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I love the appetizers the most...all different kinds. They are just so yummy!!!

I think that is so kind of you to give away blog candy!!!


Oops! I forgot. Peanut butter fudge. Yum!

This is the first time I've read your blog. I'm putting it in my favorite blogs list. Thanks for all the inspiration and ideas you post here. I'll by stopping in daily to see what you have been up to. Thanks!

Mine is fast and easy because I hate to waste time in the kitchen...almond bark with peppermint candy canes crushed. Reading everyone else's has my mouth watering!!!! They all sound wonderful!

My Mom's homemade galettes - hot from the cookie iron! Oh my, I can hardly wait!!

My Mom's Homemade Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread mmmm.. I better go convince her up to make me some.

I grew up with all the Scandinavian Christmas treats - too too delicious to have a favorite, but for some reason "Russian" teacakes stand out in my memory (they're the same as Mexican wedding cakes). I don't have the recipe handy :)

It's a gray cold day here and all I can think of is my favorite holiday treat: peppermint hot chocolate!
Happy Holidays!

You are just way too much fun!!

Raspberry Thumbprint cookies with almond extract (adding a bit more than the recipe). I actually got the recipe out of Tasha Tudor's cookbook. (she is a 90 yr. old author & illustrator who lives in Vermont as they would back in the 1800's.~ If you need some escape books, get The Private World of Tasha Tudor, Tasha Tudor's Gardens or Forever Christmas)

I love your blog and enjoy looking at all your wonderful creations. It seems that anymore, I am the only "baker" in the family who supplies the holiday treats. Mom always makes the best apple pies and I do the cookies: haystacks, oatmeal pattycakes anything chocolate...yet the guys are all for the crab dip that I make. It seems that all my nieces & spouses all have a fav that I have to make so I spend days making all their requests.

What a lovely blog! Thanks to Cindy Keery for directing me here. I've added you to my faves. :) Hmmm...favorite holiday treat...I'd have to say spritz cookies. Yum-o!

Something that we always used to get when we lived in S. CA was "SEE'S" candy. Mmmmm Guess since I haven't had that in long time now it sounds especially good. As far as being homemade, well, I suppose Mama See makes it :) lol Merry Christmas

Sweet Potatoe pie and Baskin Robbins Egg Nog ice cream, mmmmmmm! I can never make ONE choice, it's so difficult, the contest would be over while I was still choosing, LOL. The pie is home made - my mom's old recipe from The American Woman's Cookbook published in 1952. If my hand was forced I'd select the Ice Cream becuase I can no longer cook.


Our favourite treat - is the old hard tack candies...you know those ribbon ones and such. They are getting harder and harder to find these days. Some ribbon imitations are out there and they don't even taste the same!!!

Hi Anna,
Brown and Haley Almond Rocka. We use to live in Seattle/Tacoma area. Brown and Haley was in down town Tacoma. We would go and buy a bunch of it for Christmas. Now sadly you can only get it on line. But my children still love it when mom orders it and has it on the table with all the other candy and goodies on Christmas morning.

Love your site!

Love your blog and festive ideas. My favorite holiday treat is my family's lemon bars!

Love the blog! One of my families favorites at Christmas is so easy to make.
Ting A Ling's
1 package choc. chips
4 cups Wheaties cereal

Melt chips in microwave, stir in cereal crushing and stiring to coat cereal in chocolate. Spoon onto wax paper to set (we put into freezer to set faster). These are addicting! You have to try them even if it sounds like a strange combo, they are so good!

Great blog! My favorite holiday treat -- soft peppermint sticks from the Amish Market near my house. YUM!

I love your blog!!I read it everytime you post. My favorite holiday treat is Pecan Pralines or Lemon Pecan Pie which is to die for. I'm going to try your oyster crackers. They sound like a great snack.

Hi, every year my mom would make a popcorn tree...it was just like popcorn balls but she made a standing tree for th center of our holiday table....then she put earrings, pins, necklaces, etc on the tree and everyone got to choose a gift from the tree..was always the highlight of the holiday'.
just love your blog and your talent..
happy holidays..

I love Lobster Tails and Large Shrimp Oregano. Split lobster tail open. Put desired amount of seafood in broiler safe pan. Mix up Italian Bread crumbs with extra oregano and parmesan cheese and garlic powder. (Make sure you have lots to slightly cover all seafood) Drizzle olive oil lightly over all. Put in broiler until shrimp turn pink and lobster is cooked through. You can ask the butcher how long your size of lobster tail needs to cook in broiler.) Do not overcook. Serve with rice or noodles. Enjoy!! Janet Marks in NC

My favorite holiday treat is buttery crunch coffee cake that my mom makes every year for Christmas morning. It is cake with a layer of cream between the two layers and then brown sugar and pecans on top. It is awesome!


