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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Rina said...

i cannot WAIT for Italian Wedding Cookies and my mom’s infamous “brownie petifores”. they’re actually more of a brownie truffle but i would never dare attempt to correct her for fear of losing out on that chocolatey goodness!

December 1, 2010 04:48 PM
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Staci said...

Sugared pecans. Can’t wait to get some in my skillet!

December 1, 2010 04:48 PM
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Sara G. said...

Oh my gosh, I am behind on my blogs and almost missed entering! Phew! :) I CANNOT wait to eat my aunt’s almond toffee. It’s so buttery and delicious!

Thanks for the chance to win one of your signed books, what a treat that would be!

December 1, 2010 04:50 PM
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Sue said...

Surprise Inside Cookies – a Hershey Kiss inside a chocolate chip-type cookie with mini chips, then chocolate drizzled over the top for style points – just delish! Merry Christmas!

December 1, 2010 04:51 PM
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Milena said...

My favorite has always been peppermint bark! I wish I knew you had a signing at Short Hills earlier..I just started working at Papyrus & we have your book there too! :)

December 1, 2010 04:53 PM
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Yuki said...

I can’t wait to eat a piece of cheesecake from my Mom’s recipe. Ooh, I wish I could figure out a way to turn the cheesecake into a cheesecake pop. Now that would be so delish and cute.

December 1, 2010 04:57 PM
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ErinMakesItWork said...

I just came across a recipe for Sweet Tea Pie and I’m stoked to try it and possibly make a new holiday tradition. :)

December 1, 2010 04:58 PM
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Sarah said...

Nutmeg Noels. they are so good with coffee.

December 1, 2010 05:00 PM
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Jennie H. said...

I Love homemade caramels!! My mom makes them the best!! I also can’t pass up a great sugar cookie!

December 1, 2010 05:01 PM
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Lilith said...

My mother’s Santa Claus chocolate cake, with home made moulding icing !
So cute and so tasty…

December 1, 2010 05:01 PM
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Emily said...

Peanut butter balls! Yum!

December 1, 2010 05:01 PM
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Katherine said...

Peppermint brownies.

My goodness – I have the absolute worst problem saying ‘no’ to anything chocolate-y. And, then with the peppermint crumbles on top?

Yep! I’m in trouble!

December 1, 2010 05:03 PM
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Silvia said...

Shortbread cookies!!! ^_^

December 1, 2010 05:10 PM
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Wendy said...

Homemade Carmels

December 1, 2010 05:11 PM
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Christa said...

mmm cinnamon rolls

December 1, 2010 05:15 PM
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Debbie Durham said...

Breakfast Christmas morning has always been the biggest, most wonderful meal our family shares all year long. We will have EVERYTHING you can imagine! The usual breakfast foods like bacon, ham, sausage, eggs, biscuit and gravy, pancakes with home made syrup, PLUS things like cinnamon rolls, sausage bread, cream cheese danish, (my personal favorite!), fruit muffins, coffee cakes galore! OH MY!!! Of course we will have every flavored coffee and coffee creamer imaginable, orange juice, milk and hot chocolate!

We strive to have EVERY breakfast dish you can possibly think of. After breakfast we try to think of new dishes for next year. So, my new contribution this year will be CAKE POPS – of course! I can’t wait!

When our son was little I loved to hear him tell his friends about the BIG breakfast we always have on Christmas morning and all of the family members that join us. It is awesome! And a wonderful family tradition!

December 1, 2010 05:18 PM
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L said...

I would love to win this book!!!

December 1, 2010 05:19 PM
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Bethany said...

I am looking forward to all the cookies! Any kind-they’re all good! :)

December 1, 2010 05:20 PM
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Kristy said...

I can’t wait to dive into the Pumpkin Roll!!!

December 1, 2010 05:23 PM
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Lauren said...

can’t wait for some sugar cookies and pecan pie :)

December 1, 2010 05:26 PM
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Traci Stubblefield said...

