The Party’s Over!

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The party is over. The glittering lights of the Decembers holidays have gone out with a bang on New Year's . . .The tree's ornaments have been carefully stowed away for next December, the confetti has been swept up, the empty champagne bottles have been carted to the recycling bin . . .

Andrea here, and I have to confess, it's quite depressing! Oh, yes. There are many good things about the new year, and starting, er, fresh. However the state of my fridge and pantry are not among them. Gone are the myriad cookies, the chocolate, the truffles, the brownies and blondies. Instead they are filled with all the things I SHOULD be eating. Sigh. I'm in a state of withdrawal.

I will cheerfully admit to having a sweet tooth. And the holidays are time that I rationalize that it's okay to splurge on all those buttery, sugar and spice confections. I mean, one can't be Scrooge-like and refuse to get in the spirit of season's excess, right? And we all know calories don't count from Thanksgiving to New Year's! (Quantum, surely you can up up with a quantum physics theorem that supports my scientific thinking on this . . .the tilt of the earth, the angle of the sun . . . how quickly you can scarf down the cookie . . .)

Over the holidays, I got in a bad habit of helping myself to goodies every day. And now it's time to stop. As I sit here feeling sorry for myslef I find myself fantasizing about what I miss most . . .it's a toss -up between the homemade Swiss biber (a gingerbread confection filled with marzipan) and my special blondie recipe studded with walnuts and golden raisins, topped with a lemon glaze.

What holiday goodie do you miss most after the clock strikes midnight on January 1? Or are you smarter than me and just say, "Party On!

 

 

120 thoughts on “The Party’s Over!”

  1. I miss my sister’s homemade cookies. She gives me a tin of them every year, and I have some every day until they are gone. They were gone way before January 1st (smile).
    I feel let down after Christmas too. I get the Winter blues. The holidays get me through the first part of Winter and the promise of Spring get me through the rest. I do a lot of comfort reads this time of year. And I check out my back window every day to see if my daffodils are popping through the frozen ground yet. I have about another month to go before I see that.

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  2. I miss my sister’s homemade cookies. She gives me a tin of them every year, and I have some every day until they are gone. They were gone way before January 1st (smile).
    I feel let down after Christmas too. I get the Winter blues. The holidays get me through the first part of Winter and the promise of Spring get me through the rest. I do a lot of comfort reads this time of year. And I check out my back window every day to see if my daffodils are popping through the frozen ground yet. I have about another month to go before I see that.

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  3. I miss my sister’s homemade cookies. She gives me a tin of them every year, and I have some every day until they are gone. They were gone way before January 1st (smile).
    I feel let down after Christmas too. I get the Winter blues. The holidays get me through the first part of Winter and the promise of Spring get me through the rest. I do a lot of comfort reads this time of year. And I check out my back window every day to see if my daffodils are popping through the frozen ground yet. I have about another month to go before I see that.

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  4. I miss my sister’s homemade cookies. She gives me a tin of them every year, and I have some every day until they are gone. They were gone way before January 1st (smile).
    I feel let down after Christmas too. I get the Winter blues. The holidays get me through the first part of Winter and the promise of Spring get me through the rest. I do a lot of comfort reads this time of year. And I check out my back window every day to see if my daffodils are popping through the frozen ground yet. I have about another month to go before I see that.

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  5. I miss my sister’s homemade cookies. She gives me a tin of them every year, and I have some every day until they are gone. They were gone way before January 1st (smile).
    I feel let down after Christmas too. I get the Winter blues. The holidays get me through the first part of Winter and the promise of Spring get me through the rest. I do a lot of comfort reads this time of year. And I check out my back window every day to see if my daffodils are popping through the frozen ground yet. I have about another month to go before I see that.

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  6. Knowing that the end is near, I have been hoarding the last of my favorite cookies, Pfeffernuesse, French Filbert Macaroons and Springerle, but they will be gone in a couple of days. I try to make them last longer, just to hold onto the season and I rarely bake the rest of the year, because I know I will have little control over how fast I eat them. The winter doldrums are upon me.

