Friday, December 23, 2011

christmas sweets

Hello there. These last few weeks have been busy at work and busy at home. I've logged plenty of hours in the kitchen--mixing, rolling, baking, icing, sprinkling. I had four generations of family over to help prepare the Christmas sweets this year! I've never been able to do that before, but with the new house we finally have enough room. Hooray!

We actually didn't go overboard with Christmas baking and making this year, but we definitely made enough to share. We made butter cookies, peanut butter cups (the best!), butterball cookies (I'm noticing a butter theme here), fudge, chocolate-covered pretzels, and Italian Cream cake.

butter cookies

Christmas pretzels
[these disappear as fast as they're made]

Italian Cream Cake

my sweet love-
roasting marshmallows in our living room

I've also kept busy with Christmas crafting, but I'll save the photos for after Christmas. I wouldn't want to ruin the surprise. I love surprises!

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Remember this? I was spot on for winter. 

Here's hoping I was right about the rest of the year, too.


  1. My husband would totally toast marshmallows in our fire too if we had one. In the summer he does this routinely in the firepit outside :) I am waiting for him to try it using the woodstove he just installed in the barn. Merry Christmas!!

  2. Mmmmm...yum. I hope you have a lovely Christmas. Wishing it would snow, but guess I'll have to be patient.

  3. Your Christmas goodies look yummy & so pretty. My mouth is watering, I can almost taste those Christmas pretzels! Love the pic of Korey roasting marshmallows, that fire looks so inviting!
    See you all soon!


  4. Glad to see you're filled with such merry merry! Everything looks delicious. Hope your holiday is great.

  5. Wonderful treats all the way round! Can't wait to see you Christmas crafts. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!


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