Friday, December 16, 2011

Spreading the Christmas Cheer

The hubby was on Cloud 9 last night!  We were at the Mark and Brian Christmas show last night (the morning show hosts on 95.5 for anyone not in LA), and thanks to our awesome friend Preva, the hubby got to meet his guitar idol!  The hubby is a musician.......he's been playing guitar forever....and growing up, Steve Lukather (guitar player for Toto) was always his guitar god.  He was terrified of meeting him.....worried he would say something stupid, or worse yet, that Steve wouldn't be a nice guy. Well, it couldn't have gone better!  They chatted for a while, did a couple of bro hugs, got to talk gear......and the hubby looked like a kid on Christmas morning who just got everything they had asked for!  So thank you to Steve Lukather, for being a great guy....and a huge hug and thank you to Preva for making it happen!

Have you started making all of your goodies for Christmas Eve and Day yet?  I'm planning on starting this weekend...still trying to decide everything I'll do.  One thing I made, and really like, is the Cake Batter Chocolate Bark, from How Sweet  It Is.  You pretty much can't go wrong with anything from her site, and this one is no exception.

Can you melt chocolate in the microwave?  Then you need to make this!  Couldn't be just need to give yourself time for the layers to harden up (sticking it in the freezer will speed it up).  I went ahead and used Christmas colored sprinkles, but check out Jessica's pictures with the rainbow it!

The cake batter flavor isn't if you're not looking for it, you may not even notice it.  But if you're a fan, you'll notice it for sure, and you'll love it.  Just make sure to use some good quality chocolate, since that;s the only ingredient, you'll want it to shine!

Well, that's it......I'm off to start putting my list together of what I want to get done in the kitchen this week......and maybe try to get my Christmas cards in the mail, finally.

Check out How Sweet It Is for the recipe.....and enjoy!

This post is linked to:
Fusion Fridays - I'm Lovin' It - Fun Stuff Fridays - Anything Goes Linky - Sweet Tooth Friday - Friday Favorites - Seasonal Inspiration - Sweets for a Saturday - Sweet Indulgences Sunday - Monday, Mmmm.......Dessert - Tea Party Tuesday - Crazy Sweet Tuesday - Tuesday Talent Show - T' Time - Tasty Tuesday - These Chicks Cooked - Link It Up Wednesday - Anything Goes Linky - Sweet Treats Thursday - Full Plate Thursday - Turning the Table Thursday - Show Off Your Stuff - Friday Food


  1. this is a new twist on a favorite of mine thanks for sharing come see me at

  2. So pretty, Kirsten! I have some cake batter left over from the cake batter rice krispies craze a couple of months ago. I definitely want to give this a try. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  3. Such a great bark! I want some. :) Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  4. I LOVE bark and just discovered making it last week. I simply can't believe how easy it is and how tasty and rich the flavor can be. glad I stopped by. Check out my Peppermint Bark: http://www.myjudythefoodie.com2011/12/holiday-peppermint-bark/

  5. Just came across your YUMMY treats..I love Cake Batter... So this sounds so VERY interesting.. :) Would love for you to share it here

  6. Hi Kristen,
    What a special evening for your husband. Your Christmas bark looks so good and it makes great gifts. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  7. That is AWESOME for your husband, how fun!!! Wishing you again, MERRY CHRISTMAS

  8. These are really pretty, they'd be a fun gift!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Thanks for linking up to Friday Food!