Sweet Holidays To You!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you have the sweetest of holidays! Thank you all for every bit of love and sharing you give me everyday and every time I come around here!

It's going to be a quiet evening here with friends but you can be sure it won't be without good food...! Here is our menu for Christmas Eve: homemade lox and blinis, French country pate and baguette, seafood fondue (salmon, tuna, scallops, shrimp), mixed greens with Meyer lemon vinaigrette and for dessert vanilla bean creme brulees....Oh yeah baby...! What's on yours?

I have today completely dedicated to filling up the gift baskets I hand out to family and friends every year and since they are too busy to read today, I can tell you what is going into them!
French Macarons
Cranberry Coin cookies
Maple Leaf Cookies
Palm Sugar Sandwich Cookies with Cinnamon Cream filling
Indian Cardamom Cookies
Vanilla Shortbread
Sugar Cookies Sandwiches with Brandy Cream
Date Nut Loaves
Hazelnut Blondies
Elderflower Truffles
Cocoa Nib Truffles
Plain Chocolate Truffles
Lemon Meringue Forgotten Cookies


I hope they like them!

Joyeux Noel!

31 comments:

Amy | She Wears Many Hats said...

Merry Christmas to you sweet friend!

We'll be enjoying some fondue in the upstate as well. I'll raise a fondue fork your way!

Hope to see you in the new year!

Cilantro said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you & your family!

VeggieGirl said...

Merry Christmas, dear Helene!! Sorry I haven't commented in a while - always reading though :)

melissa said...

Merry Christmas Helene! Your basket recipients are very lucky :)

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Sounds like a lovely, thoughtful basket! I'm sure you'll have some very happy recipients. Happy holidays!

Punctuation Mark said...

wishing you the very best on this holiday season!!!

marla@familyfreshcooking.com said...

I want to live inside one of your homemade gift boxes! They sound amazing! Happy Holidays to you and your family :) XXOO

Kate said...

What a variety of baked goods and a wonderful gift to receive! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy each special moment.

Joana said...

Merry Christmas!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

Merry Christmas!! Sounds like a wonderful dinner tonight!

terri said...

merry christmas!

thanks for all you do to make this world a better (and sweeter) place!

Ilke said...

I am sure they will love their baskets! Merry Christmas!

I put your macaroons on my new year resolution list.That I will finally teach myself and be patient while I am doing it!

notyet100 said...

wish u merry christmas,awesome list

Tony said...

Merry Christmas!
Health, love and a lot of heat in our hearts!
Smiling holidays!

Amy said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Love what's in your gift basket! I'm sure it's nice to be your friends and relatives! hehehe...

Anonymous said...

Bon Nadal des de Mallorca al millor blog de cuina que conec.
Joyeux Noël de Majorque pour le meilleur blog de cuisine que je connais

Bea said...

Joyeuses Fêtes à toi et à tes proches!

linda said...

a very sweet holiday to you as well!
joy, good health, peace, tranquility.
thank you for all your sweet treats & i do look forward to sharing (virtually) with you in 2011.
the very best!!
btw: thank you for the updated a new home of the macaroon tutorial!!

L'étudiante said...

Joyeux noël !!

Fragolina said...

Merry Christmas to you all!! Hope this holiday brings peace and joy to everyone.

Rut said...

Nella nostra mente il natale è distante dal pensiero Divino.Il natale è più che desiderare pace e amore.Il natale è un evento straordinario nel tempo dell'Eternità e degli uomini.Dio decise che più che un uomo doveva farci visita e donarsi completamente per noi:IL DIO DELLA GLORIA,CRISTO GESù. Buon "questo" natale a voi!Rut

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

That seafood fondue sounds amazing! Merry Christmas !!

foodie said...

happy christmas! enjoy your holidays!!

Sally said...

Joyeux Noel et merci, for all the lovely photos and posts you share with your readers all year long! Wishes for peace and joy in the new year.

chocoholiclily said...

Oh God, these cookies sound heavenly! I hope the recipes make an appearance soon ;)

Happy Holidays, and thank you for an awesome year of inspiration. c

The InTolerant Chef said...

Sounds lovley! Merry Christmas.

Skönt Hemma said...

Joyeux Noel!

/Anna (in Sweden)

Athena Ortiz said...

Hello are you posting the recipe for the palm sugar cookies with cinnamon cream? They sound delicious... :)
Merry Christmas from a new follower!

Helene said...

athena: no not yet.

KG said...

merry xmas to you!

i have been following your macarons' recipes and baking them successfully...your tutorial has indeed been very helpful! tq much helen!

Alice Olive said...

Thank you for sharing! Your loved ones are lucky ones!

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