Well, it is 11:11 pm on Christmas night.
I am sitting in a mess of toys, clothes, gadgets and wrapping paper.
What better time to write my blog reminiscing about my Christmas doing throughout December.
As an Allrecipes Allstar, December was a month for Cookies and treats, as Nestlé and Ladies Home Journal were our sponsors.
We received some Nestlé chips with which we were asked to bake/make our choice of 5 yummy recipes.
I have made 4 of the 5 so far, and don’t know whether I’ll get to number 5 before the end of the month, but if not, it could yet be in my families future.
The 5 recipes follow:
The Jumbo Dark Chocolate cookies are the only ones I haven’t made yet.
I started making cookies early this month.
My German class had a final session on December 5th, and I decided to make a recipe I found on the German Allrecipes site.
It was for Chocolate Macrons (I learned that there are 2 kinds of cookies, Macrons and Macaroons, the previous is a merengue type cookie, which is what I made, it seems to be a popular cookie in Germany for Christmas.
The latter is, to my understanding, often made with coconut, as I had always thought Macaroons were).
They were pretty easy to make, and well received by my classmates and my professor.
Here’s my picture:
After I finished my finals for this semester, I started making cookies.
My family all live here, in Albuquerque, NM, and my 3 kids have 6 cousins in the area (Hubby’s family, who I really consider in my family as well, all live long distance, so we only get to connect to them through modern technology).
Every year at Christmas, the cousins draw each other’s names randomly.
This year my 9 year old drew her 18 year old cousin’s name.
Buying for him is a challenge, kids that age often don’t want much that falls into the $10-$20 range.
So we decided that instead of buying for him, we would bake for him.
We made 3 of the items on the Allstars “to do” list, and a couple of other things as well.
His gift included the following:
White Chip Orange Cookies (link above, picture below)
Butterscotch Haystacks (link above, picture below)
Chocolate Coconut Haystacks
Peanut Butter Rudolph Reindeer
All together they looked pretty good:
I already blogged about my Gingerbread Snafu, so I won’t go into detail about that again.
For a church potluck, I made the Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudge. (link above, pictures below)
We had Oyster Stew and crackers and cheese for Christmas Eve dinner:
And finally, I made a Caprese Salad for Christmas dinner at my mom’s house:
It was a busy month for me.
And I think there may be more to come yet, we’ll see.
In the mean time, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. And may we all enjoy 2013, filled with fun, and yummy food!
Until Next Time. . .
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Cheryl King - Mommasangelbaby