2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog

2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog. Highlighted items from the fabulous 2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog.


Disclosure: I did receive a sample box filled with beautiful handcrafted items made by artisans around the world from 2017 World Vision Gift Catalog. No other compensation was given to me for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.

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2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog. Highlighted items from the fabulous 2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog.


The World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog offers many types of gifts, including “in the name of” to help the hungry. Hubby got this lovely gift of a goat and two chickens as well as 10 Small Farm Animals from me.

Look for these types of donations under Animals and Agriculture. The gift donations range in price from $25 to $2975, so a price-point for everyone.

There are also plenty of lovely items in the 2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog that make perfect gifts for you to wrap and place under the tree (or buy for yourself!)

2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog. Highlighted items from the fabulous 2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog.


This Hope Bracelet is simply gorgeous. And I mean beautiful. I have a lot of items from the World Vision Catalog, and this is one of the loveliest. It is new this year! Check it out here.

Hope Bracelet by Patricia Heaton. Designed by Emmy® winner Patricia Heaton exclusively for World Vision and handmade by artisans in India who are thriving through fair trade business. The cost is $100.
Adjustable. Approximate size: 2.5″ W x 2.5″ H x 1.5″ D. Each is unique – size and color may vary slightly.
Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $30.

The ring in that photo is also new foor 2017. You can find the Wraparound Ring by clicking here. For $65 you’ll receive this beautiful wraparound ring that was made by fair trade artisans in India.
Adjustable. Each is unique – colors and size may vary slightly.
Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $22.

2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog. Highlighted items from the fabulous 2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog.


There are also gifts for the home, such as this African Soap Box. Mine was made in Kenya, and is heavy as well as beautiful. The cost is $85.
his ornate hand-carved soapstone box is etched and designed by local artisans in Kenya. Using this sustainable resource these artisans are lifting themselves and their families out of poverty.
Approximate size: 2 ½” x 5 ¼” x 1 ½”
When requesting the soapstone box, please note your gift is tax-deductible less the fair market value of $20.

2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog. Highlighted items from the fabulous 2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog.


Every gift is handmade, so therefore unique. The Tree of Life Votive Holder is amazing! You can see where it was put together in the photo above (ok, so Courtney had to point it out to me, I didn’t notice!)

This lovely votive holder is handmade from cast-off metals. The artisans in India work hard to raise themselves out of poverty and help light the way for their children’s education.
Approximate size: 6″ tall
$75 Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $11.

2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog. Highlighted items from the fabulous 2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog.


This Upcycled Artisanal Bowl is simply amazing. You can see above how it was worked together. That is a close-up of the inside of the bowl.

This stunning bowl is up-cycled from reclaimed industrial waste such as wires and metal. Artisans in India have hand bent and soldered each piece into inspirational shapes to create this artistic and elaborate bowl that is great as a decorative piece or to hold special items.
$135 Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $40.

There are a lot of products for sale at the 2017 World Vision Gift Catalog. If you are looking for unique holiday gifts, something different for yourself, or a donation to help people in third world countries, definitely check out the 2017 World Vision Gift Catalog.


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White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your-mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe

Tiramisu is my favorite dessert. If I see it on the menu at a restaurant, I adjust what I am ordering so I can have dessert and I order tiramisu. In a café for breakfast or a quick coffee? Tiramisu. On a buffet line? Tiramisu. At a dinner party where one of the dessert choices is tiramisu? Yeah, I am going to choose tiramisu each and every time it is offered. Tiramisu is oh so good! Gotta love the Italians and their decadent desserts. Yum!

This recipe comes from my niece. I thought it would be difficult to make. Far from it! This is so easy to put together, I could not believe it. It is a simple step by step dessert that tastes fabulous, marvelous, delicious, fantastic… I’ll run out of space to write before I run out of superlatives. (And yes, I am making it for Thanksgiving and Christmas!)

If you are looking for a simple to make dessert (seriously) that is not only delectable and mouthwatering, it packs a WOW-factor! Make this phenomenal White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe for your next gathering, party, or for family dinner.

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


Notes:

• Look at your friendly neighborhood Italian store for reasonably priced Lady Fingers anytime of the year.
• Mascarpone is usually located in the fine cheese section of your store when you cannot locate it in the dairy aisle. It comes in a small tub.
• In place of the vanilla, if you really like coffee, use a coffee extract. You could also use Kahlua.
• This lists 48 lady fingers. Depending on the size of the lady fingers in the package, you may end up using less.
• For my UK and Australian friends: confectioners sugar is icing sugar (powdered sugar, 10x)

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


White Russian Tiramisu Cake Ingredients:

• 3 cups Strong Brewed Coffee, cooled
• ½ cup Kahlua, divided
• 1 cup Mascarpone Cheese
• 16oz Cream Cheese, softened
• ½ cup White Sugar
• 2/3 cup Light Brown Sugar
• 48 Lady Fingers
• ¼ cup of Cocoa Powder (for dusting)
• 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
• ½ cup Confectioners’ Sugar
• 1 TBSP Clear Vanilla

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


White Russian Tiramisu Cake Directions:

• Place a mixing bowl in the freezer to chill.
• Combine 3 cups of strong, cooled, brewed coffee and ¼ cup of Kahlua in a container. Set aside.
• Using a stand mixer combine mascarpone, cream cheese, white sugar, brown sugar, and remaining ¼ cup of Kahlua. Beat until smooth.

