25 December 2011

So this is Christmas...

It has been a long and terrific couple of days. Though it might not have started that way...

This picture was taken at about 11:30 PM on Friday night. I had been in the kitchen since 12PM. Many disasters were encountered (*slash* imagined), and some how, amazingly, and despite all my attempts at the contrary; everything ended up pretty good.

And what did I bake exactly? Well.. Banana Bread of course; finally got around to baking Dorie Greenspan's World Peace Cookies but with PB Chips; Maple shortbread-ish cookies, in both round and square varieties (more on that later); Butterscotch Blondies, Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with a boiled Brown Sugar Cinnamon frosting; and some pretzel chocolate fudge. Oh and fresh cranberry sauce too :).

I still don't understand how everything turned out so well. But regardless of my frustration going into it, Christmas Eve and Day were spent with a lot of food, family, and love. What more could any one person want?

So as tomorrow quickly approaches, and the Christmas carols are packed away for another year, I want to take the opportunity to say that I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and has an amazing finish to the year.

New recipes coming soon :).

Merry Christmas all!



  1. love all the variety of goodies. Merry Christmas!
    (Edible Entertainment)
    Ongoing events:
    Jingle All The Way &
    Microwave Easy Cooking
    Have a great day!

  2. Snickerdoodle cupcakes with your famous frosting? That sounds amazing!

  3. Not sure how famous it is :), but it sure is good :).

  4. Impressive ambition and menu! I would LOVE to try a snickerdoodle cupcake! I went to Marco Island, Florida last week and stumbled upon a cupcake bakery called Simply Cupcakes. http://www.marcocupcakes.com/

    I had a key lime curd infused cupcake and a almond raspberry cupcake...tasty! Their baker will be a contestant on the Food Network show Cupcake wars this year! Have a good New Year!

  5. @Gloria -- The snickerdoodle cupcakes were fantastic. And that cupcake you mentioned sounds insane... oh.. and I love that show :)! And Happy New Year.

    @Anna -- Thanks Anna! Happy New Year to you too ! :).