cumuluscastle: (santa grinch)
I actually find it hard to believe I haven't posted pictures of these before, but that's because usually I just pack them all up. This year I felt I should document my hard work.

From December 23, 2015

We have Peppermint Meringues, Spritz Cookies, Coconut Shortbread (dipped in white chocolate with red dye), Gingersnaps, Peanut Butter Balls (with a little pretzel on top), Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles (with toasted walnut on top), Good Morning Sunshine Bars, and White Chocolate Haystacks.
cumuluscastle: (santa grinch)
I am nostalgic about Advent Calendars because my grandpa used to get us one every year when we were kids. This Pinterest Advent Calendar is not the same, but it seems fun. It pairs an artwork with a chocolate to count down the days to Christmas. The only disadvantage is that it's just a picture of a chocolate. Then again, it might not be so much of a disadvantage after all.
cumuluscastle: (stubborn)
Let me share with you one of my fave cooking blogs, Culinary in the Desert. I follow lots of cooking blogs. This one is my favourite, because I always feel that the recipes are at my level.

If I had describe myself as a cook I would say that I like ambitious home cooking. That is, I'm not interested in spending hours slaving away at it, and I'm not extremely interested in making everything into a visual masterpiece, but I do like a challenge.

Culinary in the Desert Country strikes the perfect balance for me, because there are ambitious new recipes, but most of them are realistic if you're going to make them on a weeknight after coming home from work and I like that. Lots of blogs can be really heavy on the labour intensive gourmet recipes and while I am perfectly willing to give them a try on the weekends, that simply won't be happening once I get home from work.

The highlights, for me:
Holiday Baking Highlights: Every year there is a new list of holiday treats to choose from
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough: It's an awesomely approachable recipe for homemade pizza. I linked the dough itself, but there are a wide variety of toppings and variations to try in other posts.


Dec. 5th, 2010 12:12 pm
cumuluscastle: (santa grinch)
I made some little keychains for Christmas gifts

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