Surely one of the loveliest souls in blogland is the gracious Elizabeth of Pinecones and Acorns, who is our guest today and has come with deliciously decadent holiday baking gifts! Let’s eat with our eyes and not consider for one moment the cautionary ‘a moment on the lips…’ Ha!
I love her Pinecones and Acorns blog because we share similar sensibilities not limited to baking (I LOVE to BAKE!), blogging, and faith. But please don’t ever put me in a bake-off with the BELLA BAKERELLA Elizabeth who creates divine pastries and photographs them exquisitely. I’m so thankful for our online friendship and the support I feel from her beautiful heart. We are trading places today, and since I took three thousand million shots of those easy yet beautiful cheese boards last month, you’ll find me dishing about them at her place.
Good morning. I was so excited when Michele invited me to guest post on her beautiful blog. I love visiting Hello Lovely not only to follow along with the renovation of Michele’s Chicago “fixer-upper” and her Arizona house but to take in all of the lovely posts Michele writes about, from farmhouse decor, to choosing paint color, and these last few weeks tons of Christmas inspiration.
For those of you who do not know me, let me introduce myself, I am Elizabeth and I write, bake, travel, and ponder all of the beauty in life over at Pine Cones and Acorns.
Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year,” and I love everything about it: decorating the house and tree, Christmas movies, hot chocolate next to a roaring fire, shopping for gifts, wrapping and of course, baking.
|Plain and Chocolate Covered Marshmallows|
|Caramelized Almond Bark with Sea Salt|
|Meringue Gingerbread People|
|Dark Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti|
|Cranberry and Apricot Rugelach|
Each year I bake a selection of old favorites and a few new goodies and send a box to my uncle. He invites his 8 neighbor kids over, and they have a little cookie party. Then he puts some out on Christmas with his family, and he also shares the rugelach that I make each year with his good friend. He then puts the rest in the freezer to eat over the coming months.
As I said, your beautiful cake, cookies, tart or whatever you choose to make and give will be enjoyed by many.
|Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts|
The baskets are going to include, homemade bacon, red-wine vinegar, a selection of nuts, brittle, crusty cranberry nut bread, and of course my specialty the sweets, marshmallows, barks, sweet rolls and both raspberry liquor and Irish cream.
|Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake|
|Eggnog Cheesecake with Candied Cranberries|
|Easy Chocolate Danish|
Peace to you right where you are.
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