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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Little Carried Away

It's hard to be a food fan this time of year when you truly enjoy making something for others - if you've been advised to "lay-low." I'm almost to my due date for baby #3 so I know I need to take it easy. Easier said than done!

We always go somewhere else for Thanksgiving - it's never been "my" holiday...but I typically bake something.  This year would be no different, naturally.  But my mother emphatically begged me not to do anything too strenuous - and I swore I'd listen. Well?  Maybe that's why moms and daughters have issues...we daughters don't listen, do we?

So today I made these adorable cookies - two dozen of them - along with a pecan pie, a pumpkin pie, a pumpkin cheesecake and a batch of my peanut-butter-chocolate "kisses." I admit that I am BEYOND exhausted now but I'm pleased that the kids thought these little Nutcrackers were fantastic.  I couldn't help but buy the cutter, given my daughter's first performance in the show is just next week.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving all...a safe and healthy holiday filled with much love!

Enjoy any of these recipes -
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pecan Pie

Peanut Butter Kisses

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Be sure to search the blog - there are additional recipes that would be perfectly for your Thanksgiving menu!

* for the Nutcracker Cookie Cutter and decoration inspiration

1 comment:

Anna and Liz Recipes said...

Hi Meredith! Love these cookies, great ideas for the kids to get into the kitchen. Let's do lunch soon! :) Anna