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  7. Knowing that the end is near, I have been hoarding the last of my favorite cookies, Pfeffernuesse, French Filbert Macaroons and Springerle, but they will be gone in a couple of days. I try to make them last longer, just to hold onto the season and I rarely bake the rest of the year, because I know I will have little control over how fast I eat them. The winter doldrums are upon me.

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  8. Knowing that the end is near, I have been hoarding the last of my favorite cookies, Pfeffernuesse, French Filbert Macaroons and Springerle, but they will be gone in a couple of days. I try to make them last longer, just to hold onto the season and I rarely bake the rest of the year, because I know I will have little control over how fast I eat them. The winter doldrums are upon me.

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  9. Knowing that the end is near, I have been hoarding the last of my favorite cookies, Pfeffernuesse, French Filbert Macaroons and Springerle, but they will be gone in a couple of days. I try to make them last longer, just to hold onto the season and I rarely bake the rest of the year, because I know I will have little control over how fast I eat them. The winter doldrums are upon me.

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  10. Knowing that the end is near, I have been hoarding the last of my favorite cookies, Pfeffernuesse, French Filbert Macaroons and Springerle, but they will be gone in a couple of days. I try to make them last longer, just to hold onto the season and I rarely bake the rest of the year, because I know I will have little control over how fast I eat them. The winter doldrums are upon me.

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  11. It’s not Christmas without my grandmom’s cream cheese cookies…I double the batch, so have plenty to gift and plenty to enjoy with early morning tea or as a late night nibble…and I’ve been in full-blown c.c. cookie withdrawal for a week now…the struggle is real…but the waistband is snug…soldiering on! 🙂

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  12. It’s not Christmas without my grandmom’s cream cheese cookies…I double the batch, so have plenty to gift and plenty to enjoy with early morning tea or as a late night nibble…and I’ve been in full-blown c.c. cookie withdrawal for a week now…the struggle is real…but the waistband is snug…soldiering on! 🙂

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  13. It’s not Christmas without my grandmom’s cream cheese cookies…I double the batch, so have plenty to gift and plenty to enjoy with early morning tea or as a late night nibble…and I’ve been in full-blown c.c. cookie withdrawal for a week now…the struggle is real…but the waistband is snug…soldiering on! 🙂

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  14. It’s not Christmas without my grandmom’s cream cheese cookies…I double the batch, so have plenty to gift and plenty to enjoy with early morning tea or as a late night nibble…and I’ve been in full-blown c.c. cookie withdrawal for a week now…the struggle is real…but the waistband is snug…soldiering on! 🙂

    Reply
  15. It’s not Christmas without my grandmom’s cream cheese cookies…I double the batch, so have plenty to gift and plenty to enjoy with early morning tea or as a late night nibble…and I’ve been in full-blown c.c. cookie withdrawal for a week now…the struggle is real…but the waistband is snug…soldiering on! 🙂

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  16. Oh, any homemade sweet is a wonderful gift. And yes, they tend to disappear rather quickly!
    The Winter Blues usually hit me around February. Though it’s the shortest month, it takes SO long to pass, and it usually brings the harshest weather where I am. March can also be bad, but at least there are usually glimmers of spring coming. Reading is always a good cure, though! (As are cookies!)

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  17. Oh, any homemade sweet is a wonderful gift. And yes, they tend to disappear rather quickly!
    The Winter Blues usually hit me around February. Though it’s the shortest month, it takes SO long to pass, and it usually brings the harshest weather where I am. March can also be bad, but at least there are usually glimmers of spring coming. Reading is always a good cure, though! (As are cookies!)

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  18. Oh, any homemade sweet is a wonderful gift. And yes, they tend to disappear rather quickly!
    The Winter Blues usually hit me around February. Though it’s the shortest month, it takes SO long to pass, and it usually brings the harshest weather where I am. March can also be bad, but at least there are usually glimmers of spring coming. Reading is always a good cure, though! (As are cookies!)