I started making my Christmas fave today - Cherry Walnut bars - they have a bottom crust, then a layer of maraschino cherries and walnuts, cherry flavored frosting, and coconut on top! Yummo!

My favorite is crack candy - it is to DIE for. Seriously - we call it crack candy because you start eating it and it is hard to stop. ADDICTING! Like da crack. Not that I would know how addicting crack is....

Well, and you make it by the sheet -- cookie sheet - and when it hardens - you have to crack it apart.

40 saltine crackers
12 oz. chocolate chips
1 cup brown sugar (pure cane), packed
1 cup butter (not margarine)
1 cup slivered almonds - or other finely chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover bottom and sides of a cookie sheet (jelly roll pan) with foil. Place saltines on cookie sheet, side-by-side, but not overlapping.

In a saucepan, melt butter; add brown sugar and dissolve. Bring to a FULL boil and boil for exactly 3 minutes. Stir often. Immediately pour (gently) over saltines. Distribute evenly.

Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle chocolate chips over toffee/crackers. Wait 2 to 3 minutes and then spread melted chocolate over the entire pan. Sprinkle with almonds.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Remove foil from the back of the toffee. Break toffee into pieces. Store in refrigerator.

I'm telling you - CRACK!

My favorite cookies are Jingle Bells. They are like a fruit cake only better. Have a wonderful Christmas. Darlene

Hello! I love reading your blog and looking at all your creations! I think my favorite holiday treat would have to be peppermint fudge - OMG that stuff is to die for, I don't make it, but I sure can eat it LOL Those stamps are so cute! I don't have a snowman (i know, how crazy is that?) :)

Fun stuff!! I couldn't find either of those at my store :S Hmmmm. Favorite??? Pick just one??? That is like loving 1 child more than the others......but.....I guess, Haystacks made from Dry Cow Mein Noodles, Dry Roasted Peanuts and melted Butterscotch Chips is my Fave Holiday Treat! Rachel Boise, ID

Great stamps! My name is Nancy and my favourite holiday treat is anything my Mom makes! Honestly! She makes the best "dainties" at Christmas... Nanaimo Bars, Rosettes, pecan shortbread, shortbread, buttertarts, marshmallows covered in caramel and rice krispies, donuts, banana bread, cinnamon buns.... sigh....

You know I am a faithful blog reader, I am here every day!!! My favorite holiday treat is peanut butter divinity. What it is, is regular white divinity (homemade) that you spread out, spread with peanut butter, and roll up into 2 logs. You cut them and there will be a "pinwheel" of peanut butter in the divinity. It is to die for! My Mom used to make it, and now that she's gone, I make it for special occasions. Yummy!

I check your blog whenever I can, you are so creative. Love all your cards. Your wreath is really great to look at.
My favorite holiday treat is spice cookies, make them every year in the shapes of trees, santa faces, etc. Everyone eats them up!
Thanks, Kim Getchel

I check your blog daily - love your work! Thank you for sharing.

My favourite holiday treat is homemade whipped shortbread.

Love all your snowman cards. My favorite holiday treat is homemade Lefse. We make it every year.

I love my aunt's homemade chocolate peanut butter balls! Thanks for all your generosity with the blog giveaways! I love that snowman and can't seem to find him at my Michaels.

My favorite is chocolate anything! I especially love Scoth A Roos or anything dipped in melted chocolate like strawberries, pretzels, peanuts and oreo cookies! They are all homemade bust only this time of year!

These stamps are adorable. Thanks for offering this little prize. Joan Bardee

One of our holiday treats or traditions is to make "Nuts and Bolts", a mix of cereals, pretzels, nuts, butter or oil, Lawry's seasoned salt and curry powder baked in the oven. My mother always made this at Christmas time and I have continued the tradition. Now my sons, both adults, are making it for their families. A change from all the sweets.

I LOVE Fran's Gray Salt Caramels...they are to die for!!! MMmmmmmmMMM! Last year I actually LOST weight by driving out to Fran's each day and getting just ONE 'lil ol caramel. It took a lot of restraint to get just one...but after eating it, I'd make myself walk around Greenlake...there must not have been many calories in that one caramel! I lost 10 pounds over the summer.

Other Fave: Creme Brulee...any flavah! ;-)
Elaine :)

I love making and eating Candycane cane bark the flavors takes me back to being a kid and steaking rhe candycanes off the christmas tree. Love your blog it's wonderful!

My favorite holiday treat is Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pinwheels. We have made this in my family every year for as long as I can remember. Where ever we take this, it gets rave reviews (AND lots of yummy sounds) and persistent requests for the recipe. It's so embarrassing because it is one of the easiest - and I mean EASIEST - things to make but looks like you're a skilled candy maker! When people get the recipe, the jig is up. But, since the holidays are about giving and sharing, it's well worth giving the secret away. Michele P.

