Friday, December 24, 2010


The shopping is done
Packages all wrapped
The baking is finished
Now I need a NAP!
Some pics from my messy kitchen as I finished my baking and goodies for neighbors and friends.

 The photo above is called Peppermint Patty Brownies.  Can I just tell you, you MUST make these.  The recipe I have is from my friend Ally in Joisey (New Jersey) and it is made with brownies from scratch.  However, I SIMPLIFIED it by using a box mix.  But then you make them extra special by pouring half the batter in pan, then lay unwrapped (duh) York Peppermint Patties in a layer over batter.  Pour remaining batter over top of Patties, and bake as usual.  OMG!!!!  You must try these.  Wow. 
I also dipped Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe Joe cookies in white chocolate, and sprinkled them with red sanding sugar.  SWOON!!!
I made another batch of Magic Bars, and one more Rocky Road Fudge.  They are now cooled, cut, packaged, and displayed for Christmas.

Santa has made an early drop and the living room is filled with packages to open tomorrow morning.
 Rudy is waiting.
 And so are we.  To celebrate the birth of  Baby Jesus.
Merry Christmas.  From our home to yours. 


Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Yummo!! The gang starts arriving in less than 2 hours and I am chilling for a few myself before Swedish Christmas eve begins. Then we start again tomorrow for my side of the family!!

Have a wonderful time Kris! Merry Christmas and HUGS!!

Diane said...

All of your recent posts have been so very enjoyable. I have loved seeing how you do Christmas! Hope you have the happiest of holiday seasons!

NanaNor's said...

From our home to yours~Wishing you a joyous Christmas filled with lots of goods and tons of love. P.S. Can i be one of your neighbors? Your treats look fabulous-I may have to see if I can make the top gluten free.
Hugs and Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I want to be your neighbor. Those all look delicious.

Clara said...

You are done and everything looks perfect. I want a nap too! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Bethany said...

You had me at York Peppermint Patties!
Merry Christmas!

Katie said...

okay, those brownies look incredibly dangerous!!! I love york peppermint patties & brownies~Golden!!

Your such a Great Gma, your kiddos are going to have a blast tomorrow at your house!

Enjoy~please pass a Big Hug to Nana for me tonight!!!

Neicee said...

Merry Christmas my friend!

kasthurirajam said...


Debbie said...

Oh Kris it all looks soo yummy. It is almost 8 and I am FINALLY all done, haha...Last cookie has been frosted, all the candy and goodies are displayed, tables set, packages wrapped and waiting. We will have a VERY full house tomorrow and I am soo looking forward to it. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family, and may God bless you with His richest blessings. You have been such a blessing to me this last year and how grateful I am. Merry Christmas to you all! HUGS, Debbie

Lauri said...

YUMMM. I wish I was still your neighbor. Everything looks so delicious and is packaged so pretty. Merry Christmas!

The Garden Bell said...

Just popping around quickly this morning on the hotel computer to enjoy a moment of all your holidays. Just look at all those presents. What a fun day you have a head.

All my wishes for a peaceful and Merry Christmas,

Can't wait to get back home and all caught up.

Big Santa Hugs,

Pammy Sue said...

I made the English Muffin Bread recipe you posted for me and we've been enjoying it the last couple of days. It was really good! Thanks for the recipe.

Hope y'all are having a happy and safe holiday!

Anonymous said...

I didn't try the brownies but the peppermint prep like cookies were ohh emm gee good! I had one too many! Thank you for once aginmsking Christmas so special we are so blessed by family