This will be my first Christmas as a married woman and I completely love it! I’m so looking forward to making Christmas candies with my aunt like we used to do when my great aunt and grandmother were alive. The best is the fudge and this year I’m adding in some Christmas cookie bark!

December 1, 2010 05:28 PM
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jessica said...

love my sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting! yum!

December 1, 2010 05:30 PM
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frances said...

can’t wait to make Latkes!

December 1, 2010 05:31 PM
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karla said...

iam mexican so i make tamales every christmas year with my mom and three sister they come over and we get cooking we also make ponche its like a mexican hot tea with natrual fruits its so yummmmy

December 1, 2010 05:40 PM
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eunice said...

spiced apple cider! nothing says holidays like hot spiced apple cider.

December 1, 2010 05:46 PM
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Adria said...

Press cookies!!

December 1, 2010 05:46 PM
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Deanna Sargent said...

I am actually looking forward to making (and testing) cake pops this weekend at our annual cookie/treat bakin’ weekend! (There will be 13 of us this year!)

December 1, 2010 05:47 PM
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Amy Brown said...

latkes latkes latkes! and for dessert… latkes!

December 1, 2010 05:49 PM
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Amy said...

Anything that includes chocolate :)

December 1, 2010 05:53 PM
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Angela said...

that’s easy ~ my mother-in-law’s sugar cookies :)

December 1, 2010 05:53 PM
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Melissa Mercer said...

Sugar Cookies!

December 1, 2010 05:54 PM
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Robyn said...

Would love a book :) Not sure what time it is in the ET…but here in Cali it’s still before 5 so what the heck :)

December 1, 2010 05:57 PM
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Paula said...

i want some spanish turrón!!! ooh so sticky and full of almonds.. yum!

December 1, 2010 06:00 PM
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Sara Elizabeth said...

I can’t wait to have my grandmother’s christmas cookies… They are a tradition in my house!

December 1, 2010 06:04 PM
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Jessica Tuers said...

I cant wait for Peppermint bark and Gingerbread cookies!

December 1, 2010 06:07 PM
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Shana said...

Oh shoot… just a little too late to enter! I imagine this will be under my christmas tree this year :)

December 1, 2010 06:16 PM
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Deborah Neill said...

Awesome sweetness in all their glory, Yummy, Yummy, can’t wait to get some in my tummy!!!!

December 1, 2010 06:17 PM
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jan metcalf said...

Aunt Dorothy’s Peanut Butter Balls, dipped in deep dark chocolate of course!

December 1, 2010 06:20 PM
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Emma Durkin said...

I am going to make an insane amount of extra, extra buttery shortbread this year nom nom nom….

December 1, 2010 06:21 PM
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Jodi Jenson said...

I can’t wait to eat carmels and home made toffee! Yum.

December 1, 2010 06:32 PM
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Thu Truong said...

pumpkin pie!

December 1, 2010 06:33 PM
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Laura D said...

I can’t wait for my mom’s brioche. Christmas is the only time of year she can make it because this is the only time regular grocery stores sell yeast cakes, an essential ingrdient in the rolls.

December 1, 2010 06:48 PM
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Kelly said...

I’m going to attempt to make peppermint chocolate fudge for the first time…I can’t wait to try the recipe and I especially can not wait to eat it!

December 1, 2010 06:58 PM
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Leslie said...

I love any kind of cake!!!

December 1, 2010 07:06 PM
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Mojocooljojo said...

Oh, I would just love one of your books!!! This holiday season is tight and that would make it super sweet! Love you, Bakerella!

December 1, 2010 07:11 PM
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Fer said...

last night i made one of your cookie recipies!! gosh i couldnt stop eating them !! mom had to lock me in my room haha !! but seriously i almost eat them all by my self!

December 1, 2010 07:12 PM
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Kelly Bradshaw said...

For sure classic sugar cookies! Classic. But those spritz cookies and sticky buns are calling my name!

December 1, 2010 07:22 PM
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Beth said...