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  19. Oh, any homemade sweet is a wonderful gift. And yes, they tend to disappear rather quickly!
    The Winter Blues usually hit me around February. Though it’s the shortest month, it takes SO long to pass, and it usually brings the harshest weather where I am. March can also be bad, but at least there are usually glimmers of spring coming. Reading is always a good cure, though! (As are cookies!)

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  20. Oh, any homemade sweet is a wonderful gift. And yes, they tend to disappear rather quickly!
    The Winter Blues usually hit me around February. Though it’s the shortest month, it takes SO long to pass, and it usually brings the harshest weather where I am. March can also be bad, but at least there are usually glimmers of spring coming. Reading is always a good cure, though! (As are cookies!)

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  21. Always interested in bargains, I noticed that a couple of local bakers sell off Christmas treats at very low prices in Jan. This year I bought a box of petits fours and a chocolate log. So I guess its Party On!
    Fab audio books from fav authors always rescue me from holiday blues.Also remembering that Christmas is primarily a religious festival, I like to visit local cathedrals for the wonderful uplifting atmosphere of Christian faith. I’m not a true believer myself but I greatly admire religious music and faith inspired architecture and art … especially stained glass.
    Wonderful time of year! 😊

    Reply
  22. Always interested in bargains, I noticed that a couple of local bakers sell off Christmas treats at very low prices in Jan. This year I bought a box of petits fours and a chocolate log. So I guess its Party On!
    Fab audio books from fav authors always rescue me from holiday blues.Also remembering that Christmas is primarily a religious festival, I like to visit local cathedrals for the wonderful uplifting atmosphere of Christian faith. I’m not a true believer myself but I greatly admire religious music and faith inspired architecture and art … especially stained glass.
    Wonderful time of year! 😊

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  23. Always interested in bargains, I noticed that a couple of local bakers sell off Christmas treats at very low prices in Jan. This year I bought a box of petits fours and a chocolate log. So I guess its Party On!
    Fab audio books from fav authors always rescue me from holiday blues.Also remembering that Christmas is primarily a religious festival, I like to visit local cathedrals for the wonderful uplifting atmosphere of Christian faith. I’m not a true believer myself but I greatly admire religious music and faith inspired architecture and art … especially stained glass.
    Wonderful time of year! 😊

    Reply
  24. Always interested in bargains, I noticed that a couple of local bakers sell off Christmas treats at very low prices in Jan. This year I bought a box of petits fours and a chocolate log. So I guess its Party On!
    Fab audio books from fav authors always rescue me from holiday blues.Also remembering that Christmas is primarily a religious festival, I like to visit local cathedrals for the wonderful uplifting atmosphere of Christian faith. I’m not a true believer myself but I greatly admire religious music and faith inspired architecture and art … especially stained glass.
    Wonderful time of year! 😊

    Reply
  25. Always interested in bargains, I noticed that a couple of local bakers sell off Christmas treats at very low prices in Jan. This year I bought a box of petits fours and a chocolate log. So I guess its Party On!
    Fab audio books from fav authors always rescue me from holiday blues.Also remembering that Christmas is primarily a religious festival, I like to visit local cathedrals for the wonderful uplifting atmosphere of Christian faith. I’m not a true believer myself but I greatly admire religious music and faith inspired architecture and art … especially stained glass.
    Wonderful time of year! 😊

    Reply
  26. I limited myself to sweets between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day so giving them up is not as hard as having treats from Thanksgiving on. The decorations, however, remain up until Epiphany. The fridge is populated with some fruits and veggies. I’m planning on more meat and fewer carbs. But without the lights, it feels like dark mid-winter and spring is far away. But driving home tonight, it was twilight rather than impending dark, so the sun is rising on the horizon. It’s the first sign that spring will indeed come. If there’s Easter candy in the store, I will be certain of that fact. Yes, I do tell time based on sugar.

