Monday, November 29, 2010

Books & Signings

I’ll start with the signings.

King of Prussia, PA. Short Hills, NJ and New York City, NY.

Three cities in three days…

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… and full of fun.

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… and meeting lots of great people.

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This is Esther. … I love putting faces with the people that I’ve emailed with. She makes the cutest little wire whisk necklaces.

You must check them out.

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… King of Prussia had lots of little cutie pies in the store.

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Lots of them.

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Lots.

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Including these charmers. So cute in their matching tees.

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Even the Williams-Sonoma folks joined in on the fun. This is Brian and Mandy. Loved them.

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Then in Short Hills, I met more wonderful people. These folks welcomed me with smiling faces.

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And cute cupcakes. The lovely young lady in the pink scarf above made these. We may or may not have shared a cry.

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This is Melanie. She’s a Pop Star of the Star Wars variety. Check em out.

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Look at these two. Stylish. Both of them.

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And these two. Smiling and having a great time, despite getting in a little car accident on the way to the signing.

So glad no one was hurt.

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I love these photos. Trying to get everyone to look at the same camera at the same time is easier than it sounds.

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Side wave.

Bye New Jersey.

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Hello New York.

Again… everyone was so fun.

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Including their sweetly painted fingernails.

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Families came out together.

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And young bakers did, too. This is Kaira. Another Pop Star.

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And here’s Nora. If you remember seeing the Cupcake Kabobs all over the web… well, she started that.

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Laughter all around.

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And look – it’s Rachel from Cupcakes Take The Cake. I was so glad to finally meet her. If you love cupcakes and you don’t know about this site, or you’ve been under a rock, let me introduce you.

New York was a fantastic way to end the Book tour – or so I thought.

There will be one more recap and then that’s it.

I hear a bunch of you cheering because that finally means more baking … right?! YAY! YAY! YAY!

Anyway… Toronto is coming up this weekend. And it turns out I’ll be at two locations.

If you’re in Toronto, and can’t make the Williams-Sonoma signing on Saturday, I’ll also be at Teatro Verde at 4:30 pm on Friday. Hope to meet you guys.

And as usual… if you attended a signing and see your photo in one of the slideshows below, feel free to use it. Thanks again for making the tour so much fun.

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Okay, okay … that was the signings.

Now for the books.

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I’m giving away ten of them. Ten Cake Pops books. And signed if you like.

  • To enter for a chance to win one, just leave a comment on this blog post and tell me what holiday treat you can’t wait to eat.
  • Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 1st at 5:00 pm ET. Sorry, Time’s Up! Winners will be announced below.
  • Ten (10) winners will be chosen at random and announced by the end of the week.

Good luck guys!

Okay – Here they are. Here are the 10 Cake Pops Book Winners. Yay!

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835 – Betty-Ann – …any one of my husband’s authentic, hazelnutty, German Christmas cookies…love, love, love them!

3987 – Leigh McGilvray – I can’t wait to eat mincemeat pies this holiday season! My mum just sent me the recipe so I can make them for the first time : ) I know the smell will remind me of home.

738 – trifitmom – pecan bars i make, yummmmmmmmm

5084 – Paula – I can’t wait for … mmmm flan!

4748 – Ashley M. – I’m looking forward to cheesecake!

2180 – Nadia – I love making (and eating) beautifully decorated sugar cookies at christmas time too! … but first I’m making cake pops for my hubby’s workplace charity fundraiser on Thursday!!! Welcome to T.O. this weekend!

4718 – Stephanie – Broken glass torte…made by my grandma!

5721 – Rachel R – baking, eating and decorating some sugar cookies with my lil one.

54 – Chelsea A – I love French Silk Pie this time of year! It’s an annual treat that I limit myself to making only for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s almost the same recipe as PW! Also, I love all the pictures and stories you share from your signing. I am amazed you remember all the details!

2750 – Julie – Banana split cake!

Congratulations everyone!

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Anastasia said...

Chocolate meringue pies! No one ever makes them, they’re always lemon. So I am going to make them.

