Delicious End to 2010

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As I take a look at some of the last month’s activities I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that my pants don’t fit…

We had our 5th annual Thanksgiving with Friends

(the infamous dinner with 8 desserts)


Had and fulfilled intense cookie cravings

Tried to make the perfect cookie

Baked the Brown Eyed Baker’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Not pictured but worth mentioning, made Jessica’s Cookie Dough Dip in Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle and Chocolate Fudge

Went home to visit with family

The sister made chocolate covered pretzels

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pretzels 3

Dad gave me photography lessons

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Mom made a zillion cakes

(Outrageous Brownie with Peanut Butter Icing and Chocolate Ganache)

brownie 3

(Pumpkin Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream and Cinnamon Whipped Cream)

pumpkin cake 3

(The third cake was a Chocolate Cake with Vanilla and Chocolate Buttercream)

dessert table

Went home again for the 14th Annual Christmas Eve Brunch with my best friends from home

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It snowed, so I rushed to the train to beat the blizzard

snow 2

snow 1

And since it was snowing, I had to make a trifle

trifle 4

We celebrated New Year’s Eve

With Frozen Yogurt Pie

And Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwiches

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This delicious food and the fun events with family and friends was definitely worth gaining a few pounds.  Better keep reminding myself as I fill up on vegetables over the next few weeks;-)

What memorable food did you eat this holiday season?

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36 Responses to “Delicious End to 2010”

  1. Liz @ Blog is the New Black January 4, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    My pants are snug, too. It’s ok… just up your veggie intake now! ;)

  2. jenn January 4, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    I MUST make those Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwiches! But… it’s 9pm. Maybe at a more appropriate time. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of them before. I’ve seen them with Ritz and need to try them as well.

    • KeepItSweet January 5, 2011 at 7:30 am #

      I’ll be posting the recipe later this week!!

  3. Kristina @ Life as Kristina January 4, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    Ughh….all those treats look amazing!!! Yes please! I don’t even want to wear jeans-I’m planning on living in leggings until this pudge goes away (it will right?! haha).

  4. Simply Life January 5, 2011 at 7:33 am #

    looks like the perfect holiday desserts! yum!

  5. blackbookkitchendiaries January 5, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    oh my goodness… those desserts are to die for! seriously, everything looks amazing! thanks for sharing and have a great day.

  6. Sues January 5, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    Any dinner with 8 desserts is OK with me :) And I love that you made trifle because it was snowing! That’s so something I would do!! Hope 2011 brings many more desserts!

    • KeepItSweet January 5, 2011 at 8:26 am #

      My family and I constantly joke that as soon as we see a flurry in the sky we NEED to make cookies. So glad I’m not alone:-)

  7. erica @ fashionmeetsfood January 5, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    dang girly! Everything looks out of this world! I definitely need to give some of these recipes a try or come to a party of yours lol


  8. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel January 5, 2011 at 9:26 am #

    If your pants did fit, you’d be in the minority lol. Just another reason to love and hate the holidays. Ah well. Looks like you had a great holiday season! :)

  9. Christina January 5, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    Wow! Those are some good looking desserts! Those chocolate dipped peanut butter sandwiches looks delicious! :)

  10. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self January 5, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Oh my goodness, those chocolate dipped peanut butter sandwiches look heavenly!

  11. Emily @ For Sweets Sake January 5, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    I want some of that pumpkin cake! Send any leftovers my way ;)

  12. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite January 5, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    I am with you on the pants not fitting. I got on the scale last week and almost died from mortification. I ate SO many wonderful things this holiday! Lots of cookies, my mom’s apple pie, Christmas Eve hors d’oeuvres…the list goes on and on! Looks like you had a wonderful season full of friends, family and food! :)

  13. Alexis @ There She Goes January 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Tight pants=happy holidays :)

  14. DessertForTwo January 5, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Wow, a party with 8 desserts?? Can I come, too? ;)

    I love your tradition of brunch with friends from home. Sounds so nice!

    • KeepItSweet January 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

      We have been doing it since we were 12! It is amazing!

  15. adventuresofpretendcook January 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Those pictures of the food look amazing. They totally made me starving!

  16. TheHealthyApron January 5, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    mmm it looks like there were so many yummy treats there!

  17. Jessica @ How Sweet January 5, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Man, I wish I was there! That food all looks to die for!

  18. Evan Thomas January 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    So many desserts! It’s definitely my favorite meal, so that’s a great thing :-)

  19. Florida Foodie January 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    What a great cookie platter you used to display the Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! ;)

  20. Faith January 6, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    I had some good eats over the holidays too, but nothing that looks as amazing as everything you’ve pictured! Time for me to get back on track, which will be hard because those chocolate dipped peanut butter sandwiches are really calling my name! :)

  21. Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 6, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    You definitely had a wonderful (and tasty) ending to 2010!

  22. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic January 6, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    I’d say everything was worth it! ;) I want that trifle now.

    I also ate a lot of memorable things over the holidays. One of my favorites was a super indulgent dinner at O Ya. 2010 seemed like a wonderful food year for a lot of people, including you and me!

  23. fooddreamer January 7, 2011 at 7:20 am #

    Holy moley, what a collection of great foods and sweets. i am getting a sugar high just looking at the screen!

  24. Joanne January 7, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    This sounds like one crazy awesome holiday season, in my opinion. Worth the pounds. But also worth eating the veggies now. So that next year, you can just start all over again.

  25. Lisa @Thrive Style January 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Looks like lots of yummy stuff! I think the chocolate covered pretzels might be my fave—I love that salty sweet combo. Popcorn and junior mints anyone? :)

    • KeepItSweet January 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

      I love salty sweet! How about popcorn and non-pareils?!

  26. runningaroundnormal January 8, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    What a month of sweets!! I think I have a cavity now…and a rumbly tummy ;)

  27. TheSceneFromMe January 8, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Dang girl, that’s alot of desserts! I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way :)

  28. fashionfitnessfoodie January 8, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    Wow! Could you have had a better food month? Probably not! I just came across your blog and I’m loving it!!

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