Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sweets & Treats

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Good morning, sweets! Still in the middle of a hectic week but between all the madness I find my mind wandering to the sweeter things in life. Like what treats am I going to serve my guests for Christmas?

I definitely will be making peppermint bark again this year. I made it once before and it was a big hit. But I have to admit that last year I cheated and relied on Williams Sonoma instead. And I always have candy available in abundance. Also, Christmas cookies are always a staple in our home.

So what else can I do to make the mood even more festive? Christmas cocktails, right? This Candy Cane Martini sounds delicious, doesn't it? And I have quite a few other options that I'm considering. I'll definitely have to have a couple of trials which should make for a few fun nights! :)

Do you have any favorite holiday treats that you'd like to share?

Have a wonderful day, loves!

xoxo

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49 comments:

Adele said...

I love sharing our candy canes & of course my Mince Pies! Love the photos today Dawn xoxo
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Katie said...

Christmas cocktails sound like a plan to me :)

le@thirdontheright said...

peppermint bark .... I'll have to google that one ... is that a pic of it ... looks fab :) le xox

lorenabr said...

Love German Christmas cookies! Zimtsterne yummmmmmmmmm!

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SabinePsynopsis said...

Cocktails and cookies should make for a perfect Christmas. Need to look up some recipes, too. xoxo

sugarhoneybaby said...

Cookies and cocktails sounds great!:)

Debby said...

Holy Moly Dawn... don't show me Peppermint Bark.. I'm gonna blow up! I love that stuff. I got the best recipe last year from Carrie of This Free Bird. I'll have to see if I can find it again. Everyone loved it. I don't drink but a Candy Cane Martini sounds delightful!! xo

Collette Osuna said...

Peppermint bark....yumm!!!
I have tons of hors d eourves I make....those usually seem to go over pretty well:)

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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I love melomakarona! cant wait for my mum to come and make some!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Those look wonderful, I lvoe the smell of peppermint, so nice!! And I always think of candy canes on the trees when Christmas comes around, although I was the naughty one who went around eating them before Christmas day, hehe!! I hope your day is going well flower! xo

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I Want it all...the sweets look yummy...I haven't had peppermint yet this year!

Martina said...

That coctail looks and sounds darling - should try this too! I thought of making lemon curd as a little gift for people - it's special here in germany, as only a few people now it - and easy to make. xx

Bestie said...

is it too early for that martini?

With love... said...

Ohh it looks delicious.
Have a beautiful day.

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Yes Peppermint Bark!! That and listening to Christmas tunes, but I also need some snow on the ground.

Daily Cup of Couture said...

Love all these images! I love making peppermint bark all season long! xx

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

ooooh, candy cane martini, yum.

Josie said...

I'm all about the gingerbread men myself. But anything with peppermint gets my vote.

rolala said...

Peppermint bark & X-mas cocktails sound divine! I like to toast up some nuts and make marshmallows for the holidays.

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Ohhhh boy you just gave me a 10am sweet tooth! Not good! ;) Love some peppermint bark too my dear... esp sprinkled onto of ice cream! That tini looks delightful! xoxo

Maria @ Orchard Bloom said...

These photos really get me in the holiday spirit!

Alexa said...

Oh my goodness...I just want to come to one of your parties! The peppermint bark is pretty spectacular. My dad always makes biscotti (which I love), especially when you dip in your coffee! YUM.

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh, such a beautiful post. I love the red and white and glitter all over. So festive and glam!

City Girl Chicago said...

Yum ~ can I come practice holiday mixology with you? :)

{The Perfect Palette} said...

This all looks sooo delicious.

About Last Weekend said...

Pinky red cocktails and that luscious sweater! Looks delish!

classiq said...

I love to treat my guests with home-made goodies. I rarely eat other sweets, so it's only fair to them, right? And I like to offer them small gifts, like home-made jam (my mom's specialty-the best in the whole world), nicely wrapped up. Personalised gifts have their own charm. Have a beautiful day, Dawn! xo
Ada

B. in the Know said...

Oh yum! I have never had a candy cane martini, but I need to try one! My favorite treat in the afternoon is a pepermint mocha from Starbucks in a red cup of course!
Much love,
B

Roselie said...

I love Christmas treats! My favorite are diples , melomakarona
, and kourabiedes which are traditional Greek sweets.

alicia said...

a Christmas cocktail - perfect!

Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

Candy cane martinis sound delicious, I must give them a try! xx

Lonely Wife Project said...

I like to get drunk off mulled wine!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Mmm holiday cocktails! I think pumpkin cookies are still a good treat around Christmastime!

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pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, all this peppermint is making me happy!!! Several ice cream makers make a seasonal peppermint and that's a fun easy dessert, garnished, of course, with a candy cane.

Cranberry margaritas that i've made in years past - serving with guacamole and chips for a casual Christmas get together is fun.

And, then my all time favorite of Champagne with a little cassis and frozen raspberries!

Happy holiday party planning!
xoxo elizabeth

mademoiselleblush said...

Oh my!! This is deliciously tempting!
Can never go past chocolates of any kind. . . be that in cake, cocktails, cupcakes, in boxes, on the Christmas tree... chocolate

x

Sunny & Star said...

I have so been craving peppermint bark for the last couple weeks. Someone had some in the office before Christmas and it was delicious. I have been trying to decide whether I should attempt to make my own or buy some premade.

DóraKristín:* said...

Lovely colors ! Christmas ........ !!! :)
x

Elle Sees said...

your comment, as always, made my day. I had a horrible blogging day--I found out that ppl don't read my posts--they skip to the comments and copy something from there. I was crushed, but your comment cheered me up. And I wish I was on your Xmas list; free samples or not!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

I love making the staple cookies, but using grandma's recipes, sugar, gingerbread. This year I plan on giving her famous fudge a try! Always a crowd pleaser. Your peppermint bark sounds delish!

xo

kristina@beancakes ★ said...

dawn ~ that candy cane martini looks just divine!! also, sugar cookies w. icing is always a must for christmas... this year i'll be making fudge to send out as gifts ~ it's really simple to make and really delicious as well!!
xx ~ kristina

Lana {lanalou style} said...

Love the look of that festive martini, so cute!

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Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Peppermint bark sounds great! We don't have any traditions really. We do love doing champagne brunches though :)

Aly McLoughlin-Harte said...

Oh peppermint bark sounds amazing! Any form of festive cocktail will also be delicious!
Those cupcakes look devine.
My little posh chocolate lollies went down a treat!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

mmm the peppermint bark looks so good! cute idea for gifts too!

honey my heart said...

candy cane martini sounds amazing! i heart gingerbread cookies, and pumpkin french macarons. mmm :)

Ali Rodriguez said...

Peppermint just may be my favorit-est flavor in the world, you're making me crave it!

Andrea Reh said...

Oh my goodness. I am seriously tempted to make that white/milk chocolate peppermint bark stuff!

Andrea x

Sarah Klassen said...

Sounds quite delicious to me :)

A little cheating is okay sometimes! (plus, isn't William Sanoma amazing?) I adore the homemade fudge that my neighbour sends over each year for Christmas, as well as the chocolate bark that we always make. However, this year, I would like to also try short bread... wish me luck!