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  27. I limited myself to sweets between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day so giving them up is not as hard as having treats from Thanksgiving on. The decorations, however, remain up until Epiphany. The fridge is populated with some fruits and veggies. I’m planning on more meat and fewer carbs. But without the lights, it feels like dark mid-winter and spring is far away. But driving home tonight, it was twilight rather than impending dark, so the sun is rising on the horizon. It’s the first sign that spring will indeed come. If there’s Easter candy in the store, I will be certain of that fact. Yes, I do tell time based on sugar.

    Reply
  28. I limited myself to sweets between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day so giving them up is not as hard as having treats from Thanksgiving on. The decorations, however, remain up until Epiphany. The fridge is populated with some fruits and veggies. I’m planning on more meat and fewer carbs. But without the lights, it feels like dark mid-winter and spring is far away. But driving home tonight, it was twilight rather than impending dark, so the sun is rising on the horizon. It’s the first sign that spring will indeed come. If there’s Easter candy in the store, I will be certain of that fact. Yes, I do tell time based on sugar.

    Reply
  29. I limited myself to sweets between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day so giving them up is not as hard as having treats from Thanksgiving on. The decorations, however, remain up until Epiphany. The fridge is populated with some fruits and veggies. I’m planning on more meat and fewer carbs. But without the lights, it feels like dark mid-winter and spring is far away. But driving home tonight, it was twilight rather than impending dark, so the sun is rising on the horizon. It’s the first sign that spring will indeed come. If there’s Easter candy in the store, I will be certain of that fact. Yes, I do tell time based on sugar.

    Reply
  30. I limited myself to sweets between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day so giving them up is not as hard as having treats from Thanksgiving on. The decorations, however, remain up until Epiphany. The fridge is populated with some fruits and veggies. I’m planning on more meat and fewer carbs. But without the lights, it feels like dark mid-winter and spring is far away. But driving home tonight, it was twilight rather than impending dark, so the sun is rising on the horizon. It’s the first sign that spring will indeed come. If there’s Easter candy in the store, I will be certain of that fact. Yes, I do tell time based on sugar.

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  31. I don’t ever give up chocolate because it makes me happy. I have, however, emptied my house of everything but my favorite chocolate. Then I made a broccoli salad last night and I’m going to try a new soup recipe this weekend. Funny, but it feels good to be eating vegetables again. 😉

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  32. I don’t ever give up chocolate because it makes me happy. I have, however, emptied my house of everything but my favorite chocolate. Then I made a broccoli salad last night and I’m going to try a new soup recipe this weekend. Funny, but it feels good to be eating vegetables again. 😉

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  33. I don’t ever give up chocolate because it makes me happy. I have, however, emptied my house of everything but my favorite chocolate. Then I made a broccoli salad last night and I’m going to try a new soup recipe this weekend. Funny, but it feels good to be eating vegetables again. 😉

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  34. I don’t ever give up chocolate because it makes me happy. I have, however, emptied my house of everything but my favorite chocolate. Then I made a broccoli salad last night and I’m going to try a new soup recipe this weekend. Funny, but it feels good to be eating vegetables again. 😉

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  35. I don’t ever give up chocolate because it makes me happy. I have, however, emptied my house of everything but my favorite chocolate. Then I made a broccoli salad last night and I’m going to try a new soup recipe this weekend. Funny, but it feels good to be eating vegetables again. 😉

    Reply
  36. The cookies. My neighbors gave me a plate of leftovers from their cookie party that I missed. Each one was wonderful.
    The displays in the markets. I love the bright happy Christmas colors of all the candies, treats and decorations. I am nutz about candy canes. Now, as Andrea says, it’s all health food, Wasa bread and broccoli. I use all those things but they’re not things that cheer me up in the dead of winter. I deplore some aspects of the commercialization of Christmas, but I do love those displays of wonderful things.
    I don’t do a lot of Christmas decorating but what little I do, I leave up to Twelfth Night and often beyond. It’s a reminder that there is cheer to be had again even when life has returned to its mundane level until SuperBowl Sunday, our next national holiday.

