As usual, I am in charge of desserts on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day......and in the weeks leading up to the holiday I had a list a mile long of all of the things I wanted to make. A few days before Christmas Eve I started realizing how much time I needed in the kitchen to do what I wanted to do.......so I made a decision then and there that I had to shrink the list down and spend more time playing with the kiddos and enjoying the season. So I don't have a million new recipes to show you from Christmas.....most of the things that I ended up making are tried and true recipes that our family loves. This was the best decision I could have made! I was completely stress-free, and got to thoroughly enjoy the holiday. What I ended up making was:
- Apple-Cranberry Pie
- Pumpkin Pie
- Christmas Tree Cupcakes
- Joanne Chang's Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Graham Cracker Toffee Bark
|All of the cousins, minus my youngest, who was sleeping.|
The pie had the lovely sweetness from the apples and the crumb topping....contrasted with the yummy tartness of the cranberries. I heard a couple of people mentioned that it tasted like the holidays. Perfect!!
Go to Epicurious.com for the recipe.....and Enjoy!
|My little monkeys....yep, I dressed them matchy-matchy!|
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