Friday, July 21, 2017

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 8!


Hi, all!

I think this Christmas thing is catching - my youngest granddaughter was singing "Jingle Bell Rock" in the car today!  Well, a little Christmas spirit never hurt anyone, did it?  She's actually pretty good, too.  Not bad for a deaf kid!

I do hope you're enjoying the hop - I've loved reading all your comments, although I'm way behind in responding to them.  Please know that they are received and appreciated, and I'll try to get a quick response off as soon as possible.  It's been a crazy week!

Here are today's stops on the hop.....


Friday, July 21st




I hope you're as excited as I am to see what Kate of Katie Mae Quilts, Paige of Quilted Blooms, and Susan of QuiltFabrication have for us today.  After you leave a comment here, be sure to hop over to their blogs and check out the great Christmas inspiration - then leave comments on their blogs.  All your comments (in addition to giving them some great feedback and thanks) are entries in today's giveaway.  You can read more about that here, but you definitely don't want to miss out on the chance of winning some Holiday Homies precuts by Tula Pink! 

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And now for today's tutorial step for the Santa's Trip Around the World quilt! It's really simple - take another of your strip/tube sets and, using yesterday's instructions, make another quarter panel for the quilt.

And in the meantime, I want to share some more Christmas inspiration with you!  One of my favorite things to do at Christmastime is to eat lots of yummy things - how about you?  


This (Christmas Crack) is one of my sister's favorite things to make, and is definitely one of my husband's favorite things to eat!  It's simple, and amazing!


And I just found this recipe on Pinterest, but I know I'm going to have to give it a try this Christmas!  I mean, popcorn, marshmallows, peanut and plain M&Ms - how can you miss?


At our house, we have a tradition of making orange rolls for Christmas breakfast.  I love this idea of a way to lay them out so they are festive for the table!


And if you have kids or grandkids around during the holidays, aren't these pancakes just the cutest?  I especially love Santa's little crossed eyes....


And this isn't a Pinterest pin - I've never seen the recipe written down - but here it is - the simplest hot punch EVER!  And so delicious...  You'll need a large jug of apple juice.  You can use the cheap stuff - it won't matter!  And you'll need a package of red hots, sometimes called cinnamon imperials.  The ones I find are in a plastic package about 6" square, and are hard to find except during the holidays, so I have a tendency to stock up when I find them!  Pour the apple juice in a large crock pot, then pour in the entire package of red hots.  Turn the pot on high, stir occasionally until the red hots are melted, and enjoy!!!  I usually start it a few hours before I'm going to serve it to give the candy a chance to melt well.

Hungry now?  


PS You can find the links for all the above pins on my board 12DCIJ Pins

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That's it for today!  Remember to visit all the stops on the hop and leave a comment to be entered in the giveaways!!

See you tomorrow!!!

Hugs!

Sarah

Here are the blogs participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop!

Friday, July 14th


Saturday, July 15th


Sunday, July 16th


Monday, July 17th


Tuesday, July 18th


Wednesday, July 19th


Thursday, July 20th


Friday, July 21st


Saturday, July 22nd



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95 comments:

  1. I do like the look of Christmas Crack, I'm going to have a go at that one, and I won't be waiting for Christmas either. Thank you for the recipe ideas Sarah, you didn't forget any element of Christmas.

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  2. Those orange rolls sound good, will have to try them!

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  3. The Christmas Crack sounds like a yummy thing to make! We also do cinnamon rolls traditionally at our house. In fact we like to make them for all special occasions, including birthdays!

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  4. Thanks for hosting the 12 days blog hop--I've found some tempting ideas so far (though I've found a couple blogs where it took me ages to figure out how to leave a comment). susanprincess at att dot net

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  5. Day 8 already where have those days gone? And more wonderful ideas, to do now or store away for December. Yummy treats as well, you are spoiling us with goodies we can make.

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  6. I love the Christmas Crack too! And that cider IS good, my mom makes it! Sarah, thank you hosting! You have worked so hard to make this a fantastic hop!

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  7. Great looking (and tasting, I'm sure) recipes! I will be making some of those very soon. Thank you

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  8. Thanks for all the great sounding recipes - Christmas crack is first on my list. I am so loving this Christmas blog hop - thanks for sponsoring.

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  9. Sarah, Thanks for the hop. I am enjoying everyone's posts.

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  10. Thanks for the recipes, the tutorial, and most of all for organizing the hop. Now I'm in the mood to start my Christmas projects!

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  11. A great set of yummy inspirations today Sarah, love to eat the Christmas crack too-it's addicting!

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  12. Love love those Christmas pancakes.