November 29, 2010 06:02 AM
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Thilwen said...

I can’t wait to smell “vanilla rolls”, which is in fact shortbread with ground walnuts or almonds rolled in vanilla sugar after baking… It’s the traditional Christmas treat here!

November 29, 2010 06:02 AM
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Tracy Vasquez said...

Hmmm…candy canes and gingerbread are my staples to nom on during the holidays!

November 29, 2010 06:03 AM
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Hege said...

I need to have my mom’s “riskrem” pudding for dessert at some point during christmas. It’a a dessert mae of riceporridge mixed with wiped cream and almond essens. It’s served with a raspberry sauce. Heavenly!!

November 29, 2010 06:03 AM
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Carrie said...

Cut-out cookies! Love ‘em!

November 29, 2010 06:03 AM
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nancy w said...

gingerbread cookies!

November 29, 2010 06:04 AM
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Nina fort said...

I’m not sure what goodies I enjoy most, but the friends and family are my favorite!

November 29, 2010 06:05 AM
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midlfig said...

A cookie called Mother’s Double Deckers… It’s a molasses sandwich cookie with a rich vanilla spice frosting in the middle.

November 29, 2010 06:05 AM
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Amy L. said...

I cannot wait to have some of my mom’s apple cake. She only makes it during the holidays and it’s soooo yummy!

November 29, 2010 06:05 AM
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Jardel said...

I want one of those to make delicious pop cakes in Brazil!

November 29, 2010 06:07 AM
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amirah from singapore said...

i love my momma’s white chocolate with cinnamon sugar doughnuts! i can eat loads of them and still want more! they are the most delicious thingy in the world! yeah!

November 29, 2010 06:07 AM
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lizzy said...

I must say shortbread is my favorite. My daughter has requested caramel shortbread squares for Christmas this year, so that will be our shortbread treat this holiday..

November 29, 2010 06:08 AM
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Diane P. said...

I can’t wait to eat fudge from my grandmother’s recipe and some peanut butter balls!!! It almost makes me think of her and smile :-)

November 29, 2010 06:09 AM
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sylvia said...

I can’t wait for christmas cookies! i have to start preparing…

November 29, 2010 06:09 AM
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carmen said...

My mum’s speciall pie on Xmas Eve!
Nothing like it!
My dad and I fight for it all night long! LOL!

November 29, 2010 06:11 AM
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Juju said...

Classic divinity fudge! It’s way too sweet and way too rich, and I’ll only eat a little, but it reminds me of the Christmases of my childhood, when I helped my grandmother with the holiday preparations. Sweet memories!

November 29, 2010 06:12 AM
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Jennifer said...

I can’t wait to bake and decorate cookies with my little guy this year! He will be two in January and I would love to make Elmo cake pops for his birthday! The book will be fantastic inspiration!
Thank you for all of your fun posts! Happy Holidays!

November 29, 2010 06:12 AM
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Kassy said...

Sugar cookies!!!

November 29, 2010 06:13 AM
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Ashley said...

My favorite holiday treat are turkey joints. Before you get grossed out they are candy!! They are made by a local candy shop and they are definitely a local holiday tradition. My parents get me a jar every Christmas since I can remember. And after introducing them to friend when I was in college it’s a new tradition to send them a jar for Christmas too! https://www.turkeyjoints.com/catalog/what_are_tj.php

November 29, 2010 06:14 AM
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Enrica said...

Cookies, cookies, cookies!

November 29, 2010 06:14 AM
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lamya said...

Apple pie for sure :)

November 29, 2010 06:15 AM
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christine said...

cookies with royal icing… they don’t have those in australia.

November 29, 2010 06:18 AM
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Patti said...

Cut-out butter/sugar cookies with icing! Gotta have those on the table on Christmas Day!

November 29, 2010 06:19 AM
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Kate Le Busque said...

My mother’s lemon meringue pie.

November 29, 2010 06:19 AM
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Kimberly said...

my mom’s cherry berry on a cloud! we have it for christmas eve every year and it takes her three days to make it!

