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Chutz
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   Posted 12/4/2009 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Please join us for our daily Koffee Klatch! It doesn't matter which forum you are on, you are welcome to join us for a little fun and smiles. Only rule is we never, ever mention the 'P' word. shocked We are no different than anyone else on the planet. We still have all the dreams and desires that others have only some days it's hard to remember that. So in here we are 'normal' folks again...for a little while.

Today let's talk about one of our best attended topics...food! And these are yummy holiday foods. I think many of us bake something special at Christmas time or other holiday if that's how you celebrate in winter time. Either way we love to make those once-a-year treats for our famliies. I do know that many of us have cut down on what me make due to limitations but what are the one, or few, delights that you won't give up making this time of year.

Around this house we always make Baklava! A dear friend is Greek and it's her recipe. So I need to be getting the phyllo dough and make sure I have enough nuts on hand for the recipe. It's a tradition that hubby and I do together. If I make anything else it will likely be some cookies like spritz or tea cakes. I'm like so many others who used to bake for the entire community ... it seemed like anyway. Now it's a small amount but I'm OK with it. I keep plenty busy anyway with kids and grandkids and with the other gals in the family baking we seem to have more than we know what to do with. One thing I might just make this year are my uncle's homemade caramels. Wow, those were always so good.

Is there something you are going to make special this holiday season?
Chutz
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jujub
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   Posted 12/5/2009 12:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I always make a sticky bun coffee cake for Christmas morning. Yum, bread with butter, cinnamon, gooey and hot. Way too unhealthy to eat more than once a year!

I also usually make a cheesecake for dessert over the holidays. We love it, and by making it myself I can cut the fat and sugar significantly while keeping a lot of flavor.

myjoy
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   Posted 12/5/2009 3:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I always make for hubby the peanut butter cookies with a chocolate kiss in the center. I sprinkle colored sugar on them to make them festive. Once when we were super broke - I made him a batch and put them in a box under the Christmas tree. He still says it was one of his favorite gifts....ever.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 12/5/2009 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   

I just bought the ingredients for the peanut butter cookies that myjoy is talking about.  They are my daughter's favorite cookie and I will make them for her this year.  I usually don't bake but another favorite holiday cookie for me are my chocolate chip meringue cookies.  They literally melt in you mouth!

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crazykitty
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   Posted 12/5/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I also make the peanut butter cookies with the chocolate kiss. Another favorite is the
chocolate chip M&M cookies and fantasy fudge.
 
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   Posted 12/5/2009 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not baking nearly as much this year, but there are some favourites I can not do without. I have to make shortbread cookies for the kids to decorate, of course. I also tweaked a banana bread recipe for dh to be able to enjoy. And of course it wouldn't be Christmas without my tourtiere (a Quebec meat pie). I wasn't going to make chicken pie, but my MIL likes it, and we will also see my dh's uncle, my SIL and her dh at New Year's. And lastly, since I am not baking so much, I will make MY favourite, which no one else really likes, although I can't figure out why... sugar pie! It's an open faced pie, heavy cream and brown sugar are the main ingredients. It's very similar to the base of pecan tarts, but so much creamier and sweeter :)

Sherrine, these chocolate chip meringue cookies, can you have them? I want to make dh a treat too, but not sure what. Some of the recipes I found last year weren't that good. I ended up making him some shortbreads with Splenda, but the amount of flour in there I'm sure was still very bad for him.
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SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 12/5/2009 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't really do any cooking for the holidays. I suppose I might make chicken with a marinade that I created. It's really good. Usually, I am really busy on Christmas because there are a lot of people's houses that I have to go to. But, my dad and his new wife are coming up for Christmas, so I am thinking of having them over one night for dinner and a movie. I am going to make my chicken, and my hubby is going to help me make homemade mashed potatoes, and then I can't decide between crescent rolls or biscuits. I really like the Pilsbury crescent rolls, so I think I will probably make them.
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   Posted 12/5/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm one of those that have cut WAY down on what I make for the holidays. I will make some Texas pecans, they are very easy to make and we love them. Gotta have fudge with walnuts and that should be gluten free so I can eat it. Believe it or not one of my family's favorite is rice krispie treats with honey roasted peanuts in it. Maybe some sugar cookies for the kids. Who knows what else depends on my time and energy.
 
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Chutz
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   Posted 12/5/2009 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm, I'd be happy to supply my shipping address for those who bake too much...lol just kidding! By reading all of you ideas anf fun family connections it's really helped me get out of the 'funk' I've been in over Christmas.

Thanks!
Chutz
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SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 12/5/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you've been in a funk, Mom. Are you all right? You know you can always talk with me on here or through e-mail. BTW, Alex cuddles with that elephant A LOT.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss
 

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