Archive | December, 2010

Christmas Cookies, Cakes & Candies!

25 Dec

This Christmas baking season started just when it should have – December 1st! I’ve always wanted to bake throughout the month of December and I finally got the chance. In the end I realized two things from this decision, #1 – it is a really good thing I started so early because the last two weeks were full of lots of working and interning so I didn’t have a lot of baking time. And #2 – that although starting early was a good idea, I still should have done my usual planning because I ended up with so many similar things that I did have to scramble in the last week and make sure to get those Christmas-staples (sugar cookies, biscotti, etc) on the plates! Either way I ended up with 19 delicious festive treats!

In no particular order: Oatberry Cookies, Sugar Cookie Cut-outs, Red Velvet Cake Slices, Vanilla Bean Bars, Cranberry Bliss Bars (my faves), Amaretto Biscotti, Coconut Macaroons, Caramel Chocolitas, Creme De Menthe Brownies, Sea Salt Fudge, Mississippi Mud Cookies, Pretzel M&M Cookies, Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oatmeal Strawberry Jam Bars, Mini Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chippers, Snickerdoodles, Gingersnaps, Five Layer Bars and Chocolate-Mint Bark Cookies.

The links are to the recipes I used or the ones I based my basic cookie on, but you know me, I’m full of twists and substitutions, and this month was filled with those – mostly good ones! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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The rest of Thanksgiving & why I’m so behind!

24 Dec

Here’s what else I made on Thanksgiving:

 

Delicious Apple Crumble

Amazing Cookie-filled Trifle

And they were all fabulous.

Now here’s why I’ve been SO behind!

Since September I’ve been going to fantastic broadcasting school and working my butt off to pay for it, and since last week I’ve started my internship at WCIU-TV’s morning show, You & Me This Morning. I love it so far, but waking up at 4:30am and still going to school and working leaves me forgetting some things… but since the holidays are (TODAY!) so soon 🙂 things will be up to speed, I promise! Enjoy these other yummy pics and Christmas update will happen tomorrow – enjoy the weekend!

 

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