November 29, 2010 06:19 AM
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Sophie said...

Kourampiedes! It’s a greek christmas butter cookie with almonds and powder sugar on top! Yam!

November 29, 2010 06:20 AM
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Carmen said...

Dark Chocolate Covered Truffle Fudge Brownie mint bombs!!

November 29, 2010 06:21 AM
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Carolyn said...

Cookies, cookies and more cookies.

November 29, 2010 06:21 AM
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Gamma J said...

Does it have sugar????? Then I LOVE it! Especially the cookies!!!!!!!

November 29, 2010 06:22 AM
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Rooh said...

My moms shortbread cookies. Yum!

I won’t be in Toronto this weekend – booooo – so I’ll miss being able to get to a signing. We’re going to a waterpark with our kids – yay – in Niagara Falla.

Have fun on Toronto! It’s nice to know you’re coming to Canada, eh!

November 29, 2010 06:22 AM
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RhiDiscover said...

Mmmmm Rum Pudding Pops… I’ve decided to take my own spin on rum balls, pudding and cake pops… Let’s see if it’s a crowd pleaser… I’ll post the success (or unsuccess) and recipe on my blog soon :-)

November 29, 2010 06:22 AM
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Marie said...

My grandmother’s buko salad. It’s made out of canned fruit cocktail mixed with shredded buko. I think it’s called young coconut in English. It’s made out of Cool Whip and sweetened condensed milk and then frozen. Yum!

November 29, 2010 06:22 AM
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Geraldine said...

Well that would have to be the traditional family gingerbread loaf that we serve with thick chunky slices of foie gras and mango chutney.
A must.
YUM YUM YUUUM!

November 29, 2010 06:23 AM
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Debra said...

I love cookies. The classic chocolate chip is the bomb.
And peanut butter balls.
And now cake balls (made the first batch ever yesterday)

November 29, 2010 06:25 AM
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Christine said...

I can’t wait to have pinnekjøtt at my friend Margrete’s place. And my mom’s kransekake – an almond cake made of baked rings stacked on top of each other, getting smaller and smaller, and decorated with royal icing. It’ll be great, I know it! :)

November 29, 2010 06:26 AM
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Dee said...

Cream cheese braids! Wouldn’t that make a great Cake pop?!

November 29, 2010 06:27 AM
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Estelle Emond said...

oh pumkin choicolate chip! hum….

November 29, 2010 06:27 AM
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amira said...

warm cinammon rolls for breakfast and lots and lots of decorated sugar cookies! yummm!

November 29, 2010 06:28 AM
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Lindsay said...

I wish you would come to DC for a signing!!!!! I cannot wait for the cannolis we get from a local Italian deli for Christmas Eve each year. I love the ones with the dried fruit inside – YUM!!!

November 29, 2010 06:28 AM
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Melissa said...

I’m working on homemade pie crusts this year…something my Mema perfected years ago! So many delicious memories :)

November 29, 2010 06:28 AM
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Sarah said...

We have to pick ONE holiday treat? I guess it would be the candy cane cookies b/c I remember my grandma making them out at the farm.

The cake pop cupcakes are awesome! Great job lady in the pink scarf!! Adorable.

November 29, 2010 06:28 AM
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andrea young said...

starlight mint surprise cookies!

November 29, 2010 06:28 AM
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Alba Morales said...

: I can’t wait for my aunt’s apple dessert!
Cream, pecans, apples lots of ingredients.. but also tons of fun! Yey!
I want one of those books! they don’t sell them in monterrey! i’ve looking for them in almost everywhere!
Losing my mind D:

November 29, 2010 06:28 AM
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Becky T. said...

my mom’s cut out cookies and orange drop cookies! both are old recipes that have been in the family for quite a long time!

November 29, 2010 06:30 AM
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jelena said...

Cookies. I love to do a cookie exchange and see what everyone comes up with. I would love to win one of your books.

November 29, 2010 06:31 AM
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yvonne said...

umm, the gumdrop popcorn cake with walnuts – there must be walnuts!
thank you for the opportunity to win!

