Friday, December 24, 2010

Ho Ho Ho!

Merry Christmas (Eve)!!

First of all:  yes, I know, I am terribly behind in blogging.  I have several posts in the works, and lucky for you I am off work next week so I should be able to play a lovely game of catch-up.  I’ve also been toying around with the idea of re-designing this bad boy (again), so look out for that next week as well. :)

But for today, I wanted to share with you what I was busy doing last weekend in preparation for the holidays!


Just call me Suzie Homemaker…I was a baking fool y’all!

I spent the entire day last Sunday in the kitchen, baking away.  It was so much fun!  Of course I’m not so sure how much my waistline has appreciated the constant sugar overload, but hey, its the holidays right!

So here is what I made (click on the picture for a link to the recipe):

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn 


Peppermint Bark


Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing


this was my first attempt at decorating with Royal Icing, and for that matter my first time baking sugar cookies using any recipe other than my mom’s!  I went all out for these, buying pastry bags, decorating tips, gel coloring…all the stuff on that cake decorating supply aisle at Michael’s that I’m usually too afraid to go near. It was worth it though, because in the end I was SO happy with how they came out.  Now, of course they aren’t perfect…I am still a beginner here.  But for my first try, I think they came out great!  Of course, I spent longer-than-I-care-to-admit making them, but hopefully that is something that gets better with practice.  And the husband gave the final seal of approval, saying they tasted great!  So I’m happy to say my first attempt was a definite success. :)

I also made Chocolate Covered Pretzels.  I don’t have a recipe for these because, well, they’re pretty basic.  One of my favorite holiday goodies though!  I may or may not have eaten them for breakfast the other day at work. :)

Well, I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Eve, and that the rest of the holiday weekend is full of fun, family and lots of goodies!  I will be back next week with all of my catch-up posts :)

Ho Ho Ho!

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