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  37. The cookies. My neighbors gave me a plate of leftovers from their cookie party that I missed. Each one was wonderful.
    The displays in the markets. I love the bright happy Christmas colors of all the candies, treats and decorations. I am nutz about candy canes. Now, as Andrea says, it’s all health food, Wasa bread and broccoli. I use all those things but they’re not things that cheer me up in the dead of winter. I deplore some aspects of the commercialization of Christmas, but I do love those displays of wonderful things.
    I don’t do a lot of Christmas decorating but what little I do, I leave up to Twelfth Night and often beyond. It’s a reminder that there is cheer to be had again even when life has returned to its mundane level until SuperBowl Sunday, our next national holiday.

    Reply
  38. The cookies. My neighbors gave me a plate of leftovers from their cookie party that I missed. Each one was wonderful.
    The displays in the markets. I love the bright happy Christmas colors of all the candies, treats and decorations. I am nutz about candy canes. Now, as Andrea says, it’s all health food, Wasa bread and broccoli. I use all those things but they’re not things that cheer me up in the dead of winter. I deplore some aspects of the commercialization of Christmas, but I do love those displays of wonderful things.
    I don’t do a lot of Christmas decorating but what little I do, I leave up to Twelfth Night and often beyond. It’s a reminder that there is cheer to be had again even when life has returned to its mundane level until SuperBowl Sunday, our next national holiday.

    Reply
  39. The cookies. My neighbors gave me a plate of leftovers from their cookie party that I missed. Each one was wonderful.
    The displays in the markets. I love the bright happy Christmas colors of all the candies, treats and decorations. I am nutz about candy canes. Now, as Andrea says, it’s all health food, Wasa bread and broccoli. I use all those things but they’re not things that cheer me up in the dead of winter. I deplore some aspects of the commercialization of Christmas, but I do love those displays of wonderful things.
    I don’t do a lot of Christmas decorating but what little I do, I leave up to Twelfth Night and often beyond. It’s a reminder that there is cheer to be had again even when life has returned to its mundane level until SuperBowl Sunday, our next national holiday.

    Reply
  40. The cookies. My neighbors gave me a plate of leftovers from their cookie party that I missed. Each one was wonderful.
    The displays in the markets. I love the bright happy Christmas colors of all the candies, treats and decorations. I am nutz about candy canes. Now, as Andrea says, it’s all health food, Wasa bread and broccoli. I use all those things but they’re not things that cheer me up in the dead of winter. I deplore some aspects of the commercialization of Christmas, but I do love those displays of wonderful things.
    I don’t do a lot of Christmas decorating but what little I do, I leave up to Twelfth Night and often beyond. It’s a reminder that there is cheer to be had again even when life has returned to its mundane level until SuperBowl Sunday, our next national holiday.

    Reply
  41. Very enterprising of you, Quantum. (You do know we’re now all coming to your house to party!)
    I’m not a big believer either, but I agree with you that the creativity of the human spirit, as inspired by faith,is a very beautiful thing, and churches/cathedrals can be very uplifting.
    And books, of course. Reading really does always lift the spirits

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  42. Very enterprising of you, Quantum. (You do know we’re now all coming to your house to party!)
    I’m not a big believer either, but I agree with you that the creativity of the human spirit, as inspired by faith,is a very beautiful thing, and churches/cathedrals can be very uplifting.
    And books, of course. Reading really does always lift the spirits

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  43. Very enterprising of you, Quantum. (You do know we’re now all coming to your house to party!)
    I’m not a big believer either, but I agree with you that the creativity of the human spirit, as inspired by faith,is a very beautiful thing, and churches/cathedrals can be very uplifting.
    And books, of course. Reading really does always lift the spirits

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  44. Very enterprising of you, Quantum. (You do know we’re now all coming to your house to party!)
    I’m not a big believer either, but I agree with you that the creativity of the human spirit, as inspired by faith,is a very beautiful thing, and churches/cathedrals can be very uplifting.
    And books, of course. Reading really does always lift the spirits