I can’t wait to eat sugar cookies

December 1, 2010 07:25 PM
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Sharon said...

Sugar Cookies! : )

December 1, 2010 07:28 PM
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Kirsten said...

Am I too late? I love pumpkin pie!

December 1, 2010 07:59 PM
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Cassandra said...

I absolutely love classic apple pie (homemade!) and vanilla ice cream with a dash of cinnamon, as well as caramel sauce!!
Simple, yet oh, so good!! :)

December 1, 2010 08:06 PM
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Lauren said...

I can’t wait to make chocolate peppermint wafers. I hope they look as cute as ones made by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere.

December 1, 2010 08:08 PM
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Julie said...

Fudge…Fudgity Fudge Fudge!

December 1, 2010 08:10 PM
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MiaJ said...

Sugar cookies with a touch of lemon and an egg white glaze. So yummy and the kids love “painting” their cookies!

December 1, 2010 08:13 PM
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Megan said...

Mint chocolate chip cookies!!

December 1, 2010 08:16 PM
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martina Fegan said...

I will be making gluten free cupcakes for my grandsons who have Celiacs and a few other sweet treats as well!

December 1, 2010 08:18 PM
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Jen said...

can’t wait to make/eat chocolate peppermint cookies!

December 1, 2010 08:20 PM
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Jamie said...

I can’t wait to eat my Grandma’s fudge…She is no longer with us, but I still make it every year in her memory and put it in the same Christmas tin she always did.

December 1, 2010 08:20 PM
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Ellen F. said...

Persimmon pudding! Gingerbread! Eggnog! etc… :D

December 1, 2010 08:24 PM
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Shi Lin said...

Turkeyyyyyyyyyyyyy :D

December 1, 2010 08:28 PM
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Ana said...

i can’t wait for my mother in law’s overnight french toast… too die for!!

December 1, 2010 08:35 PM
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Anna A. said...

you want me to narrow it down?? yikes! How about red velvet cake with my mom’s awesomer-than-awesome frosting – maybe some lemon cookies, pumpkin bars, banana bars, pumpkin pie… heck – anything sweet and I’m there! :)

December 1, 2010 08:40 PM
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official coach handbags said...

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December 1, 2010 08:42 PM
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Megan Robinson said...

I just found my late Grandmother’s rum ball recipe, I am going to make them this year for my Uncles.

December 1, 2010 08:45 PM
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Clara in Paradise said...

I would love one of your signed books. And I want to make and cookies, in fact I am taking a class on Saturday.

December 1, 2010 08:49 PM
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Carol M said...

my Mom’s sugar cookies

December 1, 2010 08:50 PM
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Libby said...

Traditional Christmas Pudding with cream! yum!

December 1, 2010 09:02 PM
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Bainoculars said...

candy cane chocolate chip cookies. YUM.

December 1, 2010 09:11 PM
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Heather B. said...

Cannoli made by me or my husband (or both!) Just like my Nonni used to make. Cream, sugar, chocolate chunks & almonds in a crisp shell with powdered sugar snow on top! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 1, 2010 09:12 PM
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liz said...

toffee!!! and brittle!!

December 1, 2010 09:22 PM
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Wanda Naron said...

The Christmas cookies that my grand daughter and I are going to bake together.

December 1, 2010 09:31 PM
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Charlotte said...

For me it’s pumpkin pie – there’s something special about sweet and savoury with a dollop of fresh cream.

December 1, 2010 09:40 PM
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jenny kim said...

I love the Bakerella!!! That’s off-topic. I can’t wait to make my eggnog cheesecake. It’s delish.

December 1, 2010 09:41 PM
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Meena said...

I can’t wait to eat peanut brittle. I only eat it during the holidays and I can’t wait to get a bite!

December 1, 2010 09:43 PM
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Jany said...

Red velvet cake, yummy!

