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Baking up a storm

Posted on | December 23, 2013 | No Comments

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     For the last week I have been a very busy Beaver. Like many women (and men) I’m sure, I have been slaving (not so much) in the kitchen, for hours on end to make my family happy. As this is something I love and embrace every year. (Except the last 2  & 1/2 years).

The last 2.5 years, as many of you already know, I was unable to bake as my living situation was pretty bad. I was stuck living in a box. (not literally, almost though) we were in a Mobile home that was the size of travel trailer (it was 55 foot by 10 foot one bedroom with 3 people sometimes 4 people). The kitchen. No dinner table. Had One small counter top spot (which is where the dishes had to be set out to dry). SO, now where to Prepare food.. Approx. 3 feet of walking space in the kitchen only 4 cabinets to keep dishes. One fry pan, 2 pots ect.. You get the idea.. Okay… SO. cooking was at a bare minimum.. we lived on microwave meals.

With all that said..  Now that we are in the new home, I am getting “back to normal”.

I have been baking like I have always loved to do in the past. So you can imagine how happy I have been the last week. AND, how tired and how sore I have been too…

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Here is a peak at a few of the goodies that I have been cooking.. I still have quite a few more to bake before Christmas day arrives and I have to start cooking the Turkey. But I wanted to share my love of baking with you all..

 

Dark Chocolate Macaroons with sea salt

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Gingerbread Macaroons with Dark Chocolate Filling

Macaroons (10)

 

Peanut Butter Sugar Candy swirls

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Peanut Butter Buckeyes

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chocolate dipped Gingerbread Sandwiches

Chocogingerbread (3)

Chocogingerbread (2)

Chocogingerbread (1)

 

White Wheat Butter Cookies

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Green Wheat Butter Cookies

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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter-n- Chocolate Chip Cookie balls

With crushed up candy canes in the center

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The cookies were a great success. Everyone adored the cookies and left us a few.. We had our dinner at our home and then we attended my Fiancé’s family get together.  The favorite cookie seemed to be the Buckeye’s.

 

 

 


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