Monday, December 10, 2007

Holiday Traditions Festival - Week 2

We got our outside lights up over the weekend. The baby was napping and the two older girls were playing together (and *not* fighting - !!!), so hubby and had a nice chance to catch up from the week and just talk and relax together. We tried to get pictures, but it was way too dark when the pictures were taken, so all you can see is the outline of the lights! lol

Every year, I love to bake, bake, bake and bake some more. I always make way too much sweet stuff and end up bringing a bunch to work. Hey, they’re not complaining so why change. Here’s a few of the tasty treats I make each year.

Pecan Tassies - These were always my grandma’s favorite and are a favorite of my dad as well.

Peanut Butter Cookies - Just the recipe off of the PB jar.

Banana Bread - I add a splash of vanilla to this recipe and it is so yummy.

Oatmeal Cookies - Craig and Celeste both LOVE these, especially when I add raisins.

For some reason, I can NEVER get sugar cookies just right, so this year we’re going to try a new recipe from Pioneer Woman - Fingers crossed that they come out well.

I think I’m going to try these this year as well. They look scrumptious!

And I really want to try making gingerbread cookies, but I haven’t found a recipe yet and I think I’ve got enough going on, so that will get pushed to the back-burner.

I will be sure to post some pictures once all of our delectable treats are complete.

Head on over to Melissa's blog to see more Holiday traditions and ideas, or to join in and share your holiday traditions!


GreenStyleMom said...

What fun! If I can find the time to blog about it, I'll join in the Holiday traditions also.

Are you as addicted to Pioneer Woman as I am?!? I'm actually mad at my sister for introducing it to me. I can't wait for the next installment of her love story!

~Melissa~ said...

Oh Kelly - you are making me so hungry with those cookie recipes!! I might have to to try some. Banana bread is one of my favorites - I love how it makes the house smell so good.

I hope you have luck with the sugar cookies!

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

Try taking your pictures at dusk just after the lights come on and don't use a flash. It actually shows lighter without the flash. I took pictures of mine, but I am going to post them on the 17th for that Christmas tour of homes thing ( ).

Duchess said...

Good luck with all your treats, they sound wonderful. If your new recipe for sugar cookies doesn't go well, email me, I have one that has sour cream in it that is just TO DIE FOR!