A Nor’easter brought the first snow of the season.
How quickly things changed! Last weekend I was getting quite the workout (read: I was sweating) raking leaves in the garden with temperatures downright warm at 60 degrees.
I’m glad I had the opportunity to clean up out there before the storm came. I expect my gardening chores to be lighter in the spring.
And now that we’re engulfed in snow, there’s really nowhere to go and nothing to do … except for holiday baking. So, let it snow … I’m looking forward to being engulfed in butter, chocolate, sugar, sprinkles, vanilla … you name it, I want to be engulfed in it! This is not necessarily a bad thing, you know, since Christmas is just one week away. At this point, you want EVERYTHING in the house to smell like cookies. That includes your hair!
And Now, It’s Features Time!
There’s nothing as decadent as clotted cream on top of a slice of tart or cake, or scone! And this dairy-free version looks amazing.” — Eff
“I tried making homemade clotted cream before, and it took me close to 12 hours! The result may have been worth it, but wouldn’t it be great if you can do away with such an extended baking time? Well, this recipe does just that. Plus, it’s vegan. Yup! It’s another thing to put in that holiday gift basket for your vegan friend.” — Angie
“My, oh, my … this tart has everything going for it, from the cookie crust to the freshly-made cranberry sauce filling. It looks divine!” — Angie
“I love the extra crust topping over the filling on this tart! And the addition of fresh cranberries sounds amazing.” — Eff
“Okay, I love french toast, but it can’t be soggy, so I steer clear of french toast casseroles. But this cream cheese-stuffed french toast looks so good, perfect for a lazy brunch.” — Eff
“Peppermint and chocolate are such a great flavor combo, and Nancy has stuck them in a cookie bar… I don’t know about her, but I wouldn’t be sharing these!” — Eff
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #359 by adding your link(s). Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the cohost’s blog so you can be featured.
Your cohost this week is Jhuls@The Not So Creative Cook
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Morsels of Life | CJ Huang says
Can’t believe Christmas is basically a week away! That Cranberry Cookie Pie looks wonderful. Thanks for hosting! I brought by some Elderberry Syrup to help everyone stay well. Hope you enjoy. 🙂
I know, right?! How time flies! That cranberry tart will make it on our menu this year. Sounds so delectable!
Rebecca - Glutarama says
I’m currently juggling housework, baking, doing my nails and wrapping pressies but pop over here to join in #FiestaFriday has been a welcome breather. hank you so much for adding my clotted cream recipe to the round up – hubby had some this week and wouldn’t believe me that its homemade and dairy free haha. Have a wonderful Christmas Angie and everyone else xxx
You’re welcome. Btw, I had a hard time pinning any of your photos. I had to do a little trickery to lift one up to post here on my blog. Maybe the files are too big?? Just a thought.
Thanks so much for including the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Bars in your features! 🙂 Sounds like you will be having a white Christmas with all that snow!
You’re welcome, Nancy. It’s a fabulous cookie recipe. I don’t know if all this snow will stick around until Christmas but it’s expected to snow again exactly on Christmas Day. Wouldn’t that be a pretty sight ❄️☃️
Miz Helen says
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thanks for all the wonderful parties!
Merry Christmas to you, too, Miz Helen!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
There are some beautiful features this week!! Thanks for hosting the party. Have a great week.
Thanks and you’re welcome, Helen! Have a fabulous week!
Thank you for the inspiring ideas and recipes – GREAT party as always. This week I brought CUCUMBER POMEGRANATE SALAD, CHEDDAR BISCUIT TOPPED CHICKEN POT PIE AND GOOEY CARAMEL TOPPED GINGERSNAPS. I hope you’re having a GREAT week.
Thanks, Tamy. Have a great week!
Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook says
I also did some baking two days ago and it was my first time to bake about 4-5 dozens of cookies. Well, we don’t celebrate Christmas but it doesn’t mean I couldn’t bake for my friends.? Ahhh! It was tiring considering our small oven with just one rack!!!? But I feel so good and happy.? Now, I am ready to party. I am kinda late, but better late than never. Right? Happy weekend, Angie! And happy holidays!?
That’s a lot of cookies, Jhuls. I made several kinds but keep the doughs in the fridge/freezer so I can bake just a few daily, then just before Christmas I would do a marathon baking session so I have enough to fill Santa’s platter. It’s a huge platter! Happy holidays to you, too, and thanks for cohosting!!
Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook says
I’ve been telling myself to get a separate freezer for the cookies and oh, homemade ice cream!! But oh well, when you are living abroad in a small studio apartment, just use whatever is available. Otherwise, I will remove my closet and replace with a larger fridge hahaha!
Btw, I sent you an email. I hope it reaches you.
Take care, Angie! xx
Got the email, Jhuls. Thanks!
Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist says
Wow! That’s a lot of snow. Hard to believe we are now on the downhill to Christmas…. I’ll be glad to see the back fo 2020 xx
I know! Christmas Eve is 2 days away, gasp!! Better hurry with the gift wrapping ?