or a little more) paraffin
2 c. chocolate chips

Mix all candy ingredients together. Chill 3 hours. Roll in balls and set aside until a thin crust forms. Overnight on a cookie sheet is fine. Melt paraffin and chocolate in a double boiler. Keep dipping mixture very hot, as the chocolate sets fast. Use toothpicks to dip balls in chocolate.

3/4 to 1 c. applesauce
1 (4.12 oz.) bottle ground cinnamon

Mix applesauce and cinnamon together to form a stiff dough. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Make a hole for ribbon. Carefully place on rack to dry. Let air dry several days, turning occasionally. If you prefer they may be baked at 150 degrees for 5-6 hours.

4 oz. can (about 1 c.) cinnamon
1 tbsp. cloves
1 tbsp. nutmeg
3/4 c. applesauce
2 tbsp. white glue

In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Add applesauce and glue; stir to combine. Work mixture with hands 2 to 3 minutes or until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Divide into 4 portions. Roll out each dough portion to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut dough with cookie cutters. Using straw or toothpick, make small hole in top of ornament. Place cut out ornaments on wire rack to dry. Allow several days to dry, turning ornaments over once each day. Use these ornaments to decorate gifts, hang on tree, etc.

3/4 c. cinnamon
1 tbsp. allspice
2 tbsp. cloves
1 tbsp. nutmeg
1 c. applesauce

Combine first 4 ingredients and blend well. Stir in applesauce and mix well. Roll out 1/4 inch thick on ungreased cookie sheet. Cut with cookie cutters of different shapes. Put a tiny hole in top with toothpick. Let dry 4 days. Put string through hole and hang on Christmas tree. Can also make hearts for all year home ornaments. Smells wonderful.

Mix 1 slice white bread (without crust) and 1 tablespoon glue. Keep wrapped. Mix assorted acrilic paints into separate piles of dough. This takes awhile to mix. For white dough you must use white paint. Flatten with a rolling pin. Shape into forms or use cookie cutter. Brush 1 tablespoon glue mixed with 1 tablespoon water over shapes. Stick wire into dough and let set at least 2 hours.

4 c. flour
1 c. salt
1 1/2 c. water

Combine flour with salt; add water. Stir the mixture with a spoon until it starts to form a smooth dough. Knead dough about 5 minutes. To make ornaments, pinch off bits of dough and form shapes. Such as bears, Christmas trees, gingerbread people and snowmen or roll out the dough and use cookie cutters. To make hair, push a piece of dough through a garlic press. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Paint with acrylic paints, then spray with clear acrylic spray. On the back of the ornament, write the name and the year.

4 c. flour
1 c. salt
1 1/2 c. water
Cookie cutters
Tempera paint
Clear fixative spray

Mix first 3 ingredients. Knead for 5 minutes and shape into a ball. Roll dough on a floured surface. Cut into shapes with the cookie cutters or shape with your own design. Make a hole in the top with straw (or toothpick). Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Paint with Tempera paint. While paint is still wet, you can sprinkle with glitter, if desired. When dry, spray with clear fixative. Insert yarn into the hole and tie in a bow and hang on your Christmas tree.

2 c. baking soda
1 c. cornstarch
1 1/4 c. cold water

Mix soda and cornstarch together, blending well. Add the cold water and mix well until mixture is smooth. Boil for one minute until it has consistency of mashed potatoes. Stir constantly. Spoon out on a plate. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to cool. Knead dough and roll out on waxed paper. Cut out designs with a cookie cutter or shape by hand. Let dry until hardened, about 1 to 2 days. Paint ornaments with tempra or water colors. Dry well and coat with shellac or clear nail polish. Hangers may be mounted on back with glue, or pressed into dough before it dries.

Take a quart of joy and gladness A pack of folk and kin -- A dash of Christmas spirit And toss some laughter in. Take a large amount of giving And spread it generously; Read directions in the Good Book And apply them carefully. Garnish well with human kindness, On crystal leaves of cheer, And you'll have a batch of Christmas To last the coming year.

Holiday Smells
A simple recipe for that delightful holiday fragrance to scent your home or office for the entire season. This mixture of apple juice and spices is a joy to share with your friends and family. 1 lg. jar or can apple juice
1 pkg. pickling spice
1 pkg. whole cloves
1 pkg. stick cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in crock pot. Add water to fill container. Bring to boil, then simmer for as long as you desire. This mixture will last about 1 week. If you wish to use again, strain out spices. Add fresh juice and water. Be sure to reuse your spices in the next brew. A little water may be added. Please note: "This is not a beverage, only a fragrance."

2 c. pineapple juice
Cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp. whole cloves
1 tbsp. ginger

Bring to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered. Add more water as liquid evaporates.