November 29, 2010 06:31 AM
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sherry mescher said...

peanut brittle and caramels. using my mother’s recipe.

November 29, 2010 06:31 AM
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Naomi S said...

Sugar cookies. Making them, frosting them… eating the “broken” ones… and eating more later. :)

November 29, 2010 06:33 AM
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Jeanmarie said...

Creme Brulee French Toast for breakfast on Christmas Morning!

November 29, 2010 06:33 AM
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Jessica said...

I can’t wait to eat some latkes for hannukah!

November 29, 2010 06:34 AM
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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

Peanut Butter Blossoms!

November 29, 2010 06:34 AM
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Donna said...

Nougat covered in chocolate!… and my sisters home made ice cream layer cake. *drool*

November 29, 2010 06:35 AM
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corinne said...

A whole lot of peppermint bark.

November 29, 2010 06:35 AM
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Alyssa Yancey said...

This would be so fun to do. I have been wanting to try and it would be great to have some ideas to start.

November 29, 2010 06:35 AM
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Tammy said...

I love the red velvet balls! It’s that time of the year for them!

November 29, 2010 06:36 AM
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melissa said...

I can’t wait to eat decorated christmas sugar cookies

November 29, 2010 06:36 AM
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Jennifer said...

I can’t wait to make fudge scotch squares!!!!

November 29, 2010 06:36 AM
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Jill said...

My favorite holiday treats are my mamaw’s cookies. :)

November 29, 2010 06:37 AM
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Lisa said...

I can’t wait to eat my homemade lebkuchen! I don’t make these German spice cookies every year because they are a real labor of love, but since I’ve promised them to the fam, I’m starting to crave them! Not for the weight-conscious, but what cookies are?!

November 29, 2010 06:38 AM
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Lise Seivåg said...

Anything that involves chocolate :)

November 29, 2010 06:38 AM
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Jamieanne said...

I can’t wait to eat my grandma’s pumpkin pie! :)

November 29, 2010 06:39 AM
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Beatriz said...

Can’t wait to drink some ‘coquito’ and eat some ‘arroz con dulce’. Yum! Delicious!

November 29, 2010 06:39 AM
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kelli said...

I love my mom’s finska pinnar cookies and greek cookies! YUM!

November 29, 2010 06:40 AM
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Nancy said...

Well these book signings agree with you because you get prettier and prettier in every photo shoot! I can’t wait to make (and eat) my nut crescent cookies, dredged twice in yummy powdered sugar.

November 29, 2010 06:40 AM
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Laura Sligh said...

I can’t wait to make and eat candy-cane cookies. They are so simple, but I never get them, so they are appreciated! I make them with almond extract, no peppermint. Exactly the right amount of sweet and salty. Mmm!

November 29, 2010 06:40 AM
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Rhiannon said...

My mom’s rum balls! They’re so good!

November 29, 2010 06:40 AM
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Lisa J said...

I can’t wait to make all of the goodies with my kids. They are 8, 7, and 5. We make cookies and all sorts of candies. my favorite is peanut butter fudge. Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous book!

November 29, 2010 06:40 AM
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Valerie said...

My Mom’s Christmas Cookies! Yum!

November 29, 2010 06:41 AM
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JCS said...

Lemon sugar cookies! My grandma’s recipe. I’m the one who makes them for everyone, and the flattering compliments I always receive (“she’s the only one who can make them just like grandma used to”) make them taste extra nice… :)

November 29, 2010 06:41 AM
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Deb said...

I’m planning our first gingerbread house this year, armed with lots of amazing ideas from the internet! My daughter and I wish you would come to Australia so we could join you at one of your signings – you all look like you’re having too much fun!

November 29, 2010 06:43 AM
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Linda H said...

I can’t wait to eat my first “Spekulatius” this year. It’s SO delicious and my favourit holiday treat.

November 29, 2010 06:43 AM
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Anne Marie said...

Frosted sugar cookies – yummy.

November 29, 2010 06:44 AM
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Tiffany Abbott Fuller said...

