One of my True Loves
One of my true loves (besides my sweet, handsome husband, of course) is baking.
I LOVE to bake. And? The holiday season is the perfect excuse to bake ginormous amounts of food. So far this season I have made:
- My Big Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe is on foodtv.com)
- Northwest Pecan Treats (sort of like Pecan Pie but in bar form)
- Birds Nests - 2 batches actually (these are jam filled thumbprint cookies)
- Peppermint Thumbprint cookies
- Brown Sugar Spritz
- Regular Fudge (I know, not really baking, but still fun)
- Peanut Butter Fudge
- Sugar Cookies
- Dark Chocolate covered Dried Cherries; and
- Magical Mint Kiss Cookies
I am also baking a little for Christmas day. I am making a Turtle Tart for my mother-in-law and a Buche de Noel for my husband (but taking it to my parents' house so the poor guy will probably only get one slice).
I guess you could say, I've been pretty busy. But a tasty kind of busy, because DAMN all these things taste good. I've taken to working out just about every day so that I can still indulge in these treats. I would totally bake more, but my husband has cut me off. This is my limit I guess.
(Whatever - there has to be something I can bake for New Years Day, and Valentines day is only a couple of months away. I always make heart-shaped sugar cookies then.)
The best part about all of this baking though? I really don't eat much of it. Maybe a cookie a day. I love to see other people enjoy what I've made much more than I actually enjoy eating it myself. I kind of get burned out on them quickly, so as much as I'm worried about my diet? I really don't have to be.
(Although now that I've written about it here, I totally want a big piece of fudge).