Monday, December 24, 2007

I Think I'm Ready For Christmas...

As I mentioned before, my mom as well as my mother in-law both asked me to bake some sweeties for each of our Christmas parties, and bake I did!! I decided to go with a few old favorites, as well as some new recipes I've been dying to try out. I was extremely flattered that they turned to me for dessert, and was quite excited to start baking. So excited that I started baking earlier this week, making each type of sweets per night.

Pictured above you'll see (starting at the top): two different kinds of fudge (milk chocolate and peppermint), pink buttery spritz cookies (from the Betty Crocker cookbook I got as a wedding gift) that I decorated with melted Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses, pumpkin molasses cookies (from Cara's Cravings' blog in the Foodie Blogroll to the left), and lemon crinkle cookies (as per my brother's special request). I've also made two pumpkin pies, and an apple pie with authentic lattice-work that I did myself (so proud!). So, that being said, I think I am officially ready for Christmas to be here. Bring it on! I'll feed ya!!
And, just for fun, and because I so dearly love them, my nephew and niece's Christmas gift:

A five month-old boxer puppy named Merlyn!! Isn't he just absolutely the cutest ever? He looks so much like our dog Cody that when they play together, it's hard to tell when one ends and the other begins! They're instant friends, they love to play and chew on each other's legs. It's almost exhausting watching them play, actually. But, during this busy time of year, whenever I get to feeling a little blue, I just think of puppies and how cute they are, with their wet noses and big paws. And now we have a brand new puppy right here in my family!


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

What a great Christmas present! I am sure you are going to win BEST aunt of the year award for this one! Hope you have a very happy holiday season!

Jennifer said...

That is such a cute puppy! I love Boxers!

Happy New Year to you!

Jerry said...

Your baking looks great. Will you post the lemon crinkle recipe?

Toothfairyrecipes said...

They look great, My Mum always bake for new year and I should take it up too, maybe next year.
Thanks for sharing:-)

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Wow, that's a serious amount of baking. I hope it was all appreciated and you had a great Christmas!

Big Boys Oven said...

What a lovely bakes!

Astra Libris said...

Ooohhh, such an adorable puppie! and the colors of those cookies - beautiful! A lovely rainbow of desserts!

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