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


• Dip a lady finger into the coffee-Kahlua mixture. Place the lady dipped-side down in a 13″ x 9″ pan. Repeat until the bottom of the pan is covered in dipped lady fingers.

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


• Spread a layer of the cheese mixture over the lady fingers. Dust with cocoa powder.

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


• Repeat for a second layer. Set aside.
• Remove the chilled mixing bowl from the freezer; using a stand mixer combine heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and confectioners sugar. Using the whisk attachment beat on medium speed until soft peaks form and the mixture is firm. Do not overbeat.

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


• Spread whipped cream on top of the pan containing the lady finger/cheese mixture.

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


• Dust with cocoa powder.
• Optional: if you like, you may top with chocolate shavings.

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


• Keep refrigerated.


White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe

This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your-mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!

Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients:

3 cups Strong Brewed Coffee, cooled
½ cup Kahlua, divided
1 cup Mascarpone Cheese
16oz Cream Cheese, softened
½ cup White Sugar
2/3 cup Light Brown Sugar
48 Lady Fingers
¼ cup of Cocoa Powder (for dusting)
2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
½ cup Confectioners’ Sugar
1 TBSP Clear Vanilla

Directions:

• Place a mixing bowl in the freezer to chill.
• Combine 3 cups of strong, cooled, brewed coffee and ¼ cup of Kahlua in a container. Set aside.
• Using a stand mixer combine mascarpone, cream cheese, white sugar, brown sugar, and remaining ¼ cup of Kahlua. Beat until smooth.
• Dip a lady finger into the coffee-Kahlua mixture. Place the lady dipped-side down in a 13″ x 9″ pan. Repeat until the bottom of the pan is covered in dipped lady fingers.
• Spread a layer of the cheese mixture over the lady fingers. Dust with cocoa powder.
• Repeat for a second layer. Set aside.
• Remove the chilled mixing bowl from the freezer; using a stand mixer combine heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and confectioners sugar. Using the whisk attachment beat on medium speed until soft peaks form and the mixture is firm. Do not overbeat.
• Spread whipped cream on top of the pan containing the lady finger/cheese mixture.
• Dust with cocoa powder.
• Optional: if you like, you may top with chocolate shavings.
• Keep refrigerated.

Makes 20 servings White Russian Tiramisu Cake

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


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How to Make Christmas Crackers

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.

How to Make Christmas Crackers

Crackers are typically pulled at the Christmas dinner table or at parties. These are big in the UK. Commercially made Christmas Crackers are pulled apart by two people, and have a gift of some sort in one of the chambers. When the opening happens, only one person receives the gift. Commercially made crackers will split with a mild bang. No bang for homemade versions, but plenty of treats inside including small toys and candy (your choice). These popular Christmas crackers have been around for over 150 years, and are simple to make at home. Add them to your holiday table (or just the kid’s table) this Christmas!

This craft is super simple to make. It is a great one to assign to children to help get the Christmas table decorations ready. If your children are old enough to use scissors and Elmer’s glue (or tape!), you may want to consider making this easy Christmas Cracker craft with them this holiday season!

Notes:

• This is a 15 minute craft. It took under 15 minutes to make the four Christmas Crackers we needed for our holiday children’s table.
• Use grid lined wrapping paper if possible. It makes things much easier!

How to Make Christmas Crackers Materials

• Wrapping Paper
• Empty Toilet Paper Tube
• Elmer’s Glue and/or Clear Tape
• Scissors
• Ribbon
• Candy or Small Toy(s)
• Red Construction Paper
• Black Construction Paper
• Glitter
Printable Christmas Cracker Stocking

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


How to Make Christmas Crackers Directions

• Try and grid wrapping paper for this craft. Straight lines that are easy to follow. The length and width is: 10 grids long by 8 grids wide over a toilet paper tube.
• Cut wrapping paper.
• Line wrapping paper up with the toilet paper tube leaving 3 grids of wrapping paper over the edges of the roll on each side.

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


• Glue (or tape) one end to the toilet paper tube.

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


• Fold over width edge, so it is a clean line.

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


• Roll the wrapping paper over the tube.

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


• Glue to paper overlap.

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


• Scrunch one end. Tie with a ribbon.

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


• Load in candy or toy(s).
• Tie the open end with a ribbon.

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


• You can leave the Christmas Crackers just like this as they are finished. However, if you wish to hide the seam:

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


• Cut out a stocking on red construction paper using this pattern.
• Cut a small strip of black construction paper for the top of the stocking, glue in place.

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


• Write out holiday saying in glue.

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


• Sprinkle glitter on top of the glue, tap to remove excess.

How to Make Christmas Crackers. You can easily make a home version of the popular United Kingdom Christmas Crackers with this step by step tutorial. Great for table favors, decor, and party fun, these Christmas Crackers will delight children and adults at your holiday dinner or party.


• Glue over the seam on Christmas Cracker.


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