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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Baking Yummy's




This holiday season I had a mission, to bake! I love to bake when I am inspired so it is usually a spur of the moment thing. But to actually sit down and plan to bake especially during Christmas, I usually fail. I have very fond memories of my Grams creating a huge plate of cookies, candies and fudge every year when I was much younger. The platter would be left out for family and friends to graze on for days. I looked forward to it every year.

Since having my girls, I have wanted to pick up where my Grams left off, and give my girls that wonderful memory and a tasty treat to look forward to every year. Finally this was my year! To make it even better upon hearing my huge ideas of baking, my hubby let me have a big Christmas present early.....



That's right, a mixer and in my favorite color!!! I was floored, I have been drooling over this mixer for years and hoping to find it under the tree every Christmas, finally my time has come! Now, I was totally inspired to bake, nothing could stop me!




This year I made my family's traditional cookie growing up (and my personal favorite)...Russian Teacakes. Butterscotch Haystacks are also a tradition, yumm! Along with those I made Chocolate Chunk Snowballs, Peanut Butter Fudge, Candy Cane Marshmallows, and Rolo Pretzels. I have been wanting to make homemade marshmallows for the past year, so I was kinda wicked impressed with myself and it never would have happened without my mixer!




For C's school party today, I found the cutest cupcakes on Pinterest and fell in love. This idea via With Sprinkles On Top, she has fabulous recipes you must check her out!


C knows I was making them via the pictures online, but she hasn't seen them in person yet so I know she will flip out when I arrive at her classroom today.




and then, she {snapped}

Better in Bulk


14 comments:

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

oh my goodness, those cupcakes are too cute. + how awesome that you got the kithenaid mixer! i'm planning to try homemade marshmallows with mine this week, too (for the first time). have a great christmas!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! those cupcakes look so delicious!! baking looks fun using that awesome kithenaid mixer!

wishing you and yours a very happy christmas!

betty

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Super cute cupcakes and candies! Love! I also love the mixer! I have the white one which I will never let my husband live down... he bought it for me for Christmas years ago and I wanted a red one. LOL! Oh well, the white one works just as well and it matches any kitchen I have had!

Happy Holidays! Enjoy your goodies!

Amber said...

Love the color of your new mixer! I've always wanted one too... I love baking around Christmas time, it reminds me of my Grammy!

Jenni Price illustration said...

Seriously? I can't believe all the cookie merry making going on at your house! You are one busy gal! What a delicious sugary feast!

deb duty said...

Love your mixer! It's such a beautiful color! I have a green one and I'm planning on putting it to good use today!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Those are the CUTEST cupcakes ever! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Susan said...

Oh my, these are just adorable. I bet they taste great too.

Merry Christmas♥

Brooke said...

I'm sure your Grams is proud. Look at all those yummy treats. You are putting me to shame!!!
Serious shame ;D

homeschoolceo said...

Wow, I'm totally impressed ;) Love the color of your mixer, and you certainly put it to good use. Your treats look delicious. Those cup cakes are adorable! I bet the kids will LOVE them.

Merry Christmas :)

Veronica Lee said...

OMG!! The cupcakes are just too cute!

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, S! See you next year!

***Sharon*** said...

Okay...I never thought I would say this but I am so glad that you live FAR, FAR, AWAY! LOL! Everything looks AMAZING!!!

Mo 'Betta said...

how fun! I'm jealous of the mixer, and the cupcakes are adorable. gotta love Pinterest! Hope your holidays were fabulous and Happy New Year!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Such cute treats. I like the pancakes too. Happy holidays!

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