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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

4th Annual Holiday Baking Extravaganza

This past weekend my high school girlfriends and I got together for our traditional holiday baking fest.  Please remember we are all now in our early thirties, so we have been out of high school for a long time, but we still make a point to see each other often!
We met at our usual gathering place and immediately got to work.  This is an all-day affair, with each of us often making three different types of Christmas treats.
We are so very comfortable with each other, so we are often borrowing a pan, a spoon, a cup of powdered sugar, it doesn't matter what it is, we share and just enjoy being together.  Someone always forgets something {this time is was me!} but thankfully others come prepared and just pitch in to help.



Around midday we break for lunch.  Hey - we just can't eat sweets all day!  So after a few slices of pizza and gossip galore, we dug back in.  After most is done, cooled and ready to get packed up, we give one person the daunting task of dividing everything out {thanks Jenelle!}.  The containers come out and everything gets divided evenly.
Lets just say I came home with 5 containers full of holiday treats.  A sampling of each of our goodies.  It's heaven.  I immediately put them all in our deep freeze and try to forget about them, but its virtually impossible.
Especially with a husband who would give his right arm for a sugar cookie.  And a three year old who thinks he deserves "a treat" after every meal.

I'll be sharing a few of these treats in the coming days so stay tuned!  But, first thanks for all the congrats on 3 years during my last post.  If I've said once, I've said a million times, my readers keep me cooking, baking and posting.
Thank you!
The winner of the Panera Bread gift card is...
Katie from Yes, I Want Cake.  If you haven't started reading Katie's blog yet, well, you've been missing out.  I loooovvvveeeee her posts, her recipes, her wisdom and her writing style.
Katie, I hope you enjoy!  Shoot me an email girl!

Would you like to comment?

  1. That looks like a great day spent baking!! All of my high school friends are scattered around the country and it is so hard to get together. Enjoy those days.

  2. How fun, Ally! It looks like you'll have enough for gifting as well! I love this. I'll have to gather up my girls and do some baking!

  3. Umm there's a 28 year old that thinks she deserves a treat after every meal in my house.... I didn't get to go to a cookie swap this year :(

  4. Looks amazing!

    Want to invite you to join us for the New Year challenge :)


  5. What a fun traditions with girlfriends!! Everything looks so good!

  6. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)December 13, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    Yummy looking treats!