microwave fudge.

Microwave fudge from nelliebellie.com

  This is an old post of ours.  We are putting it back up here because it uses Halloween candy, is delicious, and is something you will want access to in the next few weeks.   And we know that wading through dozens of recipes can be annoying, so we hope that you find this one easily because it's at the top of the recipe lists now, and use it to get rid of some of that extra Halloween candy.  Enjoy! I had doubts about this recipe for microwave fudge.  And I still think those doubts were legitimate. You don’t bake anything worth baking in the microwave.  It just isn’t done. ...

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Italian Coffee Recipe (also known as Bicerin)

A fantastic italian coffee recipe (also known as Bicerin). Easy to make and oh so decadent! | nelliebellie.com

We have quite the coffee recipe collection here on NellieBellie. We think that the term coffee snobs was coined for us. Although, being MN girls you have to find every. single. way. possible of staying warm. Thankfully, coffee is a delicious way of doing that! Add to that the fact that MN is a coffee super-giant. Both Dunn Bros and Caribou Coffee come from MN. And, those of you poor souls having to consume Starbucks and have NO IDEA the difference...some day come up and visit us and we will gladly treat you to a cup of the GOOD stuff! Or make you this Italian coffee (using the good stuff, of course)! Today we bring ...

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Petz Beach…a gift idea for younger children

petz beach

I have an 11 year old boy that adores video games. I think most 11 year boys do, don't they? So, getting the chance to test out a video game because he was told to was a kids' dream come true! Getting to play Petz Beach on a school night was super exciting! Do you have young ones that would feel the same? Levi loves story sorts of games that engage him over long periods of time. The kind you check in with and interact with daily. This is that sort of game. He also finds little animals adorable in video game form. So, Petz scores big on both of those!  There are more than 50 different types of animals in ...

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tried & true Gingerbread Cookies

tried & true Gingerbread Cookie recipe. Cookies, gingerbread, holiday cookies, recipes. | nelliebellie.com | gingerbread cookies

We adore gingerbread cookies around here. They never fails to make us feel warm & cozy, happy & healthy, & full of joy! I make my gingerbread cookies and leave them naked. Meaning...without frosting. Rarely do we frost or ice our gingerbread cookies. For one, they get eaten so quickly that I don't have a chance. For two, my family really doesn't seem to need the additional sugar to enjoy their charm. And, why fight that? This gingerbread cookie recipe is the one that we use to create our gingerbread men, our gingerbread biscotti (coming soon!), and our gingerbread trees (also coming soon). It is one that ...

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Gingerbread. or eating Christmas.

This is the BEST gingerbread recipe. Easy and delicious. If you have never made homemade gingerbread, you must try this! Also known as gingerbread cake.

Imagine Christmas trees, pretty packages, cinnamon spice, reindeer, coal, and little Elves all wrapped up and shoved in your face. That's what gingerbread is; Christmas. And if you have never made homemade gingerbread--NOT gingerbread cookies--then you must stop what you are doing right now. Because true gingerbread is where it's at. For real, stop. You need to make gingerbread today. And shove your face full of Christmas. Make an extra batch so you can bring Christmas to your neighbor, grandma, or friends. Serve it with whipped cream and a bit of cinnamon for the absolutely perfect combo. Why the distinction ...

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Office Organization with foam heads (yes, you read that right!)

Office organization with foam heads and FloraCraft | tutorial #craft #organization #MakeitFunCrafts

Yes, we do know how ridiculous the title is...but we just couldn't think of a better way to describe what it is we are doing in this tutorial.  Because really, we are taking foam heads you would find in a craft store, sprucing them up a bit, and calling them organizational supplies.  When most people think office organization, they don't think of the picture above, but that's their loss.  Who wouldn't rather have their pens and scissors and markers shoved into a head, rather than getting lost in nooks and crannies all over?  Exactly. Our studio has a fantastic window facing the street that ...

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We have chicken wing recipes x3 !!

Three easy, fast ways to make chicken wings that you'll use again and again! | nelliebellie.com | #recipes #chicken #wings

Any other football fans out there? We know there are! Sundays here are spent watching football...all day. We are Viking fans AND Packer fans (for those that don't know-this is a very, very odd combo!) and enjoy football more than most anything. But, football isn't the same without a cold beer and chicken wing in hand. I have three standard ways of making wings that I rotate each Sunday. Sometimes I'll even make all three (they really are that fast!). I make a standard baked wings for when we have a great dipping sauce we want to try. Glazed wings are the favorite when we have company and want to cut down on dishes. ...

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Izzy’s Ice Cream

Izzy's Ice Cream, a review from NellieBellie #icecream #Minnesota

  The season for ice cream cones out with the family is quickly coming to a close.  This is sad, but true.  At least it is up here in the Minnesota tundra where we are putting snow tires on our cars and an extra set of boots in our trunks.  So we are writing our last "hurrah" to ice cream and its greatness, and encouraging you to get out and visit your local ice cream places while you can still get to them without scraping your windows.  Here in the Twin Cities area, the ice cream place-to-be is Izzy's Ice Cream. The building itself says a lot about what to expect from Izzy's Ice Cream. ...

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Candy Corn Punch | Halloween snacks

candy corn punch recipe | nelliebellie.com |#beverages #halloween #punch #SpookySnacks #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Our homes aren't decorated for Halloween yet. Heck...we still have Fourth of July decorations up in some places! We're thinking of skipping Halloween & Thanksgiving decorations and going straight to Christmas. Anyone joining us? I thought so. But, there is no way that we are skipping this fun Halloween snack! Levi says this Candy Corn Punch tastes just like a orange dreamsicle which in Levi speak means..."YUM"!! Candy Corn punch is terribly easy to make, tasty to drink, and a fantastic beverage for ...

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We Wrote A Book! | Creative Gift Ideas: 52 Unique Gift Sets for Under $20.00

Gift ideas | Creative Gift Ideas: 52 Unique Gift Sets for Under $20.00

Surprise!  We've just finished writing our first book! And, before our loyal readers start to feel any guilt for not realizing we were even writing one, stop!  We didn't tell you.  We decided to keep it a secret from everyone until it was finished and ready for sale.  Why?  We didn't know when we would finish it, for one.  And we didn't want everyone to start expecting it out before it was ready.  We wanted to be sure the pressure to finish didn't lower the quality of the book.  So we didn't set a timetable.  And another reason we didn't tell you is because surprises are ...

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Flat White | Australian Coffee

The flat white is a delicious coffee beverage popular in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. #coffee

In Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, the flat white seems to be a quite popular beverage recently.  I wish I that had been true when I was in South Africa a few years back!  When I was there, the only place you would find anything other than really, really horrible instant coffee was at a fancy restaurant. I learned to drink a lot of tea. Now, I think I would have more options. Flat white is one of those coffee drinks that is seriously misunderstood.  Here in the U.S., we look at the flat white and assume it is just a latte under a different name.  I actually did the same ...

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simple designs for face painting

Face Paint can be easy to do, if you choose simple designs and good paints! #facepaint #Halloween

DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by NEUTROGENA®  I only recommend products I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. Some of the products mentioned were purchased by myself AND some were provided by NEUTROGENA® for this post. #CollectiveBias Yesterday we gave some tips and tricks that we have picked up over the years of face painting, particularly the importance of good facial wipes. Be sure to check those out before you start! We also ...

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