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 My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza

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felix4067

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My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Thu, 12/19/13 10:59 PM (permalink)
It took me three days, but I just finished. Grand total for this year: 6 dozen white chocolate pumpkin cookies. 4 dozen lemon cookies. 6 dozen Nutella cookies. 5 dozen cream cheese walnut cookies. 7 dozen molasses spice cookies. 3 batches (5 pans) of gingerbread. 6 dozen cheese-olive crackers. 7 dozen cheese crackers. 48 chocolate-Ferrero Rocher brownies with Nutella buttercream frosting. 1 loaf walnut buttermilk bread. 2 loaves cherry pie filling bread. Also, 3 cups whipped garlic-herb cream cheese spread. 2 cups three onion cream cheese spread. Some time either Friday night or Saturday in the car on the way to my dad's house I've got to put together 3 dozen "Grinch Kebabs" (you've probably seen them on Facebook...green grape, banana slice, strawberry, mini marshmallow all stacked up on a long toothpick).
 
http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/white-chocolate-pumpkin-spice-cookies-878

 
http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/lemon-delights-2469

 
http://www.manilaspoon.com/2013/02/4-ingredient-nutella-cookies.html

 
http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/cream-cheese-walnut-drop-cookies-3932

 
http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/soft-molasses-spice-cookies-7097

 
http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/grandma-browns-gingerbread-735

 
http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/cheese-wrapped-olives-4703

 
http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/cheese-dollars-4682

 
http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/nutella-brownies/

 
http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/walnut-buttermilk-bread-4572

 
http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/cherry-pie-filling-bread-7098

 
http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/garlic-herb-cheese-spread-2569

 
http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/three-onion-spread-2570 (on one of the cheese dollars)

 
Not bad for a woman heading in for surgery to repair a broken foot in the morning, huh?
 
Edit:
Just realized...these aren't even a little bit regional recipes...I chose this forum because it was for recipes, but I think maybe it should've been in food. 
<message edited by felix4067 on Thu, 12/19/13 11:26 PM>
 
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    love2bake

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    Re:My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Thu, 12/19/13 11:29 PM (permalink)
    WOW!!!  That's amazing.  Someone's going to be very happy to get those!
     
    I hope your surgery goes well and that you'll have a Merry Christmas, too.
     
    #2
      ChiTownDiner

      Re:My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Thu, 12/19/13 11:52 PM (permalink)
      Good luck with surgery and recovery...I am loving the cherry pie filling bread!
       
      #3
        ScreamingChicken

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        • Location: Stoughton, WI
        Re:My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Fri, 12/20/13 9:04 AM (permalink)
        The oven's going for all this and you couldn't be bothered to slip in a nice beef tenderloin?
         
        #4
          TnTinCT

          Re:My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Fri, 12/20/13 10:08 AM (permalink)
          Wow!! That is one thing I miss from my childhood - my mom would spend a couple of weeks baking before Christmas and we would have dozens of cookies, breads, pies, etc. She always made trays for friends and family, and for my dad to take to work. With just two of us I try to do a batch of one special kind every year, but I do miss the baking extravaganza! I hope your family enjoys your efforts as much as I remember mine!!
           
          #5
            lleechef

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            Re:My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Fri, 12/20/13 10:21 AM (permalink)
            And to think I got really bummed out yesterday when our neighbors brought over some baked goodies......now I have to reciprocate.  Dang!  I hate to bake!
            Beautiful job felix and good luck with that foot surgery.
             
             
            #6
              felix4067

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              Re:My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Fri, 12/20/13 10:58 AM (permalink)
              Thank you! I do trays to give away, trays for the family parties, and usually I bring trays to work as well. I usually try to do at least eight different things so everyone ends up with something they like.
               
              However...as it turns out, my mother was unable to manage driving to the hospital because of the weather, so she made me call and cancel my surgery. Otherwise I'd be at the hospital right now.
               
              But hey...I have a ton of cookies to eat, and an unexpected day to myself. That's good, right? Yeah.
               
              #7
                Foodbme

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                Re:My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Sat, 12/21/13 1:50 AM (permalink)
                lleechef

                And to think I got really bummed out yesterday when our neighbors brought over some baked goodies......now I have to reciprocate.  Dang!  I hate to bake!
                Beautiful job felix and good luck with that foot surgery.

                You could always take them one of the other wonderful things you create without having to bake.
                As Mr. Rogers used to say, "Won't you be my neighbor?"
                 
                #8
                  tcrouzer

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                  Re:My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Sat, 12/21/13 4:50 PM (permalink)
                  Wonderful baking extravaganza! Thank you so much for including the links to the recipes!
                   
                  My small baking effort: 5 dozen Sandies (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies), 6 dozen Lemon Cranberry Refrigerator Cookies, 5 loaves Amish Wheat Bread, 4 loaves Swedish Cardamom Coffee Bread, 2 dozen Sausage Crescent Nuggets, and Pimiento cheese for a party.
                   
                  Take care, hope your foot surgery goes well you and you enjoy your holidays!
                  <message edited by tcrouzer on Sun, 12/22/13 9:09 AM>
                   
                  #9
                    felix4067

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                    Re:My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Sun, 12/22/13 6:26 PM (permalink)
                    Surgery is now tomorrow morning (Monday the 23rd). They assure me I'm coming home with good drugs.
                     
                    Put together trays for the family party today, and discovered I made too many things to include them all on one, even on my biggest one. So two trays...whatever.
                     

                     

                     

                     
                    #10
                      ann peeples

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                      Re:My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Mon, 12/23/13 8:16 AM (permalink)
                      Awesome, Felix!
                       
                      #11
                        CajunKing

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                        Re:My 2013 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Mon, 12/23/13 6:17 PM (permalink)
                        I did not do much baking, but I did end up making a few things, and I came to the realization... I now know why Americans are turning into diabetics.  In the past week I have went through 20+ lbs white sugar, 5 lbs of brown sugar, a gallon of corn syrup.
                         
                        I made:
                         
                        4 batches Peanut Brittle
                        10 lbs of fudge - Choc, peanut butter & maple
                        4 batches party mix
                        4 batches muddy buddies
                        2 batches oatmeal cookie dough
                        2 batches chocolate chip cookie dough
                        2 batches peanut butter cookie dough
                        2 batches snickerdoodle dough
                        2 batches home made chocolate covered cherries
                         
                        12 jars peach raspberry jam
                        12 jars black berry jam
                        6 jars of peach jam
                         
                        To round out all the jam I made this year and to make the totals equal
                        Everyone gets 4 different varieties of jam or jelly
                         
                         
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