Friday, December 28, 2012

Kitchen Delights

These scenes are a sampling of the many things we like to make during the Christmas season. Of course, some were not photographed (like the soft gingerbread) for reasons of short duration from the freshly baked stage to the consumption stage. :)
Yours truly making the Original Party Mix. Don't be fooled however! The "original chex mix recipe" on the cereal boxes is not anything like the original, or so says my Grandma and Mother-dear.
We triple the recipe whenever we take it to the annual Christmas Caroling Party. But then we always triple the recipe, it tastes so good. :)

I made Thumb Cookies from Tasha Tudor's Cookbook for the first time this year. I made enough to share with friends and neighbors also. My brother kept raving about them. I think they'll be a keeper recipe.

Mother-dear in the kitchen Christmas morning. Our brunch always consists of apple cider, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, cinnamon rolls, and pecan swirl bread.

Rolls rising on the stove for our Christmas dinner

I pulled out the antique glasses from Grandma for our sparkling grape juice to drink along with our dessert of chocolate pie

Every year we make our Christmas cutout cookies using vintage cookie cutters that Mama used when she was little. I've picked up a few along the way, too.

Ready for the oven!

One year we doubled the recipe, but made a decorating party out of it. Since then, we've made sure to only make one batch since it makes so many. With Mama, Molly, and I decorating, it didn't take to long.

They taste quite delicious, too. :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Cheri
Looked like you had so much fun!
Can you post the recipe for the chex mix? I would love to try it,I'am having family over for New Years Eve, and would love to serve it. Looks delicious! (tis my favorite cereal)
Happy New Year

Cheri said...

Hello Irene, I just posted the recipe for you. Hope it turns out well for you, and have a happy new year!


Sarah said...

Everything you made looks delicious!! I am so pleased you posted the Chex Mix recipe. I will have to give that a try. : )

May you have a blessed New Year!