Can anyone else believe that Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are almost here? Christmas is the time of year when we love to make fun holiday food and give it away to our friends and family. Last year I started making different flavored chocolate covered popcorns and putting it in a cute tin to give away. Last week I headed to Walmart to buy some holiday candy to put in a new popcorn. Have you seen the Nestle holiday candy? They have the cutest chocolate bells that are great to eat or to bake with. [Read more...]
It would seem that I have a huge sugar problem.
My jeans are starting to realize this addiction and are starting to protest a little bit. I’m pretty sure sweets for dinner isn’t the best idea…especially when it happens on a regular basis. Given the choice of soup or some sweet yummy dessert, I will choose the dessert every.single.time. Don’t judge my sweet loving problem. I can’t be the only one with this affliction. Please tell me you have been there, done that too:-) [Read more...]
Eggnog is one of those holiday drinks that you either love or hate. I personally love the stuff! Now I can’t chug an entire gallon, but a nice sized cup once a day is a nice way to bring in the holidays. Only my oldest agrees with me on this one. It was pure torture for him the other week. You see, I bought some eggnog and told him not to touch it until I was finished baking. Then I promptly forgot about the eggnog for oh, let’s say about 5 days or so. I say forgot very lightly, because you see my son would come home from school every day and ask if he could have some. No, not yet, was the answer for those long 5 days. I kept thinking maybe we needed some more eggnog muffins or maybe some eggnog cheeesecake brownies or even better eggnog latte cupcakes! The only problem with those…I can’t bake the same thing twice. At least not for myself that is. So until inspiration hit, the cap was staying put on the eggnog.
And then one day I just decided that we needed some eggnog scones for breakfast the next day. I usually bake on a whim every day. My cupboards are packed with fun baking ingredients just waiting for the day when I get a lightbulb moment and decide to use that particular item. Any one else bake like this? I wish I could say I have a plan each day…but no, my kitchen is always very random. I never know for sure what is going to happen each day.
Anyway, my son was a very happy camper when he got home and I handed him the eggnog container and told him the rest was his. [Read more...]