Holiday Table,

This time of the year is when we pull out the stops.
Especially when it comes to baking,
and making all those wonderful sweet goodies
to set a holiday table for our friends and family.
Then there’s the Gingerbread and of course making Gingerbread people.

Holiday Table,

There always seems to be a full a jar of cookies on the counter or table
for any unexpected visitors.

Holiday Table,

A warm cup of mulled wine
is always welcome on a cold night.
To be enjoyed with family and friends.

Holiday Table,

A freshly baked pie
just out of the oven cannot be beat!

Holiday Table,

A homemade snack with hot cocoa,
coffee or tea while watching a holiday movie is a must.
A good cup of cocoa is never something to miss
with a homemade piece of cake or pie.

Holiday Table,

A holiday table is such a pleasure now and as the holidays rapidly approach.
I often wonder why we don’t make some of these wonderful goodies
at other times of the year.

I think, just maybe, it’s because by limiting the time they’re available
it enhances there specialness.
None-the-less they are OH so delicious, and OH so very hard to resist.

Holiday Table,

What are some of your favorite holiday foods?
I would love to hear about them and maybe share a recipe or two.

Holiday Table,

What are your favorite holiday foods?

Happy Holidays everyone.

Life’s journey continues…

If you loved this and love food check out these recipes from my kitchen

  1. Small Jars Of Raspberry Balsamic Jelly
  2. Irish Coffee 
  3. Almond and Chocolate Cluster Candies
  4. Freezer Biscuit Recipe
  5. Dried Fruit Compote Recipe
  6. Marinated Olive Recipe
  7. Glasses of Homemade Mulled Wine
  8. Chocolate Mice
  9. Mini Creme Brûlée Pies
  10. Day Cure Salmon Recipe
  11. Jars Of Marinaded Goat Cheese 
  12. Apple Pear Pie Tart

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  • Margaret Duarte

    I'm not much of a baker, I'm afraid. I put my efforts into decorating, gifting, and recording the holidays through pictures and words. Talking about pictures, I absolutely love your illustrations, as usual. What a lovely Christmas book you could create for people on your Christmas list. Along with your gingerbread delights, of course. Enjoy!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Margaret, I bet your decorations are amazing. Thank you, it pleases me so that you enjoy my drawing. Happy New Year my friend. :-)

  • Elizabeth

    I absolutely love making holiday treats. For the past couple of years I have been making almond chocolate toffee. It has become a family favorite. I also love taking time to create memories with the kids by making cookies, breads, and fudge. I completely agree that we save these things for the holidays because it makes it that much more special.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Elizabeth, Baking with your kids creates some priceless memories. Have fun with your almond toffee and share the recipe when time permits. :-)

  • Anonymous

    Who doesn't like Holiday treats. I certainly look forward to them and I do agree, why do we only make them at Holiday time. Something to think about. HB

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi HB, That is so true, I know I do. Happy New Year. :-)

  • Tommy Tan

    Wonder how many Gingerbread cookie you need to bake in order to keep it full all the time. I basically eat anything any time so I don’t have any favorite holiday food :(

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Tommy, The answer your question an whole big bunch… LOL. I get that. For me, what I make and bake changes with the season and the holiday. :-)

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Ok so I want one of everything! It all looks delicious! Oh right, those are just illustrations. LOL

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Cheryl, LOL you got it. I’ll send some over when I can… illustrations that is .. Big smile. :-)

  • Patricia Weber

    I always see your love of art in your illustrations Susan. Thanks!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Patricia, Thank you. That means allot to me. Happy New Year. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    Even your cartoon drawings make me hungry!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Jeri, LOL… that is too funny. Happy New Year. :-)

  • Jo-Anne

    I think your drawings are oh so cute, and for me Christmas is about the people more then the food……………that said I do prefer to eat in the lounge room and not in the car port…………..

    • Susan Cooper

      I agree with you Jo-Anne. But for some reason all my family and friends expect my goodies when they visit… LOL. I would prefer the lounge room to the carport too. :-)

  • Martin Casper

    I love to bake fresh apple pies and my wife’s upside down cranberry cake. What I most love thinking about is when I was a young child and longing for those italian prune cookies that my grandmother used to make. Yummy!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Martin, Boy, mentioning the italian prune cookies brings back SOOO many memories of me. I will have to go in search for a recipe. :-). Have fun eating your apple pie and cranberry upside down cake… YUMMM!

      • Martin Casper

        Oh do share…I would share the pie and cake if I could…lol

        • Susan Cooper

          Why not… LOL. I’ll let you know when I locate and make some… hee, hee

  • A.K.Andrew

    I love Pfeffernusse Cookies. They’re small cookies from Germany that have ginger, molasses and a bunch of seasonings including lots of black pepper! Really delicious and have made them for the past 2 years at Christmas. Ginger cookies have always been a favorite of mine. Lovely drawings Susan. Hope you’ve had a great holiday Season. Happy New Year!

    • Jon Jefferson

      My mother loves Pfeffernusse. I try to make a batch at Christmas every year for her.

      • Susan Cooper

        You are a very good man and she is a very lucky mom. Happy New to you and yours.

    • Susan Cooper

      I LOVE Pfeffernusse Cookies. You must share your recipe with me sometime. Ginger bread is one of my favorites too. Thanks and have an amazing New Years my friend. :-)

  • Julie

    I want everything on that table. Sigh… but oh the calories. To hell with it, tis the season to enjoy. Happy New Year to you.

    • Susan Cooper

      Me too. I’m glad they’re just drawings… LOL. That means zero calories. :D, Happy New Year to you too. :-)

  • Wendy Merron

    I love your art Susan! Sweet!
    My favorite foods? Anything anyone else bakes lol!
    Latkes, apple cake, and my all time favorite…ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS!

    • Susan Cooper

      Thanks Wendy, Me too! One of my favorite things happen to be Roasted Brussel Sprouts too. :D. Happy New Year!!!

  • Jeannette Paladino

    Susan — I love fruit cakes. I know the stories about the cans of fruit cake being re-gifted over and over again — either you love them or hate them. I love them!

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Jeannette, I too like GOOD fruit cake. It’s the stuff that pretends to be fruit that get passed around… LOL. Happy New Year my friend. :-)

  • Leora Wenger

    I love your gingerbread people! My favorite holiday food is for Passover, and it is called haroset. It’s a mix of apples, nuts, cinnamon and wine. Yum.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Leora, I love Haroset. It is just delicious and yummy as you said. If you have a recipe for it, please share it. It would be fun to showcase it

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