Friday, December 23, 2011

CandyCane Cookies

I really don't like making these
 but every year I do.
 And every year while I'm making them, I swear it's the last year I ever will again
 But then I forget . . .
and I can't stop myself.  Because they just seem like Christmas.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

because I haven't made any cookies yet this month . . . ahem.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sugar Cookies

It's not Christmas time without a day of making sugar cookies to cover every counter:
 The Christmas Trees were my favorite, but the colorful bells above were also fun
 And, of course, gingerbread men that aren't really gingerbread
 And stars
 Then you just pile them up and dive in.  As long as you have enough milk.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Eggnog Cookies

This was my first time making or eating eggnog cookies, but hopefully not my last.  These soft nutmegy cookies taste exactly like eggnog.  And therefore Christmas.  Yum!  Sometimes recipes claim the thing will taste like something and it doesn't.  But these live up to their name.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Caramel Cashew Clusters

These are so gooey and good.
 See . . .
 They are really fun to make.  And more fun to eat.  And it's really good to share these too because they aren't really a low calorie food.  But if want to make yourself feel better when eating two or three, you are allowed to be dillusional and tell yourself they are good for you because afterall, nuts ARE good for you.  ahem.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Chocolate Oreo Peppermint Bark

Christmas treat making season is here!  And even though I will have to take a little break from it next week to work on Birthday treats, I've discovered over the course of the last six years that if I wait until after the birthday, there just isn't enough time to make all the Christmas treats I want to make.  Well, there is never enough time for that, but starting now gives me at least a little extra time!  Tomorrow another gooey creation will be on the menu.  And don't worry dear, the traditional Christmas sugar cookies have not been forgotten!  But today . . .

Chocolate Oreo Peppermint Bark:

 Crushed candy canes
 crushed oreos
 melted chocolate . . . how can you go wrong with these ingredients?
 Mmmmmmmmm.  It's beginning to taste a lot like Christmas!
Now if only it would snow . . .

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast

A feast with every color, texture, and flavor you could ask for.
 Warm, rich, delicious.
 Blueberry, pumpkin, butterscotch, cherry.
 And an elegant table to match.
Happy Thanksgiving!