Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Very Bloggy Christmas

Initially I didn't plan to do this, I was just going to start fresh for the new year. But I just don't feel right about letting these wonderful treats go without giving credit and thanks to the bloggers who posted them.

I basically found all of my baking and treat ideas from the blogosphere this year, and while I didn't get to make near as many things as I would have liked, what I did make turned out ah-mazing! Here are some of the reasons my pants no longer fit :)




I absolutely could not go an entire Christmas season without making my all time favorite Christmas cookie, the Peanut Butter Blossom! So quick and easy, and when I say easy, I mean easy to stuff about ten down my throat at once! I know this recipe isn't much of a secret, but I always visit my aunts cookie blog, Sugarbliss for the recipe every year. Thanks Rebecca!




I found this sweet Holiday Chex Mix on Cooking with Cristine. Look at those adorable homemade Santa hats! So simply made by dipping bugles into red or cherry chocolate, and then into white for the trim. This was a pretty and delicious treat to pass out to friends. Thanks Cristine!




When I found these Creme-de-Menthe bars on Joanne's blog, Eats Well with Others, my oven was still broken and I could barely stand to wait to make this. Rich chocolatey brownies, with a creamy, minty, butter cream center, and a shell-like chocolate finish to this brownies from heaven, made for a very happy Teresa. No one else in my family is big into the mint-chocolate combo (crazies!) so I ate half the pan, and the other half is in the freezer just biding their time until I decide to cheat on my New Year's diet. Oh Joanne, how I love these bars!





And last, but certainly not least, Peppermint Thumbprint Cookie Cups from Barbara Bakes. Okay, so I did cheat a bit by just adding kisses instead of "thumbprinting" them, but I guarantee that either way you make them, you'll love them! Thanks so much Barbara!

And thanks to Blogland for providing us with SO many Christmas goodies, stories and heartfelt wishes. Even if I didn't make your treats, rest assured I imagined their smells and tastes and enjoyed a bit of the season with you! Enjoy the rest of your break and Happy New Year!

22 comments:

Ann said...

All of those treats look delicious. And it was really great of you to give a shout out to your fellow bloggers. Very nice!

Sook said...

Oh wow... Those treats look too good! I would have loved a plate of your goodies... he he Yum!

Cristine said...

Everything looks great! Thanks for the shoutout... I loved the chex mix!

Melody said...

Looks like you were busy! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

ARLENE said...

A great round-up. I could go for a plateful with some cold milk! Santa gets all the good stuff.

Erica said...

I think I'm done with sweets for a month! The Holiday Chex Mix looks amazing! Glad you were able to enjoy so many great goodies courtesy of blog world. Hope you had a fantastic Christmas! I should FINALLY be posting my recap tomorrow

Cathy said...

I've eaten way too many cookies this holiday season. It's going to be salads in January for sure. Here's wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year, Teresa!

MaryBeth said...

I love the looks of every single one of them...but I have eaten and baked entirely too many goodies this Holiday.

Barbara Bakes said...

So glad you enjoyed the cookies! Thanks for the link love! I'll have to add all the other treats to my list to bake soon.

Mo 'Betta said...

I made some of these as well! There were awesome ideas in blogland this holiday season...so many things I wanted to make, so little time. I, too, need bigger pants!

Kim said...

Teresa - My all-time favorite is the peanut butter blossom too! Looks like you were very busy baking up goodies this season. I'd love to sink my teeth into all of them, especially those creme de menthe bars.

Julie said...

Oh my, what deliciousness! The santa hats are especially clever :)

MaryMoh said...

Wow...these goodies are juts too difficult to resist. Never mind if my pants can't fit. I'll buy bigger ones...haha. Happy Holidays! MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

mybizzykitchen.com said...

I much rather love salty things to sweet, but my goodness everything looks wonderful! Love the bugel Santa hat - never would have thought of that in a million years!

Happy New Year if I don't "see" you until then! :D

Mary said...

What lovely additions to a cookie tray . You are a great "Picker" :-). I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and can enjoy the remainder of the holiday. Blessings...Mary

Jennifurla said...

I gained weight just looking at these treats, happy holidays!

Liz said...

All the chocolate kisses make this post divine!

JG said...

What yummy treats! The ideas shared in Blogland are great. Happy New Year!

Lynn said...

This was a fun baking roundup post, Teresa. I agree with you, the blogosphere has provided even more fun and recipes these last couple years than I could have hoped :) Not that I need more recipes, with my humongous stash of cookbooks, but still, somehow I can't resist. Thanks for all the great recipes you spotlight. I've been thinking about trying brussel sprouts and here I come across your recipe. One more to add to the stash I want to try. Happy sigh here.

Joanne said...

Love these treats! Those bars are far and above the most dangerous thing I made this year, so I totally understand. I'm just so glad you liked them! And that you had a great Christmas!

Ingrid said...

It all looks amazing!

Pretty much all I bake anymore comes from a blog unless they made it directly from a cookbook that I have.

Hope you had the merriest Christmas! I can see that it was a delicious one!

Happy 2010!
~ingrid

Chris said...

Happy New Years to you and your family!