2 qt. pine needles
4 c. citrus peel, cut into sm. pieces
and dried
1 candle sense (pine)
3 c. rock salt
2 cans rosemary, chopped
1 can basil, chopped

Mix and put in glass jar. Lasts years. Just put lid on for a couple days to get a stronger smell.

Jar Mix Recipes

1 c. powdered coffee creamer or nonfat
dry milk powder
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 1/2 c. instant coffee powder
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

Mix all together. To serve, place 3-4 teaspoons of mixture in a mug and fill with boiling water. (2 cups of coffee creamer may be substituted for the coffee creamer, cocoa and granulated sugar.) May be used for gifts by placing in a decorative jar or a nice coffee mug and add serving directions. Each recipe makes about 5 cups.

1 c. dry non-dairy creamer
1 c. hot cocoa mix
2/3 c. instant coffee powder
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Mix all ingredients together. Store in a jar. Makes great Christmas gifts.
Recipe to attach to jar:
Use 3 tablespoons in one cup of boiling water.

1 lb. dry red kidney beans
1 lb. dry pinto beans
1 lb. dry split peas
1 lb. dry black eye peas
1 lb. dry Navy beans
1 lb. dry lentils
1/2 c. dried parsley flakes
1/2 c. dried bell pepper pieces
1/2 c. dried minced onion
1/2 c. dried celery flakes and leaves
2-3 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. dried ground red pepper
2 tsp. cracked black pepper
8-10 pt. jars with lids

Mix all beans in a large bowl. Pick out any discolored beans. Divide beans evenly in 8 or 10 pint jars leaving 3/4 inch of space at the top. Combine all remaining ingredients and divide evenly in the jars. Seal with lid.

Recipe to attach to jar:
Soak bean and spice mixture in 2 quarts of water overnight. DO NOT RINSE OR DRAIN. Bring to boil; reduce heat and cook 2 hours. Add salt pork, ham bone, or turkey carcass plus 16 oz. tomatoes and 8 oz. tomato sauce. Cook an additional 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Serve with hot bread and fruit. Makes 8-10 gifts.

4 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
1 c. vegetable shortening or oil

Put all ingredients except the shortening in a large bowl; use a spoon to mix until uniform. Cut in shortening using either a pastry blender or your fingertips until mixture looks like a chocolate cornmeal. Seal tightly in a plastic bag or a jar, label along with this page number and store at room temperature.

Recipe to attach to jar:
Put 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla or orange extract in a mixing bowl; beat slightly. Stir in 4 tablespoons melted butter or margarine which has been cooled. Lightly spoon 2 cups of mix into the mixing bowl; do not pack the mix when measuring. Beat well with a spoon to make a somewhat smooth batter; stir in 1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired. Spread into a greased and floured 8x8x2 inch pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan, then cut into squares.

2 c. Nestle's Quik
2 c. Coffeemate creamer
1/2 c. instant coffee
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. granulated sugar

Mix in blender for 5 minutes at medium speed. Store tightly covered.  Put in jelly jars - tie with ribbon and plastic spoon and note directions on gift card for a nice gift.

Recipe to attach to jar:
Use 3 teaspoons per cup of boiling water.

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup raisins
2 cups uncooked quick oats
1 cup flour mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. salt

Layer ingredients in jar in order given. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Recipe to attach to jar:
Empty cookie mix in large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add 3/4 cup softened butter, 2 eggs slightly beaten and 1 tsp. vanilla; mix until completely blended. Roll heaping tablespoonfuls into balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350º for 11 to 13 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes: 3 dozen.

This can be stored for 6 months in the refrigerator. 9 c. unbleached flour
3 c. sugar
3 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking soda
4 c. shortening (not butter or
4 c. pecans
4 (12 oz.) pkgs. chocolate chips

Store this mix in an airtight container.

Recipe to attach to jar:
To make cookies: 3 1/2 c. mix
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
Plus milk as needed
Drop onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. Makes 2-1/2 dozen.

Mix: 3 c. sifted flour
2 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
Cut in 1 cup shortening until mixture resembles cornmeal. Stir in 3 cups oatmeal.    Store in a tightly covered container.

Recipe to attach to jar:
2 dozen cookies
Combine: 1 egg
1 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Stir in 2 cups dry mix. Drop dough by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 375 oven for 10-12 minutes. Yield: 8 dozen cookies. *You may add 1/2 cup raisins, dates, chocolate chips or nuts.

7 c. sugar
2 1/2 c. cocoa
1 tbsp. salt
4 c. flour
1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. baking powder
2 c. shortening

Mix sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together in large bowl. Stir well. Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse meal. Place in air tight container. Store in dry place or in the refrigerator up to six weeks.

Recipe to attach to jar:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add 3 beaten eggs to 3 cups of the mix. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Flour and grease 9" square pan and bake all at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on wire rack.