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Sweet Holidays To You!

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!

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Amy | She Wears Many Hats December 24, 2010 um 5:18 pm

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 December 24, 2010 um 5:22 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you & your family!

LizNoVeggieGirl December 24, 2010 um 5:46 pm

Merry Christmas, dear Helene!! Sorry I haven't commented in a while – always reading though 🙂

melissa December 24, 2010 um 6:08 pm

Merry Christmas Helene! Your basket recipients are very lucky 🙂

A Plum By Any Other Name December 24, 2010 um 6:24 pm

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

Punctuation Mark December 24, 2010 um 6:43 pm

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

[email protected] December 24, 2010 um 7:22 pm

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

Kathy Walker December 24, 2010 um 8:23 pm

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

Joana Cardoso December 24, 2010 um 8:33 pm

Merry Christmas!

steph- whisk/spoon December 24, 2010 um 8:58 pm

Merry Christmas!! Sounds like a wonderful dinner tonight!

terri December 24, 2010 um 10:24 pm

merry christmas!

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

Ilke December 25, 2010 um 4:59 am

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 December 25, 2010 um 5:52 am

wish u merry christmas,awesome list

toni_n December 25, 2010 um 8:08 am

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

Amy December 25, 2010 um 8:32 am

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 December 25, 2010 um 9:30 am

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 December 25, 2010 um 10:01 am

Joyeuses Fêtes à toi et à tes proches!

linda December 25, 2010 um 10:39 am

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 December 25, 2010 um 11:22 am

Joyeux noël !!

Fragolina December 25, 2010 um 12:20 pm

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

Rut December 25, 2010 um 1:37 pm

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

nycstylelittlecannoli December 25, 2010 um 2:10 pm

That seafood fondue sounds amazing! Merry Christmas !!

foodie December 25, 2010 um 3:15 pm

happy christmas! enjoy your holidays!!

Sally December 25, 2010 um 4:04 pm

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.

Anonymous December 26, 2010 um 3:31 am

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 ™ December 26, 2010 um 3:35 am

Sounds lovley! Merry Christmas.

Skönt Hemma December 26, 2010 um 11:45 am

Joyeux Noel!

/Anna (in Sweden)

Athens December 27, 2010 um 12:39 am

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

Helene December 27, 2010 um 1:09 am

athena: no not yet.

KG December 27, 2010 um 8:32 am

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 December 29, 2010 um 6:19 pm

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

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