Friday, December 17, 2010

Frosty the Snowman Chocolate Covered Oreo..

Countdown to Christmas is beginning the final stretch. For our edible Christmas family gifts this year I went with chocolate covered oreos. I wanted to make a large amount to see how long it would take so each box contains 6 cookies. 20 boxes = 120 cookies. I made 140 just in case a few were duds. It took me just over 3 days. I really enjoy doing large amounts of things. It reminds me of my pastry classes. We boxed them up and mailed them across the country this morning. Hope everyone enjoys them!
I made orange and blue drizzled cookies as well. Here are the finished boxes.
It's always nice to see a bunch of smiling faces!

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
- Erma Bombeck

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cake for Breakfast and Dessert!

A couple weekends ago, I found myself awake a lot earlier than usual, so I decided to make the best of my time before the rest of the house woke up and make a coffee cake. Now I don't usually get up early enough to make this wonderful yummy because it takes around 25-30 minutes to get it into the oven and an hour to bake it, so coffee cake is more or less a special treat around here. This one was a cinnamon coffee cake. It was wonderful! Coffee cake is definitely best straight out of the oven and still warm. We ate it for breakfast 3 days straight. I look forward to making it again the morning that we open Christmas presents.
It was already half-eaten the morning it was made. My family does not skimp on cake, even for breakfast.
I have been meaning to try out this cake/filling/frosting combination and finally got around to it. It's my version of a Boston cream cake. The cake is butter yellow and filled with Bavarian cream. Then, I made a chocolate ganache and poured it over. This same combination will make an awesome dessert cup!
The holiday season is in full swing and Christmas will be here before you know it. These are hard times for us all, but if you are able, please take the time to help bring some cheer to children who without it, may not have a gift to open on Christmas. Donate to Toys for Tots. Involve your children in donating this holiday season and teach them to appreciate their blessings and how to help bring blessings to others. We all share this beautiful world. Take care of your neighbors and remember, we are all in this together.

Seek joy in what you give, and not what you get.