Saturday, December 26, 2009


Our Christmas was perfect, had a beautiful day with our children. (OH HOW I LOVE THEM) Made a delicious Prime Rib and spent hours upon hours opening presents. Did all new treats this year and they were all delicious. Skye had a wonderful time with Charlie and got so many presents. She didn't even want to get out of her bed in the family room to go to the big bed on Christmas night. She was too exhausted to budge!

I BAKED ALL DAY WEDNESDAY ......Oh yes I did and I was so tired!!!! I will share a few pictures and a few links. I am not typing each recipe so if there isn't a link just send me an email and I will forward it to you. Then I did a little more baking on Thursday. (dpucci9972atgmaildotcom)

Let me tell you that all of these cookies were awesome.

Kookie Brittle over at The Goat
Peanut Butter Blondies from These Boys Are My Joy

Peanut Butter Fudge from Live.Love.Eat

Crispy Rice Bars from Cherie at Bakow Babble

Pumpkin-Chocolate-Chip Squares at

Orange Cream Cookies from Running Away? I'll Help You Pack via Betty Crocker

Made Aunt Jean's granola: family recipe from the 80's

Made us some Carmel's and Homemade Hot Chocolate. If some of these recipes are not credited to you please let me know and I will give you the credit, I just don't remember who I got some of these from.

So I needed a lemon to make my Houska so I asked my husband to pick one up at the store and maybe get a few limes for the Corona's. He didn't want to make another stop so look what I got from Costco ~ lots of them ~ and some nice roses too! Thank you honey.

I also have to thank my daughter for coming over on Tuesday and doing some housework for me.

Plan on making these for New Years Eve from A Nut in a Nutshell.

Going to be trying me some of these soon too from Running Away? I'll Help You Pack!

I had so much fun shopping today. Got tons of paper and bags for next year. Got presents for friends, relatives, neighbors and children for next year. This was by far the best shopping day I have had in a long time. (Hallmark, Target & Crate & Barrel)

I hope everyone had a wonderful time and thank you for visiting with me today.


Dana D said...

Yay! So glad you liked the Peanut Butter Blondies! They really are yummy!

Janean said...

Girly girl, you DID have quite the FAB Christmas!!!! we too had prime rib -- yay. i gather Skye was a good girl judging by her gifts. *wink* too cute. how blessed are you?!

Andrea said...

What a blessed Christmas!

Ms. Sarah said...

yay what a fantastic sounding christmas. If i was a baker i would be trying these

nancygrayce said...

What a great Christmas! What a sweet daughter to help with cleaning! I knew I should have had a girl! :)

kado! said...

oh it all looks SO beautiful and yummy!

Glad you had a beautiful Christmas!!!!

Michele said...

Merry Christmas!!! and thank you for sending such cute gifts to the twins!!!

Ginny Marie said...

Just stopping by to say MERRY CHRISTMAS! Wonderful pictures...and I'm so impressed by all the baking!
Have a Happy New Year!

Nikia, May and da kids said...

You sound like you had a FANT-ABULOUS Christmas! YAYY!

I can hear my rolls starting to fatten some more as I drool over your goodies! I tried all new baking recipes from blogs as well. And by I, I mean I printed them off for my boys to bake. Not my specialty!

Have a wonderful New Years and I hope you have a top hat for Skye to sport for the countdown = )


The Garden of Egan said...

You made all that??????????????? I'm tired just looking at it.
Beautiful Christmas!
Thanks for sharing.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

from a non cook that looks so GOOD....Happy New Year

croleyc69 said...

Merry Christmas and everything looks so yummy. I love to bake. Beautiful Christmas !!!

xinex said...

Wow! You really did bake a lot! Sounds like you had a perfect celebration!...Christine

Randi Troxell said...

looks like you had a gorgeous Christmas!!! great pics..

and tell skye that i say she is just too much... but what a beauty she is!!!!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Wow sweetie was a wonderful spread! I'm so glad you liked the orange cream they were my favorite also! I so appreciate the shout out, your the sweetest thing ever!

Love the picture of you and then the one of you and hubs so cute! And loving the flowers you really do have the sweetest hubs. and of course Skye is so sweet as always. Glad your daughter came over to help hope you're feeling better!

Mara said...

I used to organise an 'English Tea Party' between Christmas and New Year every year, but in the end not many people showed up any more. Which was a shame, because I would try out new cakes and cookies each year! Perhaps I should reinstate!

Glad you had a great time for Christmas.

Sandy said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous Christmas. I wish I had your ambition to cook. I used to bake dozens of cookies for gifts but somehow got away from that. Maybe I will again sometime.

Laufa said...

Looks like Skye had a great Christmas!! All the goodies look wonderful.

Amy said...

Wow you sure had an amazing time. I love the yellow roses. They are so pretty. The yummy treat too. Oh and Skye is just amazing. Loved seeing you too. Have a great day..

ModernMom said...

I don't klnow who looks or Skye!
...OH AND ALL THAT BAKING (caps because I'm that jealous)

happy holidays

Lynn said...

Very Impressed.

Anonymous said...

I gained weight looking at all your yumeees


Everything looks so good. Glad you had such a wonderful day. Blessings my friend,

Caitlin said...

That is a ton of baking! Glad you had a great Christmas!!!

KBeau said...

All that baking is making me hungry, and I just had dinner. Glad your Christmas was a special one.

jennifer said...

Skye looked SO cute!!!

You have been a faithful blogfriend to visit while I have been out of the blogging loop. You are precious to me and I appreciate you so much. I'm glad you had a Merry Christmas. HUGS!

Colleen said...

Wowzer! You have been BUSSSSY! It all looks wonderful and Skye look adorable as usual..have a safe New Year's and get some well deserved REST!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday, and I love how Skye looks in that sweater! Too cute!!

Wow, you are a serious baker! I'm jealous!

Noelle said...

Wow, look at all those treats! I'll send you my address next Christmas :)

Merry Christmas!

Kristie said...

SO many goodies! Yum! I LOVE to bake as well, so I may have to try a recipe or 2 when things settle down a bit :-)

It's so nice to hear that your Christmas went so well. LOVE the pictures of Skye enjoying her Christmas-too cute! :-)

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