Friday, December 10, 2010

Monthly Candle Giveaway at Yellow Rose Gifts, Company

Visit our website at and sign up for the December Monthly Candle Giveaway.

This month is a 6 oz. Handpoured, Premium Scented Soy "Sleigh Ride" candle.  Sleigh Ride ia a wonderful blend of pine, apples and cinnamon, bayberry, holly, and a hint of vanilla.

You will absolutely LOVE this fragrance!

While you are visiting our website, pull up a chair, grab your coffee and stay awhile.  We carry Natural Bath & Body products along with a fantastic variety of candle fragrances.  Read our Testimonial Page.  Visit our Specials page.  Check out our Press & Media page.  Sign up for our Mailing List.  See our list of Retail Stores that carry our products. 

We also have a Wholesale program and a Consignment program!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Candy Recipe #5

In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is nice to have a great candy recipe that is quick and easy to make.  If you are like me, it is difficult to spend a lot of time in the kitchen making your Christmas candy recipes.

No-Fuss Truffles Recipe


2 packages (10 to 12 ounces each) milk chocolate or butterscotch chips

1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

1-1/4 cups ground toasted almonds, graham cracker crumbs or finely chopped salted peanuts


In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chips; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes, stirring several times.

Fold in whipped topping. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Freeze for 1-1/2 hours or until firm.

Shape into balls; roll in almonds, crumbs or peanuts. Refrigerate or freeze in an airtight container. If frozen, remove from the freezer 30 minutes before serving. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

December Monthly Candle Giveaway at Yellow Rose Gifts, Company

The candle for the December Giveaway is a 6 oz. Soy, Premium Scented "Sleigh Ride". 

Sleigh Ride is a wonderful blend of pine, apples, and cinnamon, bayberry, holly, and a hint of vanilla.

Make sure you visit our website at and enter to win this wonderful
candle.  Drawing will be held on the last Saturday of the month.

Not sure you'll like our candles?  Visit our Testimonial page on our website!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Candy Recipe #4

I love caramels!! This recipe sounded so good and is pretty easy to make.

Chocolate Pecan Caramels Recipe


1 tablespoon plus 1 cup butter, softened, divided

1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted

1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

2 cups packed brown sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup water

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

2 teaspoons Spice Island® Pure Vanilla Extract


Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil; butter the foil with 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle with pecans and chocolate chips; set aside.

In a heavy saucepan, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer reads 248° (firm-ball stage).

Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour into prepared pan (do not scrape saucepan). Cool completely before cutting. Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds (about 6-3/4 dozen).

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Candy Recipe #3

Here is another great recipe that the kids can help you make.

Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe


4 cups (24 ounce) NestlĂ©® Tollhouse® Semi-Sweet Morsels

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

Colored nonpareils and sprinkles


In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in milk, almond extract and salt. Cool to room temperature. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in nonpareils and sprinkles. Store in an airtight container. Yield: About 6 dozen (about 2-1/4 pounds).

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Gift Guide - Sonoran Desert Flowers Shea Butter Soap

Our Sonoran Desert Flowers Shea Butter Soap is another one of our Southwest fragrances.  Shea Butter helps diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation.  Shea Butter also helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays and is an effective moisturizer because it contains so many fatty acids which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity. 

Fresh and green with the fragrance of arid desert flowers, Sonoran Desert Flowers weaves the light aroma of desert mariposa, hedgehog cactus, night blooming cereus, penstemon, chicalote, orange poppies and saguary cactus blossoms to create a luminous, sheer white floral with a crisp, dry edge.

6 oz. Bar     $6.00 each

Visit to order.

Christmas Candy Recipe #2

Here is my new Christmas Candy Recipe #2

Mocha Truffles Recipe

2 packages (12 ounces each) NestlĂ©® Tollhouse® Semi-Sweet Morsels

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

3 tablespoons instant coffee granules

2 teaspoons water

1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped

White candy coating, optional


In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Add the cream cheese, coffee and water. Chill until firm enough to shape. Shape into 1-in. balls and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill for 1-2 hours or until firm.

In a microwave, melt chocolate coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Melt white coating and drizzle over truffles if desired. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Gift Guide - Rose Soya Milk Soaps

A great Christmas Gift Idea!  Our Soya Milk Soaps contain Soy Milk to help relieve dry skin and moisturize your skin.  Soya Milk soap has super lathering qualities.  Our Soya Milk soaps are rose shaped and scented with Rose essential oil.  There are two soaps per package.  Soaps are packaged in a tulle drawstring bag.

Other Fragrances Available:
Night Blooming Jasmine
Juicy Couture (type)

Package of 2     $6.00 each

Visit to order.

Fun Recipe To Make!

I've been a little lapse at my blog for the past week.  I am currently up to my ears in candles.  I am doing a Dance Team fundraiser.  I sat down at the computer to look for new candy recipes for Christmas.  I will be sharing the recipes I found with my readers.  Let me know if you make any of the recipes and how they turned out for you.  This is a recipe that the kids can help you make. It is quick and easy!

Caramel Marshmallow Treats Recipe


5 cups crisp rice cereal, coarsely crushed

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

1 package (14 ounces) caramels

1 cup butter, cubed

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Spice Island® Pure Vanilla Extract

1 package (16 ounces) large marshmallows


Line two baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside. Place cereal in a shallow bowl. In a large saucepan, cook and stir the milk, caramels and butter over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in the cinnamon and vanilla.

With a toothpick, dip each marshmallow into warm caramel mixture; turn to coat. Press marshmallow bottoms in cereal; place on prepared pans. Let stand until set. Yield: 5 dozen.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010