For me, the holiday season is definitely about food and family - not particularly in that order. I absolutely adore that my husband closes down the office for the week between Christmas and New Years so that everyone can spend quality time with their loved ones. Definitely my favorite week of the year!~
Food, however, begins early in the month. I love spending time in our fabulous kitchen with it's huge island baking all sorts of cookies. I love deciding each year which ones we will make - and I know the boys love choosing their favorites~
I also love finding new things that we have never tried and experimenting a bit. Thankfully this is the season when wonderful recipes are readily available~
With apples abundantly in stock at most markets and grocery stores, I definitely want to try these~
How incredibly delicious does this look???
The boys will absolutely adore these~
As well as these!
And who wouldn't want to make hot cocoa like this???
So, please expect me to put on a *few* extra pounds this season, as I really am in the mood to bake and you know how much I love eating~