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  13. reading posts about fun food this early in the day is really not kind. All of the suggestions look and sound wonderful.

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  14. We eat cinnamon buns on Christmas morning so I think I will try the Christmas tree look. Thanks for the idea. I am forwarding on the pancake idea to my daughter in law. She loves to make a fuss and the Santa is sooo cute and nutritious. Janice.snell @gmail.com

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  15. I've been making the Christmas Crack for a long time. So easy and fast. Thank you again for hosting the Christmas In July blog hop. It must be a lot of work, and it is certainly appreciated. momoftana at yahoo dot com

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  16. Oh that Christmas Crack looks tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipes!

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  17. The Christmas Crack looks really good-great ideas for the kids, don't they all like anything Christmas!-the warm apple drink sounds delish! Thank you, Susan

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  18. Thanks for all the food ideas.

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  19. Those look like some great recipes--I'll have fun trying them out in a few months. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. The Christmas Crack looks amazing. Chocolate, caramel and ?saltines? Three of my favorite things.

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  21. What time should I be at your house for breakfast? Looks delicious!!

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  22. Hi Sarah,
    I was NOT expecting to find a yummy Christmas treat recipe in this hop, but I'm SO glad I did. I'll be saving this to gift to my neighbors this year!
    Thank you for the (sewing) encouragement the other day. My main machine is home again from his "spa treatment", all set up and I finished my last set of strips. Woo hoo!!!
    Debbie
    ollieami@aol.com

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  23. Oh, my. I shouldn't have looked at your post before breakfast! I'm ready for some of everything. I will have to look up some recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Christmas Crack is one of my favorite recipes for Christmas. It just amazes me how it turns out, when you wouldn't think it had the possiblities of doing anything!!

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  25. ok now I am hungry and singing Christmas songs:)

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  26. Great ideas!! I, too, am hungry now!! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Love the Santa and reindeer pancake idea. I will have to try making those this year for the grandkids. Even I will want one. kthurn@bektel.com

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  28. Yes, your post does make me hungry. Holiday treats are the best! Just thinking about them makes me nostalgic.

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  29. Oh my, I really want those orange rolls now. We usually make brunch eggs on Christmas morning. Maybe we'll try something like the rolls this year...if my adult kids will allow me to stray from tradition (not likely). They still track Santa on the NORAD.

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  30. MMMMM, the crack is going in Christmas stocking and the cider will be served at Christmas breakfast, home and church. Going to use the poinsettia for ss class gifts.
    A very product day, don't you think?

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  31. What cute ideas! I'm going to have to try that Christmas Crack especially. Thanks so much.

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  32. All the goodies, this is short, I have to go eat.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  33. Lots of useful items. Thank you for hosting this blog hop.

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  34. O love warm ciders! I understand not answering the multitudes of responses... I honestly am not offended when a comment is not responded to. You have started a wonderful hop and just reading through has been fun!

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  35. That punch sounds so easy and warm! I love cinnamon apples, so it's sure to be a hit.

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  36. Thanks for all the Christmas inspiration

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  37. Thank you for the little yummies tutorial using the red hot candies. You're right, you only see them at holiday time, but this crock pot recipe sounds wonderful for a cold December day!

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  38. The punch sounds delicious!! Will keep my eye out for red hots when I shop.

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  39. Eek! Those pancakes are too cute! I've got to try that!

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  40. We have canned cinnamon rolls for breakfast every Christmas. I'll have to remember the 'tree' setting.

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  41. I've heard it called "Quilter's Crack". Definitely going to try that cider drink in the winter. Love your Pinterest page.

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  42. My fav Christmas snack is 1 mini of salted peanuts, 1 tin of toffee peanuts, 1 tin of honey roasted peanuts, 1 bag of M&Ms. Mix together and enjoy!

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  43. Starving!!! Thank you!!!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  44. Yummy!

    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  45. Oh boy - Christmas goodies in July! It all looks so yummy!

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  46. I make caramel corn at Christmas but that Christmas Crack is definitely happening this year! It all looks pretty yummy!

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  47. Those Christmas goodies look really great....don't think I'd have to wait for Christmas to try some of them!! Thank you.

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  48. I am really loving all of you Pinterest board ideas....thank you!

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  49. There are so many yummy Christmas treats! I haven't seen some of these you've shared. Thanks for the new ideas!

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  50. OH, I am going to try the cinnamon apple punch.

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  51. Love the kids breakfast ideas, I'm planning a holiday sleepover with my girls and will be fixing a fun breakfast before we get crafty with some of the ideas from this hop!