My favorite "homemade" Christmas treat would have to be pecan tarts. Now my mouth is watering.... LOVE your blog & your artwork!!

I love your artwork, Anna.
My favorite holiday treat to make is Magic French Fudge; it is quick and easy and everyone loves it.
Beverly Joyce

This may sound strange but my favorite holiday treat is tamales. Every year for the last 27 years my SIL's and I have gotten together to make them. Maybe it is the memories.

Every year I make about 12 different *favorite* holiday treats to share with my friends and family. I don't think I could ever possibly narrow it down to just one favorite, but two of my favorites are Rocky Road Fudge bars and Chocolate Mint Dessert. Just the thought of them make me smile...good thing baking week is just 1 1/2 weeks away! :)

Hey Anna!! My favorite holiday treat is my sister's homemade Peanut Brittle. LOVE how sweet it is!! :)

My favorite holiday treat (and tradition) is having Grasshoppers after Christmas Eve dinner. My grandparents have been liquoring us up since I can remember (probably to help get us to sleep when we were little). Now it's just a wonderful holiday tradition.

Oh my gosh, I can't pass up this giveaway! I've got to have that little tree image!! :)
Hmmm... Holiday treat, that's a tough one because there is so much that I love! Probably home made fudge, it's the only time of year I feel brave enough to try and make it :)

Hi Anna,
i love your blog. the way you color images is always a inspiration and i try hard to figure out how you do it. i liked the hint you gave the other day how to color white images (snowman) on white paper.

my favorite christmas treat are "Butter-S and Vanilla-Kipferl"
they are fantastic to a good cup of Christmas Tea or some Gluehwein.

Claudia Rosa

MMMM.... my favorite Holiday Treat is White Chocolate Chex Mix.... oh and Hot Chocolate with simi sweet chocolate pieces melted in it.

My favorite holiday tread would be shipped shortbread cookies... Yum!

Love this blog! Favorite holiday snack, carmel popcorn and peanut brittle, both are homemade!! TFS are your talents!

Not quite a tratitional Christmas treat, but my family loves to have ChexMix at our holiday gathering....homemade of course... (much better than the store bought stuff!).

It's raining and it's snowing and it's sun shining oh my! The great Northwest cant seem to make up its mind what it wants to do today. mmmmm--- how about egg nog with rum and peppermint twist with fudge on the side.
Have a great weekend!
Kathryn S :-)

Love your blog! What wonderful inspiration! Forgot to add my favorite treat, which is Candy Cane cookies that ARE homemade!

Love your blog! What wonderful inspiration!

My favorite holiday treats...(really my favorite anytime treats, gbut they are holiday staples!) Mom's homemade fudge, and my own Rice Krispie Cookies (not the same as Rice Krispie Treats!)

Love your blog! I check it almost every day.

My favorite holiday treat is Butterscotch Crunch. Uses Chex cereal, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter with some chocolate morsals thrown in. Ymmmmmm!

Oh how fun is this!! I love anything to do with chocolate and lots of it..:) My favorite is fudge. And I make a awesome Kringler. Thank you for all your inspiration Anna!

Yummmmmm....Peanut Butter Sweeties. You make peanut butter balls and then push them down on a mini pretzel and the dip the whole thing in melted chocolate and let cool. OH. MY. WORD. They are to die for. Thanks for another fun blog candy offer...here's hoping...

Yippee, blog candy time again! One of my favorites for the holidays is when you mix white chocolate with peppermint. You melt the chocolate and mix in the peppermint and then spread it out onto the cookie sheet, etc. Wait for it to cool and then break into pieces. Just divine!!!! The other one includes white chocolate also. Mix in pretzel sticks and peanuts. Again, melt the chocolate and stir in the peanuts and pretzels and then spread out and wait to cool. I haven't had any time to make any yet this year. I hope Mom has had the time.
Thanks, Chris

Cool! Just happened upon your blog for the first time - lots of fun! Enjoying reading it!
My favorite holiday treat is fudge :-) Homemade - store bought - I don't care just give me my fudge!!
Merry Christmas and thanks for giving away free stuff :-)

OMG...my favority holiday treat is peanut butter fudge made by my sister! She makes all us family members a tin of it every year...chocolate and PB both. I am very sad this year I have asked her to pass on me...since I am on WeightWatchers and could not control myself with a piece now and then... :-(
Kathy McD

My mother's homemade date pinwheel cookies. She only makes them at Christmas time and they are so yummy!

I love cookies! Plain old chocolate chip, still warm from the oven. And the smell... mmm... ~:-) Tracey Griffith

OMGosh!!! I am the first to post to this... hee hee... I feel so honored!!!

I just love your work and everything that you do. You are a big inspiration with what you do in life and in art!!!

PS- My favorite holiday treat is a white chocolate candy... I'll send the recipe if you are interested!!!

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