Sunday, December 18, 2011

What was baked!

Hey guys!

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas?  Time flies when you are having fun!!  This has been a whirlwind kind of week.  My husband finished his masters degree on Tuesday (YAY), I had a surprise party for him Friday, tonight is my Christmas party and the hubby’s parents are coming to stay with us for a week – so as you can imagine, life is busy (but wonderful)…

I’ve had a few emails regarding surviving over the holidays being dairy free.  I highly recommend taking a look at my Dairy Free Survival Guide for ideas and also my post, Challenges of Being Dairy Free is a great one with tips for what to do where!   These posts and a few more can always been found at the top of my blog under Dairy Free Resources. Smile 

Moving on – I have been terrible at taking food photos – so bear with me.    I wanted to compile a list of all the things that I baked this Christmas!!


  • Mama Pea’s No Bake Snowball Cookies – easy, fast and gooey!  I love them, the hubby thought they were too oatmeal.
  • Dandelions on the Wall’s – Allergy Free Fudge. (OMG). So good! Made two batches – one I melted some peanut butter and swirled in and the second I added super finely ground espresso beans!  SOOOOOOOOo good!!
  • Made a double batch of the Chocolate Love Affair Cookies!
  • Oh She Glow’s Egg Nog Biscotti’s – which have become a favourite around here!
  • Haven’t’ made these yet, but I may!!  Of course sub the butter for either DF butter or coconut oil! Low Fat Gingerbread Cookies.
  • I also made Caramel Chocolate Goodies.  Super easy caramel recipe – I have used it for a few things including – turtles (caramel and chocolate covered pecans) and caramel popcorn with peanuts and peanut clusters!!  Best Caramel Recipe I’ve found!
  • Still on the list to make – probably for Christmas dinner - Sinless Sticky Toffee Pecan Pudding!!  Droooooooooooool.    Funny story – before becoming dairy free and when I lived in Calgary, I often went for “dinner” at Earls, and actually only would eat a sticky toffee pudding…  It was warm and drippy and had a caramel lattice on top that was crunchy and sticky – such a great combo!!
  • Peanut Butter Cups – of course!!  I had one of my Special Olympics girls say they were the best peanut butter cups EVERRRRRRR!!  hehe Smile 

I baked 2 other kinds of cookies – a gingersnap and a banana snicker doodle -  they were just ok though and I want to only give you the best of the best!!

What are you/did you bake this Christmas?

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  1. those all sound delicious - i started making these figgy pudding cookies which have been a real hit everywhere i bring them:

  2. Hi! Merry Christmas back to you!! :) I tried replying to your comment through blogger, but something must be up at my end because it happened to someone else I was trying to reply to too... it just comes up :(.

    Anyhow, if you're looking for a good new author.. try Kristin Hannah. She is AMAZING.

    Also... I made chocolate peanut butter cups last week (diff recipe than yours) and although Mr. T can't keep his hands off them in the freezer, their not quite what I was looking for (not sweet enough :p). Your's sound much better! I'm going to make them this morning :D:D I'm excited.

    Alsoooo lol... you mentioned OhSheGlows Biscotti... have you tried her Ginger Cookies?! O..m..g.. SO GOOD.

    Off to make chocolates now! hehe. I love the idea of this post too.. we're baking so many things I can't possibly do a post for each one. Merry Christmas!

  3. i love the recipe round ups. now if only someone would come make them all for me.

  4. Mmmmm it all sounds so good! I love Christmas baking :D

  5. I did a lot of baking this Christmas, but I didn't really eat any of it ... I always do that!

  6. PEANUT BUTTER CUPS!!! I need about a thousand in my life asap. How do I keep forgetting to make these?

  7. Oooo!! You own my heart right now with all these goodies!! I'm going to check out this fudge!! YUM!!!!

    I love christmas!!

  8. Those recipes all sound so good! Hope you're having a wonderful time/holidays with friends and family! All the best!


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