It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything new but I have a great excuse. I was very fortunate to take time off work to spend with my little girl. Keeping up with an 11 month old and preparing for Christmas was an entirely new challenge for me. Even though it was my first time juggling motherhood and the holiday madness I still managed to produce some homemade treats and gifts for friends. The first one is a Pinterest project gone right! You can find so many ideas for this same wreath on Pinterest. I made this for my daughter’s daycare teacher.
I also bought a few mason jars and filled them with different kinds of candy and chocolate covered pretzels for the rest of the daycare staff.
On the Dec 23rd I did some serious baking. Since my other half works every Christmas Eve and Christmas, I like to send big dessert platters with him to work. This year I had to limit myself to only a few kinds of cookies/desserts because I started my baking after my little one went to bed. Usually I prepare all day.
I made individual pumpkin cakes with cream cheese icing, Mexican wedding cookies (recipe from www.williams-sonoma.com), pecan tassies, Mexican cinnamon cookies (both are family recipes), Kahlua coconut truffles, and gooey chocolate cookies.
I also make this Chex Mix snack every year. If you need a quick no bake treat, this is delicious and addicting!! I also make this for Easter and use the pastel color M&M’s