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  45. Very enterprising of you, Quantum. (You do know we’re now all coming to your house to party!)
    I’m not a big believer either, but I agree with you that the creativity of the human spirit, as inspired by faith,is a very beautiful thing, and churches/cathedrals can be very uplifting.
    And books, of course. Reading really does always lift the spirits

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  46. In my case, it’s Party On as my sister signed me up for an ice cream delivery a month club. Five very interesting pints arrived yesterday. The only question is– did she sign me up for one month? Three? More? This could be very dangerous!
    Happy new year all!

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  47. In my case, it’s Party On as my sister signed me up for an ice cream delivery a month club. Five very interesting pints arrived yesterday. The only question is– did she sign me up for one month? Three? More? This could be very dangerous!
    Happy new year all!

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  48. In my case, it’s Party On as my sister signed me up for an ice cream delivery a month club. Five very interesting pints arrived yesterday. The only question is– did she sign me up for one month? Three? More? This could be very dangerous!
    Happy new year all!

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  49. In my case, it’s Party On as my sister signed me up for an ice cream delivery a month club. Five very interesting pints arrived yesterday. The only question is– did she sign me up for one month? Three? More? This could be very dangerous!
    Happy new year all!

    Reply
  50. In my case, it’s Party On as my sister signed me up for an ice cream delivery a month club. Five very interesting pints arrived yesterday. The only question is– did she sign me up for one month? Three? More? This could be very dangerous!
    Happy new year all!

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  51. Life is too dreary to give up sweets. Party on!! But Andrea, PLEASE, share your blondie recipe! My eyes lit up and I started salivating at your short but tantalizing description.

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  52. Life is too dreary to give up sweets. Party on!! But Andrea, PLEASE, share your blondie recipe! My eyes lit up and I started salivating at your short but tantalizing description.

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  53. Life is too dreary to give up sweets. Party on!! But Andrea, PLEASE, share your blondie recipe! My eyes lit up and I started salivating at your short but tantalizing description.

    Reply
  54. Life is too dreary to give up sweets. Party on!! But Andrea, PLEASE, share your blondie recipe! My eyes lit up and I started salivating at your short but tantalizing description.

    Reply
  55. Life is too dreary to give up sweets. Party on!! But Andrea, PLEASE, share your blondie recipe! My eyes lit up and I started salivating at your short but tantalizing description.

    Reply
  56. First of all, I must confess, I never met a grain of sugar I do not love.
    This year, for some reason, the only person making treats to share was me. It worked out well. I would bake and then give away 2/3 and that meant I had some but not too much.
    I have some things I am going to bake in the next few weeks. And I will share.
    The thing I love the most is mince pie. I did not have any this year, but I have all the ingredients, so I will take care of that shortly. That will probably not be shared….most people I know do not like mince pie…which makes it a perfect thing to bake.

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  57. First of all, I must confess, I never met a grain of sugar I do not love.
    This year, for some reason, the only person making treats to share was me. It worked out well. I would bake and then give away 2/3 and that meant I had some but not too much.
    I have some things I am going to bake in the next few weeks. And I will share.
    The thing I love the most is mince pie. I did not have any this year, but I have all the ingredients, so I will take care of that shortly. That will probably not be shared….most people I know do not like mince pie…which makes it a perfect thing to bake.

    Reply
  58. First of all, I must confess, I never met a grain of sugar I do not love.
    This year, for some reason, the only person making treats to share was me. It worked out well. I would bake and then give away 2/3 and that meant I had some but not too much.
    I have some things I am going to bake in the next few weeks. And I will share.
    The thing I love the most is mince pie. I did not have any this year, but I have all the ingredients, so I will take care of that shortly. That will probably not be shared….most people I know do not like mince pie…which makes it a perfect thing to bake.

