I hope you had a wonderful Christmas this year. Last week, my “about me” blog post featured photos of what Christmas prep looks like at my house. I had not yet started my Christmas baking though, so I will start this week’s post with photos of my delicious treats.
The first image (top left) is the Reese’s Pieces I had to hand chop for one of my recipes. It took quite a long time but it was worth it. The photo on the top right is my cookies and creme bars. While they were pretty good, they were also SUPER rich and will more than likely not make the cut as a repeat recipe. The image below that is absolutely going to be an annual dessert, it is triple peanut butter puppy chow and it got rave reviews. You will find my Reese’s fudge on the bottom right and a new sugar cookie recipe on the bottom right. Overall, desserts went well this year and I had fun trying so many new recipes.
Christmas morning at our house began with breakfast. This year I tried homemade cinnamon rolls. They had an interesting texture but tasted pretty good.
After breakfast, we opened our stockings and did a few other things before heading to my parent’s house where my sister, brother-in-law, and two nieces joined us. Before opening any gifts, my niece read the Christmas story.
The kids kicked off the gift opening frenzy.
My parents both received special personalized gifts from their granddaughter’s.
My mom’s gift was a coffee mug with a photo of the girls and my dad’s present was a shirt that says, “if papa can’t fix it, no one can.”
Next we opened the stockings.
After Christmas at my parent’s house, we headed over to my grandparent’s house to spend some time with my dad’s side of the family. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos, but we had a lot of fun playing games and catching up.
On Saturday, we went to my mom’s parents house and had a delicious dinner and opened a few more gifts.
Overall, we had a great Christmas and we are looking forward to all of the great things to come in the new year.