Merry & Bright.
Hi! So what has your December been like? If it’s been anything like mine, you’ve gone through approximately 19 tons of butter and 200 lbs of sugar. Just kidding.
Or am I?
But in reality, it’s been absolutely wonderful being at home the past few weeks. I caught up on work, spent time with all of my local friends, went out to a few dinners, decorated our Christmas tree with my mom, baked Christmas cookies, listened to Christmas music, ran an ugly Christmas sweater 5K (so much fun if you’re local!), my friends got engaged, drank mimosas, and more. And this week, it will get even more festive!
Speaking of peppermint bark, did you know that Ghirardelli makes peppermint bark minis?! ♥ You can get them at Walmart and Target!
Last week, I shared a huge round up of 50+ Christmas cookies on my food blog. If you still need Christmas cookie ideas this week, check out all my favorites right there!
I also made these super soft ginger molasses cookies. I published the recipe on People in case you missed it! I want to slather cream cheese frosting on any and all cookies from now on, btw.
Dog wrapping paper. It’s not weird.
For the record, the presents wrapped in dog wrapping paper are for humans. I don’t wrap Jude’s gifts. They go into his stocking. Duh.
I made oodles of grandma’s caramel corn this past weekend!
Have you ever tried it before? I also have a cinnamon bun flavored version for you to try too. Great treat to make for snacking during the holiday break.
Other treats I’m working on…
Above: my slow cooker cinnamon rolls.
Below: gingerbread cake. (publishing the recipe on my food blog Wednesday!)
I’ll leave you with yet another cupcake ornament on my tree. I have about 10 of them now. I think I need a Christmas tree just for my growing collection of cupcake ornaments.
Q: What have you baked so far this holiday season?
Most shot with my Canon 5D Mark iii & Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens, some shot with my iPhone.