​​The holidays are one of my favorite seasons in Vermont because it is a time for beholding the generosity of so many people. It is in the spirit of giving that the true blessings of life come back to us in so many ways. Holidays are also a great time to bake with family. These recipes are so easy you and the children can make them together. Chocolate Bread Pudding is good for dessert all year round; for a holiday flair serve with our delicious Candy Cane Cookies.

Chocolate Bread Pudding


Candy Cane Cookies

2 cups of bread cubed
2 cups of Milk scalded
1 square baking chocolate
1 beaten egg
1/3 cup of sugar
1/8th tsp of salt
1 tsp of vanilla

Scald the milk, melt the chocolate in it. Add the sugar, salt, vanilla and then the egg. Bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees in greased 8 inch round or square pan. Top with Ice Cream and or whipped cream.


1 c. shortening or butter
1 c. confectionary sugar
Cream until smooth then add
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Mix separately:
2.5 cup of flour
1.5 tsp of alum
1 tsp salt

Mix both mixtures together. Divide dough in half. Color half with red food coloring. Roll 4 inch strips of red and white dough. Twist to make candy cane. Bake 9 minutes at 375 degrees on ungreased cookie sheets.

In the spirit of the giving season, Bryan and I have made donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), Sara Holbrook Center, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, Women Helping Battered Women, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Shelburne Museum and United Way of Chittenden County.

Once again, we have a wonderful treat for you. Use the attached coupon to receive $5 off a $25 purchase at Gardenside Nurseries, on Webster Road in Shelburne. Choose between Christmas trees, wreaths, ornaments, and other great holiday accessories.

We wish you all a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season, on behalf of myself and everyone at Nancy Jenkins Real Estate – Bryan, Alison, Amanda, Carol, David, Jason, Patti, Lori, Dick, Peter, Kelsey and Benton.

We appreciate your trust in the referral of family, friends, and co-workers.

Season’s Greetings,

Nancy and The Jenkins Team

©2015 Nancy Jenkins Real Estate

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