Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas 2013

May all my readers who celebrate Christmas enjoy the special peace and love that comes from spending time with those you love.

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 The last (2) days have passed in a blur. Most of my free time has been spent baking in preparation for Christmas -- (4) batches of cookies, a pecan pie, cheesecake, chocolate cream pie and cupcakes so far. Tomorrow morning will be the real food preparation for Christmas day.  I look forward to time spent with family.

With my birthday and Christmas so close together, Santa always comes early to our house.  I wanted some modern kitchen gadgets this year.  I couldn't be happier with my presents......see hints help. (I'm planning on experimenting with lots of new recipes once I retire next year).

 apple green - Kitchen Aid mixer

stainless Cuisinart food processor 
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Taking a (1) week break from blogging. and hope to end the year with a post of my favorite reads of 2013 - Merry Christmas to All.

66 comments:

  1. Very nice birthday and Christmas presents. I can see you are looking forward to retirement! Lots of cookies in the future :)
    Happy holidays!

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  2. A very Merry Christmas to you and hope your birthday was delightful! I'm so envious! I've been coveting a fire engine red Kitchen Aid mixer for years! Hope it helps with all that baking you're doing! have a wonderful few days of holidays!!!

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    1. Hope your Christmas was special as well - my DIL has the red Kitchen Aid mixer. They are pretty awesome.

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  3. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to you, Diane!

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  4. Happy birthday, Diane! That cake looks wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I will be taking a short blogging break soon but will be back before you know it!

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    1. Thanks Susan - Hope your Christmas was special - enjoy your time away.

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  5. And to you! looking forward to those recipes!

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    1. I can't wait to shed carrots with the food processor and try your carrot cake recipe:)

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  6. Happy birthday Diane and a very merry Christmas to you and all at home.

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    1. Thanks so much and hope your Christmas was special as well.

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  7. Merry Christmas! Looks like you have a lot of Weekend Cooking post ahead!

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    1. Thanks and I know, I should be posting recipes on weekends with you. Only fair I give back.

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  8. What a gorgeous cake! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks Jill...Hope your Christmas was special as well

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  9. Merry Christmas! That is such a gorgeous coloured mixer - it would make me happy just to look at it, let alone use it!

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    1. So many colors to choose from, but this is the color that made me smile the most...LOL

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  10. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday :-) I love the color of the mixer!

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    1. Thanks Mary - Hope your time with family was special as well.

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  11. A Happy Birthday and a Joyful Christmas to you, Diane! Some wonderful gifts you have here. I look forward to more fun and delicious posts from you in the new year! ;)

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    1. I really need to pepper my posts with some recipes as well, Thanks for the happy wishes.

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  12. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday! I hope you and yours have a lovely holiday, Diane!

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    1. Thanks Beth - Hope your Christmas was special and early Happy New Year wishes.

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    1. I was a slacker this past week with my time off and barely finished (1) book...LOL Happy New Year

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  14. Merry Merry Christmas to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Hi Caren - Hope you Christmas and Hannuka was wonderful.

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  15. Merry Christmas, Diane! (I have a red Kitchen Aid mixer which I received from my parents for my husband's and my anniversary; it would look so nice next to yours!) we are blessed.

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    1. How did I know you'd like red the best:) We are lucky in so many ways.

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  16. Merry Christmas! Gorgeous gadgets...enjoy the holidays.

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    1. My DH calls me gadget girl - he will benefit from my creations too.

      Hope your Christmas was special.

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  17. Merry Christmas, Diane! Love the green mixer! Eat a bite of pecan pie for me!

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    1. Peggy - my first pecan pie ever and it came out perfect UNLIKE my first carrot cake:(

      Happy New Year

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  18. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. Thanks Stacy - an early Happy new Years wish to you and yours.

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  19. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas hugs from all of us at Brian's Home!

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  20. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas hugs from all of us at Brian's Home!

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  21. Wishing you a wonderful holiday, Diane! And happy birthday too :)

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  22. Merry Christmas and happy birthday! I'm lusting over your food processor--looks like a great one. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Trish....my counters are getting a bit cluttered but I am very happy ---LOL

      Happy New Year

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  23. Merry Christmas and happy birthday, Diane!

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  24. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday, Diane! The cake is gorgeous.

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  25. Fun looks like some great items to play around with!

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  26. Diane, Merry Christmas. I've had the joy of reading quite a bit the past few days, so that always makes for a lovely Christmas.

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    1. I've been a lazy slacker since I've been off on the 20th. All that Christmas baking and cooking wore me out -- cleaning too LOL

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  27. Merry Christmas, Diane! Love your presents!

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  28. I LOVE that green mixer! Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thanks Ti - I am still lusting over the green mixer. Makes me so happy.

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  29. Hope you had a merry Christmas! Happy Birthday and Happy New Year too!

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  30. Happy belated Christmas and birthday! Love your mixer! We've got a cuisinart food processor and love it! Hope you are having fun playing with your new toys!

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  31. Happy belated Christmas and birthday! Love your mixer! We've got a cuisinart food processor and love it! Hope you are having fun playing with your new toys!

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