My Christmas list every year has included cooking equipment and tools. My friends thought I was a little weird asking for things like a blender and stand mixer for Christmas. When I try to remember at what age my love of cooking began, I can't because I only remember always wanting to be in the kitchen.
What I love about Christmas is that it is a time to think about others. I have been blessed with my talent for cooking and especially love using it during this time of year. I believe sometimes the best gifts are those that are handmade vs. store bought. The thought and time put into homemade cookies, candies, breads, and cakes take your gift to special level. Ok so maybe I am being partial because I love when my neighbors bring over a plate full of candies and cookies. I have a sweet tooth!
Not all your Christmas goodies have to be full of butter and sugar though. I gave a Christmas nutrition/cooking class last year to a group of kids. We made snowmen apples. These weren't your normal caramel apples. Instead of caramel covered apples, melted peanut butter covered the apples and then finished with an avalanche of coconut snow. The kids decorated their snowmen with pretzel arms, candy coated sunflower seed eyes, and raisin buttons. This is a guiltless treat for both young and old.
To kick off December and the countdown to Christmas, I want to do something special for all of you. Beginning today, I am giving away a gift every day until Christmas. Your chance to win is easy. Simply either comment on my blog post or answer a question if I post it on my blog. Each winner will be randomly selected. Can't wait to hear from you!
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What is your favorite Christmas treat?
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