The last few years I've been able to bake with my sister (in law, but she's just sister to me!) Steph and we've made a list of all the goodies we want to make and make a day of it. I think that will be a new tradition for us...except this year since she's in CO and I'm in AZ. Baking from a distance though, right?!
I look up to my mom and grandma when baking, since most of my recipes come from these two lovely baker ladies. Just last night I was making peanut butter fudge, having never made fudge before in my life, I called them and asked some questions. I pretended that the whole time I was baking they were in the kitchen with me, helping me taste test. This year I made some goodies all by myself, way to go! I made fudge, first timer, some haystacks that Steph and I made last year, some new Swedish Spritz cookies with the recipe from Taste of Home but I made a huge twist on it (as you could usually guess), and some chocolate chip blondies. Can you feel the weight gain yet?! I might have to dish some of these out so the hubster and I don't gain 50 lbs from all the sugar.
|Chocolate Chip Blondies|
|Haystacks or Butterscotchie's--Next time I'll use more chow mein noodles and not so many marshmellows.|
|These started to not work using the cookie press, but I switched to the "frosting" setting. So I made my own shapes!|
|Swedish Spritz Cookies--Vanilla-Maple flavored shortbread cookie!|
|Peanut Butter Fudge--with a handfull of chocolate chips thrown in to give it a slight hint of chocolate!|