French Toast Bites


Christmas Meals

French Toast Bites 

For the past 4 years we have hosted Christmas dinner at our house. My family comes early Christmas morning and the house is instantly filled with laughter as we sip our coffee and open gifts . Normally, for breakfast, we just indulge in left over cookies and pie from the previous nights Christmas eve party. This is remarkably satisfying but I have always wanted to make Christmas breakfast for everyone to enjoy. Something they would look forward to Christmas morning. I want the house to smell like Christmas when they walk in.

Keep it Simple

Whatever I choose to make has to be something quick and easy considering I also have to prepare my turkey for Christmas Dinner. Thankfully, I found this recipe for cinnamon toast balls and have slightly adapted it into what I like to call French toast Bites. French toast bites are baked and it frees up my stove top so there is no need to hover over the stove watching them. Let’s face it, Christmas is for spending time with family not in front of a hot stove.




To make your own French toast bites follow these simple step by step instructions. (Recipe Below instructions)

First butter one side of the sandwich bread: 

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Sprinkle each bread slice generously with cinnamon sugar mixture: You can buy this already made or make your own by adding 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to 1/2 cup of sugar.

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 Pull corners together and smush into a ball:

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Dip into egg wash and drain excess with fork: 

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 Place French Toast Bites on a greased cookie sheet: 

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If you make this recipe or any other recipe from BurlapKitchen.com I would love to hear from ya! Just send a message via face book or email me @ Burlapkitchen@yahoo dot com.





2 Ingredient Creme Drop Fudge

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2 Ingredient Creme Drop Fudge




If making good fudge is a dream come true that seems out of reach then this 2 Ingredient Creme Drop Fudge recipe is for you! All that’s required is 2 ingredients and one minute of your time. I found this in a large stack of handwritten recipes I inherited from my Nana. And what perfect timing with Christmas only two weeks away! I can pick up a bag of creme drops for around two bucks and I almost always have a jar of peanut butter in the pantry.That’s all you need to make this delicious 2 ingredient creme drop fudge. If you want to dress it up a little you can add a handful of your favorite crushed nuts but it’s really up to you. Just throw the peanut butter and creme drops together in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 1 minute. And it’s really that easy! I have already made about 4 batches of this Creme Drop Fudge and I know I will be making many more.

This recipe is definitely a keeper and I am so glad I found it. It’s nice having recipes like this on hand for when company comes unexpected. Especially with Christmas fast approaching us. People are always stopping in unexpected this time of year and I can’t think of a better way to embrace this then with a yummy batch of this creme drop fudge and warm cup of coffee. This Creme Drop Fudge is so good your guests will never believe you when you tell them how easy it is to make. Maybe that can just be our little secret, I won’t tell if you won’t 😉




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Click here for more of Nana’s recipes – Orange Chiffon Cake (Recipe from 1948) , Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake ( A family favorite!)

Toilet Paper Roll Penguins




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Toilet Paper Roll Penguins 

What you will need to get started:

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The How To:

Step 1: Place the black sock over the toilet paper tube. You may have to cut the ends as needed. Tuck the ends inside the toilet paper roll and secure with a few small dabs of glue. christmas-penguin-2

Step 2: Put the hat on. To do this cut off the ribbed end of the sock. Place the sock over the top of the toilet paper roll. Fold the bottom up a little to give the effect of a beanie. Pull the rest of the sock up and tie a bow using a thread from the burlap or twine. Trim the hat above the bow to your liking. Embellish with a small snowflake, button, or rusty jingle bell.christmas-penguin-3

Step 3: For the Belly cut a small triangle out of the burlap and cut the top corner off. You may want to put your scarf on quick just to see how much of the corner to cut. Glue the burlap belly on making sure the fat side is at the bottom like in the photo below.

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Step 4: Put the scarf on. Just wrap it around and tie a knot in it making sure the knot is slightly to the right or left side, which ever you prefer. For the scarf we used an old tea towel. We made a small cut into the tea towel then ripped it the rest of the way to give it a frayed look.christmas-penguin-5

Step 5: The Face-

The eyes– Glue two little beads on for the eyes. An easy way to do this is to slip the bead on the end of a toothpick and put a tiny dab of glue on it. Then use the toothpick to stick the eyes where you want them. Once the eye ball is in place gently pull the toothpick out.

The nose– Color the tip of a toothpick with an orange marker. Snip the tip of the toothpick off with scissors and glue the nose ( orange tip) on the penguin.

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How cute are they? Theses are great gifts to give to teachers and neighbors along with some cookies, of course 😉 Check out my easy recipe for Double Chocolate Cake Box Cookies, a plate of these would compliment this gift perfectly!

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Peppermint Fluff Layered Dessert




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Peppermint Fluff Layered Dessert 

 I know it has been quit some time since my last post but I’m hoping this Peppermint Fluff Layered Dessert will make up for my absents. I have been working pretty hard over the past few weeks with the help of two new team members, my mom and my good friend Tiff. My mom has been helping in the creative/DIY department, my friend Tiff has been helping with cooking and comic relief. I am beyond blessed to have these two ladies helping me out the past few weeks. I’m excited to see what BurlapKitchen.com will be able to accomplish now! So stay tuned! We have lots of amazing recipe’s and super cute Christmas DIY’S coming your way! I’d also advise you to save those empty toilet paper rolls.. just a hint 😉

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Above, I told you how I’m hoping my Peppermint Fluff Layered Dessert will make up for my absents and I think it will. This dessert is so easy your kids could do it, seriously, its THAT easy. I think some call this sort of dessert a lasagna but when I think lasagna I think loads of cheese and red sauce. Not layers of chocolate pudding and fluffy peppermint cream, which is exactly what this Peppermint Fluff Layered Dessert is. This dessert is layers of chocolate graham crackers, chocolate pudding, and peppermint fluff, it is just as beautiful as it is delicious. I already have requests to make this for our Christmas Eve party. 😉

* I suggest making this dessert in a clear glass 13 X 9 cake pan so all the beautiful layers are visible. In the photo mine is in a metal cake pan because I left my glass cake pan at my moms house.

Here are some more delicious recipes for the Holidays – Christmas Cranberry Butter Bars– Life is Poppin’ , 13 Christmas Desserts that are 5 ingredients of less – BurlapKitchen





DIY Chalkboard Log Slice




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DIY Chalkboard Log Slice 

DIY Chalkboard log slice’s are probably one of the easiest DIY Projects around. If you have log slices. I didn’t but I did halve a Pap, with a chainsaw, with an unlimited amount of fire wood in the field. When you are a good cook it’s easy to bribe people into doing things they don’t want to do like cutting log slices in exchange for an apple pie ;).

What you will need: 





The How To:

Step one:Find a sweet Pap to cut some log slices. Remember to bribe him with an apple pie ;).

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Pap bring up my load of Log slices:

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Step Two: Paint the log slice(s) with chalkboard paint in the middle leaving a rim. Leaving a rim makes them look more natural and rustic in my opinion.

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Step Three: Once the paint is completely dry you can write on it with chalk. I like to write different saying for each season. You will have to use a damp cloth to get the chalk off when you switch out the writing. P.s. Don’t laugh at my sad attempt to draw a leaf.. I am not an artist. LOL.



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