Christmas Around the Home: In the Kitchen

I can't think of anything more traditional than treats at Christmas. Every year, I look forward to getting a plate of cookies (and the always-present Rice Krispies) from my grandma. Ever since I started going out with Chad, we've always gone over to his parent's house for the sugar cookie decorating extravaganza. And every Christmas Eve, we have our food spread of crackers, meats, mini cheesecakes, and apple cider when we open gifts.  I am eager to start my own food traditions with Chad (and my future babies).

Tradition and food go hand-in-hand wouldn't you agree?

Let me just tell you, it was hard to narrow the choices down to nine. I spent days looking in bloggers' archives, Martha's website, and Real Simple. There is just too much good out there. I am just giving you a little sample of what I like; look and see what you can find out there that will inspire you.

In Case You're Interested:
01. Handmade Organic Gingerbread "Gift Tags" {the cutest looking treat on earth}
02. Peanut Brittle {I try to like it, but it always gets stuck in my teeth!}
03. Handmade Edible Gingerbread Mansion {I vote that you make your own--this one is a pretty penny}
04. Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
05. Holiday Tree Brownies {I want to give dozens of these away, don't you think they would make you so happy?!}
06. Death By Rum Ball
07. Christmas Hats and Stockings
08. Peppermint and Dark Chocolate Spoons
09. Peppermint Candy Picks

9 Treats deserve 9 Links:
* Don't put your cupcakes in regular liners--try these Christmas cupcake liners.
* I would put my Starbucks Gingerbread Latte on one of these letterpress coasters.
* Here's a sassy little Mrs. Claus apron.
* Now that you've liner your cupcakes, make sure to put on these Christmas cupcake pinwheels.
* Visit this site for some holiday cookie inspiration.
* You could put your homemade goodies in these holiday treat bags.
* Or, you could use these personalized holiday labels.
* I am so inspired to make that first Christmas cake.
* Now this is some pretty treat bag packaging.

Do tell: what are your Christmas food traditions? 


m.e (Cathie) said...

love your finds! I am looking forward to starting christmas baking and wanted to make those edible gift tags but not sure how they'd go in our Christmas heat :)

Happy Friday ♥

{eleise} said...

augh...you're killing the pregnant lady here! i crave all things sweet right now! i might have to go bake some goodies now...

Jamie said...

I thought those Rum balls were Brazillian Brigadeiros and my mouth started watering. I may have to whip up a batch.

I'm also craving Starbuck's Cranberry Bliss Bar.

Krystal said...

what amazing pretty treat ideas!

LizzieBeth said...

I have always wanted to try my hand at a gingerbread house. Perhaps this will be the year I do it ;)


Dionne said...

Look at all these linkage goodies! Woo hoo!

Christmas food traditions for me have changed. Growing up in Australia, Christmas was always in the stinkin' hot humid summer, so it was cold salads and stuff like that - so much different to what we do now in the US.

somewhat nameless said...

I definitely agree. My, my I'm already looking forward to holiday treats and sweets. ♥

Micaela said...

can i come to your house for christmas?! :)

these look delish!

i looove oreo bon bons! my little sis makes them every year and it is MY FAVE!

ps. what a beautiful wife you make and i was giddy over will's engagement too! how classy is she? x

O. said...

YUM! they all look delish


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