Eggnog Cupcakes

This recipe was an amalgamation of a cake i found in a holiday baking mag and eggnong buttercream frosting i found online. As a lover of eggnog, this was a wonderful yummy treat

Christmas cookie extravaganza

For the last few years I have destroyed my small kitchen and baked loads of christmas cookies as gifts for friends and co-workers. Here are the ones from this year

Chocolate Crackles

Buttered Rum Meltaways

Finished gingerbread men

gingerbread Men Waiting to be baked, arent they cute

Chocolate Spritz Cookies

Peanut Brittle

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Stout Cupcakes

This is another recipe from Martha Stewart cupcakes and it was a big hit with the men folk. Our friend Brian finished his masters and had a party at Gene's, a local german bar. So I brought these along.

Pilsbury cookie bake off entries #2,3 and 4

Here are my other creations for the monthly pillsbury bake off contest. The theme for december is cookies and bars. Here are my other 3 entries. I will know on December 23rd if any of them made it as a finalist. Cream Cheese Lemon Drop Cookies, Chocolate Lovers Peppermint Bark Bars and Toffe Truffle Balls.

Rich's Birthday cake

I made this for rich's birthday, it is a carmel apple layer cake. It went over really well. He is still amazed by these types of cakes... he only knew boxed cakes in cassorole dishes as a kid. It is my vow that my kids will never know what boxed cakes tast like

Flourless PB cookies

I found this recipe for Fourless PB cookies on another blog that i follow

It has since become one of mine and rich's favorite recipes... super easy, gluten free and yummy to boot

Pillsbury bake off cookie entry #1

another pillsbury bake off entry.. the month of december is cookies and bars... here is one of my entries

Swirly Peppermint cookies