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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:03 AM
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anyone else having a pre-holiday baking frenzy?
I'm off today and I baked 12 Christmas nut and cranberry breads last night. I feel like I can't stop baking and that I should get a bunch more in the oven!


:silly:
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:07 AM
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1. I was
but I'm out of room in the freezer. We'll have to eat some cookies so I can make more.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:42 AM
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4. I always mean to make cookies
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 10:43 AM by tigereye
I have a bunch of recipes I want to try.


But I always end up making breads instead, since they are easier.

:hi:

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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:29 AM
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2. no, but I should be making fudge.
and in serious quantities
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:41 AM
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3. serious quantities of fudge sound very good!
I get started and I can't stop - I have a bunch more breads to make. Holidays kind of make me run around like a chicken without a head. ;)
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:43 AM
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5. peanut butter fudge
I probably need to make about 8 batches. Unfortunately I have to finish 2 afghans (one is not yet started) before the evening of the 24th.

:banghead:
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:51 AM
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6. it's easy to try to do too much
I always feel as if I ought to have the house totally rehabbed (decoration and otherwise) before Christmas. But I'm still usually carrying out old NYTs as the relatives are ringing the doorbell!
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:51 AM
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I am.
I've baked the first round of cookies...got about 500 of them done. I've made my gingerbread house, my chocolate-covered cherries, my peanut brittle, a chocolate/coconut cake and my mint patties and I've started the fudge. I've done about 200 tamales this week and today I'm doing the last of the tamales and my coconut patties and tomorrow I'm baking a birthday cake. I'm off on Sunday, so I'll start my rolled sugar cookies then, along with more fudge, more spritz cookies, more butter cookies and the chocolate lace cookies.

Next week, there's the sausage balls and the quick breads and the peanut butter cups and the truffles and I'd have to check my list for what else -- I'm drawing a blank. And then it'll be time to start the pies.

:crazy:

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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:04 AM
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8. good lord
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 11:06 AM by tigereye
that is some SERIOUS baking. Mine is miniscule by comparison. When do you sleep? ;)

:wow:

one year I did the dozen cookies routine for work and I thought I was going to have an attack some kind.

:silly:
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:14 AM
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10. I don't think she does sleep
I think we should all go to Reyd Reid Reed's for Christmas. ;)

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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:22 AM
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15. Heeee....
the more the merrier. And you could help me bake.

:D
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:22 AM
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14. This time of year passes
in kind of a fog.

I'm telling you though...on the 26th, I do NOTHING. I put out what's left of the cookies and candy and Christmas dinner...just put it all on the table...and then do NOTHING. If the kids want to eat cookies for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with peanut butter cups for dessert...go for it.

I'll probably put out some clementines and apples too...just to assuage my conscience.

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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:51 AM
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7. i start tomorrow. i did none last year.
i am doing the "little red hen" routine this year. after experiencing a year with no cookies, i am getting a lot of "volunteers" this year.
you can't find my kitchen table at the moment. spent a was on fruit an nuts. it never ceases to amaze me how much really good cookies cost to make.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:06 AM
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9. next week
cookies

banana cranberry bread
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:52 PM
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26. I am big on cranberry bread....
and nut bread.
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:17 AM
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11. This weekend
Lelapin was told to pick 4 kinds of cookies. We're baking this weekend and I'll bake bread and a few other things next weekend.

I wish I didn't have to work tomorrow. :(
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:20 AM
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12. You're working tomorrow?
Oh...at the shop?

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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:33 AM
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16. Yep, at the shop
:)
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:34 AM
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17. Not all day, are you?
And what kind of cookies has she picked?

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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:35 AM
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18. Might as well be
11-5

But, Lelapin and I are definitely nightowls, so we'll stay up late.

:)
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:41 AM
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20. Y'know, that sounds like fun, actually....
I can't get girly-poo to bake most of the time. Although she does want to help with the peanut butter cups this year.

I suspect that's only so that she can eat the ones that break, though.

:eyes:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:21 AM
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13. Uhmmmm nope (nt)
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:39 AM
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19. My oven is where I store the catfood
It's been broken for years, but a microwave, stove, toaster oven and crockpot seem to fulfill all of our cooking needs.

I did, however, make cranberry christmas trees last night



The one pictured uses red bead garland -- mine uses real cranberries. And takes hours to make. But looks damned good as a party centerpiece.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:53 PM
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27. that's cute!
I like that!

Not enough to make the effort, but hey!
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:56 AM
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21. There are 14 frozen, unassembled gingerbread houses
in my freezer. I have four of Aunt Dixie's Famous Nut Rolls, fruitcakes, cookies, cheese balls and cranberry/orange/nut relish.

This weekend, cashew butter cookies. Later on, gelatin jigglers cut out in cookie shapes for the granddaughter.
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:56 PM
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25. 14 houses?
Wow. When will you assemble them?

:)
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:18 PM
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35. They are part of a demonstration I'm doing.
I hope they'll all be put together by the end of next week.
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Dulcinea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:06 PM
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22. Yes.
Peanut butter blossoms for my friend's party tomorrow night.

Mexican wedding cakes (husband's request)

Napoleon creams (rich, decadent, FABULOUS)

Whatchamacallits (glorified Rice Krispie treats flavored w/ peanut butter & topped w/ chocolate/butterscotch topping--easy & delicious!)

Still gotta make gingerbread, but that'll be next week.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:54 PM
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28. mmmm
I always mean to make p-butter blossoms.

all of your planned eatables sound scrumptious. I usually make gingerbread, too, and esp. for New Years.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:46 PM
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23. It begins tomorrow
I have to make my dad's favorites so I can mail them to him asap. Those are called "Trixies" and consist of two chocolate/brownie style layers with nuts and raisins, with a layer of peppermint frosting in between. It is my grandmother's recipe and no one else makes them anymore for him.

I don't do cut-out cookies, because I have no cookie cutters at this point and I don't like to buy pre-cut cookies.

I will make some spritz cookies, at some point, and those hershy-kiss peanut butter thumbprint cookies. I also will make my famous chocolate caramel bars before my family party on 12-30.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:57 PM
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30. yeah I don't like the pre-cut stuff
I understand that those things save time, but sheesh, it isn't that hard or time-consuming to make and roll out some dough - I feel the same way about c.chip cookies in a pre-mixed roll.

But then, I only have one kid.

The trixies sound good....
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jilln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:52 PM
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24. 2 kinds of fudge, guava cookies and a blueberry crumble pie (nt)
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:56 PM
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29. I start tonight.
Applesauce cakes, gingerbread cookies, Peanutbutter Chocolate cookies, Lemon Cookies, and Sugar Cookies.

The people in my office are getting spoiled on Monday!
:)
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:12 PM
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32. applesauce cakes
yum
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:13 PM
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33. It's my favorite cake too!
And very quick and easy to make. :9
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:32 PM
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34. mmm
maybe I should be asking for recipes here.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:02 PM
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31. Ive been making cookies every night since Saturday
Ive got over 20 dozen in the freezer. what fun!
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:22 PM
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36. Yup. Since before Thanksgiving, I've been baking either pumpkin
or banana bread each night, cookies, pumpkin pies and apple pies.

I also made a kill cappuccino mousse truffle a few weeks back. The folks who we were entertaining almost licked their plates.

I love baking this time of year. I love the way the house smells and the kids just adore all the goodies.
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