Mmm … Christmas Goodies.

by Nicki on December 14, 2008

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Hands-down, one of my favorite things about the holidays is food. Everyone brings out their best recipe and my little sweet tooth can’t get enough. Thankfully we’re only talking about a one-month stretch of time here or I would be in serious trouble health-wise. 

I love, love, love to bake and the inspiration has been aplenty lately. I mostly use the gift-giving excuse to bake, but the fantastic thing about cookies is that you can keep a couple and no one is the wiser!

Marie at Make and Takes has an easy, yummy, cheap idea (does it get any better than that?). Check out her Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes. I plan to make these and seriously, the candy canes only cost $.88.

My Baking Addiction has the most divine looking Peppermint Bark. I wonder if mine will come out looking this fantastic?

Blissfully Domestic has a recipe for Gingerbread Cookies, which I plan to make this week with Chloe. I’m terrible at cookie decorating (really, truly) so we’ll just frost them and coat with sprinkles … mmmm.

To top it off, Holidays By Hand finished its six-part series over at Vintage Mommy with the food edition.

OK, enough of the treats. I am nearly salivating just typing this. Here are a few non-food posts I enjoyed this week.

Still short on homemade gift ideas? Try this embroidered hanky from The Crafty Crow or this Fabric Notebook Cover from Skip to My Lou.

On money issues check out Frugal Dad’s Debt Roller Coaster Of Emotions, Free Money Finance’s #1 Issue In Making More Money,  and also the M-Network’s 12 Days of Christmas – Personal Finance Style.

I’m looking forward to the next few weeks. I still have things to make, things to buy and many people to see, but I’m doing my best to do it all thoughtfully. What are you doing to enjoy each moment of this season? As I have done several times, I urge you to slow down and thoughtfully, purposefully soak up the next few weeks. You won’t get to have them again for another year.

Why I do what I do ~ My almost-2-year-old niece, Aliyah, was eating dinner at my house a few nights ago. My surprise nearly knocked me over when I observed she had sneaked a fake Oreo cookie (from the play kitchen) to the table and was dipping it in ketchup then sucking it off, over and over.Have you liked Domestic Cents on Facebook yet?

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1 The weakonomist December 15, 2008 at 1:17 pm

My dad makes great sugar cookies and molassis cookies from scratch every year. He also makes my favorite, rum balls. He’s making them today!

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2 Nicki December 15, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Weakonomist, I made molasses cookies last week … I totally don’t get people that don’t love them. SO good.

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3 Squawkfox December 15, 2008 at 1:44 pm

Rum balls, spice cookies, gingerbread, and molasses cookies are all on my YUM list. I love a little rum with my spice. ;)

Now dipping a fake Oreo into ketchup…not on my YUM list. LOL

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