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Vanilla Sugar is easy to make. Try it with coconut sugar for a healthier twist!

infused Coconut Sugar

I'm working out a recipe for Chocolate Chai that I'm almost ready to share with you all. As I was working with it I found a couple ways of adding vanilla to the mix, neither working great for my purposes. 1. Create a concentrate version of the

why we need the weirdos

Why We Need the Weirdos

When you become a parent, life undoubtedly changes. I'm a (pregnant) mother of two (and a half), so experience allows me to state this with confidence. Your days shift from worrying about being on time for happy hours to being on time for daycare pick-up. You become less concerned

S'mores eclair cake is a fun twist on the classic no-bake cake we love!

S'mores Chocolate Eclair Bars

This is what happens when you combine two of your favorite summer desserts into one pan. S'mores Chocolate Eclair Bars. “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking

Citrus Linzer Cookies

That recipe title...gah! Honestly, I have no idea what these cookies should be called. They are mostly linzer cookies ... this is true. But they aren't. The cookies are cream cheese roll-out sugar cookies charmingly cut to be the caretakers of a lovely dollop of leftover jam.

easy clay heart bookmarks. These are made with air-dry clay found at your local store. They are easy to make and great to personalize for Valentine's day with your child's thumbprint! Great idea for gifts.

how to make Heart Clay Bookmarks

This heart clay bookmark is just charming, charming, charming! I love how easy it was to make and how sweet it looks! I used easy to make air-dry clay for this clay bookmark, a ribbon, and craft paint. None of these supplies are hard to find or

a collection of the easiest, best classic cookie recipes

Classic Cookie Recipes

If you plan to do a lot of baking for Christmas, be sure to check out our tips for freezing cookies.  So helpful!  Oatmeal cookies are a classic, and these chocolate chip ones are the perfect classic cookie recipe to make all year round.  Get the full

gluten-free peanut butter blossoms are simple and delicious. They have just a few ingredients, and are great for everyone.

easy Peanut Butter Blossoms

Is there a more traditional holiday cookie recipe than the Peanut Butter blossom? We sure don't think so! Peanut butter blossoms come in so many variations and flavors. You can use peppermint kisses, peanut butter cups, Rolo's (try our Caramel Rolo PB cookies), or stars. You can

Thumbprint Christmas gift tags are a perfect way to include small children in the gift wrapping process. These are simple, easy and fun!

How to make thumbprint gift tags

The season for gift-giving is arriving, and we are so excited!  We love the process of finding and giving gifts to the people we love.  It’s so much fun thinking up gift ideas and hunting for the perfect presents that will make people smile.  Having the kids

Make your own Cacao Nib Honey Caramels with this fantastic recipe for the tasty candies! Christmas candy, homemade caramel

Cacao Nib Honey Caramels

We are so very excited to introduce one of three new contributors to NellieBellie. Haley is a fellow Minnesotan, a lovely lovely lady, a talented blogger, and all-around fantastic gal. She will be bringing fantastic, inexpensive recipes that your whole family will love to our NellieBellie round-up.

quick tips for freezing Christmas cookies, freezing baked cookies, freezing cookie dough, freezing cookies, From nelliebellie.com

How to freeze cookies

Freezing cookie dough is a fantastic idea (and a great gift idea, as well!) because it allows you to have fresh-baked cookies without a lot of fuss. Granted, it's not AS fast as freezing cookies that you've already baked, but it's still a great method! “We are

Easy gift ideas you can make in 20 minutes or less.

Sometimes the best Christmas gifts are homemade.  It's just the truth.  There's something extra special about knowing that your gift was made by someone who cares about you; someone took the time to create the exact gift they think you would like.  These easy gift ideas are our way

4 forest animal Sharpie ornaments. Easy to make with easy tutorial (including video!) at nelliebellie.com

how to make Sharpie ornaments

We got a request by Sharpie to create 4 Christmas ornaments featuring their metallic Sharpies that they could use for advertising on Amazon. Our response...heck yes! Yes, we do make money from talking about and using certain products. We still like them. Find our full disclosure here.

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

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

Surprise!  We've just finished writing our first book! “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.” Find our full disclosure here. And, before

pumpkin pie with gingersnap and pecan crumble is easy to make and a lovely fall pie! #recipes #pie #gingersnap #pumpkin

The Pumpkin Gingersnap Pie you never knew you needed!

We have updated the photo and recipe for this pumpkin pie post which first appeared in 2013 (though we left many original photos as well). This recipe is amazing and delicious! We want to bring it back to your attention so you can add it to your fall

Healthy green bean casserole from NellieBellie #Christmas #greenbeancasserole

Healthier green bean casserole

Green bean casserole is a holiday must-have alongside brown sugar glazed carrots and your favorite stuffing.  The mixture of beans, mushrooms, onions, and delicious creaminess is an expected part of any holiday meal, but the truth is...it is bad for you.  Sure, it has beans.  But it

This tutorial for clay beads from NellieBellie is perfect for helping beginners understand how incredibly simple these are to make, especially because it doesn't get into any complicated designs or etchings. The clay used can be found pretty much anywhere, and a simple ribbon also makes this easy for anyone to try!

How to make clay beads

Homemade beads are so much easier than you might think! Use a homemade clay recipe or simply purchase ready made clay! A little ball forming, poking holes, and drying and you will have homemade clay beads to make into your favorite necklace! Really, they ARE easy. And

Coffee Talk coffee shop, Taylors Falls, MN

Coffee Talk coffee shop, Taylors Falls MN

Nellie has a cabin up North in Wisconsin.  Those of you who've been around since the beginning of this site know that it used to be their full-time home.  But, now that they're based on the Minnesota side of the river, Wisconsin is their camping space.  So

Tin Bins Stillwater, MN

Tin Bins | coffee shop | Stillwater

Tin Bins is a beautiful coffee shop located in Stillwater, MN. It has become "our" place to work and hang out. No matter where you are located, finding a place to make your own is incredibly important.

easy Rolo cookies that are gluten-free and only 5 ingredients. A tasty Christmas Cookie for your holiday baking!

Caramel Rolo cookies

Are you looking for an easy Christmas cookie? This is a super easy, fast, and creative cookie recipe that you can whip out in no time. We use the classic peanut butter recipe, add a Rolo, and a bit of caramel for a great variation of the

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