Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Baking this Holiday Season

I love the idea of holiday baking. There are TONS of recipes out there that I want to try. However, each year I go back to the same recipes.

I must be forming my own traditions: fudge, peppermint cupcakes, and cookies.

This year there were no cookies. But there was plenty of fudge and cupcakes. Fudge for work, fudge for Tom to take into work, fudge for family and friends, and of course, fudge for a holiday party that consisted of a dessert-making contest. Cupcakes were for birthdays, baby showers, and that same holiday dessert party!

With all of that baking comes much taste testing. So I got plenty of chocolate deliciousness this season.

And with teaching comes along more sweets - like the caramel cupcake from Georgetown Cupcakes that I got on our last day before vacation.

I totally understand why people go on diets for New Years. I won't go on a diet, but by the time NYE comes around I am ready to take a step back from the sweets for a while!


  1. All of your desserts look fabulous! I love your peppermint cupcakes.

  2. Hi Dani! I feel the same way. I have consumed so many sweets as well as meat in the past 5 days that I'm ready for a cleanse come January. I actually got up early and hit the gym hard this morning, and it felt great! My kids are not over sweets so I'm still baking away, but its fun, so I'm not complaining. I find that I also go back to my old familiar recipes this time of year. I think there's so much going on that it's nice to be able to just cook up something familiar and easy. Have a great night :)

  3. Your creations always impress me girl. I want in on those cupcakes!!! I tend to stick with my favorite reipces as well...why ruin a good thing?! LOL. Happy Friday girl! :)