Monday, December 20, 2010

Tis the season for sweets, sweets and more sweets!

I've already given up eating good this month especially with all these goodies! Coreena, Jim's oldest, and I cooked up a storm the other night. She had two parties for school and she wanted to bring alot of goodies to share. I didn't even take a picture of everything. I was too busy stuffing my face and kept forgetting to take pictures and kept forgetting to help too!

Aren't these adorable? Chocolate dipped pretzel sticks sprinkled with crushed candy cane.

Sugared walnuts and chocolate chip pumpkin bread.

Of course we can't forget peppermint bark!

I'm sure after that evening I gained ten pounds. *sigh* I did remember the sugared walnut recipe though! Very easy and very addicting. I warn you!


1 cup sugar
1/2 tbs cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt.
6 tbs half and half.
1 tbs vanilla extract
2-3 cups of whole walnuts
Boil to soft ball stage or 236 degrees all ingredients.. Once you have reached 236 degrees add 1 tbs vanilla extract and quickly mix in 2-3 cups of the whole walnuts. Spread them out on wax paper and cool.

See, you know me....easy is good. :)


Kathleen said...

Everything looks so delicious. I am gaining weight just looking at all the sweets. But, this is the season to go for it! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Randi Troxell said...

chocolate chip pumpkin bread.. OH MY!!!

everything sounds awesome!!

The Blonde Duck said...

We're all going to gain 10 lbs. I've just accepted it.

Anonymous said...

I will have to try the sugared walnuts recipe! Thanks for sharing and LOL! about you stuffing your face. ;D xo

Together We Save said...

Everything looks so yummy. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

fiberdoodles said...

Oh these look so yummy! Merry Christmas ;0)

Tracey said...

Looks good, MIchelle,, and dont' worry the ever waiting resolution to lose weight hovers around the next corner.. you look great so don't worry! Glad all is going well with Jim and his daughters.. you seem so very happy.. I'm glad! Merry Christmas to you and Jim and the girls. Hope you have a very extra blessed Christmas!

Sophie said...

All of your Christmas candy looks fab & festive!
Thanks for the recipe!

I wish you & your man a merry & fun Christmas filled with joy & good food!

Randi Troxell said...

hope you have a wonderful and very merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

Joy said...

Yum, yum... it all looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe, I love sugared walnuts. Nice Christmas music, Michelle. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Here's to a new year and lovely times with your 'new' man.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy New Year!