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12.16.2010

bake week 2010

Well, it is official. I have been bit by the baking bug! 

FYI, I got my Christmas apron from here, which is definitely one of my favorite places to get beautiful aprons!  
 
Back to the baking...So far this year I have made red velvet candy cane cupcakes, gooey butter cookies, and peppermint fudge brownies. And I want to make more!

I can't believe Christmas is next week.  I feel a baking surge coming on. Thankfully, I have plenty of willing coworkers who double as my taste testers ;-) And a very pregnant best friend
Also, when one has an apron that is just so cute, shouldn't one put it to use?  There are so many treats I want to try my hand at, so I have decided to put together a list of recipes I would like to make next week. 

THE LIST

CINNAMON SWIRL SNICKERDOODLES
I LOVE snickerdoodles. It could have to do with my love for vanilla and cinnamon. Pretty sure it does. 
I found this amazing recipe that I cannot wait to try, but I think I might give it a little twist...

EGGNOG CUPCAKES
We have a couple of unopened containers of eggnog leftover from our party that I need to use up before they go to waste. mmb loves the stuff so I figured I would give this recipe a little try.
Another option, might be eggnog ice cream.  Or maybe eggnog pancakes?

OATMEAL WHITE CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY COOKIES
Don't these sound so like they would perfectly complement a steaming cup of tea?

FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE
mmb's mom makes this for us and my coworkers are more than psyched when I bring it in. They have coined it the "evil breakfast" because it it so irresistible! Since it is the last week before vacation, I think it is the perfect time for it!

 SANTA'S PINWHEELS
The big guy requested these a few years ago after hearing the recipe on NPR, and they have become a tradition every since. 

CINNAMON ROLLS
Another tradition! The first year we made these they were a success! Unfortunately every year since, they have failed! Is this the year to redeem ourselves???

Well, I have made my list and next week I will be checking it twice. I might make some, I might make all. All I know is that this kitchen of ours is going to be busy and smelling festive. 
Oh, and I get to wear that cute apron ;-)

7 comments:

Sian said...

French toast casserole sounds VERY intriguing! Love the apron too.

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

french toast casserole, yum! I bet the eggnog will work really well with pancakes!

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

Oh, and I've never had a snickerdoodle, but I keep reading about them in lots of blogs!

humel said...

Oh, yum - you're making me hungry! I've just finished making 16 ginger and 16 cherry truffles for Christmas gifts for my kids' teachers, phew....

Rachel B said...

I love christmas baking, this all sounds so yummy :)

Arlene Camacho said...

love that apron!!! and OMG...reading that menu....now I'm hungry!!! LOL

now the question I have is if I get a cute apron like that, will it make me bake better??? :D

BakingWithoutABox said...

Oh wow! What a list! Love that beautiful apron

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