Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

What can I say...We had a wonderful Christmas this year. We started the day with Pioneer Woman's amazingly sinful, made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls. You might remember me making these last year on Christmas morning. Those things are so ridiculously good...It's hard to find the words to describe them...Hah.

Pioneer Woman says it best:
"If you begin making these for your friends and family during the holidays, I promise you this: you'll become famous. And, on a less positive note, people will forget everything else you've ever accomplished in your life. From that moment on, you'll be known - and loved - only for your cinnamon rolls."

Folks, she's not kidding...they're THAT good! You can find the recipe HERE.

I even surprised 3 of our neighbors with pans of these cinnamon rolls. They seemed very excited!

I also made another Red Velvet Cake. This time, I decorated the top and sides of the cake with candy canes. They added a wonderful, pepperminty taste to the cake that made it taste like Christmas! Click HERE for the recipe.

I'm so excited to report that I received 5 awesome cookbooks as part of my Christmas loot this year. They include:

A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes by David Tanis (of the famous Chez Panisse)

Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller (Famous chef of The French Laundry and Bouchon Bakery)

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond
(Her FOOD BLOG is awesome and this cookbook is even more awesome!)

The Lady & Sons Savannah Cookbook Collection by Paula Deen

The Christmas Tree...

It was mass chaos in our living room at 8:30AM this morning...hah...

Our pups...Lady & Hannah

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family!!!


Snooky doodle said...

what delicious bakes. Those rolls are so tempting :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas

GĂ©raldine said...

Mary Chrismas! hum it seem very good! and a big kiss to your dogs (i have a springer spaniel too!!!)

Celeste said...

Yum!! Isn't Ree the BEST??!!

By the way - I am so excited to find someone else named Celeste!! :)

Heather said...

What a beautiful selection of Christmas treats! It would be difficult to choose which to eat first. Cutest doggies!

Nicole said...

this looks wonderful!

Alesha said...

Oh my gosh, I really may have to make these! How easily do you think this recipe could be halved?