I can’t wait to eat chewy Ginger Molasses cookies made by my Grandpa Erickson. He only bakes them once a year which works with my schedule, because I only see him once a year- at Christmas. Yum, yum.

November 29, 2010 06:44 AM
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Lynsey said...

I am planning some cosy evenings and fun weekends with my children baking mince pies, tiffin, mini hi-hat cupcakes and Christmas pops! Can’t wait :)!!

November 29, 2010 06:45 AM
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Sarah Ianno said...

Oh definitely apple pie. My nana makes the best apple pies from scratch :D

November 29, 2010 06:45 AM
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Mariana said...

I can´t wait to eat and make christmas sugar cookies!!

November 29, 2010 06:46 AM
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jessica said...

I can’t wait to eat sugar cookies! But really, I just can’t wait to be done with my first year law school finals! Happy Holidays Bakerella!

November 29, 2010 06:46 AM
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Denise said...

Divinity with Georgia Pecans!

November 29, 2010 06:46 AM
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Kim said...

Christmas time always calls for sugar cookies, so I can’t wait to not only eat them, but decorate them this year!

November 29, 2010 06:47 AM
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Jessica said...

pavlova, an australian dessert :D

November 29, 2010 06:49 AM
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Jenny said...

It’s a toss up… oreo truffles or caramel corn. Can’t live without them during the holidays.

November 29, 2010 06:49 AM
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Carly said...

Last year was my first year making marshmallows. I made peppermint ones and gave them to my neighbors with hot chocolate. I am excited to make and devour them again this year!

November 29, 2010 06:49 AM
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Shoshana said...

I can’t wait for homemade doughnuts!

November 29, 2010 06:50 AM
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Katie P. said...

I am really excited about gingerbread this year, which is new for me. As usual, though, I am probably most looking forward to eating fudge -yum!

November 29, 2010 06:50 AM
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Michelle said...

I can’t wait to eat Nanaimo bars. Yum!

November 29, 2010 06:50 AM
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Hannah P. said...

classic decorated sugar cookies! yum!

November 29, 2010 06:51 AM
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Kimmy D. said...

YES! Please! Oh, I’m supposed to tell you one?? Well then I choose peanut butter balls! YUM! :)

November 29, 2010 06:52 AM
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Mallory said...

Cookies!

November 29, 2010 06:52 AM
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Patti Jones said...

I love chocolate cake pops

November 29, 2010 06:52 AM
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Mel said...

Does everything count? But, seriously, can’t wait for pizzelles and buckeyes!!

November 29, 2010 06:53 AM
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Robin said...

skiers french toast on christmas morning!

November 29, 2010 06:53 AM
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zeevee said...

I can’t wait for the secret recipe cookies all the women in my family make every year

November 29, 2010 06:53 AM
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Doni said...

Can never get enough pumpkiin pie!

November 29, 2010 06:53 AM
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Barb said...

Turtles…..my families fav!

November 29, 2010 06:53 AM
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Michelle LeBlanc said...

I’m thinking my homemade candy cane ice cream!

November 29, 2010 06:54 AM
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Barb said...

Sorry my email was in the first one I sent.
Turtles….mmm good.

November 29, 2010 06:55 AM
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Najira said...

There’s nothing like the smell of warm, giant cinnamon rolls with coffee glaze on a cold, wintery day!

November 29, 2010 06:55 AM
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Stephanie said...

I can’t wait to eat some cake pops! I’ve just discovered your delicious treat and my husband and I tried to make some last night-not very successfully! I found a video this morning that give us some great tips so we’ll try again tonight and take them in to his work to say thank you so his co-workers who were so supportive while our son had pneumonia but not before sampling some ourselves!

November 29, 2010 06:56 AM
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Ms. Amy said...

I can’t wait to eat some Jam Thumbprint cookies!

November 29, 2010 06:57 AM
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Bakingdom said...

Pumpkin bread! I know it’s not exclusively for the holidays, but for some reason, that’s always when it tastes best!

November 29, 2010 06:57 AM
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