    Reply
  59. First of all, I must confess, I never met a grain of sugar I do not love.
    This year, for some reason, the only person making treats to share was me. It worked out well. I would bake and then give away 2/3 and that meant I had some but not too much.
    I have some things I am going to bake in the next few weeks. And I will share.
    The thing I love the most is mince pie. I did not have any this year, but I have all the ingredients, so I will take care of that shortly. That will probably not be shared….most people I know do not like mince pie…which makes it a perfect thing to bake.

    Reply
  60. First of all, I must confess, I never met a grain of sugar I do not love.
    This year, for some reason, the only person making treats to share was me. It worked out well. I would bake and then give away 2/3 and that meant I had some but not too much.
    I have some things I am going to bake in the next few weeks. And I will share.
    The thing I love the most is mince pie. I did not have any this year, but I have all the ingredients, so I will take care of that shortly. That will probably not be shared….most people I know do not like mince pie…which makes it a perfect thing to bake.

    Reply
  61. I don’t really have a sweet tooth. I’m lucky in that I can take it or leave it. Having been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer a few months before Christmas made it easy for me not to pile on any extra pounds. No fun really as a lot of savory things I love had to go too. Oh well, it could be worse.
    Happy New Year Andrea. Hope all goes your way this year.

    Reply
  62. I don’t really have a sweet tooth. I’m lucky in that I can take it or leave it. Having been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer a few months before Christmas made it easy for me not to pile on any extra pounds. No fun really as a lot of savory things I love had to go too. Oh well, it could be worse.
    Happy New Year Andrea. Hope all goes your way this year.

    Reply
  63. I don’t really have a sweet tooth. I’m lucky in that I can take it or leave it. Having been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer a few months before Christmas made it easy for me not to pile on any extra pounds. No fun really as a lot of savory things I love had to go too. Oh well, it could be worse.
    Happy New Year Andrea. Hope all goes your way this year.

    Reply
  64. I don’t really have a sweet tooth. I’m lucky in that I can take it or leave it. Having been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer a few months before Christmas made it easy for me not to pile on any extra pounds. No fun really as a lot of savory things I love had to go too. Oh well, it could be worse.
    Happy New Year Andrea. Hope all goes your way this year.

    Reply
  65. I don’t really have a sweet tooth. I’m lucky in that I can take it or leave it. Having been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer a few months before Christmas made it easy for me not to pile on any extra pounds. No fun really as a lot of savory things I love had to go too. Oh well, it could be worse.
    Happy New Year Andrea. Hope all goes your way this year.

    Reply
  66. Andrea, I’m pretty sure that you need to share those recipes! I miss the benne wafers available only at Christmas. I make sure to eat a few springerle, wedding cakes, burnt sugar cookies, etc. But I buy a tray of cookies from the local great bakery only at Christmastime, because I have no restraint.

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  67. Andrea, I’m pretty sure that you need to share those recipes! I miss the benne wafers available only at Christmas. I make sure to eat a few springerle, wedding cakes, burnt sugar cookies, etc. But I buy a tray of cookies from the local great bakery only at Christmastime, because I have no restraint.

    Reply
  68. Andrea, I’m pretty sure that you need to share those recipes! I miss the benne wafers available only at Christmas. I make sure to eat a few springerle, wedding cakes, burnt sugar cookies, etc. But I buy a tray of cookies from the local great bakery only at Christmastime, because I have no restraint.

    Reply
  69. Andrea, I’m pretty sure that you need to share those recipes! I miss the benne wafers available only at Christmas. I make sure to eat a few springerle, wedding cakes, burnt sugar cookies, etc. But I buy a tray of cookies from the local great bakery only at Christmastime, because I have no restraint.

    Reply
  70. Andrea, I’m pretty sure that you need to share those recipes! I miss the benne wafers available only at Christmas. I make sure to eat a few springerle, wedding cakes, burnt sugar cookies, etc. But I buy a tray of cookies from the local great bakery only at Christmastime, because I have no restraint.

    Reply

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