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  52. Love trying new foods, thank you for sharing these ideas. x

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  53. My household is in trouble with these recipes brewing! Will be delightful treats for everyone. Thank you for sharing them.

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  54. How will we ever have time to make all the cute and delicious things we have seen on the hop? Good thing you started early. Now I just need to do the same.

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  55. The Crack looks really good!

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  56. my sister used to make these but when i tried theem they weren't so good. i think i'll try your recipe.

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  57. Oh yum, I will have to try that Christmas Crack, it looks delicious. All 3 contributors visited today. Thanks again delissac@hotmail.com

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  58. YES I'M HUNGRY NOW AND I JUST ATE LUNCH! READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM

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  59. Wow!! Those recipes look delicious.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  60. Thanks for the pins! We make Christmas Crack---so freakin good! I like the christmas tree cinnamon rolls too!
    eahorgan@gmail.com

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  61. Christmas food snacks or goodies make me hungry. I've never heard of Christmas Crack before. Looking this one up. Thanks for the hop!

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  62. Great recipes! Like the punch recipe; so easy!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  63. I don't think I can wait until Christmas to make some of those yummy treats!

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  64. *Thank you!*, Sarah, for all the great recipes!
    (And, thank you for having that Pinterest page for easy reference!
    I've printed out several of your recipes, but it's great to be able to refer to them if I'm not at home, and visiting/cooking with family at the holidays!)
    **Thank you!**, again, Sarah, for all you have done to make this so much fun!
    Pat T.

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  65. The Christmas Crack looks delicious! I might have to try that recipe. Thanks for finding good stuff and I've enjoyed the Blog hop all week.

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  66. I'm enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop, but did you REALLY have to include holiday treats?!?! Ugh!! I need to lose weight.

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  67. Um, that Rudolph pancake may be the best thing EVER! I'm showing my dad and telling him we have a new Christmas morning tradition :)

    ~Brandy

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  68. Definitely some good Christmas snack ideas, thanks!

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  69. How weird would it be to make the pancakes without having kids around? Just asking! :)

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  70. Today's favorite project for me was Susan's Poinsettia coasters. She makes them look so easy and the final look is so pretty! I know I'll be making sets of these...for myself and for gift-giving.

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  71. Yummy recipes. Always looking for those too. Thanks.

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  72. Hmmm. I love red hots. I have a recipe for jelled apples that use apple slices, red hots and an unflavored gelatin packet (a little sugar too). Sort of like spicy aplle pie without the crust.
    Pat

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  73. I have had that Christmas Crack, and it really is addicting! And VERY simple to make! Fun recipes!

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  74. That Christmas Crack looks sinfully delicious. Will definitely have to look up that recipe.

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  75. Oh, Sarah, I have spent way too much time wading through the wonders of Christmas art on your Pinterest page and the web of pages leading to pages leading to pages! Thank you (I think...). No, just thank you. And it is feeling like Christmas, between this blog hop and the Christmas movies on the Hallmark channels, and I'm loving it.

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  76. Oh gosh, the Christmas crack and popcorn look amazing... my sweet tooth is calling now.

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  77. Oh gosh, the Christmas crack and popcorn look amazing... my sweet tooth is calling now.

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  78. Your recipe for hot punch sounds delicious and easy! I will have to try it this Christmas. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  79. All those recipes look super. My husband loves red hots so we will definitely be trying that hot cider. I just pinned the recipe for the Christmas Crack...I hadn't seen that before! Thanks for the recipe ideas.

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  80. Is the Christmas Crack as addictive as its namesake? The popcorn idea sounds good too.

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  81. I would like to try some of the goodies -- they look good. Thanks. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  82. Very cute ideas. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  83. So many great ideas! cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  84. Such a collection of yummy treats. I am definitely inspired.

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  85. Eyeglass sewing case is perfect for suitcase travel. I have a couple cas and going to make for guild gift. I'm gonna sue the strip magnet block for my guild name card. I think I'm the last person to my done. So I'm extremely glad for this find. I kinda hate to see this hop end. So many good ideas.

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  86. A whole bunch of yummy treats. They are always great gifts to give.

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  87. Great ideas, gave to have a snack now

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  88. Ha! I just wrote on someone's blog post (I'm catching up here) about drinking apple cider, and here I see your recipe. :-) Baking is the best well one of the best things about Christmas!

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  89. Yum!! The Santa pancake would be a huge git in my house (and uses enough fruit to make me happy- lol).

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  90. I have made Christmas Crack before and we love it! I love the Christmas tree cinnamon roll idea, so cute. Thank you for sharing these awesome ideas!

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