Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!! Happy holidays to you, wherever you are (hopefully somewhere warm and cozy), whatever you are celebrating (something fun and love-filled), however you celebrate (hopefully with TONS of good food!).

Erik and I are just settling in for a cozy day at home with our family. We spent the morning opening super special gifts for each other, and later on, we’re gonna have my mom, my sister, and a few of the kiddos over for an afternoon Christmas present opening sesh. 🙂

We figured we should carve out a little quiet time with just the two of us before the family circus arrived (no offense, love you Dylan!!) Meanwhile, we’re both a little too excited aboutwhat we picked out for my mom (let’s just say some of these items have a lot to do with appliances) 😉 There are soooo many cool toys out there for the kitchen nowadays! It’s always my main goal to shock and awe my mom with all the new gadgets that are available now. Especially since she’s so used to doing everything by hand.

Also, did I tell you? We’re gonna have my mom, my sister Jenny and her two kids (Dylan, 4, Kai, 4 months) sleep over at our apartment in a few days. I’m soooooo excited!! We have all kinds of fun stuff planned: peppermint fudge-making, pizza-making, um—quick, someone help me name something not food-related—icicle-making, uhhhhhhh…sock-making. J/k!

I’m sure that there’s something else in there that has nothing whatsoever to do with food. Oh, and we’re totally gonna make gingerbread oatmeal homemade breakfast bars and vegan chocolate cupcakes. Wait a minute, I’m not supposed to be talking about food right now.. Darn it! Um…

Right! We’re gonna go shopping! And other stuff that I promise (but not) that has nothing to do with food.


What are your plans for the rest of the holidays?

I hope that you get to spend lots of quality time with your loved ones, laughing, eating, creating and, just, having a good time. It’s been quite the year and it’s high time we take a break and relish the good that’s in our lives.

Speaking of the good in our lives… here are a few pics of the people who matter so much to me. ❤️

My sister Jenny and her kiddos, Dylan and Kai, and my mom (aka proudest Grandma ever!)

My family and I wish you the warmest, love-filled days ahead, complete with tons of cookies and even more giggles. Just remember that I’m always grateful for you and your friendship. It’s been so wonderful sharing these kitchen adventures with you. Here’s to many more years of baking all the treats our families deserve, together.

My two partners-in-crime: my mom and Erik. ❤️

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

Here are a few holiday treats to make before the year ends:

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  1. Demeter, A joyous Christmas to you and yours. We had the most glorious snow this morning in Providence as the sun shone down . Christmas Eve is our big night )cause my mom was from Denmark), replete with an almond prize in the rice pudding and dancing around the tree singing.
    So today is a day of quiet cozies and cuddles for us.
    Enjoy every minute and I cant wait to hear what you bought your mom. An Instapot??
    -peace Hanne

    1. A warm Merry Christmas to you, Hanne. 🙂 Christmas Eve sounds absolutely wonderful over there! I don’t know which part sounds better–the almond prize or dancing around the tree singing! I literally still have a few gifts that I haven’t given her yet–so I can’t say! 😉 (I actually made the mistake of saying something that was supposed to be a surprise for my sister here–thinking she wouldn’t read it so quickly–and she texted me about it immediately.) LOL. My family, though! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday! <3