December 1, 2010 09:45 PM
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Johana Porter said...

i love mint macaroons

December 1, 2010 09:55 PM
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jenninfrisco said...

cut outs.
i can’t wait to eat them, not looking forward to making them.

December 1, 2010 09:59 PM
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ingrid rojas said...

peppermint bark!!

December 1, 2010 10:02 PM
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david garcia said...

Red velvet cake :) :)

December 1, 2010 10:03 PM
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Andrea said...

I’m looking forward to the Christmas cookies!! They taste wrong if they’re not eaten in December ;P

December 1, 2010 10:08 PM
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Ana Bojos said...

I LOVE gingerbread men… but would prefer a gingerbread everything christmas-y..

Trees, snowmen, snowflakes…EVERYTHING!

And a good Hot chocolate recipe to go with it!!!

December 1, 2010 10:13 PM
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Lianne said...

Peanut Butter Balls :D

December 1, 2010 10:20 PM
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Jessa said...

i cannot wait to eat some yummy apple pie! my mom makes the best apple pie!

December 1, 2010 10:29 PM
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Suzanne Anderson said...

Rosette cookies! Remember them from childhood and recently found the irons to make them!

December 1, 2010 10:29 PM
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Kethrim said...

My mom’s cheesecake- crushed Zwieback crust with a cream cheese layer on the bottom and a sour cream layer on the top!

December 1, 2010 10:36 PM
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Maria said...

I love making the cute individual apple pies in mason jars for gifts. Made a few extra to eat later

December 1, 2010 10:45 PM
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Han said...

Because my family is Vietnamese, we don’t really eat any traditional Christmas desserts, but I love love love all the sweet soup that is served for dessert on Christmas. Plus, my little brother was born on Christmas Eve… so I know my mom’s always going to order that mocha Buche de Noel (a French tradition because my mom’s side lived in Belgium)… yummy sometimes we get durian flavored too :P

December 1, 2010 10:55 PM
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Amy said...

Chocolate snowflake cookies… Chocolate cookies rolled in powdered sugar and then baked. DELICIOUS!!!

December 1, 2010 10:58 PM
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Elizabeth said...

Hmmm…. My husband’s grandma’s buckeye balls! YUM!

December 1, 2010 11:03 PM
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jamie said...

this would be the best Christmas gift EVER!!!! sugar cookies are the best.

December 1, 2010 11:10 PM
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sammi said...

I cannot wait to eat xmas pudding with lots of fresh cream!! yum

December 1, 2010 11:12 PM
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Trina said...

Chocolate Fondue

December 1, 2010 11:14 PM
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kathie wasick said...

I can’t wait to enjoy some good old fashioned sugar cookie cut outs – decorated by my grandsons!

December 1, 2010 11:22 PM
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Deanne Nguyen said...

Nothing is more fun during the holidays than watching my dog eat pupcakes during the holidays. Pupcakes are edible cupcakes for dogs. This year I can’t wait to make my pup a yummy one decorated with Christmas colors.

December 1, 2010 11:25 PM
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Fatin Izzati said...

I can’t wait for candy canes and log cakes!

December 1, 2010 11:48 PM
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Heather Meek said...

I can’t wait to nibble on some yummy spice cake while sipping some warm buttercream eggnog. To drool for.

December 1, 2010 11:56 PM
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Erica A said...

My mom makes this strange fish dish called Bacalao that I look forward to all the time. I also have a special shrimp and crab dip that we make for special holidays that I can’t wait to devour also! Hmmm, neither of those were desserts…

December 2, 2010 12:01 AM
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Ivannabite2 said...

almond cut out sugar cookies are the BEST! Can’t wait to start baking!!

December 2, 2010 12:05 AM
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melissa poling said...

pickmepickmepickme!

i love to bake, but also to make candy! can’t wait for homemade toffee and truffles!

December 2, 2010 12:08 AM
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Sara G said...

I cant wait for my grandmas homemade irish cream liquer! So delicious over vanilla ice cream..or the rocks :)

December 2, 2010 12:14 AM
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